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RATINGS: 2627   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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4.1
Quick3Beers (1201) - 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 it’s a heavy-hitter, no alcohol burn. Very good beer.

3.6
justkoehn (151) - 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
Maracuja05 (1206) - 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
dambor (680) - 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
tapefuzz (470) - 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
Ktwse (4795) - 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
mrjez (607) - 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. Doesn’t 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
Adamsville (320) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Apparence : Brune acajou aux reflets rougeâtres, moyennement trouble, beau col beige avec une bonne rétention laissant une belle dentelle, effervescence moyenne-faible et moyennement rapide. N : Fruits séchés où on dénote particulièrement les dattes, caramel, léger alcool, peut-être un peu de boisé. Intensité plutôt moyenne. G : Mêmes fruits séchés, encore une fois les dattes en évidence, bien maltée, léger alcool, légère amertume. Intensité plus élevée qu’au nez. Sensation : Effervescence plutôt faible, léger piquant agréable sur la langue, ronde, pleine, crémeuse, belle chaleur d’alcool en gorge, finale de bonne durée qui n’est que l’écho de ce qu’on retrouvait en bouche. O : Très bonne bière où le malt est très bien travaillé, la levure apporte des notes intéressantes de fruits séchés, le tout équilibré et intense. Le bémol principal à mon avis serait le manque d’intensité au nez pas rapport à ce que l’on retrouve en bouche. Sinon, aucune fausse note.

2.1
Olaker (3) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2016 does not count
Unfortunately this second time buying this beer and second time a major disappointment. It seems getting the beer in drinkable condition in central FL is not possible. Bottle pours with thin layer of head that disappears faster than coca cola fizz. Overfermented, harsh and upsetting to the stomach. Hints of great flavors but the mouthfeel is so offputting that it’s undrinkable. Supposedly ageable beer but not when clearly mishandled which is all too common in FL.

3.4
Clarkdvm (505) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Draft at world of beer in orlando. Expected more. Loves quads. This was avg. Looks great. Too much clove


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