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RATINGS: 2498   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Pours a deep dark amber with a creamy beige head. Smell of sweet cherry and raisin. Taste or cherry, raisin and nuts. Slight tart and boost finish. Interesting blend and strange but decent beer.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jspencer78 (10) - 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 (283) - 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 (1055) - 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 (511) - 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 (7793) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandeman (654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
En olfactif: Cerises, raisins secs, dattes et fruits noirs avec notes de terre. En bouche: Notes de terre, fruits noirs et cerises de terre. Il y manque cependant cette petite acidité de levure Belge propres aux bičres de ce style. Complexe dans les sucres et les fruits. Il manque cependant la petite effervescence et la pointe acidulée de levure qui lui aurait donné une vrai signature de Quadrupel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (116) - - JUN 29, 2015
Aromas of apples, honey, and bread. Taste is like aroma: honey, Apple, bread, raisin, and alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (526) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle, 75cl. Opaque brown with a ruby hue and a creamy tan head. Complex aromas of banana, vanilla, clove, dried fruits. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich, smooth and creamy with staggering complexity. Sweet and deeply bitter, with a heavy roasted character and fiery dark fruit, oak and alcohol character. Magnificent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (261) - MEXICO - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle, 750ml. A dark reddish beer with a medium brown head. Sweet aroma heavy on spices and alcohol. Taste is bitter with a strong malt character. Aftertaste reminds me of wood and spices. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and considerable astringency.


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