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RATINGS: 2588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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, its 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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2006
this one threw me for a loop. Im thinking you konw some big cherry flavors and nose. reminisent of a great belgian. na, not really. more of a malty , dark fruit deal going on here, some tobacco and wood laden fluids. not really a fruit beer that i thought it would be. however, good in its own right with little to no alcohol burn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (453) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
2005 bottle. Dark burgandy with beige head and lively bubble. Brewed with Kriek, but is not as detectable as I thought it would be. This tastes of sugar coated plums, chocolate, and smokiness. At 10% alc., t is hardly noticable. This isnt overly complex but it hold a robust flavor.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
2005 vintage. This beer offers a sweet yet sour aroma of malt, caramel, vanilla, and toffee. It is a mahogany colored solution that resides under a decent sized opaque head and has good lacing. This moderately thick bodied beer has a bitter sweet taste. The flavors of yeast, malt, caramel, and fruit can be detected. The mouth is left a little dry from the alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2006
2006 this is a very good beer definetly buy an older bottle if you can and drink not too cold for full enjoyment. nice head, dark color. lambic noticeable after a few sips, frothy very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Poured very dark with medium tan head. A sharply sweet aroma. I found lots of plum/raisin and could sense the cherry lambic that was added in. seemed to be quite dopplebock like in flavor overall. Very robust, wish I had bought a second Bottle when I was in Georgia.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2006
A very sweet aroma. One pour had no head, and the second had tons of thivk light tan head. It had a cloudy medium red color. Heavy hints of bold colored fruits, with some yeast finly roasted together. Kind of like a doppelbock/barleywine cross. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbomb (224) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
2005 bottle-Pours with big head, large bubbles-aroma is definitely belgian-like with some fruity background--flavor changes a lot as bottle gets warmer-initially, cold, not a lot of the cherry or alcohol comes out but there is a strong, bold malt overtone with dark fruits--later, the cherry starts to come out with a tart flavor and slightly sharp, bitter palate--overall id say this is definitely well rounded-i liked it a lot more on the warmer side, minus the heavy, short lasting carbonation-the cherry lambic really rounds out the pungent quad malts

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5025) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 750 ml Corked bottle. Red Brown with big, long lasting tan head. Nose of cherrys, malt,and a hint of carmel. Big rich taste. Smooth mouthfeel considering the amount of alcohol. A whole bottle of this is powerful, and the alcohol is very obvious. I enjoyed this a lot. This is an update to my earlier rating based on bottle served at a local restaurant. I did not notice a date on the bottle so maybe this one has been around for while. Nose seems even better so I am raising my rating there a point.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Pours a medium dark reddish amber color. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are sour cherries, and some spice. Alcohol really dominates.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 1, 2006
The aroma is a combination of caramel malt and dark cherries with some spice. The color is black with some reddish hues. The head is a creamy tan. Flavor is a mixture of caramel sweetness, cherry and other dark fruits, and chocolate.


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