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RATINGS: 2605   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, 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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy dark cherry color. Nice sized off white head. Aroma is hay sour wheat, lemon cherry, funk. Flavor is funky lemon zest, caramel. A little banana, the kriek is rather subdued, a little cherry and funk in the finish. Not a fan of this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2663) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2006
This was a delightful quadrupel that seemed to reveal different tastes the further I got into it. The pour was dark copper with an off-white head that formed a nice ring. The aroma was filled with sugars, ripe plums, bananas and a tinge of alcohol. The flavor was fruity prunes and plums with a slightly woody taste. There were also some notes of pepper from the alcohol and bit of spice though its more sweet than spicy. Moderate carbonation offered a clean mouthfeel and a clean finish with a tad of stickiness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yeggo (38) - USA - MAR 20, 2006
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 The one that started it all fo me. First beer Ive rated on this site, and fourth or fifth really GOOD beer Ive had. Liked it enough to Google it, if that tells you anything. Just the perfect amount of sweet, comes in four packs (the perfect amount of this type to drink), just really good all around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2006
2005 Bottle .dark ruby color , big off white head that doesnt hang around long . nice citrus /cherry aroma . slight cherry flavor but not really a fruit beer , woody/caramel flavor , little tart and dry but good medium body. little or no alcohol burn for 10% ,good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with an off-white fizzy head. The aroma has a bit of citrus, cherry. The flavor is lighter on the cherry than I expected, but the yeast and malts are strong and flavorful. Excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Apperance: Dark brown that is mostly opaque, and shows off a heavy haze when held up to the light. Moderate thick light tan extra fizzy head on pour that fades quickly. Also moderate lacing. Aroma: Big belgiany phenol that smells has a little bit of a thick banana smell. Slight citric tart bite that hints of cherry and lime. Flavor profile: Definately a quadrupel, big yeasty character, tart, and a touch of cocoa. Gets a bit smoother as it warms and the cocoa comes out a bit more and the banana phenol that was in the nose comes out. Palate: Moderate weight, a little fizzy and rather wet, sticks around on your tongue for a while in a good way. Im normally not a fan of these thicker complex belgians but this one grew on me. Ill have to pick up another one and see what its like a second time around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 18, 2006
Happy Day after St. Pattys Day! After finishing up at the Smokehouse last night, we meandered over to the Winking Lizard. This was my fourth brew of St. Pattys Day. Interesting nose of fruit & berries, cherry & wheat, and after maturation and breathing for a bit, a heavy toffee presence was easily detected. The brew pours with a nice stout-ish cascade that blooms into a tall frothy tan head with excellent retention and good lace. The brew is a cloudy dark ruby. The flavor has such nice depth and balance that the high ABV is totally incognito. The flavor is again somewhat different for the style probably because of the infusion of lambic that provides a noticeable tang at the finish. The medium body is creamy and lively yet feels dry at the finish.

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 (463) - 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.


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