Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 | Terrapin Beer Company

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132 Ratings
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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Added by pixieskid on 07-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours light brown with an ok white head. The smell is cinnamon, cinnamon and more cinnamon. Luckily I really like cinnamon, but if you don't, forget this beer. I personally like the burn than the cinnamon provides but the taste might get a bit old quick. Definitely enjoy this beer, maybe more of a winter brown. The thing I hate about these reunion ales every year is that they are all different, good, but can never get again.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle pours a near-black color with a large cap of beige head. Decent retention and great lacing.

Definitely get the cinnamon and cocoa in the aroma...maybe some vanilla yogurt upon further inspection. Honey, chocolate and biscotti also come to mind.

The cocoa really helps bring everything together into a cohesive experience. Seems to bridge the gap between the zesty cinnamon and soft, buttery vanilla flavor. I really like it, just the right amount of sweetness. I cant remember having too many good beers that were spiced and hoppy, so it seems like a good idea to keep the hops low. I wouldn’t mind a bit more richness to the body, but other than that, this one is a winner, I could even see myself buying it again.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of GeezLynn
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Murky brown body with a scant white head. Little retention.
S: Rich cinnamon and cocoa aromas stand out along with vanilla, and sweet brown malt to a lesser extent. It all works together nicely.
T: Wow. Cinnamon flavor is extremely intense. Most of the other flavors seem to get lost in a sweetish brown malt base and thunderous cinnamon flavor which carries all the way through the finish. Somewhat of a one-dimensional flavor. As the tastebuds become dulled to the cinnamon, the sweetish brown malt and vanilla become apparent, capped by a woody, slightly bitter finish. Still, too one-dimensional.
M: medium to light body with somewhat low carbonation.

Enjoyable beer, but could be improved on. The cinnamon flavor really drowns out some of the additions that are more noticeable in the aroma. I would put it in the “good, but one pint is plenty” category.

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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium brown with a small tan head, light enough to see through.
The smell is mostly vanilla but a small amount of cinnamon is also present.
All of the extras can be tasted. Chocolate is first and the vanilla sweetens the pot with the cinnamon finishing things off. Interesting the way all three can be separated in the taste.
Has a creamy low carbonation feel. Although it rates high I think of of the 22 oz bottles is plenty.

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Terrapin Reunion Beer 2012 from Terrapin Beer Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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