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RATINGS: 2568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2016 First go at rating a quad. Very strong aroma. Very sweet smelling. MAlts and sugar. Taste is very malty, very sweet, and large alcohol presence. Warms the back of the throat. A little too sweat at times but very tasty. Good desert beer. 12 oz takes a little while to make it through. Now to IC light, go pens! 2011 Edition: Fantastic. Smooth deep cherry notes. Etoh warming but pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (945) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours a leathery reddish brown from a bottle, thick crema head with lots of lacing. Aroma of spiced raisins expands into chewy dried cherries in the mouth. Somewhat spicy yeast background along with some candi sugar and bourbon. A hint of banana trails behind everything else. Although you can tell it’s a heavy-hitter, no alcohol burn. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
justkoehn (110) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Little head and lacing. Smoky red appearance. Raisin hints in aroma. Carbonated on the tongue. Smooth taste with fruity aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
[backlog] 17-11-15 / bottle at home, brought home from US trip. Brown red colour. Sweet malty base. Some dried fruits, cherries. Well carbonation. Fruity tartness. Smooth. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 3.5/5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Pours ruby red with small head. Aroma: first comes the pleasant cherry aroma, followed by malty sweetness, some candi sugar and Belgian yeast. Taste: surprisingly crisp (thanks to the cherry) first, followed by the quad-like malt body and then again a crispy palate (due to medium to high carbonation). ABV extremely well hidden. I was expecting a richer taste, but still interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tapefuzz (127) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2016
750mL bottle. Pours a rich, hazy red-brown mahogany with a quickly dissipating, medium beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, raisins, and figs. Tastes of fruit (cherries, plums, raisins, figs), caramel malt, alcohol, and spice. Rich and complex sweetness. Dry alcohol finish that is somewhat bitter and yeasty. Lingering cherry. Strong carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a quad but pleasing and made up for by the strength of the finish. Flavors standout much better at warmer temperatures.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Pours hazy mahogany with tall frothy light tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, toffee, butterscotch, roasted malt, dried figs, raisins, spices. Taste is rich sweet, butterscotch and nuts, up front followed by a herbal, spicy and funky finish. Rich, smooth and creamy body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (460) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. A deep amber-mahogany, turbid with particles, beige foam that lasts for days. Red currants and cherries dominate the aroma, Belgian yeast, clove adds a Christmas cake impression. Deep sweet flavour, dark fruits, cherry, liqueur-like booze note, yeast. Doesn’t quite do the nose justice. Low in carb and long drawn out smoothness and warmth make it a good feel. Very well done for a non-Belgian brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (212) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Apparence : Brune acajou aux reflets rougeâtres, moyennement trouble, beau col beige avec une bonne rétention laissant une belle dentelle, effervescence moyenne-faible et moyennement rapide. N : Fruits séchés où on dénote particulièrement les dattes, caramel, léger alcool, peut-être un peu de boisé. Intensité plutôt moyenne. G : Mêmes fruits séchés, encore une fois les dattes en évidence, bien maltée, léger alcool, légère amertume. Intensité plus élevée qu’au nez. Sensation : Effervescence plutôt faible, léger piquant agréable sur la langue, ronde, pleine, crémeuse, belle chaleur d’alcool en gorge, finale de bonne durée qui n’est que l’écho de ce qu’on retrouvait en bouche. O : Très bonne bière où le malt est très bien travaillé, la levure apporte des notes intéressantes de fruits séchés, le tout équilibré et intense. Le bémol principal à mon avis serait le manque d’intensité au nez pas rapport à ce que l’on retrouve en bouche. Sinon, aucune fausse note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Olaker (2) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2016 does not count
Unfortunately this second time buying this beer and second time a major disappointment. It seems getting the beer in drinkable condition in central FL is not possible. Bottle pours with thin layer of head that disappears faster than coca cola fizz. Overfermented, harsh and upsetting to the stomach. Hints of great flavors but the mouthfeel is so offputting that it’s undrinkable. Supposedly ageable beer but not when clearly mishandled which is all too common in FL.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clarkdvm (456) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Draft at world of beer in orlando. Expected more. Loves quads. This was avg. Looks great. Too much clove

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