Tree Hugger | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: German Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally a special draft-only release for the 2012 Decatur Green Fest, this beer was so adored that we decided to bring it on full-time in 2013.

With a mild herbal spice hop aroma and a malty flavor profile featuring notes of caramel, toffee, and nuts, this malt-forward, Altcentric beer is a welcome compliment to our hop-forward roster.

Brewed in association with Dogwood Alliance, an organization formed in 1996 and dedicated to protecting Southern forests and communities from destructive logging practices.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by elgiacomo:
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3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz Growler from Beverage World. April? kegging date, I believe. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours reddish/brown with a one finger light brown head that leaves just a few spots of lacing and recedes to a wispy cap.

Aroma rather weak on this one with mild notes of bread & toast, nuts, and a bit of caramel and toffee, a little mineral-type note as well.

Flavor is much more pronounced than the aroma and features dark toast, nuts, toffee and caramel, moderate sweetness, minimal bitterness or hops, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Pretty good Altbier, could use more punch in the aroma but the flavor makes up for it.

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Photo of oberon
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After a nice good hard pour this beer comes out a full deep amber with a sticky one finger light tannish colored head,aone full ring of lace is left behind as it settles very very slowly.The aromas are very dissapointing with not much other than some iron/mettalic notes coming thru.The body is smooth just a tad light,but the smoothness for the style was nice.Dryer on the palate with some nuttiness and a firm crispness,some leafy hops and that metallic tinge in the finish.A beer I could drink all day,I may have liked a little more sweetness to it wich for me that is saying something.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Dense rocky head, impressive with a clear reddish hue. Aromas of earthy malt, fresh grass, bread, and faintly herbal hop. Smooth, moderate sized body, wet, fresh grain, toasty, mineral, herbal, hay, very malty, hint of sweetness, clean, ample hop bitterness, drying finish.

Wow, Terrapin pretty much nailed the style here. Very well done.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dwren89
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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of tomgeorgia
4.41/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went to terrapin and had this beer at the location itself. really great! a german alt bier that is very versitile, you can drink this beer year round. i have also like old mecklenburg copper ale but this one is better. A bit sweet but really nice. i hope terrapin keeps this one around and sells it outside the brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 385 ratings