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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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ďWith its golden hue and gentle complexity, the Terrapin Golden Ale brings refreshing to a whole new level. Its combination of flavor, smoothness and drinkability is difficult to find in most craft beers. Sometimes even hopheads like us want nothing more than to enjoy a beer that is crisp, smooth and refreshing. That is why we created the perfect session beer - the Terrapin Golden Ale.Ē


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours with a yellow body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. Itís slightly bitter yet sweet and bready wtih a slight malt note. Light bodied and slightly tingly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Tried again recently in bottles. Still a fan. This is the second time I had this one. On tap at Summitís in Cumming, GA. The medium gold body was topped with a white head. The weak aroma was sweet pears and vanilla. The taste was mild with apples and caramel. Also some dry wood in the finish. A good example in a style I usually find boring.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 21, 2005
clear yellow with not a whole lot going on. Very bland. Sampled at the 2005 noogfest

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Im not sure why Terrapin even bothers with this one. It poured a yellow color. The aroma is whipped cream and some citrus. The flavor is bland and it tastes just like any other swill lager to me. Some citrus exists in the taste. I would probably pass on this in the future.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Sampled at the 6/2005 ĎNooga gathering. Poured a light straw color with a bit of haze. No head. Must citrus aromas. Perhaps some biscuit. Flavor is a bit citrusy with biscuit like malt. Light and creamy body. Basic but good. Easy drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (6070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Bright yellow, thin white head. Kind of a corn and pepper aroma. Smooth and kind of sweet, with a fizzy finish. Some notes of citrus and black pepper through out.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Out of a 12oz bottle pours a yellow,wht thin foam head. Aroma isnít much to speak of yeast and light hops. Taste follows more of the same. There isnít much to say about this beer itís not awful just bland. The upside is hey I got it in trade as a bonus from beeryum, thanks Dave.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Why???? Why????? did this have to happen. Is this a retro movement to pootang beer? Honestly I love this brewery, but unfortunantly they brought home a bad report card. I really canít find too much cream, itís slight right up front on the palate then dissapates. "First Wort Hopping" sounds like it might be cool if they put some hops in. The only hops I found were remminesent of melting plastic and did little to out-do the weak willed and poorly structured malt. I hope this is just meant to be a summer beer to replace Bud, but honestly, I think Bud is a better deal for the money you pay.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2005
12oz bottle as a bonus from beeryum - Thanks Dave! Pours golden with a healthy creamy white head. Aroma is of yeast and light malts. Flavor is pretty much light malts and some corn sweetness. On the palate this is light and refreshing. Definitely brewed with a summer day in mind. O.k. for the style but the style is definitely not my favorite.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 13, 2005
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015 3/15 can. clear gold under a white head. full bodied and creamy. cereal and vanilla flavors.

yeasty bland aroma. yellow color. white creamy head. corn and grain flavor. nothing interesting. but i guess its true to style. 3/3/3/2/7 - 6/13/05.

-- re-rate -- crystal clear gold under a small white head. corny tangy touch of citrus aroma. flavor is very grainy and corny. pretty bland. my opinion hasnít changed. 10/08


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