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Terrapin Oaked Aged Rye Squared
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Spike has added over 20 French oak spirals into a 50 barrel batch of Rye Squared and the result is an even more delicious, woody, vanilla version of this already tasty brew.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, oak, and light smoke. Flavor of oak, rye, hops (citrus, pine), and vanilla with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11844) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Draft at Brewvival. Cloudy amber color, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, lightly spiced toffee. Taste has maple, vanilla. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 05/29/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub

Appearance: clear amber, frothy off white head, solid patterned lace,
Aroma: sweet pine and crystal malt aroma, touch of fruityness, oak starts off light and builds pull in the vanilla with it and takes over the sweet pine and crystal,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: big oak and malt flavor, lots of earthy oak balances the sweetness of the base beer, the sweet pine breaks through for a while, vanilla adds more complexity than sweetness, bitterness adds balance but stays out of the way of the complex flavors, sweet crystal malt shows back up towards the bottom of the pint,
Overall: sweet oak and pine
-------- /> Date: 06/07/2008
Mode: draft
Source: traapeze

picking up a lot more of the fruityness and pine of the base beer with the oak coming later, I can see where people say it is not too oaky, on this keg, for the first third of the pint,
-------- /> Date: 06/17/2008
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

been drinking this here for the past few days and noticing a daily fluxuation in the level or oak, depending on your desired level of oak it will be perfect eventually,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cloudy amber with medium white head. Sweet aroma with hoppy, citric and caramel notes. Flavour likewise with caramel, grapefruit and hoppy notes. Ends bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
Botella. Deep hazy amber colour with a medium nice white good lasting head. Sweet fruity hoppy aroma. Quite good a mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with a pleasant hoppy bitterness along with some pine and grapefruit. Sweet bitter fruity finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2008
GABF 2008 poured a hazy amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of oak, orannge, light carmel and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rye, oak, carmel, light vanilla and light spice with a smooth malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2008
GABF 2008. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, cereal), average hops (perfume, resin), average yeast (sweat) with notes of sour vanilla and wood. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, flat carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8560) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 107. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark hazy red-brown color with a medium creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of vanilla, oak, herbal hops, caramel. The taste is vanilla, oak, herbal and citrus hops, mild toastiness. Medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
On tap May 2008: Pours a transparent copper amber with a nicely-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and crisp toasty oak with some fresh grapefruity hoppy notes. Body starts with good fullness, rich sweet caramel and complex fresh oaky character and crisp grapefruity flavoring and bittering hops. A nice, oaky double IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2008
On tap at the Oldsmar Tap House. Thanks to owner Tony for bringing this in. Pours clear copper with nice nearly frothy off white head. The aroma is malty caramel goodness with mild oak and swirls of sweet late addition citrus hops. The oak note seems at just the right strength to compliment and play nicely wit the other notes. Smells D-Lish. The taste is caramel malts, citrus hops, pine hop bitterness and mild notes of wood oakiness. Just as in the nose there is a terrific balance between malts, oak, hops and then some of that distinctive rye twang. Yum.


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