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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

689 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 46
Gots: 57 | 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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4.92/5  rDev +33.7%

Giuseppegraphix, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker copper color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade. It has both good retention and a solid creaminess to it. Some streaks of lacing are left behind. (3.25)

Smell: This leans closer to a pumpkin beer than a marzen. Because of that, it's the fall spicing that dominates. There are also slight notes of gourd and caramel malts. While I can't help but feel (as is the case in too many pumpkin beers) it's slightly over-spiced, it does feature a nice aroma. (3.25)

Taste: The first half of this beer is pretty much a pumpkin lager, with a healthy spice profile and a lesser kiss of gourd. Its lighter finish helps give it a bit more balance compared to a traditional pumpkin ale. I still think it's over-spiced at the end of the day, but it's more easygoing than other (lesser) pumpkin beers. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: While it's a fairly sweet beer, it being a lager means it's more crisp and dry on the back end. Almost refreshing, even. Almost. Carbonation bites the tongue slightly; it's not as fizzy as it could have been. (3.25)

Overall: Not bad - it's more drinkable than other pumpkin beers. This fusion of two archetypal fall styles yields satisfactory, but not amazing results. (3.25)

3.25/5: HEY YOU GOT PUMPKIN IN MY OKTOBERFEST

ThisWangsChung, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mctizzz, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mattreitz49, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

RochefortChris, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Vivs85, Sep 09, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -7.6%

One1Asterisk, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Terrapin Pumpkinfest has a thick, cream-colored head, a bit of lacing here and there, a mostly clear, deep orange/brown appearance, with a slight haze to it, and lots of streaming bubbles. Aroma is mainly of malt, but it gets spicier as the beer settles down. Flavor is of sweet malt, a mix of spices, and a touch of pumpkin. No bitterness, here. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Terrapin Pumpkinfest finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Sep 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.8%

ddavis6740, Sep 07, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +30.4%

Gtbuzz93, Sep 07, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

Evango, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Furley80, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

TimHitchings, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

YeastEnthusiast, Sep 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Golden amber/brown color. Minimal head when poured to a chilled pint glass. Very shuttle hint of pumpkin and spices. Overall a good beer to drink on a fall day.

TTripp725, Sep 05, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

Aidan_Stewart, Sep 04, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

Gator_Nation, Sep 04, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -9.8%

cmq103, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

sd123, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

RMoeNay, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

earlholman, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

WarEagle04, Sep 02, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

Nickhagin, Sep 02, 2014
Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.