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RATINGS: 2544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown-ish red with a think tan head. Aroma is strongly dark stone fruits with a warm alcohol scent beneath the fruits. The fruit is even more evident in the taste. Plum and dark cherries. There is also a nice aftertaste of warming alcohol. Very smooth and drinkable feel. My first foray in quads, and I’m not disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
2014 bottle in LA. Pours very dark brown with off-white head. Very rich aroma, malt and dark fruit esters. Flavour has strong fruity esters - raisin, plum. A hint of cherry and a little tartness. Medium-high carbonation and moderately bitter and dry finish. Excellent quad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moderrnlifeiswar (35) - Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2016
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madchemist83 (220) - USA - JAN 24, 2016
Cherries, molasses, bread, figs, caramel in the nose. Dark brown with thick but light head. Taste same as nose, with vinous character. A little bit tea as well as sourness at the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hiledd (40) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Cherry and toffee aroma, brown to Amber color, taste is malty with dried fruit, banana, cherry. Smooth malty start with warm alcohol finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beverage_god (14) - - JAN 5, 2016
Aroma: sweet cherry pie aroma with a backdrop of vanilla. Maple syrup and dark car as is also prevalent and secondary for me. Hop aroma not really apparent. Appearance: very dark copper and hazy. Cream colored head which surprisingly dissipates rather quickly into a thin sliver. Taste: much less cherry and much more sweetness, reminds me a little of oven roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with some maple syrup. Moderately sweet, but I think it’s mostly due to the very low bitterness. There is almost no bitterness at all present. Palate: medium bodied on the body and pretty clean finish considering the alcohol level. Pleasantly creamy texture but not the carbonation I was expecting. Very long sensational finish. Like many beers, I’d rather drink this warmed up to about 50 degrees, but in a weather-appropriate situation. The one area I was disappointed in was the appearance, as the carbonation wasn’t what I expected. The aromas and finish, however were unbelievable. A very memorable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (422) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Serving: from bottle purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: light citrus, soap, cherry and leather. Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-orange body. Taste: lightly sour initial flavor and heavily sweet finish with average duration. Palate: light-medium body, syrupy texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall: interesting flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (157) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Pours hazy copper with a decent tan head. Nose has a pinch of nutmeg on top of decent brown sugar, alcohol, and Belgian yeast. flavor is a similar sweetness with a pinch of spice. alcohol is well hidden. relatively short and dry finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1174) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Happy New Year! My first beer of 2016! Caramel, wildflowers, Ice Tea, cola and light alcohol in the nose. Hazy caramel colored with a short lived beige head that dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass. Sweet, slick with an oily feel, lots of treacle, bubblegum with light spice. A tad over carbonated for my liking, but still quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (456) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle (12oz). Clear brown with big tan head. Lots of carbonation candied fruit taste. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (4510) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle 0.355l at home, Oulu. Bottled 12/21/12. Best by: 12/2017. Colour is murky brown with very small white head. Aromas an flavours: Dry fruits, dark fruits, dryness, some alcohol, Belgian yeast and malts.

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