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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“With 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.”


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jw0406 (741) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
12 oz pour with a golden color with a medium white head. Aromas of hay and not much else. A basic hot weather beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
GTAEgeek (1162) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a light gold color with a thin off-white head that disappears quickly and leaves no lacing. The aroma is caramel, apples, apricots, and oats. The flavor is crisp fructose sweetness, with a smooth, faint bitter finish. The palate is light, very astringent and acidic, and sticky. Overall, very drinkable and tasty, but the palate is unpleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2011
Just a creamy English almost style ale. Not my cup of tea but had to try. A best seller?

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - FEB 28, 2011
Shocked that the flavor isn’t more present in this Brewery’s product. I love terrapin beers and I didn’t think I would find one that I would never need to drink again but... It tasted like light pilsner/pale lager. I don’t think I’ll ever need to drink this beer again. It might be a good one to rope in customers that are unsure whether they should switch from m*ll*r or b*d w*ss*r. Still love terrapin though!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2011
12 oz. bottle from emacgee- thanks again, Ethan! Pours a dull, mostly clear yellow-gold color with a small eggshell white head that settles into a small ring. Aroma of corny grains, pale and sweet malts, straw and grass, and sugar. Flavor of sweet and pale malts, straw, grassy hops, sugar, and a little bit of red apple. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a sweet, mineral mouthfeel. Not a bad cream ale and sure easy to drink, but this really isn’t my style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Semi-hazy golden yellow color. White head starts out frothy but becomes a ring of lace very quickly. 3.5 S: Grainy and corn. 3.5 T: Sweet graininess upfront. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Also a touch of hop flavor. 3.5 M: Light body. Good carbonation. Surprisingly creamy. 3.5 D: Somewhat boring, but goes down well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-07-2009 00:14:54

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Looks like miller lite. Nose almost non-existent. Crisp, yet creamy and lemony on the palate. Not terrible, but not great. Definitely not our first choice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
A: snifter. pours a nice yellow color with some light orange tones. Nice white head. good to excellent head retention. rather impressive lacing. S: tons of corn malt aromas. light hop aroma, mostly bitters. not much more than that. T: some corn malts in the flavor, with a subtle finishing hop flavor, mostly citrus, but light. M: very smooth and crisp. a little too carbonated at first. low to medium body. D: extremely drinkable...perhaps my new golf course beer. very nice cream ale.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 4.3
This was available at the Hop Harvest Festival. The Golden was a great backdrop for exposing the different hop varietals. The Nugget version was solid. Lots of pine and resin, nice and floral.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 4.2
This was available at the Hop Harvest Festival. The Golden was a great backdrop for exposing the different hop varietals. The Centennial version was loaded with citrus and grapefruit notes. Slight pine, but very light.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 4.3
This was available at the Hop Harvest Festival. The Golden was a great backdrop for exposing the different hop varietals. The Chinook version had a slightly spicy quality to it, with some solid pine and grapefruit in there.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 4.4
This was available at the Hop Harvest Festival. The Golden was a great backdrop for exposing the different hop varietals. The Fuggles version had a nice fruity characteristic to it. Solid earthy and woody characteristics to it. Light floral backdrop, but this was probably my favorite.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 4.1
Made a mistake entering this one in. Accidentally put my review as the commercial description. This was available at the Hop Harvest Festival. The Golden was a great backdrop for exposing the different hop varietals. The Willamette version had a nice mild and earthy aroma and flavor profile. Slightly floral and a light woody characteristic quality to it.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 4.4
This was available at the Hop Harvest Festival. The Golden was a great backdrop for exposing the different hop varietals. The Saaz version had a great earthy and spicy note. Some light hints of cinnamon were noticeable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours golden, hint of orange and little hazy. Smallish white head with some lacing. Smells of bread, malts and raisins. Light to medium body, with aggressive carbonation. Opens up very sweet and a little tart, some grains and citrus. The finish is on the dry end. Not poorly made or anything, just not my kind of brew. Maybe better after working/exercising outside in the summer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle/12oz - Pours a golden yellow in color with a small white head that quickly faded to a thin covering over the beer, Aroma is a tad skunky with malty grains and little of no hops. Flavor is grainy, slightly sweet with a hint of citrus. OK, but not my favorite...


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