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RATINGS: 2565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FriendOfBeer (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Taste of prunes, raisins, banana, clove. Very complicated beer. Malty and bitter. aftertaste. Booze is barely noticeable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Pours ruby red with small head. Aroma: first comes the pleasant cherry aroma, followed by malty sweetness, some candi sugar and Belgian yeast. Taste: surprisingly crisp (thanks to the cherry) first, followed by the quad-like malt body and then again a crispy palate (due to medium to high carbonation). ABV extremely well hidden. I was expecting a richer taste, but still interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tapefuzz (45) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2016
750mL bottle. Pours a rich, hazy red-brown mahogany with a quickly dissipating, medium beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, raisins, and figs. Tastes of fruit (cherries, plums, raisins, figs), caramel malt, alcohol, and spice. Rich and complex sweetness. Dry alcohol finish that is somewhat bitter and yeasty. Lingering cherry. Strong carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a quad but pleasing and made up for by the strength of the finish. Flavors standout much better at warmer temperatures.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3963) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Pours hazy mahogany with tall frothy light tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, toffee, butterscotch, roasted malt, dried figs, raisins, spices. Taste is rich sweet, butterscotch and nuts, up front followed by a herbal, spicy and funky finish. Rich, smooth and creamy body with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (441) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. A deep amber-mahogany, turbid with particles, beige foam that lasts for days. Red currants and cherries dominate the aroma, Belgian yeast, clove adds a Christmas cake impression. Deep sweet flavour, dark fruits, cherry, liqueur-like booze note, yeast. Doesn’t quite do the nose justice. Low in carb and long drawn out smoothness and warmth make it a good feel. Very well done for a non-Belgian brewer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (199) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Apparence : Brune acajou aux reflets rougeâtres, moyennement trouble, beau col beige avec une bonne rétention laissant une belle dentelle, effervescence moyenne-faible et moyennement rapide. N : Fruits séchés où on dénote particulièrement les dattes, caramel, léger alcool, peut-être un peu de boisé. Intensité plutôt moyenne. G : Mêmes fruits séchés, encore une fois les dattes en évidence, bien maltée, léger alcool, légère amertume. Intensité plus élevée qu’au nez. Sensation : Effervescence plutôt faible, léger piquant agréable sur la langue, ronde, pleine, crémeuse, belle chaleur d’alcool en gorge, finale de bonne durée qui n’est que l’écho de ce qu’on retrouvait en bouche. O : Très bonne bière où le malt est très bien travaillé, la levure apporte des notes intéressantes de fruits séchés, le tout équilibré et intense. Le bémol principal à mon avis serait le manque d’intensité au nez pas rapport à ce que l’on retrouve en bouche. Sinon, aucune fausse note.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Olaker (2) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2016 does not count
Unfortunately this second time buying this beer and second time a major disappointment. It seems getting the beer in drinkable condition in central FL is not possible. Bottle pours with thin layer of head that disappears faster than coca cola fizz. Overfermented, harsh and upsetting to the stomach. Hints of great flavors but the mouthfeel is so offputting that it’s undrinkable. Supposedly ageable beer but not when clearly mishandled which is all too common in FL.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clarkdvm (445) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Draft at world of beer in orlando. Expected more. Loves quads. This was avg. Looks great. Too much clove

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (698) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Poured from q bottle into a tulip: Pours deep red / brown with a one finger white head. Aroma of dark fruit, earth, and booze. Taste is mildly sweet, cherry, prunes, other dark fruit, a little bitter, earth. Not bad, was expecting it to be more sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
August 1, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2012.
Hazy murky amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toffee, dried fruits, dark bread, prunes, cherries, hints of sweet raspberries. Taste is sweet malty and fruity with dark sugars, dried fruits, tiny bitterness and some tart cherry notes. Finish is slight dry with a fruity tartness on top on a sweet toffee base. Medium bodied, a bit oily texture, average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thunderpup12 (18) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Medium brown color with a slight head. Smells boozier than it tastes. Smooth taste. This is a great beer


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