Cerasus Dog | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wedge on 06-29-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 51
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a unique beer here, thinking its oak aged, and thinking there has to be cherries in it, although i know next to nothing about it in terms of specifics. its ugly to look at though, milky thick and hazy, slightly pink, but pale for something called a flanders red, and without a lot of head on it or any real carbonation thats visible. it smells outstanding though, plenty of lactic sourness, as well as a fruity pucker that to me smells and tastes like pie cherries without mistake, although i have no clue if there is any real fruit in here or if its a trick of malt and yeast. i think it has some wood too, because its so much more mellow than the classic vinegar harsh flanders red types, more well integrated and that might explain some of the haze as well. its a tricky beer to understand though, and as a flanders red, i think its a poor example of the style. as a fruity sour, its top notch though, really distinct in its yeast character and although it doesnt look real nice, its a delicious beer overall. i wish i lived in a place that distributed thirsty dog beer, i have really enjoyed all of them that i have tried. if you dont have any notion of what this should be like and drink it with an open mind, i think you will really enjoy it...

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Photo of sposter4
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a 12 oz snifter. Pours deep amber with little to no head. Little funk smell. Well balanced funk throughout that doesn't linger long. Light bodied with high carbonation.

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Photo of mlockman
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep ruby hue, with an incredibly sour aroma. On the palate, the sourness is brash and rather unpleasant, and a salty aftertaste reminiscent of a gose predominates the finish.

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Photo of chinchill
4.15/5  rDev +3%

On tap.
Pour had a nice, bubbly head over a reddish-brown body.
Decent aroma. Very nice, fruity and quite tart flavor. Minimal funk. Lacks the complexity, including the off-notes, of some Belgian versions.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright glowing cherry red color, no head. Seems to be a theme with sour beers. Aroma is fantastic. Sweet and softly tart cherries, vanilla liquor (very slightly), and musky wood. Recognizable aromas but very well arranged. Taste is tart and perky. Fruity with an evenly spread funk. Oaky and almost a super tangy orange kind of tart, plus cherries of course. More people should have this beer.

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Photo of wedge
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ Busy Bee

Hazy reddish color with a small, fizzling head. Sour, fruity aroma with cherries, oak, and malt. Not very acidic. Flavor opens with tart cherry, berries, light vanilla, low funk, malty background providing a pleasant sweetness. Some light tannins are mixed in and some tasty grain lingers long after the fruit fades. Puckering, medium body with a long dry finish. Delicious, authentic, and very well done!

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Cerasus Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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