Terrapin 10th Anniversary Ale | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin 10th Anniversary AleTerrapin 10th Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Join us in celebrating ten years of Terrapin with an Ale brewed with a Belgian yeast strain, Coriander, two kinds of orange peel and Chamomile. We chose to express this beautiful beer with what has been described as a beautiful equation… sip the beer while you ponder the math and our beautiful universe full of so much possibility!

IBU: 30
OG: 21
FG: 3.1
HOPS: Nelson Sauvin
MALT: Pilsner, Malted Rye
ADJUNCTS: Coriander, two kinds of orange peel, chamomile, dextrose

Added by rajendra82 on 04-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
15
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Immortale25
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into an Estrella Snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch head that retains slightly before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and sparse surface foam. Below average lacing.

S- Unique spice notes that are sweet with some Belgian yeast in the back. Slightly hoppy as well with some citrus notes.

T- The ingenuity continues with the melding of sweet spice and slightly bitter hops plus some tangy yeast notes. Very easy to drink for the abv. Tastes like a sweet saison with a spicy, hoppy kick.

M- Spritzy but soft with medium-high carbonation and a light-ish body.

O- Excellent. Well worth the $13.

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4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Taco Mac Windward pour was pale golden in color, and fairly cloudy. There was no head to speak of. The smell was very enticing, with clear aromas of coriander, orange peel, floral perfume, and the unmistakable twang of Belgian yeast. The taste fooled to with all the qualities of the aroma, whole adding flavors of banana, clove, and pepper. The mouthful was quite sticky and the finish very boozy. Overall this may be the best beer ever brewed by Terrapin. Happy Anniversary guys

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: hazy, somewhere between straw and gold. Fairly fat white head.
smell: Very nice indeed. Fruit and floral, a hint of sour and spice. A bit of hops. Mostly it's nice creamy balanced goodness.
taste: Oh yeah, that delivers. I was afraid of a letdown after the impressive nose.
overall: Quite a work of art. Kudos to Terrapin.

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4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strong, malty fruity aroma has a subtle undertone of yeast and a hint of - is that coriander? Yes, coriander! It pours a beautiful clear solar yellow with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent white head. Flavor bursts with malt, orange, apple and butterscotch with a bit of a hoppy undertone and hints of yeast and coriander. Smooth, firm texture has a decent amount of fizz and leaves a nice fruity finish that has hints of coriander and hops. Special indeed! BTW I'm drinking this while watching the transit of Venus on-line, for what that's worth.

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4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!!!

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4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The nicest beer I've had from Terrapin in a while. Very nice flavors that are brought together beautifully and complement each other very well. Balanced but flavorful. Pours golden, with a fairly slight head, and a few chunkies floating around- nothing to worry about. Gobs of bubblegum in the nose, as well as some coriander and slightly spicy Rye. Nice. Similar tastes- quite a bit of the spicy rye notes, preceded by some sweetness and finishing with a nice hit of spice that has a bit of a drying effect. Lots of character here!

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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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