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RATINGS: 2529   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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4.5
Westy1130 (108) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2017
Pours a dark amber ruby red with a floral fruity scent. Taste: Ripe dark cherries, tart maraschino, almonds and chestnuts.

3.9
mariuspoenari (2954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Semi-hazy dark caramel-brown pour with a tan head. Notes of caramel, toffee, tons of dried fruit (cherries, prunes, raisins), plum jam, raspberry jam, sweet spices, chocolate. Very nice, quite a few steps above their abbey ale.

4.2
Metalchopz (3474) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2017
2016 edition. Pours an amber colour with a ruby hue. Big fluffy beige head, long lasting with some thick foam lacing. Nutty aromas with some dark fruits (figs, dates) and some caramel malts. The taste has the dark fruits with some nice hops that gives out hints of mint, grass. A little wood in the mouthfeel. Quite a nice Quad that has lots happening.

4
rollinsr (815) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 29, 2017
Pours dark murky caramel color with very little tan head. Aroma is sweet candy prunes. Flavor is sweet smoky caramel with cherry notes. Smooth sweet character on the back of the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Olo13 (286) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Fajny quad, fajne owoce, rodzynki, fajna slodycz, opiekane. Dobry quad generalnie

3.8
SuperTiti33 (893) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2017
Rousse. Collet blanc et éphémère. Belle effervescence. Sucré. Fruité. Datte. Cerise. Un peu boisé. Caramel. Finale sèche et un peu acidulé. Très bien. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
jookos (6973) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown in colour. Belgy yeasty spicy nose, ripe raspberries, cherry on nose. Med full bodied, light oily, clean finish, little of the abv to bother. Started off quite cherryish, but turned raspberries after a while. Thought it was my flue playing tricks, but apparently theres fruit in it. Goes harmoneously, feels nice. Enjoyable.

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4.2
SlackerMads (3479) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Chestnut brown with a large tan head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Intense nose with dark fruits, brown sugar, light sherry and fruit. The flavour follows. Brown sugar, dark fruits, dark wood, caramel, light sherry, dust and mild fruit. Full body, sweetness is balanced by bitterness and warming alcohol. Soft fluffy carbonation. Long warming finish with dark fruits. Very nice.

4
martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle, 2016 version (from beergium). Pours dark amber-copper with beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, Belgian yeast, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity, citrus, cherry, even bit acidic, yeasty. Finish is dry bitter, fruits and caramel. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great. I’m a big fan of quads and this is really good one, it is not as complex as the best Belgian quads, but the sourness makes it less cloying and more drinkable that is common to the style. I also like that they have not overdone the alcohol, 9.7 is low by quad standards, but this is well covered in this beer.

3.5
Turboninja (823) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
[email protected] Castle, NYC, USA. At last, a good US belgian-style quad. Cherry and a bit of plastic and rye butter cookies.


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