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RATINGS: 2525   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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3.5
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2006
12 oz bottle. Copper-pink. Kicks up a big woody head that recedes to bubbles and lacing. Smell is yeast at first and then earthy cherries. A little watery, a little sour, some scotchy alcohol. Cherry sneaks around in the back but never steps up.

3.7
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2006
Pours a hazy glowing brown with a strange offwhite/brown head. Smells of sweet caramel. Tastes like dark fruits which apparently are cherries, very smooth, sweet bite at end. Quite enjoyable. Be careful with this one though, it is to be slow sipped, hit me hard with the weight and warmth of the alcohol.

3.9
marcus (10471) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2006
2004 75cl bottle. This dark brown ale poured with a frothy tan head, eliciting a caramel malt aroma. The flavor is full and malty with a hint of cherry, a carbonated mouthfeel and an alcohol finish. The flavor mellowed out as the beer warmed, with the cherry notes becoming more noticeable. This is a unique brew that is well worth trying.

3.9
reedcd2 (47) - USA - APR 3, 2006
Head has a fuity complex aroma with a taste of maple syrup and nuts. I was expecting more of the cherry to come through, but still like it. Thick foamy head, especially since I gave it a bit of a high pour. Cloudy brown/amber body. Full of flavors come with heavy breaths after tasting.

3.8
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 2, 2006
Red-brown with a solid tan head. Potent caramel and liquorice aroma. Lots of sweet liquorice flavours. Dry cherries come through towards the end together with warming alcohol. Full-bodied, medium carbonation. A deliciously different quadruppel (I thought La Trappe had a copyright for that style,though).

3.9
direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
The last review puzzles me, but to each his own, especially when we are talking beer. Three Philosophers is a treat, great taste, great look, great body etc...mmm can’t wait to take that ride again.

2.6
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
jcr (2719) - 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 it’s more sweet than spicy. Moderate carbonation offered a clean mouthfeel and a clean finish with a tad of stickiness.

4.2
Yeggo (38) - USA - MAR 20, 2006
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 The one that started it all fo me. First beer I’ve rated on this site, and fourth or fifth really GOOD beer I’ve 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
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


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