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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (313) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2012 version, brewed with 5% Leifmans Kriek in this one as opposed to Lindemans in the pic.... I much prefer lindemans but............ A: Looks amazing. Reddish brown. perfect tan head with great retention. S: A little too musty for me, but pretty balanced. Some great notes of cherry (duh!) grape, a hint of malt. T: Like the smell. Hint of cherry, too much must for me. Very well balanced though and I found myself easily making my way through the beer. P: Medium body. Delicate.... Overall this is a pretty solid beer although far from perfect. Too much must for my tastes but there are some great fruit notes that really put this above other Belgian styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (357) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
First Ommegang, and a treat. Dark brown and murky. Avg carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Tastes of rich malt and grain, a little darker roasted malt. Primarly the flavor and aroma is belgian yeast, sweet fruit and cherry. Unremarkable appearance for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CroftyCuts (23) - - FEB 25, 2015
W/ JJ at tasting. It's getting to the point where it's hard to distinguish flavours and aromas. The 2% kriek in this is far more apparent than expected. It really lifts the body of this beer. Not an everyday sipper but worthy of a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (709) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a deep brown with a foamy tan head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of plum and fig with some spices. The flavor is rich backbone of dark fruit and a sweet finish over a medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (512) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
I was so excited to try Three Philosophers that it felt like my skin was stretched over my bones too tight. I then proceeded to nearly jump OUT of my skin when the carbonation caused the cork to hit the ceiling. Fortunately, nothing was broken and, more importantly, no beer was spilled. Best of all, Three Philosophers proved to be worth the wait. With its ruby body and sexy white head, this ale made me half-crazy with lust before I even got to drink it. Aroma’s got tart cherry, lively yeast, booze, caramel, and dense malt. The flavor was amazingly balanced. Tangy cherry, oak, mild yeast funk, date, and alcohol sugar. One of my favorite tastes came in the finish. The last impression of toasted malt sweetness reminded me a lightly charred marshmallow. Damn good stuff. Ommegang has always brewed quality Belgian ales, but Three Philosophers is one of their very finest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (615) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. A- Subtle cherries, wood, berries. A- Dark ruby color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Woody, subtle tart berries and cherry, caramel. P- Medium body, average texture, high carbonation, effervescent finish. O- This is a weird review. I say that because I am reviewing this beer one day after drinking it and I am struggling to remember any decent descriptors for it, yet I know I liked it. So it’s so memorable it’s unmemorable. As if that makes any sense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (461) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2015
クワッドルペ&# 強烈な味、ト&

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lundoncrow (2) - Jerome, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
One Epic beer. This is a must have in any beerman’s collection. This brew never faulters & always does me right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacv27 (41) - - FEB 1, 2015
Thick foamy head that sticks around for a while. Smells of sweet roasted malts. Dark ruby red in color. Slightly sweet and smooth going down but booziness is definitely noticeable. Pretty complex beer but subtle notes of cherries come through in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kojak_nyc (1) - Dix Hills, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
A very balanced though complex ale. Beautiful color though the aroma does not foretell what lies ahead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (384) - - JAN 24, 2015
Cloudy, medium amber, tall, persistent head. Light-medium body, rich flavor, well balance, smooth texture, much but not excessive alcohol heat,long palate. Moderately bittersweet, just right acidity. Fruity, kriek character stands out. Elegant and successful combination, easy to drink despite richness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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