RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
“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.”

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SpringsLicker (3639) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Terrapin Cream Ale starts with a large frothy head of white over a medium yellow body. Light lemony aroma with a bit of cooked corn. Lightly sweet and lightly acidic, reminiscent of a wit beer I suppose. Not bad, but Terrapin has set it’s own standards higherwith it’s other brews, then fails to meet it with this one.

Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours with a yellow body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly bitter yet sweet and bready wtih a slight malt note. Light bodied and slightly tingly.

heemer77 (5358) - 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 Summit’s 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.

JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 21, 2005
clear yellow with not a whole lot going on. Very bland. Sampled at the 2005 noogfest

Shag (3001) - 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.

brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Sampled at the 6/2005 ‘Nooga 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.

Suttree (6385) - 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.

Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Out of a 12oz bottle pours a yellow,wht thin foam head. Aroma isn’t much to speak of yeast and light hops. Taste follows more of the same. There isn’t much to say about this beer it’s not awful just bland. The upside is hey I got it in trade as a bonus from beeryum, thanks Dave.

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 can’t find too much cream, it’s 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.

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.

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