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Terrapin Side Project #22 Orange Chocolate Weizenboch - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.34% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GeorgiaBeerGuy on 05-11-2014)
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Reviews by Dreizhen:
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4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the same beer as Terrapin Moon Ray.

Poured into a Terrapin Snifter.

Appearance: Darker, somewhat translucent, slight head.

Smell: Heavy banana, slight chocolate and malt notes.

Taste: The slight chocolate and malt from the nose are joined by some orange notes (think essential oils from the peels, not the juice from the flesh). This menage a trois quickly gives way to rich banana and demerara sugar with a hints of caramel, vanilla, and the spice that accompanies a well aged rum.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, mostly smooth, rather middle of the road for beers.

Overall: Reminds me a lot of a cellared Terrapin Gamma Ray. AKA: bananas foster in beer form, but with a touch of coco and orange on the front end.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 10:35:27 | More by Dreizhen
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

07-26-2014 00:36:40 | More by ImperatorScab
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New Jersey

3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours a hazy brown color with a short 1/4" head that falls to nothing in a minute.

Smell: chocolate and orange are detectable here but are a bit muted.

Taste: wheat, bread, mild dark chocolate tones, some soft orange citrus, mild bitterness, and a bit of alcohol are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Smooth from start to finish. Sweetness and breadiness lingers long in aftertaste.

Overall: a so-so weizenbock. Decent flavor but just a bit too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 16:59:58 | More by Gavage
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District of Columbia

3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle

Pours a dark cola brown. Carbonation is almost soda like. It could easily be mistaken for a glass of root beer.

The smell is burnt cocoa and orange citrus. Some banana, sweet molasses and a little bit of raisin. The chocolate smell lingers at the end.

At first taste, the flavors bounce all over. Tropical fruit, banana, and citrus with a smooth chocolate finish. The cocoa is balanced and creamy, almost milky. As it warms, the chocolate powers through, and dominates the beer.

Mouthfeel is thin, but balanced. Carbonation lingers in your mouth, but overall, not bad. Just average.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 23:54:02 | More by nmann08
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

07-17-2014 15:45:46 | More by BiteTheBullet
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-17-2014 00:06:46 | More by Danny1217
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4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22oz bomber picked up at Greens on Buford Hwy. Terrapin Side Project #22

A- Amber red with no clarity. 1 finger of head, and yeast floating ALL over the brew. I either got a bottom of barrel bottle or its extremely unfiltered!

S - Orange peel dominates. Lots of citrus..

T - Fresh, easy to drink, hidden ABV. Orange dominates, I wonder how many they put in it!?!? Not getting much chocolate, but thats ok. Easy to drink and probably very nice in the summertime. Where's the ABV? I know its 8 % but no boozy flavor at all

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated.

O - I was a little doubtful as the Weizenbock is not in my top 10 styles, but adding Orange is an awesome twist with a side of sugar

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 03:36:59 | More by BeerDawgs
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-12-2014 12:05:58 | More by jrohrbacher
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-11-2014 23:34:42 | More by djrn2
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-09-2014 21:50:17 | More by skaboom420
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-07-2014 00:50:27 | More by tbryan5
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-01-2014 02:29:30 | More by RocketCityVol
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-28-2014 19:47:10 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-26-2014 01:00:10 | More by Mr_Meursault
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3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Sometimes things get a little weird when there's a full moon. Floating into 'Side Project 22" comes 'Moonray' Chocolate Orange Weizenbock. Our rendition of this traditional style is clearly a hoax with the addition of cocoa nibs and orange peel for a greater depth of flavor. With its big malt presence and hint of banana from the yeast, this beer may just make you howl at the moon." Brewed in the style of a German Weizenbock with chocolate and orange added. Entry number 22 in the side project series, this beer is available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a Terrapin snifter. Served above 57º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a mocha cream head of a frothy foam consistency over a dense hazy maple brown body. Sediment is plentiful in this beer and clarity is fairly low. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.5

(Smell) Spritely tangerine and clementine orange juice with sharp acidity and mellow sweetness follows through against a moderate cereal wheat body. Any notes of chocolate are under sweet against subtle hints of banana and clove that nod to traditional German wheat styles. Potency is moderate. A very interesting aroma. 3.5

(Taste) Fluffy cereal wheat malt, orange peel, cocoa nibs. The chocolate comes through much better in the flavor joining a prevalent orange rind character, although the orange doesn't come off quite as juicy and ripe as it should, rather it's very vegetal, tart and underripe. The wheat malt is paired with a hint of clove and banana. Altogether it's a curious concoction, and I'm undecided whether I think it works out or not, but I enjoy the originality of it. I think the clove, banana, orange and chocolate come through the best in the flavor, and if you can fathom the idea of those four ingredients somehow intertwining, this may be a drink you could consider trying. To a select few, this will undoubtedly be a chaotic amalgam of flavor. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky, chewy, mildly acidic. Carbonation generates a light frothiness for a soft mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style and medium/heavy overall. Balance is equally bitter vs. spiced. Alcohol presence is low and off characters are to a minimum. 3.5

(Overall) It's either the clove vs. the chocolate or the banana vs. the orange peel that has me second guessing how I feel about this beer. Perhaps one of the most curious side projects that Terrapin has done in a while, as there's a lot going on in this beer. Perhaps worth a try if you can get a bottle but I don't think this will be universally loved. 3.5

Terrapin Beer Company's
Moonray: Chocolate Orange Weizenbock

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 00:53:08 | More by Jadjunk
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-25-2014 01:43:11 | More by thatoneguymike
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3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a weizen glass. No freshness date but marked Side Project #22. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Dusky chestnut with a lot of yeast floaties and pancake batter-like 1-finger head with pretty good retention and some blobby lacing.

S: Very weird citrus juicy aroma with chocolate overtones, it reminds me of a chocolate orange julius. There is a weak banana yeast ester component in the aroma, and plenty of spicy phenolics.

T: The flavor is unique but really to me doesn't resemble most of the strong banana bread notes I expect in a weizenbock -- the chocolate and especially the orange really overwhelm those basic elements. The fairly strong phenolic mix weirdly with the chocolate and the orange, leaving an almost piney mid-palate flavor. The chocolate is strong throughout and does leave a nice finish.

M: The feel is reasonably light with a creamy texture. The body is medium at most with light carbonation overall. Pleasant feel overall.

O: A unique but weird beer that veers too far from the weizenbock style for me. The citrus is too strong and overpowers the basic elements of the style. The chocolate is a nice touch and alone would probably work pretty well with the style (who doesn't like chocolate banana bread). This beer has some potential but needs to leave out the citrus.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 02:33:16 | More by argock
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-15-2014 19:52:01 | More by Bnjmnlws
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-15-2014 01:22:11 | More by Ljoreilly
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-11-2014 21:15:41 | More by robertjskelton
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-10-2014 20:52:21 | More by Gus_13
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-09-2014 18:25:41 | More by GeorgiaGirl93
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Terrapin Side Project #22 Orange Chocolate Weizenboch from Terrapin Beer Company
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