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Terrapin Pumpkinfest - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin PumpkinfestTerrapin Pumpkinfest

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756 Ratings

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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 48
Gots: 71 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Shango42, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

CGMLS3, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

dsauter, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of syrupjoe
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a light amber with fresh cream colored head.

Nose is very pumpkiny - cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin, ginger. All there. Smells very natural, as opposed to many other artiificial smelling pumpkin beers.

Taste confirms presence of spices picked up in nose. Very crisp and perfectly bitter. Almost no sweetness.

This is one of the best pumpkin beers I've head, mostly because this is one of the few that I would have more than one of in a single sitting. All of the positives of a pumpkin beer and none of the negatives of an overly sweet beer. This smells like pumpkin pie in a bottle but tastes like a well-balanced and perfectly spiced pumpkin beer. Would definitely drink again!

syrupjoe, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of MacQ32
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a fairly clear amber brown with a nice finger of light caramel head, ok retention, ok lacing. Appears to have abundant carbonation

S - Sweet pumpkin and spice (nutmeg/cinnamon, clove). Basic but good.

T - Just like the smell plus a bready quality, slight bitter dryness at the end

M - Light bodied, pretty carbonated, drinkable, decent.

O - At least as good as other pumpkins I've had, lighter than desired as most but overall a good spice filled beer

MacQ32, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

planbee, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

PthPndr, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

pavpav12, Nov 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

icehawk, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

xxcarpxx, Nov 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

brandoman63, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bellce0, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ScreamForMe, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

jeffthepony, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to djmichaelk for the bottle.

Pours a cloudy deep orange with a small white head. A few bubbles popping up.

Smells of actual pumpkin and subtle pumpkin pie spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg shine through, but seems well balanced.

A bit of spiciness in the front, loads of pumpkin pie spices throughout. Cinnamon is at the forefront.

Fairly light with good carbonation.

I'm pretty sure this is the first pumpkin lager I've had. It is light and nicely refreshing, but the spices are just a touch off for my taste. Still one of the better pumpkin brews I've had this year.

jmarsh123, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

freduardo, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of quirkzoo
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to HopDiggityDawg for throwing this one in.

Pours a nice amber, almost pumpkin colored with an off white head. Smell is not what I was expecting from a pumpkin beer. Smelled more like a Belgian Wit to me, with a touch of nutmeg. To me it tasted like a Belgian wit, with a saison-pumpkin mouthfeel. Not sure that I am describing it well, but I definitely got a soft mouthfeel from the pumpkin but the spices were on the dry side for your typical "pumpkin beer". I was going to say that it almost reminded me of a lager in terms of the mouthfeel and then I read the bottle and saw that it is a hybrid of a pumpkin beer and a märzen. Overall it is an interesting brew, not what I was expecting going in and it definitely doesn't fit the typical pumpkin beer genre, but an enjoyable brew.

quirkzoo, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of CrookedStill
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Dogfish Head Signature glass.

Pours a very clear amber with a 1-2 finger white head.

Spices upfront, clove & nutmeg & cinnamon. Sweet but not overpowering. Slight hop presence.

Caramel malts and spices.

Fairly thin bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

This is my first pumpkin beer and while not bad I would've liked a little more depth. Overall a decent beer from a great brewery.

CrookedStill, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage served as part of a pumpkin beer tasting session.

A nice orange color; clear with a moderate off-white head.
Visible carbonation.

M - nicely carbonated; medium-light body but not watery.

Nicely spiced: enough to lend a Pumpkin pie character but not so much as to mask everything else. Only a hint of pumpkin in the aroma, however, more comes through in the taste. Spicing is largely nutmeg.

{May 2013 update: drinking a ~9 month old 2012 which is, if anything, better}

chinchill, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear reddish amber with a half finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Mildly sweet bready malt with some pumpkin and spices, mostly nutmeg.

Taste: Just like the smell. Some bready malt hits the mouth first. There is some pumpkin and spice in there as well. A bitterness takes over the other flavors in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a mildly slick and dry finish.

Overall: Just alright. The bitterness in the finish doesn't really go with the rest of the beer.

oline73, Oct 27, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint vlass. Review from notes.

A: Pours a pretty clear copper color. A good finger and a half head stuck around for a while and left some spotty lace.

A: very stron pumpkin pie type aroma. Nose consists of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. I get a breadiness from the malts and a spicy, earthy character from the hops.

T: Similer to the nose. The spice dominates and takes a bit away from the pumpkin. The flavor is good though, and I don't miss the pumpkin as much as I thought I would. It finishes sweet and spicy with no hint of the abv.

M: a bit thin, but I guess technically this is a lager. Good carbonation.

O: Pretty solid for what it is. A good pumpkin beer and one I would pick up again. Skal.

Gtreid, Oct 18, 2011
Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.