Three Philosophers
Brewery Ommegang

Three PhilosophersThree Philosophers
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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #40
Ranked #4,281
4.15 | pDev: 11.33%
Aug 21, 2023
Apr 23, 2002
Notes: 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.

The complexity of this beer make it a good candidate for ageing gracefully, as spicy sherry and port notes should intensify.
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a snulip.
Best by: 8/30/28

L: Ruby brown, mostly clear, 2 finger ruddy tan head, foam is rocky and spongy and persistent.
S: Slightly mineral, light fruit aroma, both dark fruit and berries, chocolate malt, some alcohol.
T: Opens rich with a hint of chocolate and dark fruit malt sweetness, but is ultimately sharp, tart and bitter, well attenuated, finish is reminiscent of bitter baker’s chocolate.
F: Medium-ish body smooth and frothy, has a little heat
O: Decent sipper.
Aug 21, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

Aug 12, 2023
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Rated by NeilSilber1 from California

4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours dark tan with light Belgium style carbonization. Malty sweat finish make this an amazing domestic Belgium style strong ale.
Aug 09, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Tree_powers from Indiana

Aug 04, 2023
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark reddish mahogany color with a respectable tan head that hangs around and produces lots of nice lacing.
The aroma is raisins, figs, brown sugar, caramel, earthy with some hints of cacao.
The taste is all of that and more, lots of brown sugar and dark fruit, a bit of allspice, cherries and toffee, a hint of alcohol, just moderately sweet but luscious.
The body is full, moderate soft carbonation, smooth and very drinkable.
This is really a great take on a Belgian quadrupel, very tasty, complex and enjoyable, especially as an after dinner sipper or as a cold weather warmer, outstanding.
Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by McSeal from Connecticut

Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Mar 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass.
L - Pours an opaque brown color with a tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a slight ring around the glass.
S - Smells of dark fruits, molasses and booze.
T - Tastes of raisins and molasses, with some cherry on the finish.
F - Has kind of a fizzy carbonation with a medium body.
O - Very nice quadrupel.
Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
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Rated by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep brown. Light foam. Nutty aroma. Sweet fruity body. Warm bread finish. Not too sweet. Smooth for a quad. Makes for a great holiday beer.
Mar 11, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.29 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by beerjerk666 from Florida

Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by RamonaBeer from California

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by jbolger from Connecticut

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by whatsgoody from Vermont

Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by joran from Kansas

Dec 17, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by not2quick from Missouri

Dec 11, 2022
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at The Den at St. Burch. Strong but good for a frigid day.
Nov 18, 2022
Rated: 4.69 by Petemang1

Oct 30, 2022
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