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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 50
Gots: 83 | 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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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.

Photo of jagada
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%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Sabrewolff
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Slikpitt
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
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.

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of clickyourfingers
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Photo of lauries444
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of marshmeli
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of philbe311
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Head is not very impressive quickly reducing to a mild sticky lace ring. Color is a touch darker than other pumpkin beers with a deep brown hue that is clear.

S - Coriander and cinnamon highlight with a very enjoyable level of biscuit malts and a touch vegital pumpkin bitterness.

T - Eh it's ok really it taste like a mildly spiced Oktoberfest. Allspice and spicy coriander lead the palate and it finish's with a squash like vegital bitterness but balanced. Good but not great.

M - It has a nice chewy body but with a lower ABV it does make for better drink ability with a medium body.

Overall I give points for originality since I can't think of any other pumpkin Oktoberfest's. Not really worth a six pack or case but a good beer regardless.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of thecheapies
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2012 Pumpkinfest.

A toasted red-orange color. A great deal of light gets through this brew. A weak head only formed by default of a rigorous pour. Still managed a mere quarter of an inch that clings as a thin layer. Blotchy foam along the sides of the glass.

Not much gourd poking through. Coriander and cinnamon and some allspice. Very toasty dark malts. Noticeably a lager in the nose. The malts are trying to show off, but they don't truly captivate. Hops are inconsequential. Hint of ginger root. Lots of spice.

Spiced pumpkin, butternut squash, hot cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and coriander. Vegetable quality that is very appropriate. Toasted grains are rather smooth and burnished. Enough hops to provide some relieving bitterness, but not much flavor. Too much grated spiciness pillows the finish. Touch of booze picks up midway through and clutches.

Medium in body with some implied fill-out. Probably an implication brought about by the low carbonation levels. A tad warming at just over 6%, but works all the same.

A few frills aside, this is a plainy-decent and well-spiced pumpkin lager. Can't say that I've had a pumpkin lager before. I get the mashup of styles between pumpkin beer and Oktoberfest, but it's a spiced lager with a lot of seasonal flair and some pumpkin meat. Awarding a higher rating as a promising pumpkin beer.

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: orange/gold body, no head, mild lacing

S: allspice and malt

T: allspice, malt, and mild bitter/dry finish

M: med/light body, semi-dry mouth

O: Like this brewery + love the style, but not
this beer. would not get again nor recommend.


Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.