hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler acquired in trade with Beerman6686 (Growler Swap) - thanks! Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bananas, fruitiness, some yeast, and spices. Tastes of bananas, the same overall fruitiness (apples), spices, and some candi sugar sweetness. Alcohol content hidden. A solid, American made, Tripel.
Beerman6686 (6169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden color with a white head. Aroma was filled with spices, cloves and banana with a nice yeasty character. Flavor was a bit subdued, but not watery just really drinkable and hid the alcohol very well. A great Tripel.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Winking Lizard downtown Cleveland and served in a tulip. This beer poured a dark amber with a thin head of off-white foam that quickly disappeared. Not much lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of orange peel, some caramel, spicy yeast esthers, and a whiff of alcohol. The flavor was much the same with some additional pepper and clove. Mainly lightly bitter orange peel and caramel. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and tongue coating. Light carbonation. A pretty nice tripel.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Pours a lgiht gold with a thin white head. Aromas of corriander, bannana, and yeast. Tastes is spicy with same of aromas. Finish is slightly dry, bannana and spices linger.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Maxs taphouse. Tap list said 10% abv. This thing burned a bit on the way down. Aroma was sweet and spicy with a touch of yeast. Flavor was nice. had alot of spice and sweetness to it, but the alcohol bit on the end was a bit rough. over all this was a good offering
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. Pours a transparent gold with a thin, cloudy white head. Aroma is malty, spicy and yeasty with some grass. Flavor is all spice, clove with candy, yeast and hay. Finish is chalky and thick. Solid tripel.
BuckeyeSammy (604) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
apricot amber, great lacing. Thin white head. Aroma of bubblegum yeast and sweet citrus. Bitterness and alcohol prsent on theback end. Could be more balenced. Citrus and yeast dominate the first taste. on tap at the winking lizard in cleveland.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brew Kettle Ogrefest 2008, 2/13: Light amber w/ a thin, but lasting off white head. Peppery and banana yeast, and lightly floral w/ a dry malt aroma. Light green apple & sulphury yeast as well, barely noticeable, but present. Gets more fruity as it warms with some candy sugar sweetness, rose, and white grape juice aromas. Lightly sulphury yeast flavor initially. A bit bitter in balance, but pleasant and dry. Fruity, banana, peppery yeast, with pear and green apple notes. Pils malt flavor also, and what seems to be a wheat malt flavor and tang/tartness. Low herbal hop flavor and a dry finish w/ some sugary sweetness up front. Bitterness into the finish and lingering aftertaste which is also herbal. Highly carbonated lightens the body, and smooth at first, dries out when swallowed. Well hidden alcohol for the most part is lighly warming. Great yeast character in this beer, and a really nice version of a Belgian classic from a local brewer.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial samples from the Winter Warmer Festival in Cleveland, it’s so nice to see Thirsty Dog brewing in oHIo again. A newer offering from this brewery, which is a 10% abv Belgian Tripel. Aroma is exceptionally fruity with prominent banana and citrus notes followed by a sharp peppery spice. Rich golden pour, vibrant when held to the light. Pencil thin white head and some mild spotty lacing. Medium thickness, the mouth feel is easy with a noticeable alcohol bite. Finish is dry with a slight watery quality. Big malty flavor, earthy and fruity (orange and banana) coupled with pepper and coriander. A fresh funkiness adds to the familiar Belgian yeast. It’s fresh and still a touch boozy, but it drinks real nice and provides a nice comfort.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Winking Lizard: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, yeasty and bubble gum, some fruity notes, and spices. Flavor, yeast, bubblegum notes, fruity esters, some spices, pretty tasty.