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RATINGS: 2502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cspring (15) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Bottle from 3 bottle craft pack. Pours a nice dark amber with a off-white/tan head. Tastes of cherries and licorice with a bitter finish. Best of the three beers.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1010) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Dusty reddish brown pour, thin but steady off white head. Nose is dark malt and dark fruit. Leans sweet. Middle is gentle cherries, rich malt, mild Belgian yeast. Finish is sweet and deep malt, hint of chocolate. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoR (726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Part of a flight at Brickyard’s Pub, in Lewiston, NY. Pours a dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavy malt, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, dark fruits, wood. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TwoBeerDave (1) - Burleson, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2015 does not count
Full of great flavor...a bit sweet, but I like that! Foamy head disappeared very quickly. Well balanced. Perfectly browned. I will buy this again!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (327) - USA - AUG 3, 2015
Warm cherry and alcohol flavors. Pours reddish-brown with some white head. Taste is really sweet with a gentle cherry flavor. Thickish body.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jspencer78 (12) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Pours semitransparent reddish brown with a thin brown head that quickly dissipated. Strong fruit taste: cherry in particular of course but plum, figs etc. as well and a bit of alcohol. Fizzy carbonation and rather thin in the mouth. Not a bad beer but not a great one either.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
Roni14 (2) - Shelton, Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2015 does not count
From the pop off the cork. . In the words of my boss, "it’s the best beer I’ve ever had."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (318) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
At SG75 gastropub. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of bread and honey. Initial taste of malted thick honey with a creamy finish. Slightly sweet with a yeasty bread finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Aroma of Belgian yeast, honey and malt. Pours a clear brown color with a short lasting tan well laced head. Taste of malt, bourbon and honey sweet with a medium body and a slighy phenolic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (533) - HUNGARY - JUL 11, 2015
Csodálatosan szép megjelenésű ital mahagóni színben és rubinos reflexekkel, tetejére krémes és lágy, tojáshéj színű tejszínhab omlik. Autentikus belga stílusú illatszerkezete szinte szétfeszíti a kereteket, az édes, kandiscukorral kikent malátás alapokon frissítő aromájú, néhány csepp mandulalikőrrel megbolondított cseresznyekoktél hangulata terül szét. Mennyeien krémes kortyok közepette merülhetünk el ezt követően a mazsola és pirított, édeskés magvak biztosította folyékony nyalánkságok tengerében, a játékos szerkezet azonban mindvégig összeszedett, naturális és tagadhatatlanul belga hangvételű marad. Nem az a fajta quadrupel, aminek súlya alatt megnyílik a föld is, ereje azonban megkérdőjelezhetetlen, a könnyednek ható test vaskos, desszertszerű komponenseket fog közre, melyek teltek, kirobbanóan intenzívek és jólesően gyümölcsösek. Leginkább az bámulatos, ahogyan a címkén feltüntetett, mindössze 2 százaléknyi kriek érezteti a hatását, s a minden bizonnyal egyébként is nagyszerű alap-főzetbe határozott mozdulattal vési be a névjegyét.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7901) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle from Fresh Market, Valrico. Cuivrée presque pourpre, léger trouble, col fin beige. Bouquet est agréable tirant son caractčre d’un malté riche, mettant ŕ l’honneur des fruits noirs allant de date ŕ figue, prune et raisin. Note de sucre candi, malts caramel, Munich, pâle. Palais est fort centré sur une complexité des fruits noirs; date et figue, profil liquoreux, sucre candi persistant. Cara pâle, once de chocolaté avec un soupçon d’amertume noble pour la balance. Riche et complexe, ŕ se demander pourquoi Moortgat ne sait pas vendre un tel produit en Belgique.


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