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RATINGS: 2422   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgfellow (100) - - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours black with generous khaki head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits. Delicious malty taste with a touch of cherry and booze. Dry finish. A unique and tasty quad.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (863) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Corked bottle poured a muddy orange-brown hue w/ a huge rocky beige head diminishing to a full lasting cap. Big sweet fig and boozy aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light to moderate bitter finish. Tastes are figs, brown sugar, dark fruits and dark bread. Full bodied with a warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djaquay (121) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Oh, just wow. Cloudy dark amber pour under a nice thick tan head. Sticky sweet palate, but just delicious. Cherries are in there, but nice and subtle. Alcohol warmth shows up, but not in the taste. Worth every ounce of its reputation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (532) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours a dark, hazy brownish-red with a very foamy off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit and flavor is the same, with some alcohol taste to it. Sweet, with a full body. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (99) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Tapp på RockBottle LA. Dimmigt mörkbrun med beige skum. Doft av körsbär och mörk malt. Söt med inslag av bär och aningen choklad. Riktigt bra.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scubatrip (602) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
From the bomber bottle, pours a very dark deep scarlet red with a thick bubbly off white head. I can smell the alcohol from arm’s length. Perhaps that’s just a Vietnam flashback to drinking way too much of this on weekends in grad school. Upon further reflection, while there is an aroma of alcohol, there are also notes of sour apples, dark malts, very fruity. Thick, the alcohol, while present, is largely masked by fruits and malts. Wish I could be a little more descriptive, but it went down to quick. Really good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (82) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Poured a dark amber to brown colour with a 1/2 inch cream coloured head. Aroma is sweet with notes of dark fruit (plums, raisins,and cherries), clove, and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet still with strong presence of cherries among the belgian malts. Medium bodied with carbonation and a light alcohol finish. Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1452) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown, light tan head.
Aroma: Very dark malt, roasted, sweet.
Taste: Very dark malt, dark fruit, roasted. Very good!
Bought: World of Beer (Reston), 355 ml
Info: 29/10-2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (573) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Poured from the tap. Opaque, medium reddish brown with minimal beige head. Caramel, dark fruits, mild belgian yeast. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5080) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
750ml bottle pours a translucent, deep garnet amber with some thin, ringing, creamy white head. Nose has plenty of candy, clove and loads of raisins, some boozy notes, hints of red wine, a little red pear. Flavor has candy sugar, some nice blood orange notes, some clove, some pepper notes, dates. Full bodied, lightly hot finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"i like this one better than St Bernadus Abt 12, which as of now is the #4 beer on the top beer list. a great Belgian brewed in NY...who’d a thunk it. might be my favorite Belgian to date. deep, sweet (blended w cherry kriek) and very complex."


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