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Dark Horse Homo Sapien Cherry Trip Ale

Dark Horse Homo Sapien Cherry Trip Ale
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Sapient Trip Ale with cherries; over 9.5% according to the staff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1377) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
On draft at the special taproom at Dark Horse on November 1. The pour is a nice coppery amber with a thin film of off white head and some soapy lace. The aroma is strong Belgian tendencies just like the Sapient. There is a light cherry, but dominating yeast and malts. The flavor is more palatable than the Sapient. The cherry makes it doable. It’s not bad. There is a strong malt and yeast that is well balanced by the cherry. The mouth feel is thin and lighter with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly malty, lightly cherry induced flavor. Better than regular Sapient for sure!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (619) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Aroma is Belgian yeast, tart cherries, clove and banana. Appearance is golden amber, off white head. Taste is banana, clove, tart skins, cherry, decent. Mouthfeel is crisp, light body and medium carbonation. Overall, better than regular, still not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (501) - Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Pours a super cloudy auburn color with a bright white wispy head. Barnyard, sour cherries, and alcohol aromas. Funky Belgian yeast and sour/tart cherries in the flavor. The high abv is evident. Overall this was enjoyable, the cherry flavor was not dominant, but added a nice touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (605) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Tap...hazy pink pour with a creamy head. Nose of cherries, yeast, and hops leads to a big spicy, fruity, sweet-tart, bready taste that is also very easy drinking. Liked this better the the regular Sapient Tripal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at Stub & Herb’s. Hazy orange with a subtle pink hue pour with just a tiny amount of white head. Straight Belgian nose. Subtle cherry in the taste, working with the spicy Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3354) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Served at Appalachian Vinters in Asheville, NC. (from Sept. 2012 notes) Lightly hazy amber with a medium size, off-white head. Head has moderate retention but leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is nicely fruity with a definite cherry component but other vague fruity notes as well. Likewise, the cherry has a clear presence in the flavor but there are also notes of apricot, banana, and some vague, probably yeasty, fruitiness. Clove in the finish. Bready malt base lies in the background. Lighly sweet upfront, lightly bitter at the finish, with a substantial tartness throughout. Aftertaste is this beer’s weak spot. M: Medium body and carbonation; lightly dry on the finish. O: interesting and complex variant of a tripel. The substantial fruitiness makes this seem more like a fruit beer than a tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1913) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
bottle. pours gold yellow thin white head. aroma of slight banana and spice. taste is sweet kind of apple juice and a sweet alcohol bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tap at Old Capital Tavern. Pours clear gold with a hint of pink. Aroma is yeast, malts and fruit. Interesting flavors of malts and yeast. Its a high abv fruit beer honestly. Too much carbonation for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eruizgarcia (270) - - OCT 17, 2012
Good sweet beer with a clear cherry aroma. My only problem is out borders on trading like cough syrup. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale rose-amber with good, foamy white head / Stylish nose of banana, cherry, and grape / Medium body, somewhat fat and creamy, restrained fruit and mostly dry with nice, bitter finish / Flavors of fresh cherry, grape, and resin with notes of banana / These fruit beers can be over the top, but this is restrained and elegant.

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