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RATINGS: 2579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beverage_god (14) - - JAN 5, 2016
Aroma: sweet cherry pie aroma with a backdrop of vanilla. Maple syrup and dark car as is also prevalent and secondary for me. Hop aroma not really apparent. Appearance: very dark copper and hazy. Cream colored head which surprisingly dissipates rather quickly into a thin sliver. Taste: much less cherry and much more sweetness, reminds me a little of oven roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with some maple syrup. Moderately sweet, but I think its mostly due to the very low bitterness. There is almost no bitterness at all present. Palate: medium bodied on the body and pretty clean finish considering the alcohol level. Pleasantly creamy texture but not the carbonation I was expecting. Very long sensational finish. Like many beers, Id rather drink this warmed up to about 50 degrees, but in a weather-appropriate situation. The one area I was disappointed in was the appearance, as the carbonation wasnt what I expected. The aromas and finish, however were unbelievable. A very memorable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (457) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2016 Serving: from bottle purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: light citrus, soap, cherry and leather. Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-orange body. Taste: lightly sour initial flavor and heavily sweet finish with average duration. Palate: light-medium body, syrupy texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall: interesting flavor and aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (250) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Pours hazy copper with a decent tan head. Nose has a pinch of nutmeg on top of decent brown sugar, alcohol, and Belgian yeast. flavor is a similar sweetness with a pinch of spice. alcohol is well hidden. relatively short and dry finish. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Happy New Year! My first beer of 2016! Caramel, wildflowers, Ice Tea, cola and light alcohol in the nose. Hazy caramel colored with a short lived beige head that dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass. Sweet, slick with an oily feel, lots of treacle, bubblegum with light spice. A tad over carbonated for my liking, but still quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (529) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle (12oz). Clear brown with big tan head. Lots of carbonation candied fruit taste. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5908) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle 0.355l at home, Oulu. Bottled 12/21/12. Best by: 12/2017. Colour is murky brown with very small white head. Aromas an flavours: Dry fruits, dark fruits, dryness, some alcohol, Belgian yeast and malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1541) - Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Dark red. Creamy head. Malty raisony aroma.Brown sugar. Taste is buttery malty, sweet, with red fruits. Raison toffee, mainly. Fruit component, but wouldnt have guessed cherry without reading the bottle. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (492) - Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours Cloudy Amber with nice tan head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet, raison, dark cherry with a sweet amber type of aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlmostHome (59) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Good but not great. Dark, great head in a slow and steady pour. Served in a chilled glass. Malt comes through clearly. Very distinct caramel and oats. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (829) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2011 edition rated. Poured into a tulip. Muddy brown with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates leaving ok lacing. Aroma is stone fruits, caramel, molasses, wood, and cherries. Taste is darker fruits. Plum and raisin, although somewhat faded. Molasses is there too. The oak and tart cherry flavor is most pronounced. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Good beer.


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