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Side Project 11 - Boom Shakalager by Terrapin Beer Company
American Double / Imperial Pilsner
0.00 % ABV

Review by everetends on 07/06/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
54 2 8 10 2 5 0
I wasn't going to pick this Side Project up because it truly did sound like the lamest of the bunch, but I saw it sitting there and figured why the hell not. I am torn because I can't tell if this is Terrapin's best or worst name for one of their beers. Probably worst. Ah well, served up in my favorite Terrapin pint.

A: Well the surprises come quickly. This baby is amber in color. I was expecting a dark yellow but this is absolutely amber with a decent amount of browns coming out. Held to the light, its more of dark copper in color. Body is clear with a pretty light carbonation activity going on. Head is minimal off the pour and the retention is even less. No lace to talk about.

S: Smell is pretty weird. It has a that large German malt presence with a good amount of grain going on here. Smells lightly sweet. Other than that, not a whole lot going down here. There is a huge amount of alcohol going on. There is also a fruity/floral note bouncing around in here, but its not fully distinguishable. Its not a bad aroma at all, just comes together weird.

T: This is a pretty hot brew. The biggest flavor in this beer is alcohol. Not a booze type alcohol, just straight alcohol. Behind that you get the German malts. Earthy and grainy, but also has a light caramel sweetness in there. That fruity/floral aroma translates into a pretty standard, red apple flavor and just a little bit of pear. This beer starts and finishes with alcohol though. Its just a little too much. I guess I should have aged it?

M: Medium in body and it translates as a beer with a pretty heavy feel actually. Carbonation is lighter than I would expect from a beer that was made for summer and thirst quenching qualities. ABV is hot, bringing heat to the palate and throat. Aftertaste is a little bit of malt and whole lot of alcohol.

OA: Well . . . it went ok I guess. The flavors are a bit to heavy on the alcohol, and the feel is much larger than expected. But the smell is actually pretty decent and the flavors would probably be a bit better with some time and if I expected otherwise. I just really expected a easy drinking lager that has some thirst quenching ability . . . but that's not this beer. Its ok.

Served In: Pint Glass

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