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Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Midnight Project PeaotchTerrapin Midnight Project Peaotch

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.09%


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Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Ale with peaches added. Brewed in collaboration with Left Hand Brewing.

(Beer added by: 7ways on 09-21-2011)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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).

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 02:43:23 | More by ChainGangGuy
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 02:50:14 | More by russpowell
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mdfb79

New York

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 23:10:42 | More by mdfb79
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 02:56:28 | More by Georgiabeer
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 03:08:04 | More by kylehay2004
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 23:08:44 | More by Cyberkedi
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2011 16:51:36 | More by ArrogantB
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oline73

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 23:30:33 | More by oline73
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Eh….

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 02:52:36 | More by Reagan1984
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mentor

Colorado

2.13/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 02:06:31 | More by mentor
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rajendra82

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The amber colored body was lightly carbonated, with little to no head formation. The lack of foam allowed the peach aroma to come through very clearly. Taste was very malty with more than a hint of peach. There was a lot of the juicy fruit in the barrel apparently, as little else was detectable in the flavor. Mouthfeel was medium thick, and the finish was sticky and sweet. A bit one dimensional, as most fruit beers are apt to be, but deliciously peachy.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 04:22:44 | More by rajendra82
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shand

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really? What's up with the reviews here?! Are people familiar with peaches? Peaches are a sweet fruit. This is a peach beer. It's going to be a sweet, peach beer. If you're complaining about it being too sweet and too fruity, why did you buy it?! It's an nice golden color with a tiny head that quickly drops to wisps. Aroma is super-peachy. Tons of peaches. The taste follows, there's a very strong peach taste with a weak wheat aftertaste. It's a fruit beer. It's going to taste like fruit. The mouthfeel is brisk and strongly carbonated, and the drinkability is very good, especially for the elevated ABV.

Honestly, what's with the poor reviews here? This is a very good FRUIT BEER. It's a beer with the primary flavor being fruit. It is excellent at tasting like fruit.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 06:39:00 | More by shand
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark strawberry blonde, more strawberry than peach. 1-finger pale white head. Decent retention and light lace.

Sweet fruity nose. Really get the peach part. Strong floral nose, too. If you like peaches, you will probably like this.

Floral, peachy taste. Surprisingly heavy body for what I expected to be a lighter feeling beer. Not quite chewy, but thick - for some reason I keep thinking cake. Nice malt presence in the finish with only a faint suggestion of hops that makes the fruit sour just a bit in the very end. ABV well hidden.

Overall, if peaches are your thing (and I like them), then give it a try. Hey, the beer does come from the Peach State!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 02:14:53 | More by beer2day
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 01:07:51 | More by Immortale25
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 01:42:05 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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n2185

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 02:39:28 | More by n2185
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

had on tap at pizzeria paradiso in old town alexandria. reviewed from notes.

A: light copper. frothy promising head with good retention. O.K. lacing.

S: both peaches and apricots blast initially on the nose. a sugary sweetness as well, most likely from the fruit.

T: easy drinking. light peach flavor. sugars follow. apricot flavor. grain comes out towards in the finish.

M: moderate carbonation. expecting a medium body, but it is definitely more light.

D: an O.K. fruit beer, but nothing exceptional. the apricot flavors/nose with the peaches is a nice touch of complexity, but that is about it. overall a refreshing, light, fruit beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 23:41:04 | More by Jimmys
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another beer I picked up a Bruisin Ales about two weeks ago.

A - Clean and clear golden-orang in color with a nice two finger head of off-white foam. Very active carbonation bubbles quickly rising to the top.

S - Strong aroma of sweet peach syrup. Very inviting peach aroma initially but as the beer warms it becomes more like the artificial peach taste in some of those peach hard candies. Faint hints of bready malts underneath.

T - Sweet and peachy up front. The sweetness is really a bit much and then a nice acidic kick comes in to cut the sweetness a touch. Biscuity malt profile provides just a touch of back end support.

M - Well carbonated beer that moves the sweetness along nicely. Medium bodied.

O - Interesting. A bit too sweet for me and the peach tastes become a bit off-putting as the beer warms. Straight out of the fridge and for the first 10 minutes or so I find thos one to be decent. Became a drain pour after it had a bit of time to warm.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 19:07:28 | More by ckeegan04
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Spider889

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 22:34:35 | More by Spider889
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 23:22:05 | More by bigfnjoe
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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Bottle Revolution. Price unknown.

Appearance: Hazy peachy orange, stiff white head with brief retention. It does leave a bit of sticky lace. Not a bad looking beer.

Smell: Sweet and peachy. Not a whole lot else really. If I blindly smelled this, I would say peach, but would not guess beer. It does smell good though.

Taste: It does taste like a beer. Sweet pale malt and lots of peach with a slightly tart and bitter finish which rounds it out well. Good.

Mouthfeel: A fairly high level of carbonation wrhich works well. Refreshing, crisp, and light for a 7% beer.

Overall: I like it. Its not overbearing in peachiness or sweetness. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 00:30:14 | More by rapidsequence
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this brew on a recent work trip. 22oz bottle...

A: A nice golden orange clear filtered color with a tiny 1/4 inch white head that fades quickly to a small lace atop the brew. Decent.

S: I get some watery peach and sweet malt. Some more peach finally attacks in the middle. Not much on the back. Ok.

T: A floral peach upfront blended with a mild hop bitterness. I feel like the flavors do not blend well at all. It seems like they fight each other to create a kind of flavor mess which does not taste appealing. Peach is there, but mixed with some floral hop. It kind of reminds me of Sublime malt beverage, which is not good. Eh.

M: Medium body with a light carbonation. A bitter peach finish. Decent.

O: All in all, this is not a great beer. As a matter of fact, unless you like Sublime malt beverage, then avoid. This is exactly like that. Ugh...

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 03:45:11 | More by steve8robin
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Ale brewed with peaches. Thanks josefiak
7.2% ABV

Copper red with a bubbly head that recedes real fast... looks clean, clear, and rather thin. Aroma is strong on peach but there's not much else to be found. Alright flavor... full of peach with some balancing bitterness but an odd tannic note... as if not just the flesh of the fruit but the seed too. Disappointingly thin and just weak and unsubstantial overall.

3, 4, 3, 2, 3

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 06:36:17 | More by tewaris
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match1112

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: bright copper color, half inch of bright white head settled to a ring with a little lacing.

s: real peaches, not medicine!

t: more peaches, they're dominating the flavor, cant pick up on anything else.

m: full bodied, slight oily feel and a little over carbonated makes it lively on the tongue.

o: i think this is the first peach beer i had that didnt taste like medicine. very well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 16:21:12 | More by match1112
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Jadjunk

Georgia

2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

#122. This was a special birthday gift split between my girlfriend and I, one beer she had been looking forward to for a long time. A 22 oz bottle runs about $7.99.

Served in 2 15 ounce Becker glasses from Terrapin's Hop Harvest Festival 2011. Served at 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours about a 1-2 finger depth frothy head which fades gradually and leaves medium lacing. Color is a peach-toned caramel, slightly hazy and with medium carbonation. There was a little bit of peach sediment in the bottom of the glass, always an originality to some fruit beers. It's not a bad appearance. 4

(Smell) Yes, there is a very obvious tart and sweet peach aroma to this beer. It's blatantly noticeable to just about anybody with a nose but it's calm. The peach character masks most other smells in the nose, including a grassy aroma. This smells nice like fruit should but isn't very complex beyond the peaches or even bold. 3.5

(Taste) First and final wave is a very bitter peach tartness, with much less sweet malty flavor than I would have anticipated. However, there's even far less peach in the taste than the aroma gave off. It has a bit of a grass & super dry cracker finish. The peach flavor is underwhelming overall, and bizarrely far more bitter bitter than I would have desired. Kind of a bummer. 2.5

(Mouthfeel) Very mildly crisp but it could have been sharper still. I think that crispness would have better complemented the more bitter taste. Alcohol is mostly hidden away and the body is a light-medium. It isn't bad, but it doesn't pair ideally with the taste. If it had been a touch sweeter, than this would have worked. 3

(Overall) A mildly pleasant beer but probably not my ideal Terrapin choice brew. Certainly worthy of being a one-off beer. I'll try it again later this fall but I doubt things will change. It's about average and needs some serious work if we should try it again. It'll probably work for fans of Magic Hat #9 and other fruit beer lovers, but I expected better. 3

Terrapin Beer Company's
Midnight Project Brew Four: Peaotch
C (2.93)

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 20:20:54 | More by Jadjunk
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Terrapin Midnight Project Peaotch from Terrapin Beer Company
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