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Limited (brewed once).
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: A nice transparent gold color, had almost no head at the top, but did leave some nice lacing around the glass.
S: A nice fresh scent to this one, I smelled a bit of tropical fruit some malts, and a slight hint of fresh hops.
T: A nice taste, almost just like the nose, a bit of wheat taste up front and a little bitter, a nice balance.
M: Midly carbonated, a good balance to this one, smooth.
O: A nice beer very mild, a crisp, a good summer brew, This brew was pleasant and good flavor to it.
Serving type: on-tap
05-17-2013 17:08:31 |
More by thedoubler55
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
#121. I had the opportunity to be part of the release party back in April 2011 for this beer, and was mildly impressed. It was my first Kölsch beer. Terrapin released this to coincide with a fundraiser for the Twilight Foundation, which in a nutshell, teaches children that bicycle helmets look really cool (after making off with your $15). Anger and booze aside, I decided to run to the Taco Mac in Duluth, Georgia to try what may be the last run of this beer. It's been on tap a while, but Terrapin claims they "may" try something different for next year's Twilight festival, making this potentially a one-off.
Served in a 16 ounce pint glass. Price: A modest $4.50.
(Appearance) Comes out pretty flat looking. No head, but I'm not complaining. It's likely been on tap for about 6 months now and a 16 ounce pour leaves no room for head space. A little bit of surface cover shrouds the glass. The beer is slightly hazy with a medium level of carbonation. Color is close to golden, quite yellow. Somehow, the menu lists this beer as a "Blonde Ale", which despite being incorrect, would look right if based on appearances alone. Nothing exceptional, but I never expect exceptional appearances at places like this. 3
(Smell) A sweet, lager corn-like smell, like macro beers is pretty well pronounced in this beer. The aroma in general is very light. I can't say the smell is the best part of this beer. My thoughts are that the smell has waned past the beer's maturity point and is likely on it's way out. On the whole, it isn't very enticing. 2.5
(Taste) Sweet and light wheat malt with complementary grassy hop flavor. There's a maltier base then the smell gives off. A light fruity and hoppy finish lingers on the tongue. I may have missed the mark for the taste as well as the aroma, but it's better than the smell. 3.5
(Mouthfeel) There's light carbonation but it acts as a good compliment to the beer's light flavors. Alcohol is well concealed and the body is certainly light. 3.5
(Overall) It is good but more of a late spring/early summer seasonal type. Not exceptional by my Kölsch standards, but it was a whole hearted attempt. I'm not going to invest my heart into it because by the sounds of it Terrapin will likely not consider brewing this again next April. There are far better beers, even by Terrapin. 3
Terrapin Beer Company's
Road Warrior Kölsch
Serving type: on-tap
09-26-2011 21:40:45 |
More by Jadjunk
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Growler poured into a nonic pint glass. Slightly hazy, quite bubbly see-thru gold topped with a finger or so of soft foam. This soon settles down into a skim, then a ring of bubbles. A few lazy patches of lacing.
A sharpness in the nose suggests a bit of wheat in the grain bill. Pleasantly grassy and grainy aromas as well. Since this brewery's IPAs fall on the tame end of the scale, I'm quite surprised to find Road Warrior is dang near excessively hoppy for the style. A flash of grassy hops and citric juiciness, then a dryish, lightly toasted finish. Again it seems that a small addition of wheat may have occurred. A pretty nice take on the style.
Serving type: growler
07-07-2011 22:02:22 |
More by PDXHops
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this 1 time release keg only brew in downtown Athens outside Transmet while watching the Twilight bike racing on Saturday night 4/30/11
A - A clear golden color, with decent head retention and lots of lacy bubbles left on the side of the glass. Very true to the Kolsch style.
S - It smells very fresh, with lots of wheat malts. Hops are not too prevalent in the aroma.
T - A well balanced mix of german malts and hops, with a slightly bitter aftertaste that surprised me. Light feel and hidden abv.
M - A nice crisp mouthful, as it is well carbonated. Very smooth all the way down.
O - Very high drinkability. It was great for a warm evening of outside beer drinking during the bike race. It stays true to the Kolsch origins. Very tasty.
Serving type: on-tap
05-04-2011 01:17:18 |
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