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Terrapin Sound Czech | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: Czech 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: 25 | Ratings: 70
Reviews by BeerDawgs:
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I grabbed a pint of the GA Theatre session #3 at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur.

A - A clear golden color, like a traditional Pilsner should be. A lot of head, and leaves a ton of impressive lace all over the glass.

S - You can smell the wheat and light malts that is true to the style. Very impressive.

T - A mild bitterness that goes down very smoothly.

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated. Pretty smooth.

D - This is a very tasty pilsner. If you are into Pilsner's, you will love this beer. Terrapin does a great job hitting this style right.

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Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a pilsner a lighter straw color with a nice tight one finger bone white head atop that leaves some lace as it settles.Peppery hops,toasted bread,and a light mineral element in the nose.The peppery hops are magnified on the palate really playing a big role,quite dry and mineral-like in the finish,just crazy drinkable.Not a better beer out there for lounging outside after a hot day of work,this is not a "no brainer" it's delicate and spicy just great.

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Photo of chiefbender
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
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 dankjohn
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mantooth
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -8.9%
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 sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
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 +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Thur123
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
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 -15.8%
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 philbe311
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - A finger's worth of crisp airy bone white head... Slight retention gives way to a full slightly creamy veil of lacing... The color is a completely clear translucent pale lemony yellow... Bursting at the seams with carbonation, most of which starts very slowly at the bottom of the glass before quickly picking up steam towards the top of the glass...

S - Smells like a text book example of the style... Loaded with rich sweet cereal grains... Just a hint of corn... A light but inviting noble hop presence...

T - Starts sweet with cereal grains and a slight hint of some nuttiness... The hops don't appear immediately, but bring some serious bitterness once they arrive... The deep finish possesses a bit of a metallic character...

F - Medium bodied... A bit dense... Crisp and clean... A good bit of carbonation... Finishes with an intense dryness...

O - First things first, this is the great label design for a beer ever... Love the name... Love the label... I'm gonna need to get me a t-shirt... Next, this is just a slightly Americanized (read: additional hops added) version of the classic style... Quite enjoyable and refreshing though I'm likely to opt for more traditional representation of the style...

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedge
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straw colored with a solid head of lumpy white froth. Clean cereal grain, floral hops, and a touch of lemon in the aroma. Flavors of white bread and floral, grassy hops. Medium-light, drying out a little. Not enough Saaz spice for my Czech pils preferences, but still a pretty well-made pils all-around.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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 +14.5%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Terrapin Sound Czech from Terrapin Beer Company
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