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RATINGS: 2557   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (448) - Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2012 bottle from giant eagle. Great pour with pretty great off white head. Sweet nose with cherry hints. Smooth initial taste with sweetness up front. Sour malt in the middle with the sweet cherry cutting through at the end. A potent beer and puts some hair on your chest. Or your moms. She's dirty anyway. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
August 1, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2012.
Hazy murky amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toffee, dried fruits, dark bread, prunes, cherries, hints of sweet raspberries. Taste is sweet malty and fruity with dark sugars, dried fruits, tiny bitterness and some tart cherry notes. Finish is slight dry with a fruity tartness on top on a sweet toffee base. Medium bodied, a bit oily texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thunderpup12 (11) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Medium brown color with a slight head. Smells boozier than it tastes. Smooth taste. This is a great beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (460) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
pours a medium brown tea color with a huge head of light tan foam. Light aroma of caramel. Smooth caramel toffee flavor. Nice finish with a smooth warm finish finish. Very good but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1212) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2016
Alluring plumb pudding aroma in a copper brown pour. Nicely balanced flavour profile with the rich malty body complimented by hops and cherries. A different but familiar brew that creatively combines the old and the new.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (329) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2016
Aroma frutal y maltoso. Color ámbar con tonalidades rojizas. En boca explosion de sabores. Dulzor y maltosidad, notas a frutos secos y las notas a cereza a intensificando y redondeando el sabor. Exquisita!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brambo13 (2) - - MAR 18, 2016 does not count
nuts, earthy, cherry appearance - dark brown, hazy, minimal head, medium bitterness, cherry lasting aftertaste, medium body, sticky, lively,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gallaghermurph (49) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Pours a thick maple chestnut with a big thick tanned head that continues to stand. Aroma is brandied cherries, smoke, teriyaki and spice. Malty overtones. Flavor is immediately dark. Sweetened coffee, brandied cherries, spice cake, little bit of cloves and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky with tiny soft bubbles. Finish lingers and is brown bread. Obviously a very good and very complex one - somehow leaves me wanting a little bit more but perhaps that’s just my expectations. Still an excellent excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (658) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma: earthy, Belgian yeast, cherries Appearance: amber with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours unclear dark amberbrown , good white head. Smell is bit malty, some caramel and earth. Some cognac notes almost, even though its not barrel aged. Taste is very oxidized, sweet , some not well aged fruity notes. Given the fact it tastes. Like this, it is probably a out of date bottle ( couldnt find a date on it ) so it’s to be re-rated when had fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille. Nez malté de caramel doux, de toffee et de sucre bonbon, fruité (léger de raisins, de prunes, de cerises avec des notes de pommes et d’agrumes), léger d’alcool doux et d’épices (coriandre). Plutôt ronde en bouche et moyennement pétillante avec une texture très légèrement liquoreuse. Goût de levures fruitées sucrées (léger de raisins, de prunes et de cerises, notes de pommes) et légèrement épicé (léger de coriandre, notes de clou de girofle) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût malté de caramel doux et léger de toffee (avec des notes de noisettes rôties), léger de sucre bonbon puis finalement, un goût légèrement amer d’alcool doux (un peu vineux) avec des notes herbeuses ainsi qu’un très léger goût de houblon floral et citrique viennent se rajouter. Arrière-goût moyen-long, légèrement amer d’alcool doux (et de houblon et de rôti) avec des notes aigres et légèrement vineuses de fruits (cerises, raisins, notes d’agrumes). [notes 2005]

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