1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cerberus Belgian Tripel - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Cerberus Belgian TripelCerberus Belgian Tripel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

238 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 238
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cerberus Belgian Tripel Alström Bros
Ratings: 238 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of krampert11
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

krampert11, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +3.9%

mklisz, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of StaveHooks
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a Duvel tulip.
Thanks to Hopswagger for this one!

A - Pours a dark amber with a chilled haze. The foam settles into a thin cap with little to no lacing.

S - Potent fruit bread, pungent fruity alcohol, spicy yeast, cherries, over ripe pears, gala apples, peach cobbler, a twist of citrus, almond extract, sweet and bready pale and caramel malts, phenolic a are low with hard candy sweetness coming out as it warms.

T - Thick sweet malts start things off with a backing of Marciano cherries, pears, green figs, stone fruit (mainly peaches), apples, and some orange citrus. Sweet honey bread, caramel malt, faint grassy and citrus hops lingering in the background adding light bitterness.

M - Ultra creamy and smooth feel, full bodied, great carbonation, sweet and sticky.

This is a knockout American made Tripel. One if the better ones I've had from the states. It doesn't have the typical deep Belgian yeast profile as the ones from Belgium but everything in this beer works together for the greater good. A must try.

StaveHooks, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

wisrarebeer, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Griffith, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%

campfirebrew, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big apricot, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, honey, candi sugar, bread, clove, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big apricot, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, honey, bread, candi sugar, clove, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of apricot, peach, pear, apple, orange, honey, bread, candi sugar, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel style! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast ester and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of BrkfstOfChmpns
4/5  rDev +3.9%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +3.9%

tdm168, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Zach136, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Keith_R
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Keith_R, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of andysc83
4/5  rDev +3.9%

andysc83, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +3.9%

chinchill, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of hollywood_15063
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

hollywood_15063, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Syncro-Vox
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Syncro-Vox, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Mark5252, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of e30todamax
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

e30todamax, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Fabiand
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Fabiand, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tangerine amber color. Not much lace. A ring of foam.

Buttery phenols, breadiness, honey, clove, nectary fruit, and lots of booze. Maybe some slight oxidation.

Syrupy malts with buttery breadiness, honey, and some pomme fruitiness. Treacle, rosy booze, and some apricot. Heavy-duty without the complexity.

Semi-spicy with wet booziness. Body is sticky thick, not in a good way.

Not my fave, but it'll "do" for the night. A weaker tripel, compared to the authentic Belgians.

thecheapies, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Lynn, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

reitzbrewing, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

cd_beer_disapear, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

xbrettfavrex, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of csustar001
4/5  rDev +3.9%

csustar001, Nov 02, 2013
Cerberus Belgian Tripel from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.