Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch - Terrapin Beer Company
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3.08/5 rDev -13.7%
22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, very light copper-hued body with a scant, short-lived, whitish head.
Smell: A fragrant scent of peaches and cream atop far, far lighter, lesser notes of mild-scented, bready malts.
Taste: Faintly toasty, bready malts, faintly sweet and also a bit faintly grainy. Just when you have the malts within your firm, ruthless grasp, that's when the peaches surge forth, leaving everything else seemingly a launch vehicle for the peach flavoring. Mildly bitter with some low herbal, citrus hints (quite low, mind you). At a point the peach taste shreds away, leaving behind what seems to be a bland, faintly boozy blonde ale.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: About as inspiring a fruit beer as Abita's Purple Haze. Time for a Midnight Project recap! Terra-ryezd was good, Depth Charge was killer, and this was a peach of a beer (and blah).
10-06-2011 02:43:23 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.1/5 rDev +14.8%
single finger head on a golden with orange/crimson hues and clear. Little lacing.
S: They certainly got it to smell like peach, which is good. Other citrus comes through as well.
T: Lots of peach here too. Also malts and grain with a mild musty hop flavor.
M: medium body, moderate carbonation and moist finish
Overall I liked the amount of peach in this one and was surprised they made it this strong. I like these limited release brews from Terrapin and their collaborators.
01-31-2012 03:08:04 | More by kylehay2004
3.5/5 rDev -2%
Got this from Bbothen as part of my fantasy football BIF winnings.
Pours an effervescent amber/orange with 2_ fingers of cream colored head. Some head retention & lacing
S: Peach & not much else
T: Peaches & pears & touch of orange marmalade up front. Marmalade bitterness & peach sweetness mix as this warms
MF: Medium bodied with firm carbonation
This is pretty good & drinkable as fruit beers go. I'm glad to have tried this. Not sure why I never see these collaborative Left Hand beers here or the surrounding states, we get all the other Left Hand stuff
02-21-2012 02:50:14 | More by russpowell
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a small layer of off white head that goes away almost completely.
Smell: The smell of this beer is chalked full of peaches. Rather sweet with a note from the grain and some tartness as well.
Taste: Not nearly as peach filled as the smell. The peaches are tastefully added and the beer isn't overly sweet. I'm not really picking up the tartness from the smell, but I am getting mild malt note. The finish is a bit underwhelming.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with strong, tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
Overall: I enjoyed this beer and found it to be quite refreshing. While it smelled good, I was afraid that the peach would be too sweet and overpowering. I would have liked smoother carbonation and a stronger taste in the finish.
01-02-2012 23:30:33 | More by oline73
3.3/5 rDev -7.6%
Picked this up in NJ around Christmas. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.
a - Pours a somewhat transparent bright orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Spotty lacing left on the glass and lasts about a minute.
s - Smells of peaches, fruity malts, sweet fruits, sugar, and bready malts. Tons of sweet peaches. The nose reminds me a bit of those sugary, candy peach rings you can buy at the store. I actually like it.
t - Tastes of watered down peaches, sugar, and fruity malts. Also some herbal/tea taste to it. Taste is not bad, but a lot weaker and seems watered down.
m - Thin body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, but a bit too thin.
o - Overall a decent beer. I actually liked the nose quite a bit, but the taste was a lot weaker, and the mouthfeel wasn't great. Not a bad beer, but probably not really worth seeking out more than once.
01-05-2012 23:10:42 | More by mdfb79
3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
Not really what I was expecting when I heard that this beer had been announced- a peach beer for a Midnight Project? Then I thought that it would perhaps be a peach driven dark beer- maybe a porter or imperial stout, you know a peaches and chocolate kind of thing with some roasty notes. Alas, such was not to be. What we have here is a fairly solid, but fairly pedestrian lighter colored (and bodied) peach ale. While it's enjoyable enough, I expected something more interesting. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden with a moderate head that fades to a ring. Smells of peach jolly ranchers, with some honest peach juice in the background. As it opens, there is a faint chocolate note that hints of what might have been, In any case it's pleasant here. Nice peach flavors throughout, including some nice astringency that taste if they are from peach skins. The beer did grow on me a bit, but I'd still prefer something darker here.
10-25-2011 02:56:28 | More by Georgiabeer
3.93/5 rDev +10.1%
Aroma is malty with a strong overtone of peach. I love peaches! (My roots are in Georgia, though I was born in Canada.) It pours an attractive clear amber with a fairly thick, if not persistent, off-white head. Malty flavor has a strong peach component to it, though this does not overwhelm the flavor the way it did the aroma. The peach sweetness nicely balances the hoppy bitterness, making for a very satisfying flavor. Firm-bodied texture is quite fizzy, leaving behind a firm and persistent tingle and a malty, peachy flavor. Another great collaboration!
10-08-2011 23:08:44 | More by Cyberkedi
3.9/5 rDev +9.2%
On tap at Rackhouse Pub, had to order this just in case I can't pick up a bottle locally. Dark orange color, scant head smells a little bit peachy and maybe some biscuit thrown in. The flavor was very peachy in a sweet way and reminded me of peach jolly ranchers but with less sugar. Maybe they used a purée for this? Either way I could have drank more than one if I didn't have to drive.
09-27-2011 16:51:36 | More by ArrogantB
3.43/5 rDev -3.9%
Just back from a trip to Atlanta, I plopped on the couch, turned on the football game and popped open this bottle. Thanks to Bhalter8 for another bottle of the Midnight Project series. Actually got to share some beers with Ben this past weekend and really enjoyed it.
Pours with a finger of fizzy foam that forms quickly and fades even quicker. Bright/clear orange amber color. No lace, but some sudsy foam hangs around on the beer.
Didn’t need to read the label to smell the peach in this one. Smells a bit like the syrup from canned peaches
Wow, the canned peach theme comes to the flavor as well. Distinct canned peach fruit flavor up front. Sweetness in the middle, then some dull bitterness. This doesn’t mix well with the peach sweetness. Then the flavor kind of fades at the end. Finishes a little flat.
The body is not a thin as I describe, but the finish of the flavor almost makes it seem more thin than it is. Not watery, but just a little lacking.
11-14-2011 02:52:36 | More by Reagan1984
3.25/5 rDev -9%
thanks to TATURBO for this sample!
reviewed from notes taken on 4/25/12.
poured into snifter.
Appearance: peach colored body. One and a half fingers of head that drop quickly to no head.
Smell: I dont really like peaches, but this beer actually smells good. Fresh and juicy peaches almost has a wine cooler smell to it.
Taste: Big peach flavor upfront and it finishes grainy. Drink this beer cold because as it warms to room temperature it begins to develop a medicinal and veggietal characterists to it that are not that pleasant.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with about moderate carbonation.
Overall: Its very peachy and one demensional. Your girlfreind will love this beer if she enjoys peaches.
04-29-2012 01:42:05 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.21/5 rDev +17.9%
Poured into a snifter. No readable freshness date.
A- Pours a dark amber with a one finger head that retains a bit before settling into an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and splotchy surface bubbles grouped into completely still mold patterns indicating healthy yeast. Substantial lacing.
S- Sweet, fresh peach aroma that actually smells natural and is very delightful.
T- The peaches come through in the taste quite well, too. Not as pronounced as in the aroma, but I've seen other peach beers fall short of that taste/smell ratio. Also, it's not overly tart like some other brews that have peach flavor *cough* Festina Peche *cough*. A good amount of malts detected, but not so much with the hops. The alcohol is well-hidden but can finally be perceived after multiple sips in a row.
M- Medium-high carbonation that's balanced nicely with a medium body and a relatively dry finish.
O- I like it a lot. One of my new favorite peach beers.
12-11-2011 01:07:51 | More by Immortale25
4.1/5 rDev +14.8%
Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip
A- pours a crystal clear shade of orange with a two finger offwhite head that fades quickly. Looks real nice
S- peaches! The smell doesn't hide what this beer's calling card is...the peach scent is very strong and appealing
T- peachy. Getting some wheat flavors out of this as well. Not bad
M- pretty malty. The wheat really accentuates the malt
O- solid beer. You don't see a ton of peach beers that aren't lambics, so this was a nice change of pace
10-07-2011 23:22:05 | More by bigfnjoe
2.98/5 rDev -16.5%
A - Golden orang, nice finger of white head. Good retention, great lacing.
S - Very peachy, smells sweet and a little sour and tart. Not much else, lacking complexity.
T - Peachy pale ale,wet feel. Some light citrus hops
M - Light, a little too much so. Appropriate carbonation, refreshing.
O - A little too light, not bold enough in Southfield flavor or smell
11-09-2011 05:15:01 | More by MacQ32
2.13/5 rDev -40.3%
A bottle left over after GABF judging and given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Pours a lightly oranged head that faded faster than soda-pop fizz. Brilliant sharp copper liquid. Oddly, it seems a bit luminescent. Smells cherry cough syrup, peach, and mild lemon. Not good.
Tastes lightly grainy and lightly peach. Very dry with mild hop bitter, noticeable cleansing alcohol sting, and robustly sized carbonation. Grain flavors are vienna and biscuit. The peach is true to the fruit, albeit it comes across as if they were firm and not ripe. It's hard to get past the cough syrup nose without finding a bit of it in the flavor, too. Comes across like a bundle of potpourri or a scented candle. Acid balance is a bit off, leaning toward too acidic. No need for another.
11-11-2011 02:06:31 | More by mentor
3/5 rDev -16%
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of white head that recedes into a sudsy ring with no lacing.
S: Lots of peach aromas here with some bubblegum and candy sugar aromas as well. There is a nice, sweet, peachy finish with just a touch of tartness.
T: For as strong as the peaches are in the aroma, they are barely present in the flavor. Some crystal malt-like flavors and bitter yeasty flavors dominate. The peaches are more on the aftertaste, providing a light tartness.
M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is fairly light, dry, and clean.
O: Not a bad beer, but just too bland on the flavor. The aroma is full of peaches and, while I don't like extremely fruity beers, the peaches are barely there at all.
12-25-2011 02:39:28 | More by n2185
4.45/5 rDev +24.6%
Terrapin/Left Hand collab. This was the first beer I ordered at the Left Hand Brewery during GABF week. Review from 9/25/11.
A - Served in a tulip. Excellent clarity to this bright and shiny glittering brass colored beer. Has a nice white head; tall with good retention properties.
S - Wow, the peaches are really ripe, fresh, and sweet. Lots of juicy aromas wafting around here. This fruit was wet, ripe, and delicious on its own, and these breweries added it at the peak of flavor to the beer. Easily the best aroma I have ever come across on a Fruit Beer.
T - Again, the peaches are wonderfully fresh and juicy. There's some crackery malt flavor in the background with a faint Belgian bent.
M/O - Creamy feel despite crisp carbonation. Excellent beer... I am so sad this was sent through the terrapin distribution network - I'd have loved a bottle or two to take home!
06-10-2012 22:34:35 | More by Spider889
Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch from Terrapin Beer Company
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