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RATINGS: 2627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
Might have had a bad sample. Amber color, almost no head, very low carbonation. Aroma of cherry. Flavor was disappointing, reminds me of cherry-flavored cough syrup, very medicinal and a litlle tart. Body is a bit thin. It is my second experience with Ommegang and another disappointment...

4.6
thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
This is a fantastic beer. It is complex, yet easy to drink. Every phase of this beer is satisfying, starting with the incredible aroma. The scent of this brew is full of sweetness and tartness at the same time. The pour is a dark amber with a long lasting head. The taste is very complex, but you can definitely get the tart cherry flavors mixed with a dry belgian type of style. The finish is very smooth and clean. I could easily drink this brew all day long. One of the best belgian styles I’ve had to date."

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zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark opaque amber, cream colored head. Aroma is complex and fruity: cherry, mango, peach, banana, malt, and a bit of spice. Flavor is equally complex, I definitely taste the cherries, although they’re not too sweet. There’s a bit of sourness which compliments the tartness of the fruitiness. However, this is not a "fruit" beer (thank god). Smooth finish with minimal alcohol taste.

3.7
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle. Ruby colour with a big beige head. Fruity, light cherries aroma and taste, sweet. Medium body with a light dry, sweet light alcoholic finish.

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HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle at Carrabas. A very unique beerto say the least. Aroma of cherries, malts, toffee. Flavor was complex much like the aroma -- blend of cherries, malts, caramel. No taste was overpowering the other and all worked in harmony to produce a nice beer.

3.9
joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 Bottle. Cloudy red brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, cherries and marzipan. Flavour of caramel, dried fruits and marzipan.

3.9
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2006
This beer has a lot going on. I usually don’t like lambics too much but this was just the right blend. The cherry flavors were not overpowering but not too subtle either. The most interesting thing was the fact that unlike some high content beers the alcohol flavor was not evident. A very nice beer.

3.9
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Very unique beer. Very good mixture of a lambic and quad. I didn’t know how this would taste and it turned out to be excellent. Tasting cherries, yeast, malty flavors. Very nice beer overall.

3.5
beerlamb (21) - USA - JUN 23, 2006
This is one of my favorites. I know that it is a celebration beer but i could drink it more that that. Nice cherry flavor, you can smell the flavor. Nice color. Excellent.

4.1
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Very good quad / cherry lambic produced by Ommegang. Nice complex mixed bag here. You get the yeasty, dark fruity and musky flavors from the quad end, but you also get a nice sour cherry flavor from the lambic side. I was unsure on how a quad and a lambic would be together. It’s good though, trust me. Finishes sour from the lambic and a bit dry. Very nice beer.


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