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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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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GClarkage, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
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.

cosmicevan, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Lovely85, Dec 31, 2013
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twenty5, May 17, 2013
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SadMachine, May 06, 2013
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Zach136, Apr 13, 2013
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mendvicdog, Mar 19, 2013
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duceswild, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

oriolesfan4, Mar 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

t0rin0, Feb 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

jsanford, Feb 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

sendbeer, Dec 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

jheezee, Dec 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
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Keith_R, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

jmbraxton, Aug 08, 2012
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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.

jlindros, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

GORUM, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

shcufj, Jul 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

WynnO, Jun 06, 2012
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Terrapin TomFoolery from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.