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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

595 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 595
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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chooch5

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

01-01-2014 23:39:46 | More by chooch5
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-01-2014 16:20:39 | More by rudabegga9
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TigerOwl

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-30-2013 20:17:39 | More by TigerOwl
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Nordbier

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-24-2013 23:05:36 | More by Nordbier
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-21-2013 01:56:42 | More by ummswimmin
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JMohl3

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-20-2013 17:13:13 | More by JMohl3
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-19-2013 14:37:05 | More by Stinger80OH
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bieltzc

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

12-16-2013 03:09:20 | More by bieltzc
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-13-2013 04:07:35 | More by XmnwildX12
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geodonnokepyo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-09-2013 22:20:04 | More by geodonnokepyo
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at cellar temp into goblet.
Head small (1.5 cm), white, creamy, fully diminishing quickly.
Aroma of pumpkin pie spices - good!
Lacing spotty, basically none.
Body clear medium orange.
Flavor starts with a moderate, not too intense, pumpkin pie taste which slowly fades from my palate, leaving only a slight sweetness.
Body is mediun, dry.
Carbonation is lively.

This is a good example of a seasonal fruit beer, not overpowering, not too cloying - to my taste just right. Spike and the crew have done it again!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 12:39:41 | More by Ozzylizard
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bcapon

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-06-2013 03:08:26 | More by bcapon
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-04-2013 06:48:14 | More by NonicPanic
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kb2250

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-03-2013 13:19:08 | More by kb2250
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beerforpresident

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-01-2013 05:18:10 | More by beerforpresident
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-27-2013 21:35:55 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-27-2013 02:03:38 | More by ldhughes3
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AmandaRae

Georgia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

11-26-2013 04:16:29 | More by AmandaRae
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roger617

Indiana

3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into Nonic glass.

A: Pours with 1 finger of white head. Color is very close to copper, with a slightly red hint.
S: Pumpkin and spices. Very fitting, and what I would expect for the style and name.
T: I get the spices first, with a residual sweetness that tampers quickly. Not a whole lot of pumpkin in the flavor, and not very balanced or complex. For 6% it almost tastes watered down a little bit.
M: Very drinkable, does not leave your mouth with a dry after taste.
O: I think this style is very hard to bring an impressive offering to the table. Terrapin did succeed with this one, being a very drinkable pumpkin beer, which is just on the heavy side of a session beer. I wouldn't seek it out by any means, but I am glad I was able to get one! Overall to improve this, I think it needs more depth in the flavor profile. The biggest turn away for me is how watered down it comes across.

This is beer #1 of my pumpkin week of Thanksgiving. Can't wait to continue the line up as the week progresses!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 01:17:10 | More by roger617
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Garrett092112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-26-2013 01:07:05 | More by Garrett092112
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aakerman

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

11-25-2013 21:09:00 | More by aakerman
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kbrown

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-24-2013 01:18:41 | More by kbrown
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This has been my year for reviewing pumpkin beer, both ales (primarily) and lagers. It kind of bothers me that Stoudt's Pumpkinfest is listed as an Oktoberfest/Marzen, while this one is a Fruit/Vegetable beer. A decision may need to be made ...

From the bottle: "Pumpkin beers have been an American tradition since the Pilgrims hit Plymouth Rock, while Oktoberfest beers have been brewed in Germany since Prince Ludwig got hitched in 1810. Now Terrapin is 'CARVING OUT A FALL TRADITION' by combining these two great styles into a unique PumpkinFest beer."

My pour produced two dense fingers of tawny head that slowly fell away to wisps, leaving some nice, sticky lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy coppery-amber (SRM = > 13, ~ 17). Nose smelled heavily of cinnamon and nutmeg and I will be honest here - I am getting really tired of smelling the whole spice rack in these beers! Balance, people! And this coming from a self-avowed hophead who likes DIPAs. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, creamier than many of its ale counterparts. The taste was really muted and frankly kind of watery. What happened to the spices from the nose? They seemed to have disappeared! Finish was rather bland and nondescript. Unless they tweak the recipe for next year, I will not be revisiting this beer after the 2013 edition.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 21:39:53 | More by woodychandler
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-20-2013 01:48:06 | More by AngusOg
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scanny24

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I purchased this beer in Total Wine, who gives a brief write up of each of their 6 packs(or 4 packs, in this case). The beer was described, more or less, as a cross between a pumpkin beer and an Oktoberfest, both of which I enjoy. The color was a nice amber with very little head, much of what you would expect from a beer of this kind. I thought it smelled fantastic, however, the taste was where I was a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it's a good beer. I was just expecting a bit more. The pumpkin was a bit overwhelming and, to be honest, it tasted extremely similar to Blue Moon's Harvest Pumpkin Ale, which is roughly the same price for a 6 pack. I realize this beer is not an Ale, however, to me, the taste was pretty close. Like I said, it is a good beer, just gave me nothing that made it stand out and made me want to look for it again next fall.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 00:04:11 | More by scanny24
Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.