RATINGS: 2579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2006
The aroma is loaded with brown sugar, alcohol, cherry, and yeast. The appearance is a dark red brown with a medium head. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with the addition of more spice than I detected in the aroma. The palate is typical for the style. The finish is sour, metallic, and bitter to the point of being unpleasant. I feel like this beer is overrated in most respects. I cant help but wonder why this otherwise quality beer has a metallic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 2/10/06. Hazy brown color with a thin light brown head. Sweet molassas aroma. Flavor of sweet molassas with hints of fruit. 8/4/8/3/16

2011 Bottle on 02/06/2011. Mostly clear dark brown body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet fruit, spice, and malty aroma. Sweet fruit, toffee, spice and caramel flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/4/8/4/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Pours a dark cherry red with a thin light brown head. Strong aroma of yeasty banana and malts. Lively body with a strong fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Aroma is fruity, floral, with a little vanilla and what I can only describe as banana nut bread. Reddish brown, decent head. Strong alocohol taste up front, nutty and yeasty, strong malts, complex with a fruity side, spicy finish. The palate was rather dry and felt too thin for a beer of this strength. Overall, interesting as hell, and I can tell its a well-crafted beer, but its not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holdwine (1188) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Wow, a big and powerful beer. Cherries are there, but playfully hiding behind a sweet maltiness and yeast character. Pours dark ruby brown with a hint of red. Infused with a rush of pepper, this beer has it all, if you go looking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2006
My birthday beer. I went to the store and figured I hadnt tried a Abt/Quadrupel yet so I got myself a Three Philosophers for my birthday present to myself. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a billowing white head. Aroma is fruity with cherries, and oranges most prevelent and also a nice chocolate and hop note. Taste is very full and spicy a hint of cherries, caramel, hops, and quite sweet. Palate is dry and sweet. A very nice brew Id but it again in a heart beat. Enjoyed at cellar tempurature

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cjv85vmax (10) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 1, 2006
I am really enjoying this beer alot. It was a B-Day present which makes it even better. Smells of fruit, currants and alcohol. Tastes of raisons, currents and passion fruits. Very nice mouthfeel and beautiful head that laces wonderfully. A nice ruby dark brown color that I enjoy greatly. A very nice beer indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 A nice brown heady appearance. Cetianly heavy, and while present in the aroma, the alcohol is quite evident. Has some caramel, but I dont notice the cherries. Alcohol prescence is too strong. Second rating 3.9 The cherries are definitely present this time, from the aroma to the finsh. Mostly a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours a beautiful dark brown with a touch of red (must be the cherries) and forms a thin but lasting head. Aroma is spicy black cherry with an old spice belgian yeast character. Sweet malty licorice, cherry, rum raisin estery fruits on the tongue followed by a well balanced peppery spice and dry woody finish. Fizzy and a very pleasant and medium to full in the mouth. Brewery Ommegang has conjured up some Belgian Monk Magic in this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3580) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2006
2005 bottle. Deep reddish brown. The hint of cherry alludes to a flavor that includes a subtle cherry tone. It is almost as if someone mixed in a small amount of New Glarus Belgian Red. The first impression is of active carbonation, cherry and dryness. The balance of flavors does not overwhelm. Overall, a nice experience that I would drink again, but not very often.

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