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RATINGS: 2523   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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4.1
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Massive frothy tan head on a deep mahogany pour. Fruity, spicy aroma with notes of sweet caramel. Light carbonation complements a medium body. Notable flavor of cherries, but htere are some other fruit flavors of raisins, and even apple. On the sweet side, I can taste some molasses and some earthy flavors. There are some light bitter hops in the finish, but there is more of a sweet/sour character at the end. Very enjoyable.

4.2
TheArcher (2) - Flowery Branch, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2006 does not count
750ml from 2005. Has a very deep red color with a very thin head. Slightly fruity taste with a malty aftertaste. Very good and worth a try. Strong alcohol presence in first glass.

3.9
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Very nice reddish body in first glass; less cloudy than most from Ommegang. Good nose. Good flavor with cherries present throughout and in aftertaste. Alcohol noticeable but not overbearing, with a nice warm afterglow.

4.1
agl108 (1252) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2006
750 mL bottle from 2005. Pours a deep ruby red with a thin off-white head. I can see bits of cherry at the bottom of the glass. Nose is of malts, cherries, and alcohol. A real unique combination of flavor - the candy-like quadrupel with tart cherries and pretty noticeable warming alcohol. Cherry aftertaste lingers.

4
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Great, cherry infused ale, with robust head, fruity aftertaste, and very pleasurable!

3.6
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
A tan and creamy head starts large and holds thickly above a well-hazed garnet body. Heavy yeastiness produces banana aromas with heavy alcohol and a splash of sour cherry. Cheek-pinching tartness in an otherwise simple flavor profile. Dry, estery, lingering sourness. La Trappe was the first quad I tried and now all others fail in comparison as I know the heights they can achieve.

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jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle. Sweet aroma with no strong notes. Pours a generous head. Great flavor, sweet cherry aftertatse. A great after-dinner ale. Great palate, very drinkable. Recommended. Cheers!

3.7
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Pours reddish brown with thin head. Aroma is sweet with cherry and hints of oak. Slightly malty with sour fruit and carmel. Warm, full mouth that lasts. Slight alcohol bite at the finish.

3.8
Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Solid beer. Pours a liight brown with small tan head. Vinous. Cheeries. Lemon and citrusy. Slightly malty. Alcohol could be masked better.

3.6
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2005: Poured dark redish with a creamy off-white head, very foamy when pouring, be careful! Mild fruit aroma. The fruit wasn’t as noticeable in the taste as I expected. Good mouth coat. Full-bodied, easy to drink, but not something to drink quickly.


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