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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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83
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594 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 36
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Although this is a pumpkin beer, it is a lager and therefore doesn't belong in the pumpkin ale category. Originally a Side Project, now a Fall seasonal in six-packs.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 10-06-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

09-05-2012 03:51:47 | More by clickyourfingers
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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Blair

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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jda007

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

07-20-2012 01:58:19 | More by jda007
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Aroma is of nutmeg, brown sugar and pumpkin pie. People at my bar can't stop drinking this shit. Memo to Terrapin/Spike: Thank you for making this side project but please do what you did with Gamma Ray and make this one an annual beer. It's too good to be a one time offering, you know it, I know it, everyone knows it. I understand that this one is a hybrid, either way its at the top of the pumpkin heap of beers. Taste follows the aromas pretty well and I do detect some of the traditional "Octoberfest" flavors in the background, but pumpkin flavors dominate the taste profile and its truly a tasty and refreshing joy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2009 04:59:26 | More by KickbacksSteve
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good pumpkin beer by Terrapin. Got this one on my first trip to Charleston Beer Exchange. I saw they had it on draught and immediately got it. They nailed this one pretty good. Apperance was ok, nothing to write home about. The stuff that matters though, smell and taste, were great. Smell was just like a fresh pumpkin pie and oh so buttery. Taste was just like you'd imagine a good pumpkin pie would be. Not too much cinnamon, slight earthiness of the pumpkin, and buttery goodness. The more it warms up, the more I like it. Definitely in my top 3 favorite pumpkin beers.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2009 03:01:17 | More by JISurfer
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BethyBo0op


4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a lovely beer. Smells fresh and spicy, and can taste cloves and cinnamon immediately with almost a fresh apple cider finish. Light and lovely. I don't taste tons of pumpkin, but this is not a sweet beer at all, very spicy. Really great fall beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 01:09:14 | More by BethyBo0op
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tchenery

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a nice dark red-brown. It has an awesome even, slightly off-white head that is lacing the glass. Very bright, as a lager should be.

Smells like pie. Enough said.

Very smooth beer. Pumpkin doesn't overpower but does control the flavor. It's rich, but not over the top - it's very creamy

So smooth, mouthfeel doesn't leave you too dry.

Probably too drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 01:41:06 | More by tchenery
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dispensed from a capped and gold foiled 22oz bottle into a snifter. Emerges clear and ruby amber in color. A small, thin white head forms and leaves a bit of lacing. The head is a bit thin and fizzy.

Aroma is very festive. Cinnamon and nutmeg seem to dominate but are not overwhelming. It seems like there might even be a bit of cranberry tartness and sweetness in the aroma. Smells like pumpkin pie and cinammon spiced apples. Really nice aroma.

Fruity cinnamon apples up front and followed by cinammon sugar and a sweet fruitiness. Nutmeg and allspice round out the wonderful flavor and spice profile.

I wasnt expecting anything from this one. All of the other beers in this series have been average at best. Not only is this the best one in the series by far, it may be one of the best pumpkin beers I have ever had. Not overwhleming, subtle, spicy, very flavorful and very festive. A really hard style to get correct and Terrapin really nailed this one. Loved it!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 17:06:17 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Roose13

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Dark caramel color. Finger-width head. Bubbles after the pour that linger and rise throughout.

S: Probably the best-smelling pumpkin beer I have ever had. Brown sugar, cinnamon, spices. Just a wonderful aroma that's strong and just radiates out of the bottle and glass and lingers on your lips.

T: Smooth and easy to drink. Slightly bitter. Hints of brown sugar and spices. Gourdy.

M: Feels great in the mouth. Carbonated.

Overall this beer rocks. One of the best fall beers out there and right up there in the argument for a top-notch pumpkin beer. Would drink this again and again.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 03:16:33 | More by Roose13
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Ohio

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Minnesota

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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Georgia

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rebel1771

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark reddish orange color with a small head that dissipates quickly.

S: Strong aroma of pumpkin pie spices with a slight malt backbone. Smells awesome.

T: Nice malt base that pairs well with sweet pumpkin pie flavor. Not overpowering, nicely balanced.

D: This is one of the best pumpkin beers I have had. The spice flavor is spot on, this brew is gonna be hard to beat.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 22:39:25 | More by rebel1771
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yankeej13

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had the pumpkinfest before but did not really remember it so I had to get it again and try it.

A- Has a really nice orange amber like color. A nice mellow white ring of foam with little to no carbonation.

S- It has a delicious smell, very potent. A really strong scent of a spicy cinnamon with a strong pumpkin smell along with nutmeg and other spices as well. Has a nice string of caramel flavor to go along with it.

T- Has a fantastic flavor a nice bold pumpkin and cinnamon taste right up front with packs a nice smooth sweet finish.

M- Great drinkablitly, Has a pretty sticky taste which is great. Nice and smooth all the way to the very end. Carmamel gives it a nice sweet aftertaste.

Overall- I was extremely impressed, they did a great job and I will continue to buy and enjoy this beer. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 21:41:18 | More by yankeej13
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One2Remeber

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh I love Terrapin, it has been at least a couple months since I've had one of there beers. I am really looking forward to this one. I've only had Dogfish and Weyerbaucher's pumpkin beers this season so I'm still getting my pallet back in stride. Not sure what to expect being a lager.

A: A dark reddish-orange color with a clear body, looks extremely well filtered. Head is beautiful, lacey and sticky as it calms down, but still leaves a nice thin dirty white foam on top. Looks frothy. Lots of bubbles streaming to the top after several minutes.

S: The best smelling pumpkin beer to me because there is delicate balance between pumpkin and spices. My guess is there was some biscuit malts or vanilla type flavoring to act as a neutralizing element.

T: Whoa, this is going to be a quick 12 oz. Typical lager finish, dry biscuity, bitter malts that I don't really care for but the pumpkin pie taste up front, then spices before the finish really complete a worthwhile transition of flavor. Extremely creamy at the end to make for a deliciously enjoyable drinking experience.

M: It feels like cinnamon and all spice hit every taste bud, just exploding with flavor. Lingerings with a hefty spice finish for a couple seconds before turning completely ending with a creamy lager bitterness that stays. Heavy cinnamon through out, but more like a bittering cinnamon, could use some sugar to warm up the taste.

D: My favorite pumpkin beer so far this year. It is not dominant on either pumpkin pie or pumpkin spices which I can appreciate. I feel like Dogfish head is more like eating pie and Southern Tier's is more like warming spices; which both are good in their own regard but Pumpkinfest is a great balance between the two, by far my favorite lager I've ever had:) I love Terrapin.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 06:25:41 | More by One2Remeber
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Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
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