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Thirsty Dog Orthus - Sweet Cherries

Thirsty Dog Orthus - Sweet Cherries
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Thirsty Dog’s Belgian Dubbel Ale is brewed with seven kinds of malt, three hop varieties and a high gravity yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mannybdoy (7) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2014 does not count
This is a good beer for a breezy spring day. I drank it from a cask and it was so good, the cherry after taste is a Hugh plus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Firkin at The Belvidere on 11/10/2010 as Thirsty Dog Sour Cherry Orthus. Hazy brown body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet cherry and light caramel aroma. Sweet cherry, caramel and grain flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
@Belvidere at Broad-on cask-pours a retaining rich light tan head with murky brown/orange color. Aroma is mild medium malt, tart cherry. Taste is medium malt, gentle cherry pie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
This was from a firkin at Belvidere at Broad during Richmond Beer Week. Billed as Orthus with Sour Cherry, but I got zero sour note from this brew, so I think it was a mislabel of this beer. Medium hazy amber. Aroma faintly of caramel malts with a hint of fruitiness. Flavor was sort of a standard "amber" profile, no hop notes, just a bit of cherry on the finish. Not bad, but remarkably not exciting either. Just sort of "there."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
Cask at the 2nd Annual Winking Lizard Real Ale Fest on 3/27/10. Pours clear brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet cherries, bananas and bread. Cherry pie filling hits the tongue first giving way to dark malt and a bit of Belgian yeast on the back end. Very similar to the Belgian Siberian Night with sweet cherries, but without the chocolate note and a little less on the banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 2nd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/27/10): This brew is a mostly clear copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of yeast, fruit and malt. Medium body with flavors of fruity esters, spices and yeast. The finish is yeast and cherries with a lingering tart aftertaste. Decent overall.

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