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Cerberus Belgian Tripel | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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311 Ratings
Cerberus Belgian TripelCerberus Belgian Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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 STATS
Ranking:
#17,284
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
311
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
41
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joshhug141
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Aromas of pale malts and hints of apples are present in the nose.
T: The taste has a touch of pale malts with mostly flavors of underlying candi sugars.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer hides its alcohol very well from the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of Bandi
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comes in a beautifully hazy, almost opaque golden color with a small white foamy head. Chunks of sediment are visible at the bottom of the glass. Retention is moderate, and a thin ring remains perpetually, leaving some spotty lacing behind.

The aroma is huge banana and clove, big warmth, apple, pear, pineapple, lemon; hay, big bready malt, dough, honey, vanilla.

Banana, clove, and honey upfront, followed by apple, pear, pineapple, and lemon. Big doughy malt backbone, thick and creamy, but not overly sweet. Finishes with clove and hay, lightly dry, with some alcohol warmth.

Pretty full-bodied, smooth, and creamy. Seems a bit undercarbed or almost too creamy for the style, though.

Overall, it's not the best tripel in the world, but it's not underwhelming, either. It's solid.

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Photo of LANManic
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a hazy, dark golden color with limited head creation, retention or lacing.
S: Tart with aromas of honey, caramel, cloves, and spices.
T: Semisweet to sweet with caramel more than honey, cloves and pepper; maltiness overwhelms the bitterness somewhat.
M: Medium bodied with modest carbonation. High alcohol content evident.
O: A drinkable Tripel.

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Photo of h4ger
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eddieeight
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks a hazy orange honey
Smells of clove and fruity black pepper
Tastes strong in the clove, sweetness of citrus fruits, sweet candy and a touch of piney hops
Feels light and refreshing even though it's up at 10%
Overall it's very good if you like clove and pine.

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Photo of Trboley
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smakawhat
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Dull amber brown, and slightly rusted color with some fine carbonation. Head creation is minimal, maybe half a finger and that's stretching it, with a tan light appearance. Settles to a good collar, which manages to get repopulated.

Big amounts of fruity esters on the nose with this. Sweet honey and fruit character, with touches of clove like maple syrup sweetness. Big caramel touches in here, but more of an accent to the yeast punch quality going on. A little bit of wine like flavor on the nose too, sort of a pinot grigio grape.

Very impressive body. Rich malt and coating, coming off like a buttered caramel sweetness on the tongue. Flavors well, with sugary caramel and malt, but with less Belgian properties. Clove and brown spice richness, and a little bit of that dryness on the finish too. Sweetness and yeast esters fruity quality is very much taken out and almost replaced by rich butterscotch instead.

A very different take, but really doesn't remind me of a tripel, with very little Belgian character.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"Cerberus Belgian Style Trippel [sic] Ale."

Aroma is bready, Belgian, and boozy. with raw notes of fruit. Seems too sweet.

Taste matches the aroma, but it isn't as problematically boozy as many American attempts at Belgian style tripel beers. Dreadfully simple and shallow, though. Green apple. A hint of pear.

Smooth, wet, medium to full-bodied, over-carbonated. Not oily, gushed, hot, or astringent. Too thick and filling for its lack of flavour.

A bit more difficult to drink than it should be given its booziness. I adore some of Thirsty Dog's beers; this is not one of them.

High C (3.00) / AVERAGE

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Photo of utopiajane
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow fast falling white head. herbal hop on crisp malt . lemon sugar. cook herbs. Drinks like a sweet fruit punch. Lightly boozy and very fruity. Juicy hop and a light medicinal alcohol smooths as you drink to show you a sweet fruuit and spice. Clove and soft bread. Finishes with pepper and spice and a nice little bitterness from hops. Drinks very well for 10 percent which is very strong indeed!

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Photo of bmeehan
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. The typical spiciness and bitterness that I find come with a lot of tripels isn't there and is instead sweet and very nice on the nose. This is a strong showing.

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Cerberus Belgian Tripel from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 311 ratings