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Cerberus Belgian Tripel - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

251 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is made with one grain and 4 Belgian yeasts, a deceptive golden color, and a malty palate lend complexity to this Belgian Trippel Ale.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 04-01-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden peach color with a solid one finger cream head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Fruity belgian yeast esters dominate the aroma, with peach, pear, and a hint of funk accompanying belgian candi sugar.

The flavor follows the nose, heavy pear and belgian yeast take center stage, with an assertive lemony citrus taste hitting mid palate. A fairly bready malt backbone provides balance into the slightly dry finish. Hints of spicy clove add complexity, but the finish is somewhat stale.

Body leans toward the full side, with fairly high carbonation accentuating the citrus profile. Alcohol warmth is a bit more than comforting.

Overall, a pretty decent tripel. If the finish was more lively and the alcohol better hidden, this would've scored far better.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Clear orange until I got to the yeast, then moderately hazed orange amber color. Yeast particulates at bottom of glass. Just one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is lacking, but a good sized ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Wonderfully spicy with white pepper, clove, and hints of corriander. Mildly yeasty. Flowery hops with a touch of herbalness in there as well. Somewhat sugary with peach, pear, and apple fruitiness. Very well done.

4.0 T: Tastes like the nose, but perhaps a bit less impressive. Peppery with lesser clove and corriander from the yeast with a moderate yeastiness. Flowery and sugary with hay like earthiness joining the scene. Peach, pear, and apple fruitiness again. Booze well in check.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good carbonation level and while it is somewhat spritzy, it isn't spritzy enough. Good creaminess though.

4.0 D: Tasty beer. I only wonder if I'm rating this higher than I should since I haven't had a decent tripel in ages.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paid a bit more than I wanted for this at 4 dollars a bottle I hope it's worth it.

A - Damn a bit of sediment clumps and a touch of haze. I expected a more clear pour. Head is minimal that forums a light lace.

S - Smell is a nice bit of apples and pear fruity yeasts. Smells pretty balanced.

T - Taste is pretty boozy, more so I expected but it does round out a bit as it warms. Yeasts are good, a touch spicy and fruity. Not bad overall.

M - Medium to heavy in bottle. Needs more balance.

Overall not really worth the 4 dollars I paid and I have had more balanced Belgium Triples. Aside from this its a pretty high octane Triple nothing more.

Photo of biercycle
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of BillHilly
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of thekrouse
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 6 Nov 2011. Served in the (512) One snifter.

Small white head. Medium carbonation. Cloudy dark gold in color. Aroma of apples, yeast and ethanol, touch of sugar. Lots of apple from beginning to end. Also yeast. Fairly warming, ethanol present throughout. Medium chewy body, lots of ethanol. Warming boozy finish.

Decent, but I'd take Fin du Monde anyday.

Photo of cynical1027
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Vylo
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of RepMichigan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bluHatter
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours with a finger of head that disappears fairly quickly. Little lacing. Big airy bubbles up the sides of the glass.

S: Citrusy, caramelized hops - smells like it might be sweet and rich.

T: Big flavor here. Like old abbey ales but with citric fruity notes and very sour throughout. I taste some grapefruit after a few sips. This is one of those beers that ages in the glass, the flavors maturing and changing with every sip. It adds a lot of really amazing complexity that should be consumed slowly so that it can be thoroughly enjoyed.

M: A lot of IPA-style big airy carbonation... The kind that I'm not usually a fan of. But the flavor makes up for that in this case. It has just the right amount of carbonation, don't get me wrong... It's just not the style of carbonation that I prefer.

O: A very interesting ale for sure. I think this would complement a high grade bleu cheese nicely ~ the two share a lot of the same qualities. Slightly pungent but highly rewarding to the discerning tongue.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger cream head that fades very slowly to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet fruity nose and flavor is sweet light fruit and spice. Higher ABV is hidden. $3.50 for a 12oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of BigPlay1824
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed in a chalice

A: pours a very hazy and muddled orange color with a very very thin layer of white lacing with fine bubbles that dissipates almost immediately, leaves
S: tart and a for some reason lime comes to mind
T: interesting taste, definitely has citrus tastes but also some tartness and a bit of funk, finishes with a definite alcohol tinge, leaves a kind of nasty vodka like taste on the palate
M: medium carbonation, drinks a bit thick, alcohol burn hits midsip and lingers through to the end
O: not impressed in the least bit, alcohol is not masked taste really doesn't seem to align with the style well at all

Photo of Ratman197
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Half Time poured a hazy gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of pear, pineapple, bread and light spice. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, pear, light pineapple and light spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of burnstar
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark yellow with a big persistent head. Smell is cakey sweet. Spices, cloves, bananas. Taste is surprisingly not very sweet despite the smell. Belgian malt characteristics- cloves, phenolic, light fruit. A little boozy. Much hoppier than the typical tripel. Bitter herbal hops. Well carbonated and medium to full bodied. Overall this is definitely different from a typical tripel but I like it.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Cerberus Belgian Tripel from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.