Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Cerberus Belgian Style Trippel Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a small sized off white head. Fruity, bourbon, vanilla, wood, oak, candi sugar, and some lighter spiciness. Sweeter but not cloying. Alcohol content well hidden. My favorite of the 7 Thirsty Dob beers I had that night - ordered a second one as my night cap and it sure did make me feel no more pain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greebr2003 (3) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013 does not count
Not my go to style but jumped at the chance since I love barrel aged beers. Absolutely delicious with that barrel flavor I was looking for and way beyond with a tense spice flavor. Had on tap at North High Brewing columbus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft. Now this is a tripel. Cloudy orange. Little head. Wow this is awesome. Nice smooth bourbon that covers up the things I usually dislike about Belgium yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
At Beer Study. Very murky cloudy amber pour with creamy off white head. Nose is very rich with wood and bourbon. Very heavy nose, singular. Super bourbony flavor, vanilla, and wood. Some fruity notes show. Full and creamy palate. Warming finish. A nice beer but really just a conduit for bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vectorborne5 (9) - Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
This ale looked and smelled like a trippel, but it’s flavor was harsh and what few decent notes it possessed passed quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6366) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Tulip on tap at the Moerlein Lager House.. For $12, wow.. Clear orange color. Minimal white head. Little lace. Whiskey barrel evident in the nose, not much else otherwise. Bigger body. Soft lighter carbonation. Dry texture. Lemon zest in the taste, some vanilla. Light alcohol bite and little warmth in the finish. Long vanilla bourbon lightly oaky aftertaste is nice to savor. Nice to sip and try but not worth the cost. Does gets better as it sits, though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
28th December 2011
Hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Light dry palate. Dry from the alcohol it feels like. Sweet malts with some vanilla oak but alcohol - whilst not too hot - really gets in the way. Dry finish. Okay in small doses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
From a bottle. Hazy golden, medium white head. Fruity orange aroma with some citric and floral hops and some oak. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Sweet with medium bitterness and a soft acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at busy bee Raleigh. This beer is amazing. Subtle hints of acidity, booze, and oak. Very nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2012
Growler fill. Yeah you knew this beer had to be good when both my wife and mother in law were screaming about it. I love tripels. It’s sooooo sad to see them done almost universally as an afterthought or poorly. Yes there are some pretty good standards out there. But as a whole, the craft beer scene here in the USA doesn’t make the style as well as say an IPA or Imp Stout. I digress. This beer was oozing so much complexity. It’s hard to know where to start. Great aroma first and foremost. Lots of wood, tart fruit, spices, and whiskey. You could easily just sit and smell this beer all night. The palate was pretty hefty but not unwieldy. Flavors rocked all over the map with fruit and bourbon leading the charge. The remarkable part was how little alcohol I actually tasted. The balance of the banana and apricot went perfectly with the wood and whiskey which happened to be broken up with citrus zest and coriander. It really just went on and on. Delectable beer. Even had enough carbonation day 2 to be quite an exciting drink the 2nd time around. High marks. Well done.

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