Terrapin Double Feature - Terrapin Beer Company

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 07-14-2010)
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Reviews by BeerDawgs:
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A hazy copper red. Small tan head, with little to no lace on the glass.

S - Heavenly. I smell the sweet malts, and fruit flavors such as apricot and raisons. Strong yeast components.

T - Good, but not as good as the smell. Sweet fruit flavors up front. But nothing that blows you away.

M - Highly carbonated. Thin.

D - It's good, but not good enough to drop another 10 spot on a bomber. But I don't mind contributing $ towards rebuilding the Theatre where I have had so many tasty Terrapins.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Bottle number 2249 of 6168.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, cherries, yeast, sugar and caramel. The flavor is Belgian yeast, toffee, caramel, brown sugar and some dark fruit notes. I get cherries as well as some dates in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A pretty good American-made dubbel.

Photo of mondegreen
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Rochefort chalice. I thought since the good folks at Terrapin brewed this with Rochefort yeast, the least I could do was pour it into a Rochefort glass. Looks quite nice...

A: Pours a ruby red grapefruit color with a thin off-white head. the head receds to a rim around the glass. Looks very classy.

S: Lots of Belgian-type stuff here. Yeasty phenols, dark fruits, the works...

T: A touch light for a Dubbel, but still very very good. All the dark fruits and yeast flavors one would expect, and the quality is top notch. Nothing artificial tasting here at all.

M: Smooth. Very well carbonated. A little heavier than medium bodied. Dead on.

D: This is a very drinkable Dubbel. It doesn't wear on the palate, but the flavors invite sip after sip. Bravo, Terrapin!

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Riverared
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Mavajo
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly translucent reddish brown color with an off-white head. Nose and taste are full of yeast, phenols (clove) and esters. However, I found the flavor profile a bit lacking. It was generally tastey, but seemed to be missing something. Body was decent - no real problems, but nothing impressive.

All in all, this is a decent imitation of the Belgian style. If it had a more reasonable price tag, then this might be something I'd look at again. But at $13 a bottle, it's quite frankly overpriced.

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 09/22/2010:

22 oz. bottle at 45* poured into my Koningshoeven trappist glass.

A: The pour is a pretty, cloudy, ruby red offering with no head but a decent amount of carbonation. It is pretty light for a Belgian Dubbel.

S: The aroma involves some dark fruits, candy sugar, bubble gum, some vibrant maltiness, and an exceptional spicy belgian yeast character.

T: There is a nice intermingling of dates, figs, bubble gum, candy sugar, and some bready dryness at the end.

M: It's a little sticky-sweet with some bubbliness, yet refreshing.

D: It goes down quite easy and finishing the bomber is no problem. It isn't like the dubbels I'm used to but, then again, it's a varied style. It's very good for what it is.

Photo of EgadBananas
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Muddy, deep copper color. Tan head, creamy. Aroma was fruity, nutty and lightly malty, which held true with the taste, though with a bit of nuttiness and slight tropical fruits. It's missing the rich maltiness in favor of a fruity character throughout. Creamy, almost full bodied feel though.

It wasn't bad, but I personally found it to be uncharacteristic to the style.

Photo of jsanford
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice caramel-brown with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving just the slightest ring of tiny bubbles around the edge. Big, malt-forward aromas of caramel, toffee, over-ripe pear, and baked raisin bread. Taste is similarly malt-heavy, with caramel and toffee, candied orange peel, more ripe tree fruit, and grain. Not bad, but nothing unique. Mouthfeel is a bit fizzier then I'd like, but it may be due to the age. Medium-bodied overall, with fizzy carbonation. Overall a decent attempt at a Dubbel, but nothing special.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was really well done here with a nice amber color with a light hint of caramel around the edges, big head comes up and over the top and settles down gently into a firm and long lasting pillow with loads of side glass lacing. Aroma is nice, much sweeter then I was expecting. Lots of caramel and malts right up front here, light hint of an herbal note boucning around as well, but not terribly strong. Warming brings out a yeast note that is quite intresting and adds a light fruit touch to it, but very sweet still. Flavor again is very intresting and not what I was expecting. Rich notes of caramel and almost candied like sugar abound here. Light touches of hops play on the tongue now as well, very intresting. Comes across almost like an amber ale to me, has that bready maltiness and caramel flavor I associate with it. A bit thin on the feel but the carbonation really saves it and gives it that little bit of pop to pull you in. Soo nicely done that it goes down like candy and really just a smooth and really nice drinking beer.

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TheSquire23
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of JamnesCameron
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet.

Pours a hazy copper with a light tan head. Even with a vigorous pour, only about a finger of head. Head drops rather quickly to barely a thin wisp of foam.

Aromas of sweet malt, hard candy, no hop aroma. Some dark fruits, raisins and figs.

First sip is of dark fruit sweetness, mainly of raisins. A slight carbonic bite, and a hint of flintiness. No hop flavor.

Body is rather thin, almost watery, with a big carbonation prickle. A little over carbonated and too attenuated.

Decent drinkability. Not an outstanding example of the style. Not sure the cost, even if the money is going for charity, is justified. But I'll gladly finish the bottle.

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Kromes
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: A hazy dark amber, brown color with a thin off-white colored head.

S: Lots of alcohol and belgain sugar aromas with some strong dark cherry and a little caramel.

T:Very strong alcohol and begian sugar flavors with some cherry fruitiness and a bit more of a brown sugar flavor than what appears in the nose.

M: I was expecting the beer to have a little more body to it. It is rather light.

O: It is strong in the alcohol and fruit flavors. There is a bit of brown sugar and maybe molasses, but it is overpowered by the previous. Pretty good beer though.

Photo of GeezLynn
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle 2702/6768 into Chimay chalice.

A: Cloudy copper shade topped by a light sudsy white head with good retention.

S: Belgian yeast... banana, pear, and bubblegum. A little buttery, but plenty of life to it one year past release.

T: Brown sugar, clove, raisins and plums with a touch of sweetness. There’s an unexpected hint of smokeyness, and a slight bitterness followed by abrupt estery finish.

M: Medium-bodied with heavy carbonation and a slightly drying feel.

Not bad for a brewery without a whole lot of experience doing Belgian styles (though the Monk's Revenge was better). Also, gotta love these projects benefiting local icons.

Photo of superdedooperboy
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22-ounce bottle poured into a St. Bernardus chalice. Served at cellar temperature, 50 degrees F.

Pours a beautiful clear, deep golden hue, almost honey-like in color, with a thick two fingers of slightly off-white froth that fades away rather quickly, leaving behind a thin cap and some fat, broken rings of lacing on the walls of the glass.

Aroma, like appearance, hearkens to honey, with honey-like malt notes mingling with some faint apricot notes and loads of spicy phenols.

Quite light in body and moderately effervescent. Very dry in overall character throughout; some sweet honey and candy sugar notes show themselves faintly up front and around the edges of the palate, surrounding a middle of mild hop bitterness and powerfully dry, spicy phenolic notes. The dry yeasty goodness carries through all the way into the finish and beyond, with a lasting bone-dry impression with just a hint of lingering sweet grain.

Very light for the style, but with a combination of characteristics that jumps toward easy-drinking, despite the alcohol content which moves in on the head as the bottle drains. Very pleasant and exceptionally clean, this is certainly a well-executed example of a Belgian ale, Dubbel or otherwise. Nothing is out of place, complexity is nothing mind-blowing but exists in a minimalistic sort of way; I'd be willing to wager that this beer would fare favorably in a blind tasting of Belgian-style and true Belgian ales. Hats off to Terrapin for crafting this delicious wonder. I may not have won the golden ticket, but I most definitely found a golden beauty.

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Consumed at a recent DC area tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours a moderate brown color with a very thin off-white head and just a smudge of lacing on the side of the glass. The nose is fairly bland with some dark fruits lingering in the background behind a bit of a plain malt presence. The flavor is quite plain and is hindered by the body, which is way too thin. Moderate malt presence with a bit of sweetness plus a bit of dark fruits in the background. The mouthfeel really killed this one and overall it just didn't have much of anything going on, especially for a style where the best examples are incredibly complex.

Photo of jtmcgraw
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of matzah
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of kflack
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Damn, no golden ticket here!

A: Wonderfull amber color, one inch head, mild lacing.

S: Hmmm... Like Heaven? Lots of apricots, little rasin.

T: Much milder than I expected. Fruit forward, but some hops get you in the midsection.

M: Very thin. Surprised by this! Expected a lot more malt "chewyness". (Is that a word?)

D: A nice beer, but too much $$$ to buy again. Hey, it goes to a good cause, so no love lost!

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Terrapin Double Feature from Terrapin Beer Company
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