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Pumpkinfest Lager - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Pumpkinfest Lager
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BA SCORE
81
good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 11-25-2011)
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Photo of Bigben0328
2/5  rDev -43%

Bigben0328, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Ryanm1
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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.

Ryanm1, Yesterday at 10:34 PM
Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -14.5%

IPAchris, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -14.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Roland45s
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Roland45s, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of 57md
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

57md, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of aszatk01
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

aszatk01, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  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.

Rifugium, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of JWU
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

JWU, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

IdrinkGas, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle from last year, go pushed back in my cellar.
I poured it into a glass, it has a burnt orange color body with a very small head to it. The aroma has a hint of pumpkin and spice to it, but when i popped the cork it had a graham cracker aroma coming out of it. The taste is very to little no pumpkin, more malt and lager flavor, probally cuz it aged and the pumpkin flavor went away. The mouthfeel is really good and overall for a year old still has nice flavor.

chefhatt, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of MsRif
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

woodychandler, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of beerfinder
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

beerfinder, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

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

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

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

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

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

justintcoons, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

NeroFiddled, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of pumpkin pie spices
Head small (2 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing good – wide complete rings with mostly tiny bubbles
Body medium orange, clear
Flavor of faint spices; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, carbonation lively

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.875. Final weighted score: 3.9
This is a good pumpkin ale – it is not so over spiced that drinking it becomes akin to chugging a pumpkin pie. The appearance is good, the aroma slightly weak but still appetizing, and the palate fits well with the aroma and flavor.

Ozzylizard, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev +14%

jagada, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of RobertColianni
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

RobertColianni, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of brez8791
5/5  rDev +42.5%

brez8791, Oct 27, 2013
Pumpkinfest Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.