Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company
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4.23/5 rDev +14.6%
A: A nice bright copper color, there was only a hint of head at the top but barely anything, left almost no lacing at all.
S: Strong notes of cinnamon and pumpkin, nice warming malt note on the tail end.
T: Well Balanced, nice cinnamon notes and different spices throughout, nice flavor, perfect for the season.
M: Medium bodied, well balanced, moderate carbonation.
O: This was one of the pumpkin brews that I thoroughly enjoyed, well balanced and great tasting, great fall beer!
11-16-2012 21:21:29 | More by thedoubler55
3.95/5 rDev +7%
Beautiful brown orange color. Off white head. Very clear. Retention could be better.
Funky vegetal aroma with spices. Malt in background.
You can taste the pumpkin upfront. Spices and malt in the finish.
Medium bodied with a relatively dry finish.
11-13-2012 21:20:13 | More by UnderPressure
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
Pours a copper-amber color, completely opaque in a strange kind of way - not exactly "hazy" looking like many witbiers, but you definitely can't see through it. Small, gray head that barely lasts seconds and leaves no lacing. The smell contains a hefty dose of spices, the most prominent to me being nutmeg, followed up by a little bit of cinnamon and maybe even allspice. The concoction of flavors may cause your mind to think "pumpkin" but this beer, to me, was more reminiscent of holiday spices in general. Slight peppery aftertaste, with a thick, malty base throughout, finished with a touch of yeast and bread on the palate. A bit watery overall, but still holds a nice amount of spice and malt flavor. Low bitterness and hops might be present, but at that point, you're just reaching. Medium body, medium carbonation.
This was a pumpkin beer that was closer to "holiday spice" than "pumpkin". Why exactly? I'm not too sure. Maybe it was the balance of spices? Though I would definitely say nutmeg was the most prominent and may even argue it was slightly overpowering compared to the rest. All in all, a decent brew, definitely a nice holiday warmer.
11-13-2012 12:42:33 | More by tectactoe
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
I poured this one into a pint glass, it has a copper color body with no head or lace to it. The smell has a very nice aray of pumpkin spices and pumpkin flesh. The taste is upfront of spices and then a mellow flavor of pumpkin come throug. The mouth feel is good, almost the constincey of a lager. well balanced and carbonated. Overall this is a good pumpkin beer.
11-09-2012 04:16:04 | More by chefhatt
3.8/5 rDev +3%
Poured into a Ninkasi Brewing pint glass. Label says Seasonal 2012.
A- Pours a medium amber color with an 1/8 inch off-white head that doesn't retain before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and light, small wisps of surface foam. Small clots of surface foam.
S- Powerful aroma of cinnamon, ginger and pumpkin pie. It's actually the first pumpkin beer I've ever encountered that truly replicates pumpkin pie in the smell.
T- Heavy clove and nutmeg in the flavor, especially nutmeg. Light toasted malt. The nutmeg does not cease and almost becomes too much. Not as much actual pumpkin as in the aroma.
M- Some spice sting with medium-low carbonation and a light-ish body.
O- You'd better like nutmeg if you wanna get into this brew. A good stab at the style but could use some toning down in the spice department.
11-04-2012 04:37:06 | More by Immortale25
3.13/5 rDev -15.2%
Medium amber, small yellow tinged head
S- little sweet pumpkin smell with subtle vanilla, not really spicy but something I can't put my finger on
T- sweet pumpkin, not too bitter - lacks a spice I was expecting. Very light, but not watery.
Mf - standard little more smooth and less bubbles than what I'd consider average
Overall - good, like the lack of bitter and the sweetness isn't too much. Very drinkable for 6.1% with no real presence of alcohol flavor.
11-02-2012 10:36:17 | More by MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
3.4/5 rDev -7.9%
Look: Orangeish hue with a bit of sediment. Soapy yellowish head forms and leaves lace.
Smell: Bready , biscuity smell with vanilla and pumpkin scents. A very pleasing and sweet smelling pumpkin lager.
Taste: Caramel, pumpkin and very light spices , mild hop bitterness, and leaves a vegetable aftertaste; definitely like fresh pumpkin. A little cinnamon and allspice. Pretty tasty brew but a bit tame.
Feel: Medium bodied, moderately low carbonation.
Overall: A decent pumpkin brew, interesting its a lager. Solid and from a beer geek standpoint, a pretty cool idea. Lacks the fullness of the its ale brethren.
10-31-2012 22:41:47 | More by Stinkypuss
Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
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