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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Boom ShakaLager is the next installment in Terrapin’s “Side Project” series of beers. This Imperial Lager is made exclusively with German malts, German hops and a true Bavarian lager yeast strain.
While 99% of the beers brewed at Terrapin are ales, we figured we should show some love to the lager style as well. Not that this off-beat, big beer is going to be brewed to a traditional style or anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and pinewood hoppy. Bitter, pinewood hoppy and caramelish malty. Bitter and fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of sincereNC. Pours a hazy deep golden with a small off-white head. Intensely sweet and caramellish nose. Rather solid body, a little thick and syrupy with flowery hops. The finish is a little rough with heavy duty alcohol and a harsh hoppiness. 230211

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SanfordBrewer (1422) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2011
nice rich amber, and even a hint of chocolate malts. hops are leafy and almost balance the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bomber. Props for the attractive label and gold foil. Pours gemlike copper with a loose, watery head; no lacing. Weird cherry, purple grape and bubblegum aromas… in the background are buckwheat pancakes, butterscotch, mango, and garam masala. Doughy and candylike flavor; sweet and boozy. Glazed carrots. Toasty finish with minty alcohol taste. Mild spicy bitterness throughout. Sticky, syrupy body. Flowery afterward, a cross between roses and cilantro leaves. Definitely a dessert sipper. A crazy-ass, massively strange beer... overflowing with fruit and spice, completely unlagerlike. It was tasty, but confusing... have the brewers ever tasted a lager before?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5539) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle. Orange pour with some lighter head. Nutty malt, thorough fruit essence from apple tones to light citrus and pineaaple, some light herbal and grassy hints as well. Unexpected nice lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7749) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear deep amber color with a small beige head. The aroma is fruity, grassy with some toasted malts. The flavor was malt forward with toasted malts and a splash of caramel sweetness. The hops were grassy in nature with a light bitterness. Fairly easy to drink with no sign of 9%. Nothing bad here, just nothing very exciting either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
bottle thanks to jjfoodie. poured gold with a white head. aroma was sugary, sweet, caramel, and grain. flavor was pine, sweet, and what i thought to be candi sugar. heavy body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3319) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Dark copper pour with a clear tall off-white head. Sweet juicy malt aroma along with some slight perfumy hops. Big juicy sweet malts and fruity floral hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2010
THOUGHTS: Rather nice. Not the best I’ve had in the style, but it is up there near the top. The aroma could have used a little help, but it was that flavor that’s most important and that was good. Very well balance. A very intense beer made even more extreme because of it being a lager. Simply beautiful lacing. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, very light brownish orange or light orangey amber with a large, off-white head that slowly diminished and left some of the best lacing I’ve ever seen. The aroma was a bit weak in comparison to the intense flavor. It had moderate, bread, toasted malt, caramel, nutty malt and cracker; moderate to heavy resinous hops; slightly honey; Band-aid, rubber, and a little sour lemon thing at the end of the last pour. The initial flavor was moderately to rather sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was rather to heavily sweet and rather bitter with an average to long duration. There was lots of malt, caramel malt honey, grassy hops; slight rubber, resinous hops, earthy hops, some metallic hops and toast and jam. The sweetness outweighed the bitterness, but it was still fairly well balanced. The medium body was a bit syrupy and quite sticky by the end with fairly fizzy carbonation and a light to moderately astringent and rather dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ebmalon (62) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2010
22oz bottle to glass mug. Pours a clear pale orange with little if any head. Nose of toasted malt and some alcohol. Thin, oily mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Tastes of yeasty bread with some spice. Abrupt finish with warmth. Nothing special here and overall I didn’t care for this.

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