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Pumpkinfest Lager - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Pumpkinfest LagerPumpkinfest Lager

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 38
Avg: 3.49
pDev: 29.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 11-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 38
Reviews by Rifugium:
Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a clear orange-amber, with a thin white head that retained as a thin ringlet throughout the session. Not much captured in the aroma, just sweet malts, light spice, and some cereal grains. Taste was pretty light and sweet. The wife didn't care for it at all, but I thought it was okay. Light and balanced, with notes of toffee, vanilla, pumpkin, and touches of cinnamon and nutmeg. Nothing too distinctive, but not too bad either (which pretty much sums up my general opinion of all Stoudts' beers). Light mouthfeel, fairly drinkable overall, but really lacking in flavor and body overall, and not something that I'd want to have more than once. It's good for those people who don't want anything too extreme. Pretty much delivered what it promised: it was like a marzen with a little bit of pumpkin beer profile blended in.

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Photo of aszatk01
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of wattoclone
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pumpkin lagers are rare and Stoudt's is one of my favorite local breweries so I had to try this one.

Pours a dark clear amber with a moderate head. Aroma is typical beer smell with a hint of pumpkin. Taste is smooth and average mouthfeel for a lager, but only hints of pumpkin and even less spice. Basically it is what the label reads: "Lager with pumpkin and spices added". The implication here is that this beer was not actually brewed with those ingredients, but flavors were added to generate an entry into the style, with an attractive label designed for marketing. The best thing about this beer is the low ABV.

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Photo of Ryanm1
3/5  rDev -14%

I grabbed this one as part of a wegmans mix 6 in my epic quest to try as many pumpkin beers as possible. Stoudt's might be relatively new to the pumpkin beer scene because at this time there isn't even a picture of the bottle. I poured a tiny bit out to check the color and it was darker golden. Not such much brown as the other seasonals I have tried. This is a very dry beer and higher on the IBu scale, sort of the opposite of a Southern Tier Pumpking. Def does live up to the name of "lager" as a standard lager taste is what permeates the tounge. Not much in the spice department although says on the bottle pumpkin and spices added. Not sure if this is supposed to be sort of a pumpkin Octoberfest hybrid but fails on both fronts.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, great beer. It's got a little bit of a pumpkin pie taste to it, but it's also very much a Maerzen - in fact, I'm pretty sure it's just their Fest with a little bit of spice thrown in. Great way to add a beer to the line-up without tying up tank space. But, the most important thing here is that they got the spicing down. It's very easy to go over the top, and occasionally you find a brewer that's underplayed it, but this one's spot one with just enough flavor that it doesn't become cloying, or really even build on the palate. Nice.

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Photo of Bigben0328
2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Knasterr1
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of beerfinder
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of baconfromwalmart
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Leave it to the good people at Stoudt's to make a Pumpkin Lager! Ales are becoming passe, I guess.

My pour created a massive, mountainous bulk of French Vanilla-colored head that produced some beautiful lacing as it slowly fell like a souffle. Color was a slightly hazy deep-copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose was different than any of the other pumpkins, nutmeg seemed to be prevalent, plus I was really picking up the malt, which has not happened due to the overwhelming spice presence. Mouthfeel was sort of thin and watery, but not surprising for a lager base. The taste was muted in terms of its spiciness, but this allowed it to have a maltier flavor than so many of its counterparts. Finish was semi-dry, spicy, but with enough malt to counterbalance the equation. Worthy as an alternative.

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Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours copper in color with a finger of beige head that retains a bit on the edges of the glass. The nose smells malty like a weak Marzen, with no trace of pumpkin. Caramel malt is present along with a slight sourness that may be the pumpkin. The finish is subtly sweet from the malt. There is also a trace of pumpkin at the very end.

This is certainly more of a Marzen than a pumpkin beer. That said as a Marzen, it could stand to be more full-bodied.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Golden amber with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Bread, caramel, allspice, nutmeg, and pie crust.

Caramel drizzled bread and toasted pie crust. Light notes of brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Some earthy hop bitterness on the end.

Medium-light bodied, crisp, clean, and lightly bitter.

Crisp, refreshing, and overall a very nice blend of Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beer.

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Photo of JRoPA
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of brez8791
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Photo of barneysdad
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of careystoudt
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 12oz. pumpkinfest - This beer was sensational! Smooth, and delicious. They roasted the pumpkin in spices and poured off the sweet liquid and added it to the malty rich oktoberfest. Typically this is not my style, I prefer hops over malt and not a big fan of added flavors. What a pleasant surprise, which i would have had more than a 6 pack.

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Photo of JWU
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle my neighbor shared with me. Poured into a curved pint glass.

A- It appears as if the bottle may not have been sealed (cork seal on top). Almost no head, and no carbonation. Straight up clear amber.

S- I get a really nice light pumpkin and graham cracker smell. Subdued spice, which I prefer on these pumpkin LAGERS. Ale, it's a different story.

T- Follows the nose. The only other pumpkin lager I've had (Terrapin Pumpkinfest) seemed to just barely overdo the spicing, causing the lager yeast/spice interplay to leave an offputting sourness on the palette. This plays down the spice, and upgrades the pumpkin content.

M- Slightly slick from the pumpkin. No carbonation, again, appears the bottle may have not sealed properly.

O- I'd certainly like to try this with proper carbonation.

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Photo of jgiordano88
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Pumpkinfest Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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