OxfordBeer (16) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Three Philosophers. 750ml bottle to snifter. Pours a cloudy dark brown with medium to high carbonation and a moderate tan head that fades quickly leaving laces on the glass. Nose is tart with spicy belgian yeast, fruity, cherry. Fruity and tart tart palate, balanced nicely; taste of alcohol is present accompanied by the warm feeling. Medium bodied with a slight syrup mouthfeel but not as heavy. Finish is lasting and sour spicy belgian yeast and alcohol is present. Great ale about as complex as it gets.
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is one of the best ever. Going to feed it to you as much as anything ever This is heavy in malts.
Sparf (158) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Söt lite mandelaktig arom. Russin i sherry. Toner av kola, malt och torkade dadlar.
Mycket vacker, tegelröd färg. Bra skum som halveras tämligen snart.
Björnklister, lite gummi. Söta mörka, torkade frukter i sherry.
Halvfyllig, lite vattning kropp.
Torr eftersmak med långa klanger av inlagda mörka frukter.
rjplumer (595) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cinnamon brown body with a thin tan head blanketing the brew
Spice fruit aroma. Warms the palate on impact. Friendly warming spice to keep you wanting more. This is a seriously potent brew meant to be sipped.
Jerm719 (128) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice head. Big body. Dark fruits, plum brandy, earth and spices. Nice hint of cherries. Sweet yet balanced. Fairly dry finish. Very nice!
Jared_Clifton (38) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with tan head. Medium body. Lots of dark fruits, maple syrup, finished sweet. Really good quad.
CObiased (91) - - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark reddish dusty brown with a thick foamy head that slowly dissipates and laces the glass. A mouthful is semi-thick with hints of malty syrup, raisin and a hint of alcohol. The lingering aftertaste is raisin. Delicious, heavy, rich and complex.
akgrimey (1) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as heavy in the mouth as I expected. Small, champaign like bubbles. Aroma was lacking for me, a faint sweet caremel. Butterscotch, carmel, buttery bananas foster and bourbon finish. Sounds good, but not my favorite
ScottyH (8) - Okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Syrupy taste and aroma, dark brown color with a thick foam. Sour notes and a delicious buttery aftertaste
migwell (83) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another overpriced imitation Belgian ale. Started with a cold one and let it warm up to see if it improved, but no subtleties were revealed. This brewery has thus far disappointed me, although the color of the brew was attractive and, as is common to the style, the ABV was well hidden. The pretentious ’sommelier’ logo on the bottle shows the target consumer for the brew, swirling, sniffing and admiring the bottle. Me, I’m a beer drinker, not an aesthete, and remain unimpressed.
sloshgator (520) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ommegang Three Philosophers is a top notch quad. Murky orange pour with a fizzy head that disappears to fast. Aroma is intense fruit notes. Taste is also fruity and smooth given the ABV. The cherry notes are there but blend nicely with the other fruit flavors. Three Philosophers is nice treat in the strong ale category.