Terrapin Sound Czech | Terrapin Beer Company

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87
very good
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84
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
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Ratings:
51
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.69%
 
 
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Terrapin Sound CzechTerrapin Sound Czech
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mcallister on 08-02-2010

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by Avagadro:
Photo of Avagadro
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Straw in color, with a frothy off-white head and moderate lacing. I am a touch disappointed by the amount of haziness of this brew.

S: Aroma is faint, but is that of bread and spicy hops.

T: Dead on. This has all of the aspects of a well made pils; bready body, spicy saaz hops, and a clean dry finish.

M: Light, effervescent, and refreshing.

O: While its is lacking in the aroma and appearance categories, this brew is very well made. There is a lot of debate as to whether a pils should cost $10 a bomber, but I think it shows enough talent to warrant the price tag. Plus, it's for charity. Nonetheless, if you like well-made pilsners, then this is for you.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Brilliantly clear pale yellow golden, good looking lacing. Cracker-like graininess with a mild spicy hop in the nose. Crisp, smooth and lighter bodied. Herbal hop flavor lends some spice, graininess stays dry for the most part. Mineral and grassy. Pretty drinkable, a good stab at the Czech Pils style.

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Photo of Mantooth
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber I purchased at 5 Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA, (highly recommended) into an Allagash tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy sedimented light orange/yellow with ample head and thick sticky lacing.

S: Belgian, yeast and ripened bananas, quite floral as well.

T: It's pretty floral but I'm also picking up some pineapple, nuts, and scented soap in the finish.

M: A little bright initially from the carbonation but ultimately creamy as all get-out with a dry slightly soapy finish.

O: A very sexy pilsner.

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Photo of glid02
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Midway Pub in Atlanta.

Pours a clear golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of light pilsner malts with good amounts of earthy and grassy hops. Also present are moderate amounts of indistinct medium fruit aromas and diacetyl. As the beer warms the fruit fades and the diacetyl intensifies.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pilsner malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by moderate amounts of indistinct fruit flavors that don't seem as if they belong. Mild amounts of earthy and slighty leafy hop flavors work their way into things midway through the sip, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending. The fruit flavors are more intense than in the aroma until the beer warms up, at which point diacetyl becomes an issue.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I finished my glass without a problem however I'm not sure about another.

Overall I was let down by this beer and likely gained some insight as to why it took so long to be released (though there may be other reasons). The flavors were muddled and there were too many off-flavors as far as I'm concerned. I'd like to see another low ABV pilsner made by Terrapin but hopefully the next will have better results.

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Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldSwampy
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 ounce can into a glass. Drink-by date on bottom is "09.11.2016" Color between lemon and gold - shades of each. Ample carbonation and a fairly stiff white head with some durability - attractive. Nose typical for style, floral hops over mild malts - could be more forceful. Taste moves from fairly neutral malts into the hops; a bit more hoppy bitterness than some beers of this type - this depends on the hop blend. I wonder what this would be like with more Saaz hops and fewer / none of the others, but if you like the extra bitterness you might rate this higher than I. But it's still a good beer. Mouthfeel a bit tingly and a small bit of creaminess on the backside. Enjoyable, though I prefer more aromatics and less bitter taste in the style.

Note that the website says that this beer has as "updated recipe" from the original (2010) version.

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Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Thur123
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This brew pours a clear straw yellow color with half a finger of thin white head  The smell is grainy with a cereal smell as well as a hoppy bitter edge that reminds me of lemon.

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The flavor is more traditional than expected .  Noble hop bitterness and a thin citrusy edge. Reminds me of staropramen a bit. This is a very tasty drinkable pilsner. Full of hay, cereal, and fresh grains with thin but flavorful noble hops. Very drinkable with a creamy mouthfeel. 

HAd on tap at the brewery. Woop

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.31/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into a glass:

Well...overall, not the best but certainly not the worst Czech Pils that I have ever had. Poured a clear, light yellow that produced a nice fluffy white head that was well retained. Faint malty aroma and the taste kind of follows. Lighter in flavor and too hoppy for the style. The beer was easy to drink and did the job, not sure if I would buy again.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

another i am finally getting around to typing, i really liked this one and I am a huge fan of the style and this was nailed

Poured a light pale yellow with a huge fizzy white head. I had to actually wait to pour the rest in the glass. . The head had a nice slow fade and left behind lots of lace. This color was very very bright and had lots of sediment in the bottom. Smell was very light and crisp. Smelled very lively. Nice light lemon and grass flavors, with a hint of yeast and grain. The taste was just great, smooth, big carbonation made it very refreshing. Very very hoppy for a pilsner with a nice pine resin flavor and hints of grapefruit, and pineapple and lemon. Big dry finish that was nice and bitter. This was awesome

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Photo of Lionhearted1987
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, number ??? (not legible), served in a footed pilsner glass. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a large, fluffy, off-white head, lacing throughout. Aroma is straw, bread, a hint of lemon, and crisp noble hops. Flavor is straw, wheat, slightly toasted, and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is light, dry, bitter and a fair amount of carbonation. Very drinkable, Terrapin should make this a regular offering.

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Photo of CGMLS3
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear, deep straw with a medium head that poofs. nose; belgian yeast, gum, & banana. taste; sweet malt, light hops, pineapple, banana, sweet dinner roll, nut astringents, lemon, & light pear syrup. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. a bit of an indulgently sweet take on the pils, but a few brewers are now doing that these days. not bad!

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Photo of Mojo
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An outstanding Pilsner that borrows the intensity of taste from Imperial Pilsners but without the harsh drinkability of sulfury flaws.

Sound Czech pours with a brilliant-bright golden-straw color. A froathy/airy stark white head forms on the rim and persists well. Light lacing gives intermitten patterns on the glass as the beer falls.

Very rich bready/cracker-like maltiness gives a clean, sweet scent without overstating itself. Herbal, flowery/floral aromas balance the nose while contributing a spicy sensation of lemongrass and white pepper.

Flavors are rich, nearly making me think of Imeprial Pilsners. But the flavor backs off in its intensity and gives the same consistent line of breads and crackers that are found in the nose. Hop flavor is delicate and spicy while the finish develops a growing bitterness that slightly takes over as the malt flavors lead to a crisp and clean finish. Aside from bitterness, the aftertaste gives a mild bread linger.

Creamy and well carbonated early. The beer tapers at mid palate for an even fade towards a drying and fleeting finish. Stopping shy of oily or worty textures, the beer remains creamy, drinkable and dry in the end.

An absolute joy to drink. This is what Pilsners are meant to be, and without any punches pulled- this puts most brewer's attempts to shame.

Thanks DespainMakesBeer!

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Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulMc
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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