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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin PumpkinfestTerrapin Pumpkinfest

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824 Ratings

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 50
Gots: 86 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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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.

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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%

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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%

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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%

Photo of drabmuh
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Terrapin shaker pint, they need better glassware. Beer is dark amber and clear with moderate to low carbonation and soft white head of small bubbles, looks nice at least.

Aroma is sweet, mildly lagery and has a lot of pumpkin / squash in the nose.

This beer really should be moved to Oktoberfest since that is what it is...says so on the label at least, but I digress, beer is medium in body, sweet and gourdy on the front with a decent but slightly heavy on the finish. A little too sweeet for an Oktoberfest but overall it is fine. I'd consider having it again.

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3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You get a finger’s worth of fizzy foam which dissolves down at a steady clip, mostly smaller bubbles, dark off-white color, the lacing is wispy to close to nonexistent. Very clear and bright brownish amber hued liquid, becomes more zinc orange towards the outer reaches with a final shift into yellow, hardly any visible carbonation. Big clove and nutmeg in the nose, vanilla and cocoa along with, of course, pumpkin, pie crust to scone for breadiness, mild yeastiness, has a liqueur like quality even as at times there’s a short burst of grass and pepper. Medium-bodied, has a hard mouth feel, lacks graceful movement and flow. The carbonation is light, what’s there has a tight prickle. Dry on the whole, the ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon has a spicy cumin edge too. Cocoa powder more than honey, brown sugar or caramel, in keeping with dryness. Whisper of peach, apricot fruit, any sweetness more derived from that pie dough, baked goods component. Loses any hoppy bite here but does have a mineral water feel which aids a fresher finish. Not sure it finds a clear direction and then takes it but pleasant enough, if quaffed uncritically.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm a big fan of Terrapin beers, but this one falls flat.

It pours a burnt orange with 1/2 to 3/4 inch quickly fading beige head.

Smells of pumpkin, minerals with a slight hint of spices.

Tastes follows through. The pumpkin flavor is there, along with some carmel malts, but not much beyond that.

Mouthfeel is medium with decent carbonation.

Not a bad beer, but just does not stand up to the offerings from Southern Tier, Cigar City, Weyebacher and others.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.