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RATINGS: 2618   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - APR 4, 2005
Odd beer, but I like odd beers. Very complex, an interesting mix of tart and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours rube red/brown with beige head that fades fast. Aroma is sour cherry with some light malt and a strange yeast. Flavor is very yeasty with only a little sour cherry. Very strange yeast in here, hurts the score a little.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (12596) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2005
2004 Bottle: Pours reddish-brown with a medium thick dark beige head. Thin, slippery lacing. The aroma is fruity and spicy, with a pinch of malt. Medium-bodied with a tart but subtle cherry character. Sweet malt, spice and yeast flavors are offset nicely by the added Lambic. The finish is lively and long and fruity. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2005
Pours dark brown, somewhat cloudy with tan head. Nose is somewhat vinous, malty and yeast-like. Flavor is spicy, plummy and tart-like. Cherry character is very subtle in the finish. A very good Belgian style beer brewed here in the US of A.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
earendil (3) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2005 does not count
A good Strong Belgian, with a little bite from the lambic, the cherry was practically indescernable, however.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 malty nose with some spices. brownish red with a small orange colored head. great lacing. tastes of malt and spices. dont taste much cherry which is probably good. also masks its alcohol content well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Poured red brown and hazy with lots of yeast chunkys floating around and a very dissapointing head.Strong Malt and alcohol nose some fruitiness very mild cheery essence,some earthy spiciness and cork.Taste was strong alcohol ,very dry,cherries are masked by the malt but are present in the swallow .Lots of spice (subtle five spice) and fruitiness. Good beer for the price but probably overwhelms the uniniciated

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2005
This beast pours a cloudy red/brown, very murky, with a medium white head. Very sweet and spicy aroma with hints of cherry, corriander, chocolate, and yeast. Starts with a rich sweet malt base, the lively carbonation breaks up the heaviness a bit and allows the cherry flavor to bring in just a touch of tartness, followed by lots of fruity yeast esters and finishing with a great belgian spice ending.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
A brilliant belgian. The cherry tones blend in with the malt and nut flavors perfectly. 1 big bottle by itself is a happy night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Strong belgian style ale with a hint of cherry. Thought the cherriness would be a little more noticable. I will have to retry as I enjoyed it so much, though cant comment much on it.


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