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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbaxter (12) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Pours deep garnet with moderate tan head. Aroma is heavy cherry and dark fruit with malt and nutty notes. The initial taste is a blast of cherry, which transitions rather seamlessly into malt and more dark fruit with some yeast notes. The alcohol complements the flavors really well and never overpowers the taste of the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teemoney (12) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Poured from awesome 750 mL corked bottle into goblet. Dark amber- brown with cream colored sticky head. Rich malty scent with a little fruit mixed in. Yeasty/ malty taste with a slightly bitter/ slightly boozy finish. Nice, smooth mouthfeel. Solid offering from Ommegang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClutchMasterson (7) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
Poured in to tulip glass. Aroma is deep and earthy with a roasty caramel scent. Slight notes of resin and clove. Tall off white 2 finger head that subsides down to a 1 finger and stays with little lacing. Beautiful dark amber brown color almost opaque. Taste is a nice sweet tang on the front with a malty and slightly floral flavor. The back end presents a very slight bitterness that drops in to a nutty caramel. Good fizzy feeling throughout which leaves the mouth feeling moist and slightly sticky after eating something sugary. Overall this is a fantastic brew thats easy to sip on throughout the night but watch out for that 9.7 ABV because it will creep.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1427) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle: murky brown with a small light brown head. Sweet malts with prunes and almonds. Rich yeasty flavors with a cherry finish which is slightly slimy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (599) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
This dark amber colored beer has a sweet aroma of cherry. It does really smell like a kriek. It has a very yeasty but full heavy roasted flavor. It says there is a whiskey barrel aged version I this which I bet is amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (782) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Dark brown with rimming tan head; west and spicy(cinnamon) aroma; Flava is rich sweet spicy molasses and cinnamon; feels medium and a tad flat; finishes sweet and tangy slightly sticky

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at Specialty Beer Cellar. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Mild malty aromas. Somewhat sweet with big malty highlights. Some brown sugar and caramel lowlights. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1191) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2014
From bottle. Maroonish dark amber color. Aroma is pitted fruit, light yeast, candi sugar, and molasses. Taste is plum, molasses, cola, yeast, banana, and oak. Effervescent and light mouthfeel for such a high alcohol beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle - pours dark amber with medium thick head. Nose of malt, brandy, yeast. Smooth and foamy mouthfeel. Taste is of dark cherry, brandy, yeast, and warming booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpar73 (408) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby red pour with an off white head. Dark fruit, dry cherry wine, candy sugar sweetness playing off a bit of dankness in the taste and the aroma follows suit. Exceptional quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a stormy late spring night. Not sure why it’s taken me so long to try this. Appearance is a very cloudy dark brown with a rich light tan head. Aroma is abundant in clove, Belgian yeast, dark fruit (plum), smell is pretty nice. Taste is heavy on raisin and dark fruit, finish is dry, moderate carbonation, light sweetness. This is a good quad.

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