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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 (25) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (157) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Söt lite mandelaktig arom. Russin i sherry. Toner av kola, malt och torkade dadlar. Mycket vacker, tegelröd färg. Bra skum som halveras tämligen snart. Björnklister, lite gummi. Söta mörka, torkade frukter i sherry. Halvfyllig, lite vattning kropp. Torr eftersmak med långa klanger av inlagda mörka frukter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (594) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
Cinnamon brown body with a thin tan head blanketing the brew Spice fruit aroma. Warms the palate on impact. Friendly warming spice to keep you wanting more. This is a seriously potent brew meant to be sipped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerm719 (127) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2015
Very nice head. Big body. Dark fruits, plum brandy, earth and spices. Nice hint of cherries. Sweet yet balanced. Fairly dry finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jared_Clifton (38) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours brown with tan head. Medium body. Lots of dark fruits, maple syrup, finished sweet. Really good quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (91) - - APR 10, 2015
Pours dark reddish dusty brown with a thick foamy head that slowly dissipates and laces the glass. A mouthful is semi-thick with hints of malty syrup, raisin and a hint of alcohol. The lingering aftertaste is raisin. Delicious, heavy, rich and complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
akgrimey (1) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Not as heavy in the mouth as I expected. Small, champaign like bubbles. Aroma was lacking for me, a faint sweet caremel. Butterscotch, carmel, buttery bananas foster and bourbon finish. Sounds good, but not my favorite

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
moderrnlifeiswar (83) - Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2015
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ScottyH (8) - Okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015 does not count
Syrupy taste and aroma, dark brown color with a thick foam. Sour notes and a delicious buttery aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
migwell (81) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2015
Another overpriced imitation Belgian ale. Started with a cold one and let it warm up to see if it improved, but no subtleties were revealed. This brewery has thus far disappointed me, although the color of the brew was attractive and, as is common to the style, the ABV was well hidden. The pretentious ’sommelier’ logo on the bottle shows the target consumer for the brew, swirling, sniffing and admiring the bottle. Me, I’m a beer drinker, not an aesthete, and remain unimpressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloshgator (519) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Ommegang Three Philosophers is a top notch quad. Murky orange pour with a fizzy head that disappears to fast. Aroma is intense fruit notes. Taste is also fruity and smooth given the ABV. The cherry notes are there but blend nicely with the other fruit flavors. Three Philosophers is nice treat in the strong ale category.

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