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Terrapin Boom Shakalager - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Boom ShakalagerTerrapin Boom Shakalager

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 17.26%


Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Side Project #11

(Beer added by: glid02 on 05-28-2010)
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Reviews by opwog:
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opwog

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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A - I may have even mentioned this in other Terrapin beer reviews, but one thing that distinguishes Spike as a brewer is his attention to the appearance of a beer. The color and clarity of this beer is almost unparalled. Deep amber in color, perfectly clear with a nice head that maintains a nice shelf through the drink.
S - Exactly what you want in a darker lager. Roasty, nutty malt with a hint of sweet caramel and the alcohol is completely hidden.
T - The only issue here is that the ABV finally makes its presence known in the taste. There is a spiciness that must be from the hops, because it is not defined enough to be from any sort of additional ingredients. A little earthy and tart and hinting at a stock ale.
M - Very nice carbonation and body. Maybe a bit astringent and/or alcohol burn.
D - I am not sure that this is correctly categorized as a marzen, as this by far the strongest marzen that I have ever had (but I don't have a better suggestion for category, either). I think of Oktoberfest beers as one that can be drank in multiple large mugs. This is a good beer, but much more of a slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 05:52:34 | More by opwog
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2.84/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"Boom Shaka-Lager is the next installment in Terrapin's "Side Project" series if beers. This Imperial Lager is made exclusively with German malts, German Hops and a true Bavarian lager yeast strain. While 99% of the beers brewed with Terrapin are ales, we figured we should show some love to the lager style as well. Not that this one-beat, big beer is going to be brewed to a traditional style or anything. Spike's Brewing Words of Wisdom: Guaranteed to turn any Fest Hall Fraulein's head." Brewed in the style of an Oktoberfest/Märzen. Side Project #11 released in May 2010, some bottles are still floating around in the Athens, Georgia area.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to an imperial pint glass. Served north of 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Head pours a cream white foam over a deep amber body with a deep haze and ample carbonation. Head retention is quite good, lacing is medium thick and consistent. A nice appearance. 4.25

(Smell) Aroma is largely muddied with time but there is a notable bready sweet malt, a touch of caramel, and a murky grass hop note. Very heavy yeast presence, slightly phenolic and even a touch oxidized. Aroma hasn't maintained well. 2.75

(Taste) Up front caramel and rye bread with a syrupy sweet presence. Sharp alcohol on the finish exposed through a faded body but a residual caramel sweetness still remains for a mildly dry finish. Hop presence is pretty much gone. 2.5

(Mouthfeel) Creamy and smooth with a syrupy sweet finish and booze. Body is heavy for the style, medium/heavy overall. 3.5

(Overall) It's past it's prime, I'm afraid, but still manages to be really sweet and heavily-bodied nonetheless, which isn't all that impressive by German Lager standards. 3

Terrapin Beer Company's
Side Project Volume 11: Boom Shakalager Bavarian Style Imperial Lager
2.84/5.00

Serving type: bottle

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a: deep copper in color with a half inch of sand colored head that settled to a thin ring with moderate lacing.

s: very sweet, malts, hops and sugar.

t: sweet bready malts at first, then turning to a light brown sugar taste with some hops hidden in there and a warming effect from the alochol.

m: full bodied, almost chewy with all the sticky sugar in there. good carbonation, burn on the back end.

o: very strong beer. not well blended, everything jumps out one at a time to let you know it's in there, but it's not a subtly transition.

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Terrapin Boom Shakalager from Terrapin Beer Company
77 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.