Terrapin Thirty Strong

Brewed especially for Taco Mac to celebrate 30 years of their existence, this beer is made with 30 ingredients! I understand that Spike calls this “kitchen sink” brewing! 16 oz pint sampled on the day of release at Taco Mac, Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA $6.96 for the pint!

Hazed, amber appearance this has a Dubbel like murky brown apperance.

Head is not large, but it does give some really nice, sticky lace.

Nose is a fruity (pineapple), bubblegum and alcohol mix and this finds it’s way into the taste. The bubblegum is very strong in the taste as is the booze. It drinks all the way up there at 8-9%.

Drinks with plenty of Dubbel/Tripel like fruit, but the finish brings the hops and this beer goes from some estery Belgian character up front to a solid American Strong Ale in the back end. Interesting combo I suppose, but this is not really my cup of tea and a beer that, like many of its style, tries to do too much. It’s a little busy and it does reflect the multitude of ingredients.

One is plenty for me before the palate starts getting a touch weary.

I dunno, bit of a novelty I suppose but ultimately it’s just another huge beer with too much going on as far as I’m concerned.

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05/09/2009
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 8.8 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.4
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