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RATINGS: 2588   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2011 Bottle. Poured a nice rich murky brown with a large frothy light brown head that lasted throughout and had some really excellent lacing that remained on the glass until the end. The aroma was nice and enticing with a moderate dose of sweet malts, a smidgen of resin hops and a nice sweet yeast with notes of caramel and dried fruit and a mild alcohol tinge. It tasted quite sweet and a little acidic with a note of caramel and maybe a little brown sugar at first and finished with a nice sweet-bitter flavor and had hints of dried fruit and a slight alcohol flavor at the end with the flavor staying with you for a nice enjoyable duration. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and dry yet slightly oily in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall a superb Belgian Ale with the sweet flavors meeting the bitter ones very nicely with just a hint of alcohol. Not one flavor in this brew overpowers another, giving you a tremendous taste.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (431) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
It pours murky copper with amber highlights; the head is off white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: toffee, figs, banana, clove, and cherries. The taste is medium sweet that finishes medium bitter. The palate is medium-heavy bodied with light carbonation, and has a long finish. Overall, its meh, needs more body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (1118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. Pours dining room table brown with a rather disappointing head. Interesting swirls of flavour in this one: molasses, dried dark fruit, molasses, red licorice, brown sugar & some booze. A little sharp around the edges. Wonder if cellaring would improve both the balance & flavours. But not to worry: this is a wonderful beer to sip on as my holiday draws to a slow close. Cheers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tranquillity (2035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottled. Red brown hazy body, huge even brown head. The aroma is sweet with cherry, vanilla, oak, birch leaves. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, cherry with little or no bitterness except that if dark chocolate at the end. The finish is dry and the overall impression is beautiful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2583) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & More, St Petersburg. Cinnamon brown, clear, a bit thin-looking. Soft plum, some warming spice, chocolate-covered cherries. Lovely sweet taste, and I have to use the word warming again. Medium to long finish, where the sweetness never fades, although theres a spicy bitter hop lurking in the background. Raisin, plum pudding, crme brle in the aftertaste. Not the best Quad Ive ever had but still very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (442) - - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Warm reddish brown with off-white head. Warming aromas of brown sugar, molasses, malt, brandy, hints of boozy cherries. Flavours of cherries, raisins, toffee, roasted malt, some oakiness perhaps. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1566) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Beautiful pour, lovely aroma, & complex taste. Its warming while the alcohol is fairly hidden. Surprisingly light mouthfeel for nearly 10%. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (350) - 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 youre a quad fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (3561) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3205) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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


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