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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kerberos is the Greek name for the three-headed hellhound that guarded the gates of the underworld, making it more than worthy of protecting the contents of this bottle.
We used the finest imported Pilsner malt and Belgian candi sugar to give this beer its’ light malt flavor and color, accented by the complex flavors and aromas imparted by our unique yeast strain.

Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%
Plato: 19
IBUs: 27
Specialty Malts: 2-Row Pilsner,
Aromatic Hops: German Perle, French Strisserspalt, Saaz


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours golden in color with a thin white head. Aroma is floral and slightly doughy. A sweet malty flavor that lingers on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008

Vintage 08AA

5/23/2008: Kerberos Tripel pours a fair golden wheat color with a thi and frothy white to off-white head. There is a slight haze and a very generous level of lively carbonation. The aroma is lightly sweet, fruity, and malty with some floral, spicy, and muted bubblegum characteristics as well. The flavor is sweet and fruity on the palate at first. Some cotton candy comes through mid-palate and then it turns fruity (apple, peach?) toward the slightly spicy finish. There is a twinge of floral hop presence in the finish, but that’s about it. Overall this beer leans heavily toward the sweeter side as a pretty large amount of wheaty malt is evident. There is also some clover honey and clove spiciness to help add some character to this beer. The alcohol is quite hidden. This beer has a medium to medium-full body and offers a sticky, moderately syrupy mouthfeel. Actually, this is not bad at all. It might not be completely traditional as far as Belgian Tripels go, but it is a tasty derivation from the norm and hits the spot at this particular point in time!

12 fl. oz. bottle (8.5% Alc/Vol, IBU: 27) from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Rating #14 for this beer...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Light golden color with a modest off-white, fairly bubbly, head that diminishes fairly quickly. Heavy wheat aromas, mild yeast and floral components as well. Hints of bubblegum and a dash of spice (cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg) in the nose also. Sweet flavors form the start. Light malt, wheat and honey stick to the palate. Mild has a touch of light fruit. Finish has a note of citrus and wisps of alcohol. This is a bit sticky and thick for my kind of tripel, but on par with many Belgian Strong Blondes and even some tripels. Not a bad effort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2008
bottle. Not that bad. This brewery has sunk into the oblivion, but this is a nice peppery tripel which was much better than its overall site rating suggested.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
LinusStick (3201) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Ugh! What a terrible tripel. I wasn’t expecting much to begin with but this was almost a drainpour. Aroma was weak and hard to fing. Some bread, yeast and grain. Pour was a flat medium gold with no head. Taste was very sticky, yet thin. Not much flavor in the front, but then apple, sugar and coriander comes up in the aftertaste. Little to no carbonation. Terrible.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle sample is clear and filtered yellow. Semi-sweet and spicy nose of apple syrup and candy sugar, bright and crisp on the palate, then soapy with a touch of alcohol and perfumed coriander and hibiscus flowers. Passable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured clear orange color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate yeasty, citrus & spice aroma. Medium body. Medium yeasty sweet flavor with a medium sweet and small alcohol finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeSammy (604) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Great lacing, apricot color. Vanilla, bananas nose. Yeast, vanilla, good but not great, Should be better then a 2.9 average.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Clear yellow orange pour with medium to large white head. Pilsner malt aroma, some lime like citrus, herbal hop notes, some wierd mild stink, some faint vanilla. Spicy, herbal flavors collide with clove and vanilla in an overly sweet mess. Finishes grassy with more clove and vanilla. Alcohol is very pronounced. Overall this is pretty gross.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2099) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Mildly sweet semi soapy tripely aroma. Clear gold with very white foam and decent lacing. Prominent pilsener malt taste comes through. There’s a good deal of substance here, with a slightly grassy hop edge.


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