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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowcars4life (21) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 I had to update this review. I have had different tastes from the multiple bottles. The good stuff review is in"I opened the bottle and could smell its wonderful aroma. This beer not only tasted great, but left a cherry after taste in my mouth. I loved this beer. This is the best beer I have ever tasted". These later bottles have been mediocre tasting and lacked the strong cherry flavor. I was not the only one who noticed the difference in taste. These bottles are inconsistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
EyeAmBaldman (187) - 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.

   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 (600) - 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 (2144) - 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 (1192) - 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 (411) - 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.

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