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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark Imperial Ale Brewed with Cocoa Nibs, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Natural Flavors.

(Beer added by: pixieskid on 07-28-2012)
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Ratings: 124 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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jjauga

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-30-2012 01:20:30 | More by jjauga
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bellce0

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-27-2012 00:43:59 | More by bellce0
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.7%

09-24-2012 15:21:56 | More by Stinger80OH
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-24-2012 12:36:58 | More by Gehrig13
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 8 oz snifter.

A- Pours brown with a 2 finger tan head. Nice blotches and trails of lacing on the glass.

S- Big cinnamon and vanilla aromas, some toasted malts.

T- Light roasted malts flavors and big cinnamon and vanilla.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Has a thicker mouth feel than it appears.

O- Very overpowering at first but the flavors grow on you.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 19:13:00 | More by kawilliams81
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brystmar

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The gf loves Terrapin, particularly the collabs with Shmaltz, so here goes.

Dark brown pour, minimal head or lace. Smells like an overly spiced pumpkin beer, minus the pumpkin. Not particularly inviting.

A multitude of conflicting flavors greet my palate. Bitter chocolate, overwhelming cinnamon, yet the base beer seems boring and unremarkable. Flavors work against each other instead of integrating. Not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 01:03:32 | More by brystmar
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-19-2012 00:27:15 | More by DrFunkenstein
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adam42381

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-15-2012 13:02:07 | More by adam42381
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-14-2012 18:29:30 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-14-2012 18:01:18 | More by Keith_R
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-14-2012 02:02:34 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Taco Mac Decatur 7/18/12. Reviewed from notes.

(Appearance) Color is a deep brown with light brown lacing and surface cover. Carbonation is lively and plentiful. Appearance is good. 4

(Smell) Aroma consists of a vanilla syrup overtop of a bold cinnamon base. Smells very much like a dessert beer, but very strong on the syrup flavor. Enjoyable. 3.5

(Taste) Smoky charred maple syrup with a mild spicy cinnamon finish. Vanilla is consistent and mild. Nice flavor- slow sipper. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) slick, mild airy texture, could benefit with a touch more cream. Body is medium/heavy. Alcohol presence is medium. Decent pairing. 3.5

(Overall) Nice flavor and really comes forth with a ton of cinnamon flavor for a nice dessert beer. Enjoyable. 4

Terrapin Beer Company's
Reunion Beer 2012
3.63/5.00

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2012 03:19:29 | More by Jadjunk
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark chestnut brown. Looks a little syrupy. Foam island on the surface in the shape of South America. 4.0

Brown sugar, milk chocolate, coffee bean, molasses, and buckwheat. Mega aroma off of this one. Excellent. 4.0

Very brown sugar and molasses. Not as sweet as expected. Thinner, too. Chalky sugar and spice flavors. Light cinnamon melding with chocolate and backend coffee. A bit attenuated. Still quite delicious. 4.0

Very lightly carbonated. The body is medium-well. A simple sipper. 3.5

Delightful collab beer from two great East Coast'ers. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2012 14:49:16 | More by thecheapies
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-12-2012 02:33:07 | More by ShemRahBoo
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-08-2012 13:11:53 | More by BillyTWilliams
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clickyourfingers


5/5  rDev +28.2%

09-05-2012 03:57:54 | More by clickyourfingers
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-05-2012 00:36:25 | More by beerFool28607
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-02-2012 22:30:42 | More by goblue3509
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-31-2012 03:24:56 | More by mcsauter82
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2012 04:08:11 | More by eawolff99
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in an Olde Hickory shaped-glass.

A: Poured a dark, dark reddish-brown. I only say reddish because I got a good bit of ruby in the color. The head was about a 1/2 finger and was lean and mean.

S: Lots of dimension here in this brown: First of all, I got the cinnamon right of the bat, along with the vanilla, which gave it its dessert flair. I didn't really get cocoa nibs per se on the nose, but the nuttiness could be interpreted as that.

T: The cinnamon and vanilla are AWESOME in this setting! Seriously, to hell with the cocoa, those are the flavors that really make this brown. I also got a good bit of cinnamon on the tail end, which reminded me of a Christmas Winter Warmer.

M: Like I said, this one is cinnamon heavy, so if you don't like that spice, you might not like this beer. Fall-like and/or Christmasy in its disposition. Dessert-like, but not too rich, with very little to no lacing.

O: I can't think of an American Brown Ale I've ever had more fun drinking. Cheers Terrapin and Schmaltz!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 00:17:41 | More by Chaney
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Lorianneb

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into standard pint glass. Dark brown with hints of red. Slight beige head. No real lacing. Huge cinnamon nose. Sweet & spicy.

Medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation level. Slightly sweet on the tongue, then gives way to dry finish from chocolate and cinnamon. Vanilla is hidden, but comes out as the beer warms.

A very solid, drinkable brown ale

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 00:12:09 | More by Lorianneb
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-23-2012 02:10:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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shand

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This guy pours out brown with a small head. The aroma is very sweet, with chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon being focal points. The taste is smooth and sweet, with vanilla and cinnamon washing over the tongue quickly. Sweet and delicious, a great dessert beer. The mouthfeel is lighter and well-carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, this is a solid sweet brown. It's not going to blow minds, but it's tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 04:17:50 | More by shand
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head on a hazy amber brown body with nice lacing. Aroma of molasses, slight smokey note, cinnamon, brown sugar and very sweet caramel. Caramel malt base with a bitter nd sweet flavor to it which is well balanced. Musty and earthy hops and mild dark fruit notes and spices. Medium body and moderate carbonation with a semi dry finish. Very complex brew. Defenitly not your typical brown.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 15:29:37 | More by kylehay2004
Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.