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RATINGS: 2574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Three Philosophers is a unique blend of a Belgian-style dark ale and Liefmans Kriek, an authentic cherry ale from Belgium. Cherry chestnut in color, it’s opaque but not cloudy with full carbonation topped by a smooth, tan head. Flavors and aromas of roasted malt, molasses and brown sugar, dark fruits, brandied raisins and chocolate, Three Philosophers has notable sweetness with low hop bitterness. The mid-palate shows a soft malt center which gives way to a dry, warm, wine-like finish.

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   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ehaak26 (123) - - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle from Wegmans. Aroma is a nice mix of cherries, molasses, and dark fruits. Pleasantly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
17Beer (228) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Big sour yeast and hops scents. Pours a cloudy slightly orange brown cider colored. Enormous tan head with small bubbles. Very subtle for a quad. Kircsch cherry notes of sweetness balance the sour foundation with some nuttiness and a granny smith sour tang. Alcohol is completely hidden in a fizzy, short finishing tangy. Super intriguing, balanced very well made ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2016
12oz bottle from Ridgeview Liquors in Green Bay, shared with bananabi11. Sweet malts, nuts, thick yeast. Some cherry. Lots of thick body. Solid for style, not too sweet. 13.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2016
One of the more classic American craft beers, from the Moortgat-owned Ommegang brewery that, under Moortgat’s instigation, came to be known as a Belgian style ale specialist in the earlier days of America’s beer revolution. From a 75 cl vintage bottle at Waagstuk (2009 so seven years old), shared with Craftmember, Olivier and Stéphanie. Lacing, thick moussy, egg-white head, hazy coppery amber robe, a tad paler than average for something which is usually referred to as a quadrupel. Aroma of dried fig, grappa, orange peel, caramel, white rum, candied cherries and even cherry jam revealing that some sweet ’kriek’ beer was literally added to the mix, dried banana, dry yellow raisins, red apple, lightly toasted bread, redcurrant and onsetting but not off-putting oxidation. Dried fig, orange zest and blue plum in the onset, sweet with sourish balance, medium carbo, caramelly and honeyish malt sweet middle, smooth but already a bit thinned by age, spicy hop touch in the end clinging onto the malt sweetness and even residual sugary sweetness which sticks a little bit in the throat, but is then washed away by a warming but practically non-astringent, brandy-like alcohol effect. Pleasant enough beer, sweet and alcoholic as can be expected from a quad, thoroughly Belgian in style and graciously aged, in a similar way as e.g. a bottle of Chimay Première would.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
billtheman (86) - milford, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Since I love dark beers, I really enjoyed this one. So dark that you can’t see through the stein when you hold it up to a light. Has a delightful taste without any bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (787) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours a murky brownish red with a mostly fading light beige foamy head. Aroma is of cherries, toffee, ginger, dried fruits. Taste is of red fruits, cherries, dried fruits, caramel, ginger, grains of paradise, hint of alcohol on the finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (985) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours a leathery reddish brown from a bottle, thick crema head with lots of lacing. Aroma of spiced raisins expands into chewy dried cherries in the mouth. Somewhat spicy yeast background along with some candi sugar and bourbon. A hint of banana trails behind everything else. Although you can tell it’s a heavy-hitter, no alcohol burn. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
justkoehn (114) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Little head and lacing. Smoky red appearance. Raisin hints in aroma. Carbonated on the tongue. Smooth taste with fruity aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maracuja05 (743) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
[backlog] 17-11-15 / bottle at home, brought home from US trip. Brown red colour. Sweet malty base. Some dried fruits, cherries. Well carbonation. Fruity tartness. Smooth. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 3.5/5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (429) - 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.

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