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RATINGS: 2534   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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4.3
cattaneopapa (419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
750ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an opaque ruby brown colour with one finger of head that reduces into a ring. Complex fruity aroma with notes of cherries, figs, toffee and a whiff of banana. Taste matches the aroma with a well balanced spicy finish and notes of alcohol soaked cherries. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Excellent quad with a cherry twist. Highly recommended if you’re a quad fan.

3.8
Spab (4083) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky copper colour with moderate-sized, lasting light tan head. Aroma is cherry, toffee, dried fruit, caramelized banana, earthiness and light woodiness. Flavour is rich and fruity with banana, cherry, raisin, candy sugar, toffee, earthy character and a bit of wood. Plus body. Alcohol is subtle. Nice.

3.8
Tide (4367) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle from Beer Culture NY. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with nuts, toffee, cherries, earthy notes, plum, a bit of ripe fruits, sour notes and chocolate. Bitter finish with nuts, earthy notes, chocolate, plum, cherries, ripe fruits and sour notes. Exquisite quadrupel.

4.3
Joelly3d (48) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Belgian quads are my favorite. I also love fruit beers, so naturally this is something I will love. Has a very smooth non alcoholic taste and the cherry tones are subtle. Considering it is only 2% cherry ale this makes sense. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
CraftyHare (121) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2016
355ml bottle pours dark murky brown with rich tan head. Aromas of caramel, butter, cherries and bread and cinnamon. Tastes of salted caramel, glazed cherries, bread and butter pudding, maple syrup, yeast, cognac and spice. Intense, rich and complex with plenty of sweetness and almost no bitterness. A little cherry sourness and a bit of alcohol on the finish. A decadent treat!

3.4
biir (1604) - Berlin, - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle in NYC - Clear brown color with a small, disappearing head. Aromas of rum-flavored fruits, dark malts, chocolate, liquorice. Fine mouthfeel. A bit winey. Very good.

3.1
bwa5879 (959) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2016
1 year aged bottle. Carmel brown pour with half inch khaki head. Aroma of brandy, walnuts, raisins, orange zest, thick yeast with banana esters, definite cherries. Carbonation soft, mouthfeel a bit thin, crisp effervescent finish. Cherries mix well with the yeast flavors, caramel, plum, bit boozy.

3.9
bratschepeter (62) - Abilene, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2016
12oz bottle (thanks Jeff!). Pours a mostly opaque reddish-brown with a thick yellow-white head; the head dissipates slowly to a good 4 mm, and very sticky lacing coats the glass as the beer is consumed. A fairly grainy, somewhat sweet-sour aroma has hints of tart cherries with no noticeable bitterness or hops; the taste is a bit boozy featuring semi-sweet fruit notes and a woody/wine-like quality. The body is quite frothy thanks to significant carbonation, but the texture is still fairly light with a slick mouthfeel. A malty, sweet-sour aftertaste helps to create an overall impression not unlike root beer or cream soda as the beer has a very long finish. Very nice.

4.5
ehaak26 (710) - - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle from Wegmans. Aroma is a nice mix of cherries, molasses, and dark fruits. Pleasantly sweet.

3.7
17Beer (415) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Big sour yeast and hops scents. Pours a cloudy slightly orange brown cider colored. Enormous tan head with small bubbles. Very subtle for a quad. Kircsch cherry notes of sweetness balance the sour foundation with some nuttiness and a granny smith sour tang. Alcohol is completely hidden in a fizzy, short finishing tangy. Super intriguing, balanced very well made ale.


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