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Terrapin Golden Ale - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

378 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 19
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Terrapin Cream Ale.

(Beer added by: aracauna on 05-10-2003)
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Poured from 12oz bottle into my Val-Dieu goblet. Bottle says best by November 2014.

Appearance: light golden hue with a touch of haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy white foam. Not bad.

Smell: rather sweet right up front, with a light malty character and just a hint of a corn aroma. Basically no hops are present. Decent for a cream ale, if a bit sweet.

Taste: much like the aroma at first; sweet with a hint of corniness. As the flavor rounds out, the corn gets a little more conspicuous, but a light noble hop character also appears. There's a little bit of bitterness, appropriate to the style.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation. Not bad.

Overall: it's a pretty standard cream ale, if a bit sweet and a little heavy-handed on the corn flavor. Still, pretty drinkable.

flagmantho, Sep 14, 2014
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Smooth taste, only sold in GA

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3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a Sam Adams lager glass, served cold

Very clean and slightly hazy golden yellow with a creamy half inch head nice small bubbles, and surprisingly decent lacing on the glass. Head dissipated appropriately and the carbonation was good

Aroma mostly malt with some biscuit, very little hay or grain

Taste mostly malt with some hop at the finish, slight apricot as it warmed, a little bit of alcohol aftertaste

Mouthfeel was refreshing, slightly dry, with very bright carbonation, finishing dry. Reminds me of a session beer or ale, very drinkable something that would please or at least not offend non-crafters in a crowd. This is a very good bridge beer for those new to crafts.

Overall I like this type of beer, and appreciate Terrapin offering it. By including it, they show that their brewing chops are very virtuoso.

Cheers

JLSIV, Aug 10, 2014
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Terrapin Golden Ale from Terrapin Beer Company
79 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.