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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin PumpkinfestTerrapin Pumpkinfest

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829 Ratings

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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 51
Gots: 88 | 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:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 10-06-2009

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.
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Ratings: 829 | Reviews: 245
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Jason
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Rudy amber hue, clear, decent stickage

SMELL: Pie spice, light pumpkin meat, malty, faint caramel, sweet

TASTE: Very spicy, lots of pie spice, medium bodied, malty, hint of pumpkin, clean, slightly sweet, malty finish

Love the concept of taking an O-fest and a Pumpkin Ale and smashing them together. A good brew all around I just have a problem with the spicing upfront, needs to be dialed down a bit. A fun brew to quaff back.

Photo of SeriousALEment
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of tastybeer
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is auburn with a warm glow. Head is rather small and turns quickly to a bubbly ring. The beer itself is crispy clear. Aroma is pretty delightful. Full of delicious chewy spiced malts. Pumpkin aromas are fairly subtle. Taste is sweet and spicy. There's some lingering spiciness through the finish reminiscent of cayenne pepper. This is a perfect combo of Oktoberfest style meets pumpkin. This doesn't have the pumpkin pie filling thing going on (which is fantastic when done right), it is more of a spiced Oktoberfest with pumpkin nuances. Pumpkin pie like spicing comes through strongly though. Mouthfeel is entertaining. Dry and gritty with a smooth base. Medium body.

III like it!

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ShakaShakaShaka
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Softestdog
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JCB14
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The head on this beer was about average with okay retention. The aroma was excellent with strong (but good) overtones of pumpkin pie spice. The beer had a great hop flavor that is often missing in this style. This is a beer that I would gladly have a second. In general a good beer for this style it was great.

Photo of guinb
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Roose13
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of BethyBo0op
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
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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3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very lightly hazed auburn color with a slim head that shrinks to a bubbly collar. The aroma is brimming with pumpkin pie spices. Some bread, brown sugar, and not much pumpkin, but very pleasant all around. More of the Oktoberfest side shows up first in the flavor...spices, caramel, mild sweet bread, toast. Smooth, slick, fairly light on the carbonation. I can dig it.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

More nutty than pumpkin. Nice clove and spice taste. Dirty brown and slightly opaque. Slightly under carbonated. Paired nicely with pumpkin pie gelato. Nice was more clove. Light feel of a lager. Thought the low carbonation was that first bottle but it was the same for the next two.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
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