Terrapin RoggenRauchBier

22oz bomber, $5.99 from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Good clarity on the pour with a chestnut colored hue, an initial large, off-white head then a thin film and very little lace.
Nose has a hint of smoke but it is not substantial. Similarly in the taste there is a little smoke, not much rye and a rather lackluster feel to the whole thing. Slight bitterness in the finish, but it’s not much at all.
Has the feel of a rather weak, poor Brown Ale with a light body. I opened this purposely with food thinking that the smoke would hold up well, but it was drowned out by some simple fare. This ended up be neither a rye beer or a Rauchbier and the whole experience left me feeling rather flat and unimpressed.
I dunno, that makes Terrapin 0 for 2 on the side project beers IMO and it makes me wonder if they are just trying to capitalize on a trend rather than really produce some exceptional, one off stuff – what’s next?

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06/27/2008
Style:
Rauchbier
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.7 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 2.95
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