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RATINGS: 2605   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours cloudy amber with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is strong with cherries. Flavor is sweet and fruity. Lots of carbonation, almost too much. Im not catching much of the alcohol in this one. Im wondering if I got a bad bottle. The fizz is an indicator, and it kind of has that off taste. Its not improving in quality as it warms up. Eh.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Olo13 (160) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Fajny quad, fajne owoce, rodzynki, fajna slodycz, opiekane. Dobry quad generalnie

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (877) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (6095) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (3241) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3806) - 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. Im 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (699) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OsuStu (242) - - FEB 18, 2017
Bomber. Murky brown with an orange hue. Mahogany color once it settles. Big off white head. Aromas of red licorice, prunes, raisins, cherries, wood, yeast. Similar flavor profile with plums, toffee, cola, leather, berries, and significant spiciness. Malts balanced with tartness. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1837) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle, LCBO. 2016. BB 03.10.2021. Darkish murky coppery amberish colour with modest creamy head. Malty sweet and ripe autumn fruits aroma, some dark dried fruits, caramel; flavour likewise, strong toffee notes. Tastes rather sweet with a slightly spicy bitterness. The cherry is rather subdued, I almost guess I wouldnt have noticed any if I didnt know it was part Liefmans Kriek... Weirrrrd. Alcohol is rather well covered but the mouthfeel is rather thin, carbonation fine and nearing flat. Not among the best Quads Ive had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (855) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle from the LCBO. Murky dark coppery brown under a fluffy khaki coloured head that lingers. Nose is cherry forward, with plum, brown sugar, yeast and light spice. Front is quite sweet but roast smooths it in the middle and leads to a lightly tart fruity finish. Mouth is medium+ and chewy with soft carbonation and a lingering vinous finish. Alcohol is quite warming. Nice sippe. 8/4-/8+/4/16

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
750ml bottle. Burgundy with a foamy beige head. Flavors are alcohol, raisins, cherry and toffee with spicy notes. Medium to full body, moderate to good carbonation, smooth texture.


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