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Terrapin SunRay Wheat Beer - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin SunRay Wheat BeerTerrapin SunRay Wheat Beer

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237 Ratings

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ncvbc on 09-27-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 237 | Reviews: 180
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Photo of BeerLover99
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: clear pale yellow, trace head, no lacing

S: wheat, light floral, yeast

T: sweet wheat, floral, mild yeast, earthy dry finish

M: light/med, tongue prick crisp, dry mouth

O: Little disappointed. Loved my 1st Terrapin,
so was very excited to try more of their brews.
This hefeweizen is too light needs more work
on the flavor. A step above BMC beers.


Photo of PhageLab
4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Hazy pear colored brew that appears to be unfiltered. Thinner head than I like to see on a hefe, but some washy lace was apparent.

S - Bubble gum and bananas. Doesn't smell too artificial, which sometimes seems to happen with the bubble gum aromas.

T - Banana phenol, citrus, lemon peel, more bubble gum all make up the body. Somewhat like the German style, but a little heavy on the gum.

M - Thin bodied with a sharp carbonation level. Finishes slightly watery. The low point of the brew I must say.

D - Refreshing and overall pretty tasty. Serviceable for an American hefeweizen.

Photo of busterwhite
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Hazy dark gold with one finger head.

Smells of banana bread and a little clove.

Banana bread, a little citrus and just the right amount of bitterness in the finish.

Crisp and light in the mouth with medium carbonation. Finishes with a dry note.

Nice, light crisp beer for a hot afternoon.

Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Super light and super refreshing. Not very carbonated with subtle flavors of orange and honey. Perfect for a sweaty summer day when you need an alcoholic thirst quencher that wont weigh you down in the slightest.

Its definitely not anything fancy but in a world of heavy happy craft brews, this is a refreshing replacement for summer.

Photo of theboozecruise
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stange glass, it's a hazy golden color with a finger so of bubbly white head. I like the haze this one has to it, but the head is weak.

The aroma is grassy with hints of banana and citrus. Pretty typical Hefeweizen aroma.

The taste is more of the same, with strong banana notes dominating the palate.

It's a solid hefe, nothing spectacular but an easy drinking summer beer.

Photo of eggodoom
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I am a sucker for Terrapin beer. Poured a bottle into my trusty pint glass. Not any sort of amazing spectacle but looks like the typical wheat beer. No head clear yellow liquid but nice streams of carbonation rising to the occasion. Smells like a wheat field light summery scents coming from this one. Light crisp flavor wheat notes. This is a perfect summer beer flavor and ABV is light enough to session all night. Carbonation creates a refreshing mouthfeel. Pleasing for sure nice beer for spring/summer would buy this again for sure.

Photo of Brittmb29
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a glass, best before the third week of august (finally a company that actually notches their best by date!)

A- Beautiful honey gold beer! however no head tiny constant ring of carbonation is all no lace.

S- faint scent, mild banana clove yeasty scent some grain.

T- Very balanced starts on the usual hefeweizen yeasty clovey banana flavors cut through by a citric tang and some hop. sweetness balances from the honey without being a honey tasting beer.

M- Crisp from solid carbonation that becomes soft on the palate, also some tangy lemon gives a good finish to the sip aiding the lower alcohol.

O- Usually i find Hefeweizens heavier on the stomach but this is light and a perfect choice for their summer seasonal brew. 4.5% abv is also good for drinking outside in the summer heat. i would definitely get a 6 pack next summer when they brew it up again.

Photo of richkrull
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale golden yellow color with quite a bit of head on it.

Smell was on the lighter side - some banana and citrus aroma.

Taste is pretty good. Typical hefeweizen flavor with more of the citurs coming through.

Mouthfeel is light and bubbley. This beer went down very smooth and easy.

Overall a pretty decent beer. I would drink it again but won't go out of my way to get it.

Photo of Emerson1310
4.7/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't been into wheat beers, but this one is great!! Only downer to me is the low ABV of only 4% which practically makes it a "lite" beer.

A: Pale gold to yellow, pure white head which dies quickly, little to no lacing on the glass.

S: A sweet smell, strong with honey, cloves vanilla.

T: BANANA BREAD!!! Big on the bananas, honey, vanilla. Slight wheat flavor too. No alcohol taste at all. No bitterness, finishes with a combo of honey, vanilla and hemp rope.

Overall: I really like this very drinkable beer!! Price is low, but quality is very high. I highly recommend this for a cold, summer treat!!

Photo of Jerone
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy golden straw color with some bubbles and a head that disappears quick.

S - I get banana and bubble gum with some wheat and yeast in the background.

T - I get a lot of banana and bubble gum, pretty tasty, a little wheat taste in there as well.

M - Light body, could use a touch more carbonation or alcohol actually. Extremely easy to drink.

O - I'm not much of a wheat beer guy but this one is pretty good. Great for a summer day!

Photo of detlefchef
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honestly, this one keeps sneaking past me when I think of Wheat beers I like. And, I guess in fairness, that's not exactly my wheelhouse anyway.

Not that I don't like them, but rather I don't typically reach for them.

This one seems to be a fine enough example of the style and basically does what it's supposed to. Even if it doesn't exactly thrill me in any particular way.

I could use with a bit more brightness but it's an otherwise well made beer.

Photo of iadler
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Bruery tulip glass.

A- Hazy gold with an orange hue. Poured aggressively that forms a two finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves a thin white cap. No sign of lacing.

S- Banana, clove, vanilla, honey, spice, wheat and a bit of nuttiness. Reminds me of banana bread.

T- Similar to the smell with banana, clove, vanilla, honey and some peppery spice.

M- Light to medium carbonation and body. This is probably the biggest letdown of the beer with a watered down mouthfeel that is a bit too light.

O- Another nice offering from Terrapin and could easily drink a few of these during the summer. A pleasant and refreshing brew, with the only big issue being the mouthfeel.

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Terrapin SunRay Wheat Beer from Terrapin Beer Company
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