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Thirsty Dog Orthus Belgian Dubbel
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Orthus was the two-headed hell hound brother of Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guarded the gates of hell. Orthus is a Belgian Dubbel brown in color, 7 grains, 3 hops, Trappist high gravity yeast. Very Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3130) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2015
On tap. The beer was a little flat but I didnít let this influence my ratings as much as it would if bottled. Still, the feel and look suffered. Less yeasty than many others of this style, and not as complex as the best versions of this style. O. Worth trying and, in my case, revisiting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (759) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Sample at Giant Eagle in Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Deep rich caramel taste and an obvious sweetness. Lingers on the palate and finishes nicely. Definitely a top-shelf beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1362) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft at the tasting room in Akron, OH. Pours a traditional Belgian dubbel with dark brown colors and a medium sized head. Aroma nice with Belgian yeasts, dark candies, fruit esters, and malts. However the taste was lacking in all departments. I like the bold tastes of the Dubbels and it seemed to lack the boldness of the dark candies, the yeasts, and the floral notes. Rather bland overall and I found it kind of bitter for a dubbel. Medium body, slight oily. Medium carbonation. Finish was bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7110) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Draft @ Jungle Jimís Barrel Aged Beer night. Pours a murky brown color with a large fluffy beige head. The aroma is sweet malts, bourbon, vanilla banana and other fruits. After the nose I was hoping for something a bit more decadent, but the flavors were much more subdued. I still got the caramel, vanilla, bourbon and fruits, but everything seemed muted. Lighter body didnít measure up to the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draft at Russoís. Pours a brownish amber color with a thin off white disappearing head. Aroma is dried fruit, malt sweetness, and fig. Tastes of drank fruit, malt, yeast with a medium body and and smoothness. I liked this better than Cerberus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Firkin version at Barleyís 9th Annual Mini RAF (05/14/11): The beer is a cloudy brownish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that burns away quickly. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt, ripe fruit and yeast. Medium body with flavors of mildly sour fruit, toasted malt, and yeast. The finish is dark fruits and malt. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 26, tap @ Thirsty Dog, Akron. Very nice belgina tripe with sweet fruity flavor, lots of raisins and alcohol. Well balannced, rich and had a great hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2010
"Rich brown color with an amber tint, ample head and lots of lacing. Figs, chocolate,mild cherry, toast and yeasty aromas. Medium bodied and fairly clean, nice drinking Dubbel with a smooth finish. Dark fruits, caramel and a hint of chocolate along with a mild earthy yeast."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2009
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Transparent garnet body, thin, creamy buff head. Very light nose with some toast; the beer was served cold in an aroma-laden restaurant/bar environment. Plummy, sweet body, thin and not syrupy, finishing with bitter spicy esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5405) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2008
POured a dark copper color with an off white head. Aroma was of dark fruits, borwn sugar and spices. Flavor was a bit weaker, mainly of the darker fruits, nothing stands out very much, very drinkable though

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