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Terrapin Tree Hugger - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

381 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: elgiacomo on 07-26-2012

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Ratings: 381 | Reviews: 54
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3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Outstanding Alt Bier. great with Robusto cheese. Poured into a .5l cylinder named Spaten.

A - Pours a clear nut brown with an inch of sticky head that leaves many lace rings.

S - Nice. Caramel, toasted malt with a little hops. Smells balanced. Sweet, old world.

T - This is a a great Altbier with mild toasted malt meeting sweet caramel malt. includes grassy, herbal and ice tea notes. Old wood. Really great flavor straight out of Dusseldorf.

M - Medium body with good weight and perfect finish.

Overall - Must try for style. Must try for great brewer.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a slightly hazy reddish brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, dark fruit, fruit hop, smoke, and subtle dark chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, milk chocolate, cream, dark fruit, earth, and earth hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This really wasn’t a bad brew, but on the flavor the earthiness kind of threw it off for me in all honesty. If it would not have been for the earthy bite on this one it could have definitely been a top-tier brew for the style while being brewed here in the States. Just about everything else on this one was just about spot-on. Glad I got the chance to try this one, but Terrapin does have more solid offerings.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: light molasses brown with tan highlights, thin off white head, good clarity

Aroma: nutty with a slight sweet molasses hint, little bit of a yeasty fruitiness, slight toasty bread notes,

Taste: smooth, easy drinking with an embracing nuttiness with a slight sweetness and fruitiness to it. A great balance overall. Great malt character balanced by just enough bitterness

Mouthfeel: lager like mouthfeel, crisp and medium bodied but with a slight ale like thickness to it. Medium carbonation

Overall: Not quite as good as the german altbiers but definitely a very solid american interpretation. Expect nuttiness and slight sweetness on the tongue with a balanced finish.

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Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.