Terrapin TomFoolery - Terrapin Beer Company
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Reviews by kirkpjr:
3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured this one into a tulip.
A: Pours a very small half finger head that dissipates quickly. Color is deep brown to light black with some light barely creeping through. Spotted lacing.
S: Lemon zest, Belgian yeasts, and bubblegum. Wheat and earthy smells as well. Nothing notable beyond regular Saisons.
T: Strong fruity esters and bananas up front. Here the the dark characters of this beer come out. Finish is toasted malts with the familiar drying characteristics of a Saison. Interesting blend of flavor with the esters and roast playing together.
M: Bright carbonation and medium feel. Dry and crisp finish.
D: Interesting idea and glad I got to try this one. Carbonation limits the drinkability a bit on this one.
Serving type: growler
03-10-2011 01:55:09 | More by kirkpjr
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3.09/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Had this one for a while (obviously) and tonight seemed right. Enjoyed from an oversized terrapin snifter.
a - brew pours a dark brown that settles in the glass as black with chestnut highlights to the light. A generous frothy foamy grey head hung out for a while with a creamy almost Belgian look.
s - nose is soft fruit leading with Apple and pear.
t - taste starts with the same apple and pear and then is tsunamied with a bready toasted oxidized tartness. Yeasty
m - feel is over carbed and fizzy
o - overall this probably should've been drank long ago. Not really that great now.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 02:51:43 | More by cosmicevan
3.33/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit) to let me try another unique Terrapin goody.
Pours a darker mocha colored 1 finger fizzy head that fades fairly quickly, with a bit of sticky lacing, over super dark colored beer with just hints of molasses brown light sneaking through the corners.
Nose is a bit of a mess, some earthy root like aromas, syrupy aromas that give a slight Dr. Pib like soda aroma, light green apple and fruity aromas, hint of wheat like malt, light dark caramel and molasses malt aromas, hint of saison spices maybe, more like fruit juice.
Taste starts with more estery fruit flavors, light apple and pear, hint of yeast flavors and just a touch of saison spices. Malts are creamy but not dark or very tasty, light syrupy with a bit of molasses and wheat, and just a hint of mocha. Again a bit earthy rootbeer like flavor. Booze comes on stronger than expected for 7.3% and seems more like 9-10%. Finish is drier but sticky, light lingering bitterness and more of the earthy root taste, little sticky and syrupy, just a touch of malts lingering.
Mouth is med bodied, boozy, decent carb.
Overall bah, not what I expected. Nothing like a black saison, not many dark malts and barely any saison characters, lots of esters and green apple, not very good.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2012 00:12:06 | More by jlindros
Terrapin TomFoolery from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.