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RATINGS: 2535   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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Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2003
Dark amber color,strong head that is long lasting,and lite tan in color.Nice aroma of malt ,raisin,some alcohol and i know i'm wrong but it almost smells like there's some maple syrup in there some where IMHO.Slight wine like aroma in there but,not being a wine nut i can't say what kind of wine it could be.slight syrup feel to it.Malty taste,licorice,lots of licorice,slightly sweet some fruit tones hard to put my fingure on which one exactly but in my unintelligent opinion it seems like raisin maybe some dryed prune,with a very slight alcohol taste that is not over powering at all.It had an after taste that was quite pleasant slight alcohol with some sweet prune to it with a some what syrupy feel that make the finish of sweet malt last a long time.this is definately a brew worth keeping for some ageing to see if the flavor's come together better which i feel they will.I'm glad to say that i have a 6-pack of these and will be trying them 1 year at a time to see how they age,because a brew like this is well worth waiting for.It's not very complex but it definately has the potential to be even better with age,and i have plenty of time to wait for it to blossom into something special,For those of you who haven't tryed on yet.Eat you heart out.muhahahaha

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Mudgemania (3) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2006 does not count
What can I say..... I’m speechless....
Kudos to the lot of you!!!!!!
Great Job!!!!!
Carry on chaps...

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tromboneman (17) - USA - AUG 21, 2006
This is the peoples beer and the people will drink thus. Likingly, loving we shall love this beer and the people. Said the people, "yes, we like this beer." And, all was well in the kingdom of man for years to come.

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StephenWade (28) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. This is one of the few perfect beers to me. I can’t describe the joy this beer brings to me. There’s only one other beer I’ve had that is this amazing and that is Weyerbacher’s Quad. This has a thick maople syrup appearance with a strong, sweet, honey and alchoholic aroma. The taste is just too complex and original to compare to anything else. I want to marry it.

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biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2007
750ml bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Pours redish brown with a huge creamy off white head. The lacing is excellent and the head shrinks back a little, but it is fully lasting. The aroma is awsome, sour cherrys, with a little malt sweetness. Takeing a drink I am blown away. What hits you first is some caramel maltiness, followed by a very distinct belgian fruity yeast, then thirdly a tartness of cherries. In the finish there is a slight sweetness of brown sugar or maple syrup. The duration of the finish is quite long, the sourness of the lambic and the sweetness go back and forth. The body is medium to full with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. One word can describe this beer Awsome!

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DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Wow! This is a beer worthy of elite rankings of Rochefort 10! Awesome, complex, and simply delicious! Heavy ripe raisen, plum, and small subtle chocolate notes on the palate. Enjoy this beer, it is worth a taste.

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rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
An outstanding quadrupel that’s on par with the best beers from Belgium. It pours a dark reddish brown with a dark and cloudy body. The head builds up to a thick pale tan head that bubbles down to a thinner layer that just covers the body. An inviting aroma of sweet dark cherries, caramel, malts and alcohol leads you to the first sip. Sweet dried cherries mixes with caramel and chocolaty malts, sour cherries, plum and raisins. All of these flavors are surrounded by a warming alcohol that fades off slowly with some bitter notes into the finish. The palate is full bodied, smooth and a little sticky. Overall an extraordinary beer that only gets better and more complex with age.

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robschoenherr (1) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2009 does not count
I’ve always liked this beer. The aroma and flavor are unique and delicous which are two things that dont always go hand in hand. When I feel like something special, I reach for this one.

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jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2009
750-ml bottle NapaCabs.com - Aroma: sweet (malt), fruity esters of raisin, prune, date, cherries, spicy (yeast/spices), alcohol; Appearance: cloudy, reddish-brown color, tan head, some laces; Flavor: sweet, salty (malt), bitter (hop), sometimes sour, spicy, fruity esters of raisin, date, cherry, nutty, bready (yeast/spices), alcohol; Mouthfeel: full bodied, creamy-sticky texture, lively carbonation, long-dry finish; Overall: an extremely enjoyable beer with a wonderful balance of complex fruity and malty aromatic and flavorful with a slight sweet backbone, and malty, bitter, and long-dry finish.

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DiarmaidBHK (5947) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
The best beer in the world, bar none especially when you quaff it at the brewery itself. It was served to me room temperature which really brings out the cherry notes. It’s a beer best consumed slowly and with great reason.


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