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RATINGS: 2379   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours cloudy amber with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is strong with cherries. Flavor is sweet and fruity. Lots of carbonation, almost too much. I’m not catching much of the alcohol in this one. I’m wondering if I got a bad bottle. The fizz is an indicator, and it kind of has that ’off’ taste. It’s not improving in quality as it warms up. Eh.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
I poured this beer into my Ommegang chalice vigorously and it produced a rather large dense foamy off white head that faded to a wispy veil inside a nice foam ring over a nice dark chestnut colored beer with ruby highlights. Smells thick and rich with candied sugar, malts and fruit. I don,t smell cherries but i do smell the tartness. Strong malt backbone with sweet candied sugar, fruits. Hints of cherry tartness run through it. Medium body feel with alcohol warming and a dry tart finish. Personally, not my style. It is a very strong tasting beer that works well as an apertif for after dinner. I could see this being a decent dessert beer. Something chocolate would compliment nicely I think.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (129) - CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a mahogany red brown with one finger of off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and moderate lacing. Nose is raisins, dark stone fruit, cherries, slight citrus and faint spicy yeast. Taste is similar, with a clear cherry kriek tang cutting through. Mouthfeel is bold yet crisp, with energetic sustained carbonation and surprisingly little alcohol warming. Fantastic. Nowhere near as heavy as the appearance or nose would suggest, buoyed aloft by the sustained carbonation and the subtle yet distinct kriek edge. That, plus a seriously sneaky ABV, make this a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CopterScott (126) - Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
dark amber color with a dark red core when held to light and a 2 finger tan head that dissipates and does not leave much lacing. aroma is molasses, dark fruit, spice, and booze. Flavor is the same.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
EyeAmBaldman (194) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with an off white head. Aroma is raisins and alcohol. This is a heavy beer. Taste is dark fruits and alcohol. Not a fan of quads but this isn’t bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teemoney (18) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClutchMasterson (31) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUL 5, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1432) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (611) - 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (793) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2167) - 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.


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