Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale - Terrapin Beer Company
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
Appearance: Hazy when still in the bottle, thick hazy gives a soft glowing light. Looks viscous.
Smell: Rich honey sweetness with an herbal European bread yeast. Fruity melon and peach esters promise an alcoholic smack down.
Taste: Lemon pie filling sweetness is cut by an alcoholic tonic bitter that brings everything into balance. A nice interplay of ester, sugar, yeast, alcohol. The finish is remarkably clean, encouraging the next sip.
Mouthfeel: Heavy body is a bit slick and prickly. The carbonation helps lift some of the weight, but is almost painful.
Overall: Wow. A nice Belgian Strong. Hides the blade like a champ, deep in the math somewhere they buried the alcoholic burn that should come with all of this ester, making this a dangerous companion. A real experience, and a celebration of a great brewery.
Cheers to Illudium for the sample!
11-16-2012 04:14:25 | More by HardTarget
3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The foam settles quickly and leaves light lace on the glass.
S - Soft, slightly fruity malt with notes of chamomile, herbal hops, and a distant hint of licorice.
T - Sweet, round malt up front with notes of red berries and pear. Some vanilla and honey in the middle and a finish of licorice, white grape juice, and light herbal hops.
M - A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.
D - I am always wary of spice Belgians, but this one is actually pretty well done. Still, I can't help but pick it apart on points where it could have been much better; it needs more carbonation, more hops and a little bit of a dryer finish. As it is, it's good, but it could have been world class with a couple of tweaks.
10-25-2012 05:03:43 | More by nickfl
3.73/5 rDev -8.4%
A: thin head on a cloudy golden body. some lacing.
S: pale malts, light yeast, corriander and lemon custard sweetness.
T: Very fruity and citrusy with orange peel, pineapple and lemon dominating. The finish is mostly of floral and herbal notes and lots of belgian yeast.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Only semi dry, much less so than I was expecting from the yeast content.
Overall: This one gets easier to drink as you enjoy it but it becomes more like alcoholic fruit juice towards the end.
10-25-2012 05:03:16 | More by kylehay2004
4.48/5 rDev +10.1%
Slightly murky, golden tan colored brew. Head stands one one-half finger, rather white, and foamy. Not any lacing to speak of.
TONS of Belgian in the nose. Pepper, banana, lavender, cinnamon, and milky lactic aroma.
Very fruity, peppery, spicy, and Belgian-ly bitter. High wet carbonation slightly detracts, but mouthfeel is nice and smooth. slight heat burn is traceable, but detracts little.
Awesome brew, super glad I picked this one up while I was in Atlanta. Terrapin continues to impress me. Highly recommended. I NEED A SOUTHERN TRADING PARTNER!!!
10-07-2012 00:19:17 | More by chugalug06
3.58/5 rDev -12%
A - Pours a light orange-straw color with a decent finger of near white head, ok retention, very good lacing.
S - Yeast aromas similar to that of an allagash tripel orange and coriender are also very obvious, slightly tart/funky smelling.
T - Very Nelson Sauvin, a strong dry and slightly tart funk. Orange struggles to come through towards finish. Bitter slight tartness from the Nelsons linger through the finish. Once I allow the brew to warm up a bit the Nelson Sauvin dominance subsides, although it remains strong, allowing the other flavors to shine and the beer to become better balanced
M - Lighter bodied, especially for a 9.9%er. Medium+ carbonation
O - Its too bad that the grape/dry/tart like qualities of the hops used just totally dominate my palate (in a not particularly enjoyable way).. After allowing to warm for about 20 minutes the sharp tartness become much more bearable and allows the other flavors to be enjoyed, which I quite like
10-02-2012 23:00:39 | More by MacQ32
4/5 rDev -1.7%
A - bright, hazy, golden yellow with a short-lived, loose, bubbly head
S - orange peel and faint chamomile; light malt character
T - light malt, orange peel, citrus, faint apples, faint chamomile, a little yeast
M - warm, smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied
This is a rather nice beer. It's a bit unique. The chamomile and orange peel are a nice touch to the Belgian pale ale body. It has a nice drinkability for a high ABV beer. If I could find this again, I'd buy it.
08-16-2012 15:12:40 | More by tdm168
Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.