Bourbon Barrel Aged Cerberus Belgian Tripel | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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60 Ratings
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Cerberus Belgian TripelBourbon Barrel Aged Cerberus Belgian Tripel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thagr81us on 03-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
14.04%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of SomethingClever
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into tulip glass (this beer is not retired, have no idea why BA says that.)

A: very little head disappeared as quick as it was poured. Body is a hazy amber color looks like fairly low carbonation.

S: Toffee, honey, vanilla, caramel, a little oak

T: soft sweet toffee, vanilla, light oak, bourbon, honey

M: low carbonation almost flat body has a little cling but the bourbon makes the body a little watery.

O: this beer is ok. There is no base beer all you get is the sweet bourbon barrel character which is delicious, but I can not taste the underlying beer.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josbor11
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Barrel Aged Cerberus, had on 3/17/2016.
Extremely alcoholic taste, extremely complex. Have not had a standard Cerberus to compare with. Very malty, would drink again.

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabiand
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, peach, pear, apple, white grape, orange peel, pepper, clove, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bourbon barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lemon, apricot, peach, pear, apple, white grape, orange peel, pepper, clove, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of bourbon/oak/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, peach, pear, apple, white grape, orange peel, pepper, clove, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, honey, candi sugar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bourbon barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt and yeast/oak spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Moderate dryness from yeast/oak spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish with zero booziness. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged tripel style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bourbon barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of bwarren82
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonis
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a lacy patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bourbon are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of bourbon—while this isn't strong or overpowering it mostly masks the underlying malts and yeast. There are slight bits of sweetness from the underlying tripel and some vanilla from the bourbon.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is also a moderate amount of warming from the bourbon.
O: This beer is pleasant to sip and is quite easy to drink considering its strength because it hides its alcohol very well. However, it tastes nothing like a Belgian beer because the bourbon nearly obscures everything.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Cerberus Belgian Tripel from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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