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RATINGS: 2623   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (463) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2017
Vackert rdbrun, ngot oklar, med ett ttt fint beiget skum. I doften finns en fin blandning av sta och syrliga dofter av en mngd olika slags br och frukter, krsbren knns tydligt, romdrnkta russin och plommon. Nr det gller smaken r fruktig bara frnamnet, lite syrliga krsbr plus en massa torkad frukt,, mycket russin och plommon i rom, stman och syran balanserar perfekt. Som en La Trappe Quadrupel med extra fruktsting, suvern. Denna flaska r frn 2009 och jag tror att den har blivit rundare i smaken sedan jag testade samma rgng 2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdleedahl (432) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
Good bodied beer, not great though. A nice Belgian, probably travelled a bit much by the time it got to me. The alcohol warmth shines through quite strongly. Bottle from washington brough back by beamteam.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (405) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2017
750 mL bottle. Pours a deep ruby red color with a thick tan head that eventually settles a film. Aroma is mostly cherries and dried fruit. Medium-full body, flavor matches the aroma with dried fruit and cherries and a little bit of warming alcohol. Finish is dry and sweet. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argeru (92) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2017
750ml. Smells like a roasted glass of moscato. Kicks off just a bit too hard, but eases down into that lovely taste we all want. Its damn good, but just missing that trappistes mark by a hair.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KevinReddirt (141) - Midland, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Very nice try at a Belgian quad, just not the top. Great appearance, dark amber-brown body with a slight tan head. I scent spice and dark fruit, raisin and plum. The taste is more like a subdued black cherry, malt and a hint of the alcohol. Rather Chimayish, good effort at the best.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (442) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
It pours murky copper with amber highlights; the head is off white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: toffee, figs, banana, clove, and cherries. The taste is medium sweet that finishes medium bitter. The palate is medium-heavy bodied with light carbonation, and has a long finish. Overall, its meh, needs more body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (1203) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. Pours dining room table brown with a rather disappointing head. Interesting swirls of flavour in this one: molasses, dried dark fruit, molasses, red licorice, brown sugar & some booze. A little sharp around the edges. Wonder if cellaring would improve both the balance & flavours. But not to worry: this is a wonderful beer to sip on as my holiday draws to a slow close. Cheers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tranquillity (2233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottled. Red brown hazy body, huge even brown head. The aroma is sweet with cherry, vanilla, oak, birch leaves. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, cherry with little or no bitterness except that if dark chocolate at the end. The finish is dry and the overall impression is beautiful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2924) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & More, St Petersburg. Cinnamon brown, clear, a bit thin-looking. Soft plum, some warming spice, chocolate-covered cherries. Lovely sweet taste, and I have to use the word warming again. Medium to long finish, where the sweetness never fades, although theres a spicy bitter hop lurking in the background. Raisin, plum pudding, crme brle in the aftertaste. Not the best Quad Ive ever had but still very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (522) - - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Warm reddish brown with off-white head. Warming aromas of brown sugar, molasses, malt, brandy, hints of boozy cherries. Flavours of cherries, raisins, toffee, roasted malt, some oakiness perhaps. Quite nice.


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