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Three Philosophers is a remarkable limited edition strong ale brewed by Brewery Ommegang in response to a home brewer’s description of his dream beer. Realbeer.com, the internet’s largest beer website, hosted a contest called “Create a Great Beer.” Brewery Ommegang was chosen by Realbeer.com to brew the Belgian-style ale for the winning essayist. Noel Blake, a home brewer from Portland wrote the winning description for what his “dream beer” would be like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (426) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Pours a very dark brown with a full head, to the bottom. The lacing was to the bottom as well. Thickly sweet of dark malts, nothing roasted. Deceiving alcohol leaves a little warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1856) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Corked and caged 2012 bottle, opened in September 2014. Fire brick red with a moderate amount of yeast particulates floating towards the bottom of the glass. Head is large, grain-brown in color, and mostly diminishing down to a thin, lacy film. Molasses and toffee are the most pronounced in the initial whiff, accompanied by brown sugar, sugared dates, anise, mild tobacco, and baker’s chocolate. Really mellow, malty flavor - cobwebs, dusty straw, mild cocoa, sticky molasses, raisins, and a bit of alcohol at the tail end. I struggle to find much in the way of the Liefmans Kriek that is blended in with this - perhaps at the absolute tail end of the flavor profile there is a hint of tart cherry, but the heavy malts do a good job of reducing it to a quick, chocolate-covered "cherry cordial" candy highlight. Texture is a bit oily with fine carbonation. Very tasty, but I’m not certain that the blending of the kriek did much in the long term.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (616) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Very dark amber pour, tan/rose head with no lacing. Flavour is nice, a good sour with some fruit flavours, notably sour cherry. Nice one!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zdunseth (20) - ISRAEL - SEP 11, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle Sept 2014. Full smooth, lightly carbonated. Slight sour cherry undertone. Absolutely great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (404) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Way solid beer......solid for sure...ommegang just makes great beer.........:-)..........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a medium to dark brown hue with a large tan head that is mostly diminishing. Pours with a lot of fizz though and it takes a while for it to clear. Aroma is sweet with hints of caramel, malt and brown sugar. Hints of Maple Syrup in there as well. Flavor has an alcoholic beginning to it and ends pretty malty, I must say. Kind of a watered down finish as well. There is a slightly mild dry fruit flavor in there as well - raisins and dates in particular Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Overall a decent brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGD (4) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
Appearance: brown-reddish color with thick brownish head; aroma: very strong, cherries, raisins, chocolate, alcohol; taste: sweet, malty and rich, dried fruits, chocolate, brown sugar, spices. Full body, low carbonation. Complex and very tasty, this is a fantastic beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bruds (37) - - AUG 30, 2014
Bomber. Pours a murky reddish brown. With a fingers worth of head. Aroma is sweet yeast and raisins. Taste is slightly boozy. Malts and caramel. Sweet then light hints of sour left on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jh773 (193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Very dark brown, one finger head. Smells sweet, boozy; raisins, cherry, a little salted caramel. Taste is slightly sour cherry juice and alcohol. Body is surprisingly light. Slightly sweet aftertaste lingers. An interesting beer that seems to live in a class of its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (302) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottled. Poured into trappist glass. A caramel brown color with a sizable tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is caramel, raisins, brown sugar sweetness, belgian spices, definitely a yeasty breadiness. Flavor is lots of caramel and cherries up front, more raisins and dark fruits in the middle. yeasty spicy finish. Great quad.

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