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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 47
Gots: 81 | 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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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.58/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

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4.55/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

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4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

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4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

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4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
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!

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4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

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Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.