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

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
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:
Photo of Dreizhen
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

Dreizhen, May 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours into my weizenbock glass a deep murky chestnut brown with a thick creamy light beige head atop that left a frothy mass as it settles slowly.Some brown sugar and banana in the nose but nothing that makes you say wow,a bit of roasted chocolate beans is there as well.The chocolate plays a big role on the palate and it goes well with some of the spiced phenols ,the orange comes into play late giving a juicy finish,as I drink more it stands out more.This beer is pretty cool with it's different flavors,do I like it?Yeah I do but it's different....in a good way.

oberon, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tbryan5, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4/5  rDev +10.2%

ImFlyerThanYou, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle served at about 45F.
Very dark clear orange-brown body covered by a bubbly tan head. limited lacing; good retention.

Smelled a bit off at first but this was probably just the mix of orange (peel?) and weizenbock wth 8.3% ABV. Some mid chocolate too. Improved as it sate for a while.

Flavor is a bit disappointing. Orange and chocolate are in prudent levels with an obvious weizenbock base, but don't gel as hoped. The orange seems artificial. Neither sweet nor bitter overall.

Feel: medium body with medium+ soft carbonation.

chinchill, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

acurtis, May 13, 2014
Photo of JamesStreet
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

JamesStreet, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of ImperatorScab
4.5/5  rDev +24%

ImperatorScab, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Bnjmnlws
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Bnjmnlws, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Elicoleman, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

KevinGordon, May 20, 2014
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.74/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer really deserves some props. Very unique. The name is inviting and it delivers! The chocolate is quite prevalent with mostly dark chocolate notes. The orange is on the back and smoothes over the beer nicely with a great aftertaste. Easy to take a bomber to the head. One of my favorites by Terrapin, fantastic job!

Cloaked_Phantom, May 14, 2014
Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

rjp217, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of t_holland
4/5  rDev +10.2%

t_holland, May 15, 2014
Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall, I wasn't too terribly impressed with this beer.

Upon my first sip, I could get notes of chocolate and a little bit of citrus. I was taken aback by the light mouth feel of the beer. I guess with chocolate-y beers, I almost expect a more stout like consistency.

As I worked my way through the glass, any flavors became less noticeable. I'm chalking this up to palate fatigue.

Also, when I poured out the rest of the bottle, I noticed a lot of sediment and large chunks of something. Maybe it's orange peel? Perhaps, I just got a bad bottle and this contributed to my meh attitude towards this beer.

iheartmyTHO, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a curved wheat ale glass.

A frothy to creamy big head is made of the pour easily three finger stall, with a pancake top and solid retention, slowly settling. Body color is a dark mahogany, with some orange highlights towards the bottom, and lighter chestnut brown. A couple bit of floaties, but nothing too crazy.

Big aroma of chocolate and orange. Dig that whiff! Kind of has a bit of cheap Easter bunny chocolate notes to it, but also some spice classic clove as well. Orange comes out a bit more candy like as well, but it's a very neat sensation. Some caramel rounds out, not much hint of a dense body it seems coming.

Palate comes a little light for the bock. Spritzy and somewhat clean finish, but there is moderate carbonation and some malt depth to push the flavors out. Small toffee like quality, slightly wet, but with a large candy chocolate and orange finish. Tolerable sweetness as well, not really overblown luckily. Not much chewy texture to this either, and the aftertaste doesn’t really last either.

Overall, though drinks well with a bit of an interesting fun angle. Decent and enjoyable, I would have this again.

smakawhat, Oct 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Mr_Meursault, Jun 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

user785335, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

100200300, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

beerdave, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DerrickW, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

hopkrid, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

GABrew, May 24, 2014
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Terrapin Side Project #22 Orange Chocolate Weizenbock from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.