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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin PumpkinfestTerrapin Pumpkinfest

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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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3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DaveBlack
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A bright copper colored brew, with maybe a 1/2 finger of head that doesn't last long at all and leaves very little lacing. The color of the beer is, I admit, rather appropriate for the season.

S: Big smell of cinnamon and cloves on top of a nice, light crystal malt backbone. A good smelling beer.

T: A nice beer. The base flavor is that of light malts, then there is a hefty hit of cinnamon with a touch of the clove/allspice flavor. The finish has just a small amount of hops, but a good deal of bitterness coming from the cinnamon. Instead of being off-putting, the undercooked spice bitterness actually fits the beer quite well.

M: Moderately light body, and low on the carbonation make this an easily drinkable beer.

O: Not about to become my favorite beer, but a good fall beer. Really captures some good autumnal flavors, though (like most "pumpkin" beers) the taste of actual pumpkin is nowhere to be found. Thoroughly decent.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber and good strong carbonation that fizzles quickly

S - pumpkin, cloves, spices, bready rich malty.

T - Starts off like a marzen then the pumpkin and pumpkin spice takes over. Not overbearing though, well balanced between octoberfest/pumpkin.

M - Medium bodied, nice carbonation. smooth and easy to drink.

O - Good beer. Definitely a combo of a Octoberfest and Pumpkin. It's great for those Fall football days.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark but clear amber, moderate head. Scent brings ample pie spices and pumpkin to the front with a nice cinnamon and vanilla whiff. Taste follows suit, slightly brown sugar sweet, ample spices, creamy pumpkin pie with some nice vanilla notes. A touch lighter than prefered, needs a bit more creaminess. Solid seasonal beer.

Photo of julian89
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice translucent amber body with a short-lived half inch off white head.

Smell: Ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, and of course pumpkin pie.

Taste: Sweet maltiness followed by a dominance of cinnamon and pumpkin. Has a more developed taste of pumpkin puree, but not as much as Southern Tier's pumking.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty good, nice new pumpkin beer to add to my list.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a 1-finger tan bubbly head. Decent retention and lacing. Clear with lots of carbonation bubbles.

S – Bready and caramel malt, pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Definitely a pumpkin pie beer with hints of an Oktoberfest.

T – Starts off with the sweet taste of the caramel malts and the pumpkin pie flavors (pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon). The taste eventually shifts to bready and nutty malt flavors at the finish. Definitely equal parts Oktoberfest and pumpkin beer.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky sweet mouthfeel, and a bready, nutty, and slightly dry finish. Malt flavors linger for a little bit.

O – This is an interesting beer. It is definitely tasty and drinkable, and I think it’s a cool undertaking to combine two great fall styles – Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers. However, this beer is only an average example of each style. It doesn’t have the abundance of hearty malt aromas and flavors that I’d like in an Oktoberfest and it only has a mild and subtle pumpkin pie aroma and flavor. I’ve kind of run into this a lot with Terrapin when they try to combine styles, but they definitely get bonus points for trying and for creating a beer that is both tasty and unique.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have been quite eager to try this one this season...

A - Less than a fingers worthy of audibly fizzy perfectly level khaki colored head that quickly settles into an even lacing... The color is exceptional and is a slightly burn amber teetering on medium brown... There is the slightest of chill hazes... A limited bit of slightly sluggish to moderate paced carbonation...

S - Delectable pumpkin pie spices are first to greet the nose - nutmeg and cinnamon are the predominate players... Pureed pumpkin... Perhaps some light sweet potato notes... Ginger snaps... A light touch of brown sugar as well... Some light bready malts...

T - The pumpkin pie sweetness is at the start... Then then spices kick in... Bready malts and bread crust are next... Ginger snaps... A very mild passively aggressive hop presence... A slightly charred finish...

M - Light to medium bodied... Light yet brisk carbonation... Even and consistent... The finish has just a hint of dryness...

D - A solid seasonal offering from Terrapin... While this is supposed to be a hybrid of a Marzen and a Pumpkin Ale this one definitely drifts towards Pumpkin Ale status (except for the fact that it is actually a lager)... Deserves to be mentioned in the large second tier of pumpkin beers falling a bit short of world class status, but is still better than many of the other offerings out there...

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 829 ratings.