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RATINGS: 2483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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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4.2
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3129) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2015
12 oz bottle, packaged over 9 months ago, purchased at Hy-Vee in Muscatine. Deep ruby red and clear appearance with a frothy and lasting light tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, tart cherries, vanilla, toffee, caramel, candy sugar, earthiness, light spices and light yeast. Similar flavor, malty, dark, vinous and fruity with medium plus sweetness. Full body. A nice sipper, but only slightly above average for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (270) - Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Good rich malty aroma with some oak and tart cherry. Boozy, but not in a bourbon way. More like brandy or sherry. Very nice looking dark reddish color with a dense off white head. Taste is light on dark fruit, heavy on spice, oak and black cherry. I found this to be a bit watery and muted on the flavor; perhaps that will change with age. It has the perfect amount of carbonation, but the palate is lacking in thickness and depth. Overall I found this to be so-so. Admittedly, quads are not my favorite style, but still I have had better in this category. I will be aging a few bottles, here's to hoping it improves. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (116) - - MAY 25, 2015
Aroma toast, bread, raisin, Appearance red, hazy, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, Taste alcohol, raisin, licorice, medium sweetness, lightly sour, Palate medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, Overall a strong quad that I would suggest to a friend

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swillguzzler99 (144) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2015
From a 12 ounce bottle. Turbid red brown with light carbonation. Candied nose. Good bite from the alcohol, a bit of caramel perhaps. Warms your mouth and throat going down followed by a tingle. Can feel the alcohol in less than a minute. Enjoy this damn good beer responsibly.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigskyolattic (8) - - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
I am not one to drink a lot of sours i thought it tasted like a carmel apple delicious ipa

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours hazy copper with a large head. Aroma can be described as rum and raisin chocolate fudge, with some rose-like perfumous notes too. Flavours are not as complex or rounded. Some sultana notes, brown sugar and peppery phenols and booze. Pretty hot.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (614) - - MAY 11, 2015
Somewhat of an alcohol flavor. No bitterness. Low maltiness. Last part of a beer pairing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (744) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2015
bottle. Pours brown with enormous beige head. Aroma of cherries along with plenty of Belgian yeast and fruitiness. Sweet flavor with some spiciness. Full bodied with some chocolate in the finish. Nuanced and good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (126) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours brown with lasting tan foam. Rich malt and yeast aroma with some yeast and alcohol. Flavors of near-wine grape, with less sweet than the style typically, with bitterness and tartness starting mid-sip and lasting with a dryness. As this warms, the cherry is detectable, but it seems more detrimental to the style than beneficial. I’d like to try exactly this without the kriek.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freiter (4) - - MAY 7, 2015 does not count
I just had a philosophical discussion about what a quad really is... great beer btw


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