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RATINGS: 2539   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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4.1
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Mahogany brew with a very yeasty nose. Big malty backbone for a spicy, fruity brew. Another highlight of the fest for me.

4
DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 alcohol, licorice, and honeydue melons make appearances in the aroma..licorice, banana-spice, overripe apples, and honeydue flavors too with a little alcohol effect too..quite fricken' nice.

4
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2003
A nice nut brown color to it. Mild white head. Smells like alcohol, and alcohol with caramel is the flavor. It has a long island iced tea feel to it. An interesting brew.

3.8
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2003
Mellon, butter, fermenting fruit, vannila and peppery alcohol in the nose. A little alcoholic with mellon, raisons, rum, oak and fermented fruit. Moderatly spicey with a fermented fruit finish.

4.2
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Sweet banana rum aroma.Not much of a head or sediment.Sweet bitter flavors of raisans,peppers,caramel,figs,bananas and chocolate.Spicy peppery finish.Nice sweet- hoppy-sweet-pepper-sweet layering.Thanks to capt.Couger for obtaining thes rare treasure for me.

4.3
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Aroma of caramel, toffee, and oak with some alcoholic notes. Pours a dark brown with off-white head. Flavor is best characterized as smooth, sweet, and mellow. A silky mouthfeel leads to a light candi sugar finish. Incredibly balanced beer which conceals most of its alcohol. I am quite impressed with this concoction.

4.3
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Dark amber color. Thick, rocky head and a strong intensely fruity aroma. Pears, figs, banana, raisin and spice. Alcohol well hidden but present slightly in the finish. My favorite beer from Ommegang.

4.3
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 Dark brown body with red accents topped by a medium thick quickly disappearing head that leaves behind a good amount of lace. Slightly sweet and smalty aroma with a spicy note, a touch of caramel and a little yeast. Sweet and malty flavor with notes of spice a slight yeastiness, a touch of fruit and some caramel. Full bodied, slightly dry and warming.

4.3
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Beautiful dark reddish brown with light offwhite head. Nose of fruit and malt, taste of fruit, spice, caramel, and malt backbone. Since there really are no fruits in the beer, we may differ in how we interpret the fruitiness; to me it was raisins, figs, and cherries. Finish of malt with fruit and an alcohol burn. Like Dogfish Raison d'extra, this is not a casual beer or a beer that matches easily with food ... but at less than half the alcohol it is going to be easier to drink. Not easy to find, but worth looking for.

4.9
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2003
This is an unbelievable beer. It pours a hazy deep amber with an eggshell colored head. The taste is reminscent of dried fruits (I picked up raisens, apples, and pears) and of a nice clean malt. The finish is clean and similar to the fruitiness mentioned above. This beer of very limited availablity is definitly worth seeking out for a guaranteed wonderful beer experience.


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