RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Boom ShakaLager is the next installment in Terrapins 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Appearance: Pours a vibrant orange amber with a think white film for head.

Aroma: Spicy hops, bready yeast, very fruity.

Taste: Alcohol in the initial sip, burnt toast, tangerine, boatload of bitter hops, and honey. Finishes hot, spicy and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated and hot.

Overall: Boom Shakalager is right. I think this beer could have cooled down for a month or two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1127) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Copper colored pour with a small tan head which quickly recedes to nothing. Aroma is faint with light malty sweetness and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit thick, nearly full-bodied considering its a lager. Warming alcohol is evident up front. Sweet, resinous hoppiness which is secondary to the strong, sweet, malt presence - pear, apricot, slightly fruity. Alchol burns into the finish. Malty, boozy, nice body, puts the Strong in European Strong Lager. Pretty good but I think its too hot... I dont know if you can cellar a lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2010
22oz.Pours a translucent red with a foamy white head.Nose is bready,yeasty and hoppy.Taste is ultra smooth and surprisingly bitter with a long creamy finish.I am not a lager fan for the most part but this offering from Terrapin is nice!Cant wait to try this bad boy on draft...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 11, 2010
22oz bottle. clear rusty amber under a very small filmy head. aroma has notes of white and red wines and tart fruitiness. the flavor surprised me with toasted malt. notes of white grape juice. the toasted malt saves this for me from being a total bust. palate is medium and lightly sticky. a blast of warmth/burn from the abv. a challenging style of beer to impress.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1342) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2010
On tap at Fuck Store, I mean Brick Store Pub, and I also had the distinct pleasure of enjoying this in bottle form as well. Nice dark coppery appearance with a slightly fluffy head. It looks the same on tap. I hope they start to make more fucking lagers. A nice and fresh hop and malt aroma. There is a slight malt dominance, but it is still smelling great. Nice and crisp Pils hop aroma. Fuck I just had the Heller Bock from Sierra Nevada and this smells exactly the same. Seems a little more pungent, but oh well. Light honey aroma coming from the malts. Malt sweetness dominates. Very smooth and crisp on the tongue. For fucks sake I am drunk. Lingering hop bitterness provides a nice flavor. Slight toasted malt flavor. Overall, a nice thick lager. Hey, Terrapin didnt fuck up on one of their Side Projects, imagine that!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7867) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2010
On cask at Rustico. Pours a translucent, orangey amber with a frothy, creamy white head. Aroma is pears, apples, malts, a touch yeasty. Flavor is very sweet, bread dough, yeasty, pear. Full bodied and a little creamy. I expected to dislike this and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

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