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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2010 - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Reunion Beer 2010Terrapin Reunion Beer 2010

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BA SCORE
82
good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.11%


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

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mondegreen on 06-30-2010)
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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cosmicevan

New York

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not sure where i got this...pretty sure i picked it up in NC a while back...but when my personal glass whale showed up today...i needed a terrapin beer stat and "a beer for hope" sounded perfect. enjoyed from a 22 oz terrapin oversized snifter.

a - brew filled the massive glass and poured a ruby purple with a finger of bubbly cream colored head that bubbled away leaving a thin patchy skin of bubbles on the surface. spotty and streaky lacing clung to the glass.

s - fairly malty with some nuttiness and grape. subtle but to style.

t - as the nose suggested, classic scotch ale flavorings of nuts and grapes. malt dominated with no sign of any hops. there is definitely a glazing of oxidation and the flavor carries a bit of a tin vibe, but i quickly became adjusted to it. big caramel.

m - medium bodied, but chewy. almost winter warmer feeling.

o - overall, nice scotch ale. nothing mind blowing, but very true to style and enjoyable. the bottle i have is beginning to show some age (though i never had this fresh), it feels like it is still holding well and should be fine for a while.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 02:28:02 | More by cosmicevan
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TheManiacalOne

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Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel dark fruit, bourbon and vanilla. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character and Belgian yeast. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent variation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink if you want something slightly different.

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bamadog

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4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in a trade quite a while ago. Can't remember who from, but thanks whomever. Review is from notes taken on 12/3/2011 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is the standard dark coppery color and has a really solid ruby hue to it; starts with a very scant and short light tan head that fades to nothing other than a faint wisp in the center and a thin ring around the surface; body is dark, but has solid clarity; can't see much carbonation in this one;

Smell: Smell is solid -- a bit sweeter than a lot of other Scotch Ales, despite their tendency to be sweeter anyway, and there is definitely a banana-like scent to it as well; bit of a chewy and yeasty breadiness underneath it all; for being close to 9%, the alcohol is invisible in the nose.

Taste: I think this beer is quite solid, and I'm a little disappointed to see that it's only averaged a B at the time of this review; a lot of caramel and a slight touch of bittersweet chocolate to it as well; maltiness to it, and there's that underlying peaty/smokey aspect that comes with the style; the Belgian style yeast adds a nice new dimension though and brings a nice smooth, mellow banana aspect to it and I feel that there is also just a touch of Candi to it as well.

Mouthfeel: Body is of medium weight, and it's a bit chewy and sticky; carbonation is still present, and I'm pleasantly surprised by that as I really can't see any, but it makes its appearance and keeps it lively - I was a little worried it may come across flat and watery because of it, but nope, came through just fine; a thick coating is left all over the roof of the mouth; belly is left a little warm -- the only place where the alcohol has made an appearance.

Overall: I wish this was something that was available as at least a seasonal offering, it would make a great late fall/early winter beer as it has a nice sweetness, depth and warmth.

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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2010 from Terrapin Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.