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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2011 Bottle. Poured a nice rich murky brown with a large frothy light brown head that lasted throughout and had some really excellent lacing that remained on the glass until the end. The aroma was nice and enticing with a moderate dose of sweet malts, a smidgen of resin hops and a nice sweet yeast with notes of caramel and dried fruit and a mild alcohol tinge. It tasted quite sweet and a little acidic with a note of caramel and maybe a little brown sugar at first and finished with a nice sweet-bitter flavor and had hints of dried fruit and a slight alcohol flavor at the end with the flavor staying with you for a nice enjoyable duration. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and dry yet slightly oily in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall a superb Belgian Ale with the sweet flavors meeting the bitter ones very nicely with just a hint of alcohol. Not one flavor in this brew overpowers another, giving you a tremendous taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"i like this one better than St Bernadus Abt 12, which as of now is the #4 beer on the top beer list. a great Belgian brewed in NY...who’d a thunk it. might be my favorite Belgian to date. deep, sweet (blended w cherry kriek) and very complex."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1957) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Sweet aroma and flavor. Some alcohol esters mix well with the dark fruit and medium malt flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Augdraught1981 (119) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours dark brownish red with a sour & tartness on the nose. The taste is almost roasted like a stout even with some tobacco but with a light bitterness and alcohol wine finish. My impressions overall are bitterness, smokiness & wine, I don’t taste any cherry. Good but not the best quad I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7864) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2014
Orangebraunes Bier mit schöner beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell, würzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, süß, reife Früchte, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (131) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
750 ml bottle produced in March 2013. Pours reddish brown, substantial toffee head. My nose detects tart cherry, wood and loads of fruity esters. Taste is herbal, fruity, muted tartness, wine aftertaste. Super stealthy abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (432) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2014
A very cherry aroma and taste. Pours fairly dark with a small head. Gets a little better with every taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks it is complex and good. However it is not great I think awesome Michigan states sucking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (526) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
11-12-13-14 flight. Rated for 2011. Hazy cooper color with off white head. Herbal taste with a dry finish. Very nice. 2012 version had an apple aroma and more acidic. 2011-2013 were hazy amber, 2014 more clear. 2011,2014,2013,2012 how I liked them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1472) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 10, 2014
75cl from a supermarket in San Francisco. Color is brown dark copper. Head is medium and brownish. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Aroma is caramel, fruit, spices, mushrooms and wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (386) - - OCT 10, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Pours deep brown with reddish hue. Almost burgundy. Solid drinker, but still a Belgian so never going to be one of my top beers. Definitely interesting. Lambic adds distinct sour/ cherry note to brew which works with the banana/clove/spice/ yeasty belgian notes. Definite sweetness in there- toffee, malts and raisins. Tempered by sour cherry and hops. Smooth mouthfeel- not overly carbonated. Nice to sip on. One is plenty. Somewhat boozy.

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