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Terrapin TomFoolery - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

140 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by rajendra82:
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rajendra82

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The deep brown to black color made this beer resemble a Stout more than a Saison. The head was foamy and two finger thick. The aroma, unlike the looks, was very typical of a Saison, with a earthy/floral sweetness and a funky spiciness. The taste was sweet, tart, and due to the use of roasted malts, somewhat astringent and chocolaty. The individual elements were not as strong as in a true Saison or Porter, but played very well against each other, to create a unique profile. If there was one thing I would have hoped for, it would have been some more spiciness and complexity (perhaps by adding brett fermentation). The beer felt thick to medium in the mouth, and had an oily texture. Very interesting, but a bit more muted than what it could have been.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 05:02:47 | More by rajendra82
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3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
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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.

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Georgia

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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.

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07-29-2012 00:12:06 | More by jlindros
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Terrapin TomFoolery from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.