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RATINGS: 2600   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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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
billtheman (86) - milford, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Since I love dark beers, I really enjoyed this one. So dark that you cant see through the stein when you hold it up to a light. Has a delightful taste without any bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (1058) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours a murky brownish red with a mostly fading light beige foamy head. Aroma is of cherries, toffee, ginger, dried fruits. Taste is of red fruits, cherries, dried fruits, caramel, ginger, grains of paradise, hint of alcohol on the finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (1088) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours a leathery reddish brown from a bottle, thick crema head with lots of lacing. Aroma of spiced raisins expands into chewy dried cherries in the mouth. Somewhat spicy yeast background along with some candi sugar and bourbon. A hint of banana trails behind everything else. Although you can tell its a heavy-hitter, no alcohol burn. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
justkoehn (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Little head and lacing. Smoky red appearance. Raisin hints in aroma. Carbonated on the tongue. Smooth taste with fruity aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maracuja05 (978) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
[backlog] 17-11-15 / bottle at home, brought home from US trip. Brown red colour. Sweet malty base. Some dried fruits, cherries. Well carbonation. Fruity tartness. Smooth. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 3.5/5

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (532) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Pours ruby red with small head. Aroma: first comes the pleasant cherry aroma, followed by malty sweetness, some candi sugar and Belgian yeast. Taste: surprisingly crisp (thanks to the cherry) first, followed by the quad-like malt body and then again a crispy palate (due to medium to high carbonation). ABV extremely well hidden. I was expecting a richer taste, but still interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tapefuzz (292) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2016
750mL bottle. Pours a rich, hazy red-brown mahogany with a quickly dissipating, medium beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, raisins, and figs. Tastes of fruit (cherries, plums, raisins, figs), caramel malt, alcohol, and spice. Rich and complex sweetness. Dry alcohol finish that is somewhat bitter and yeasty. Lingering cherry. Strong carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a quad but pleasing and made up for by the strength of the finish. Flavors standout much better at warmer temperatures.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4367) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Pours hazy mahogany with tall frothy light tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, toffee, butterscotch, roasted malt, dried figs, raisins, spices. Taste is rich sweet, butterscotch and nuts, up front followed by a herbal, spicy and funky finish. Rich, smooth and creamy body with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (557) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. A deep amber-mahogany, turbid with particles, beige foam that lasts for days. Red currants and cherries dominate the aroma, Belgian yeast, clove adds a Christmas cake impression. Deep sweet flavour, dark fruits, cherry, liqueur-like booze note, yeast. Doesnt quite do the nose justice. Low in carb and long drawn out smoothness and warmth make it a good feel. Very well done for a non-Belgian brewer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (277) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Apparence : Brune acajou aux reflets rougetres, moyennement trouble, beau col beige avec une bonne rtention laissant une belle dentelle, effervescence moyenne-faible et moyennement rapide. N : Fruits schs o on dnote particulirement les dattes, caramel, lger alcool, peut-tre un peu de bois. Intensit plutt moyenne. G : Mmes fruits schs, encore une fois les dattes en vidence, bien malte, lger alcool, lgre amertume. Intensit plus leve quau nez. Sensation : Effervescence plutt faible, lger piquant agrable sur la langue, ronde, pleine, crmeuse, belle chaleur dalcool en gorge, finale de bonne dure qui nest que lcho de ce quon retrouvait en bouche. O : Trs bonne bire o le malt est trs bien travaill, la levure apporte des notes intressantes de fruits schs, le tout quilibr et intense. Le bmol principal mon avis serait le manque dintensit au nez pas rapport ce que lon retrouve en bouche. Sinon, aucune fausse note.


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