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Reunion - A Beer For Hope 2010 (Terrapin Beer Company)

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Formerly brewed at Terrapin Beer Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Athens, Georgia USA
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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
REUNION ‘10— Belgian-Style Scotch Ale. Terrapin Beer Co. and Taco Mac are once again participating in the Reunion: A Beer for Hope fund-raising campaign. The Campaign raises funds to support The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research in the name of Virginia MacLean who succumbed to the disease in 2007. This year’s beer is a Belgian-Style Scotch Ale – a nod to Virginia’s Scottish heritage. The beer boasts a deep amber color with a rich malt palate and subdued hop notes in the finish. We used an authentic Belgian yeast strain for complexity. The beer will be available in 22oz bottles and will be features on draft at Taco Mac restaurants in Georgia later this summer. ABV: 8.5% OG:1078 30 Units of Bitterness


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Soft bready nose, a little dark, some peat and campfire (minor).   Bready on the tongue, some clove and banana.   Actually reminds me somewhat of a Doppelbock more than a Scottish Ale.   Very bready, heavy, with a rich biscuity touch, banana and clove on the tongue.   Yeah, this seems more of a Doppelbock or even a Doppelweizen because of the banana/clove that seem to round this one out.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Scottish Ale... really?   Tasty, interesting, sweet, malty, biscuity, touch of dark pitted fruit with some banana and clove.   Its really like a Doppelbock mated with a Doppelweizen, that wishes it were a Scottish, with very little Scottish influence.   Does that make sense?   Yup, red headed stepchild of a beer.   Can’t beat the crap out of it, but still interesting enough to try to spend more time with it to see how it works.   I will say its fairly cloying/hefty.   Thanks to jtclockwork for the bottle!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: initial pour was shy but if you continue pouring eventually light creamy dense top will appear. Brownish bottom gives good contrast. 3+
Appearance: caramel, deep clean sugars well paired with alcohol. Well build aroma set up. Slight earthy hints at back end. 7+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium bodied. Rye bread feel , slight sourness , slight bitterness , touch of vodka. Finishing with vanilla , drop of red berry and Christmas. It’s not top of top beers but it does have hidden qualities. Not traditional Scotch ale , it has some of it , done in its own way. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade awhile ago - Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a small off white head. Aroma and flavor is lightly sweetened malt, spice yeast, and peat. Medium body. Not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Hasa sweetish malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
22 oz. bomber from secret santa. Thanks Man! Pours a dark red, near brown, with a small white head. Aroma of molasses, nutty malt, sweet toffee. Some mild fruit notes. Flavor is fruity with some caramel and estery yeast notes. Mild notes of smoke, toffee. Quite sweet, but the sweetness is off set by a nondescript bitterness. Somewhat thin bodied for the style. Finish is kind of boozy. Interesting take on the style, and really awesome to try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
bottle at pre-rbwg 3/4/11. yellowy for a scotch ale. the aroma is yeasty...sweaty. also, there are notes of toffee, wood, spice, florals and a nuttiness. alcohol bites at the nasal. flavors include toasted nuts, banana, brown sugar, spice, yeast and florals. caramelized banana aftertaste...not bad, just weird. medium to fullish bodied. spice and alcohol help to thin it but i still wouldn’t want to drink a lot of it. 6/3/6/3/13-

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose (3120) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle from phaleslu. Thanks peter. Notes belgian strong ale spice, a touch of rum cake, backed by rich caramel glazed peat moss. Decent attempt at a big spicey peat beer, good in small doses, but not really my thing. Potent candied sugar peat earth spice beer just doesn’t go down that easily for me.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2011
20110613 Bomber from JR in Brielle. I thought I had rated this in it’s previous incarnation once I saw it was an alias, but, alas... Murky brown with small but lingering beige head of loose foam. Aroma is distinctly lagery without much Belgian yeast aside from some bubblegum and winterberry notes. Very sweet, almost cloyingly so, and with a lingering bubblegum finish. Mouthfeel is heavy, thick, and sweet. Okay take, but I’d much prefer something like McChouffe with better attenuation and more carbonation for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2011
I’m sure I rated this before and it got nuked, but here’s a re-rate: Aroma is white raisins, caramel, and dates. Chestnut brown, thin yellow head. Medium body, malty, lightly sweet but finishes sweeter with maraschino cherries.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2011
pours brown, bright and amber when held up to light. slight dusty tan head, good carbonation. Aroma is banana/cherry funk and higher alcohols. Flavor is slight sweet, slight roast, slight funk. Light bodied, delicate, boozy. Good- more Belgian than scotch given the body and aroma. Without the Belgian aspect its a light-bodied and drinkable scotch ale for the abv. Good.


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