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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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To celebrate the launch of New Holland Brewing being distributed in Georgia, Terrapin Beer Co travelled to Holland, Michigan. What they produced was Social Potion, a weizenbock brewed with Michigan wheat, black currants, and pink peppercorns. The beer debuts in Michigan and Atlanta for Atlanta Beer Week 2012. A portion of this beer has been saved for barrel aging.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Appearance: A murky, dark reddish-brown body with a very thin, gone-in-an-instant, light beige head.

Smell: Modest scents of chocolate, salted caramel. Toasted wheat. Hint of apple. A stray clove, maybe. None of the notes are bold, none of the notes are really all that appealing. Itís all very muted, like the beer is suffering from narcolepsy and is hunched over, asleep face-first in a bowl of soup. Awaken! Get up! No? No.

Taste: Upfront light tastes of chocolate and caramel brushed wheat malt with a toastiness to it. Middling sweetness. A little fruit, a flash of light phenolic tones and itís gone.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Lightly carbonated.

Overall: An ambitious beer, tantalizing with its various components (at least on paper), but one that falls flat on its face in the execution. A shame, really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Draught. This is a nice brew with lots of spice cutting through the soft wheat mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1062) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Sample at the Secret Stash Bash. The aroma is anise, hay, toffee, and some cherries and dark fruits. The flavor is very sweet, with not much else. Medium body, lively and crisp. Overall, this is a good, but rather forgettable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Social Potion
Date: November 30, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: opaque brown, fine beige head, dripy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, light chocolate, estery sweetness
Flavor: sweet funky flavor, peppery spicyness, phenolic, sweet chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3661) - - DEC 14, 2012
growler. muddy brown with a small beige head. aroma of licorice, anise, nuttyness, a little toast. the palate is thin without the big, thickness often found in the style. the flavor is ok. iím getting the grapey currant notes and some caramel and toast. iím underwhelmed with the palate unfortunately. it has a black peppery finish with some anise-like spice. not the weizen bock i was hoping for.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Malty aroma has a subtle fruity note and a hint of caramel. It pours a dark, opaque, chocolaty brown; I didnít get much of a head, but that must be an artifact of the pour. Flavor is malty and fruity, the latter mainly apple and pear, with hint of woody hops and horehound. It is a little sweet, but not too much. Smooth yet lively texture has good, firm body and plenty of tingle, leaving a fizzy, woody, slightly fruity finish. Iím glad that I caught this rara avis!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5970) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at Porter. Pours a hazy near black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of currant with a bit of sweet dark fruits backing with hints of peppercorn and light dark grain. Flavor has a nice combination of light dark grains and currants with a hint of light spice, peppercorn and just a bit of light dark fruit.


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