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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a reddish caramel color. Nice head with fine bubbles. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and a touch of fruit. The flavor has similar notes, but is richer. Caramel and brown sugar hit the front of the palate, giving way to a somewhat subtle cherry flavor. The finish is a bit sour, which doesn’t quite work for me. Rich mouthfeel. An interesting take on a Belgian Quad, but lacks the complexity of many of the originals.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
blackmetal (150) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
There is something very incomplete and lazy about this beer compared to a Belgian quadrupel. I hope what I had was from a bad batch....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (71) - Colton, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours murky red-brown. Head dissipated dramatically...the 2nd half of the bottle into tulip glass had very little head. When swirled, nothing but soda carb top. Aroma of trop fruit, green apple, boozy malts and black cherrt soda. Taste is same with a sneaky alcohol finish and berries with black cherry and dark fruits. Not near as HOT as I thought the boozy finish might be.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
This beer is one of the best ever. Going to feed it to you as much as anything ever This is heavy in malts.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (160) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Söt lite mandelaktig arom. Russin i sherry. Toner av kola, malt och torkade dadlar. Mycket vacker, tegelröd färg. Bra skum som halveras tämligen snart. Björnklister, lite gummi. Söta mörka, torkade frukter i sherry. Halvfyllig, lite vattning kropp. Torr eftersmak med långa klanger av inlagda mörka frukter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (602) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
Cinnamon brown body with a thin tan head blanketing the brew Spice fruit aroma. Warms the palate on impact. Friendly warming spice to keep you wanting more. This is a seriously potent brew meant to be sipped.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerm719 (128) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2015
Very nice head. Big body. Dark fruits, plum brandy, earth and spices. Nice hint of cherries. Sweet yet balanced. Fairly dry finish. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jared_Clifton (39) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours brown with tan head. Medium body. Lots of dark fruits, maple syrup, finished sweet. Really good quad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (95) - - APR 10, 2015
Pours dark reddish dusty brown with a thick foamy head that slowly dissipates and laces the glass. A mouthful is semi-thick with hints of malty syrup, raisin and a hint of alcohol. The lingering aftertaste is raisin. Delicious, heavy, rich and complex.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
akgrimey (1) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Not as heavy in the mouth as I expected. Small, champaign like bubbles. Aroma was lacking for me, a faint sweet caremel. Butterscotch, carmel, buttery bananas foster and bourbon finish. Sounds good, but not my favorite

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ScottyH (8) - Okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015 does not count
Syrupy taste and aroma, dark brown color with a thick foam. Sour notes and a delicious buttery aftertaste


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