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Terrapin TomFoolery - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin TomFooleryTerrapin TomFoolery

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BA SCORE
80
good

137 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%


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

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This is Terrapin's 14th side project.

(Beer added by: Anthony1 on 02-08-2011)
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opwog

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-21-2011 07:46:43 | More by opwog
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Georgia

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11-27-2013 21:41:37 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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twenty5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-17-2013 15:24:26 | More by twenty5
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SadMachine

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Zach136

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-13-2013 20:46:43 | More by Zach136
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Maryland

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marlinsfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-12-2013 01:17:57 | More by DaPan
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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jsanford

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

12-23-2012 05:32:48 | More by sendbeer
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jheezee

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-11-2012 22:38:58 | More by jheezee
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

10-17-2012 18:36:26 | More by ncaudle
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

08-14-2012 21:47:16 | More by Keith_R
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-08-2012 01:20:55 | More by jmbraxton
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
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
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GORUM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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WynnO

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-06-2012 04:07:04 | More by WynnO
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit and Belgian yeast notes, as well as some pepper and some light cocoa. The flavor is similar. The dark fruit and cherries come through up front, with some yeast, lemons, orange and caramel malt also being present. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 21:41:43 | More by Mora2000
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: two finger thick off white head on a jet black body. Some lacing.

S: saison fruitiness but more on the plum and raisin side. Some Belgian yeast aromas as well.

T: very interesting brew. Starts off with the sharp fruitiness and corriander of a saison and rapidly tapers to a dark fruit, light toasted malt, licorice and chocolate finish which verges on a Belgian dark strong style. Very dynamic and complex.

M: lighter bodied than expected and lighter side f moderate carbonation.

Overall: only my second 'black' saison but this one is certainly a dynamic and interesting beer. A must try for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2012 23:16:44 | More by kylehay2004
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Terrapin TomFoolery from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.