Terrapin Beer Company

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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #215
Ranked #41,005
3.69 | pDev: 11.65%
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
Notes: 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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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes9/10/12: Pours a clear reddish orange with 1 finger of beige, variously bubbled, somewhat lasting head that leaves a patchy and filmy ring of lacing. Aroma is vegetal, thin caramel malt, pumpkin pie with modest cinnamon, cloves and ginger. As with a number of pumpkin ales there is something about the smell that is slightly reminiscent of a flat "Dr. Pepper". Taste is buttery pie crust, caramel malt, pumpkin and the same modest spiciness of the nose but if anything thinner, especially the cloves with the ginger and cinnamon being more dominant.The pumpkin is there but also subdued. There is little or no hop presence but this may be masked by the spices. The dry finish is more ginger and cinnamon prominent with the cinnamon dominating the very dry and chalky aftertaste. My guess is this is lager and not an ale. Drinkability is higher than similar spice heavy pumpkin ales.

Oct 15, 2019
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teromous from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "16370-75.5 2.9.17 0523"

Appearance: Right off the bat I notice the huge creamy eggshell colored head. The body is a tawny brown with a good dose of orange. Very good clarity and head retention.

Aroma: There is a light pumpkin pie spice aroma with an emphasis on clove. There is a bit of a hoppy flowery aroma as well.

Taste: Right off I notice this strong sourness and it has this cranberry jelly spread across toast flavor. It has a good flavor but the pumpkin and spices are lost in the background. The cranberry flavor is great in this beer.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice smooth medium body that is easy to drink and has just the texture you would want to match the flavor. The finish lingers at the end and tails off slowly.

Overall: As a pumpkin beer it falls short because it doesn't deliver the experience you would probably expect. However the cranberry is wonderful and that toast character is great as well. It tastes like a thanksgiving dinner. Don't buy it if you want a pumpkin beer but I would recommend picking it up on its own merit.

Sep 24, 2016
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tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber pour wit garnet tint. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Very light nose of mild pumpkin and spice.

Light medium body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is good, but rather weak. Light pumpkin, light spice (so light I can't tell what it is), a hint of bitterness and a subtle sweetness that proves a very good balance. The finish is a slow fade of spiced pumpkin.

Dec 31, 2015
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/10...bottle. Pours medium copper amber with with light white foam that sits on top. Nicely spiced pumpkin nose, nutmeg too. Taste is a clean crisp, pumpkin laced lager. Chewy mouthfeel and an easy finish. Simple and flavorful. Perfect for someone's first pumpkin beer.

Nov 25, 2015
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M_C_Hampton from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, copper colored with a huge off white head that lingers leaving some lacing, hazy

S: nutmeg, clove, light malt

T: malty and nutty, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin pie, pecan, walnut, ginger

M: thin, light body

O: flavors are present without being overpowering

Nov 16, 2015
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3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pumpkinfest in cans!? Best before on the topic of the cardboard packaging. Poured into a snifter. Deep amber with white inch head that leaves mild lacing. Blanket of foam slides down the glass as I sip. Smell is cinnamon, nut meg and pumpkin pie. Taste is Oktoberfest style with nut mug and spices. Not a heavy beer, very refreshing. Cheers!

Oct 15, 2015
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep orange in color with an attractive light tan head. Everything else about the beer is light too from mouthfeel to flavor profile. Modest dry spices on nose, cloves and ginger. Light yam flavor. Trends to crusty bready end of spectrum with gentle honey sweetness. Floral and light lemon.

Oct 08, 2015
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hophugger from Virginia

3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Too many pumpkin beers last year, but had to try this one. Nice flavors of pumpkin and squash in this one, not too heavy on the dry spice which makes this one a decent beer to drink. Flavors blend well and at a lighter abv, drinks pretty good with a dry spice finish.

Oct 08, 2015
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abastias from Tennessee

3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can poured to shaker pint glass. ABV:5.5% BBD:01.07.16

A: Rich medium amber, lightly hazy with dark khaki foam of moderate duration. Many light strings of bubbles.
S: Spice, clove, allspice. pumpkin,
T: Light pumpkin spice, caramel/coca cola flavor.
M: Smooth start with a lightly dry finish.
O: Good fall beer with great drinkability and spice aroma profile. A little soft on the flavor.

Oct 06, 2015
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tbryan5 from Louisiana

3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep ruby with a 1 finger head that leaves a bunch of great lacing.

S- Smells like fall. Mostly allspice and nutmeg but some pumpkin.

T- A little thin on the taste, and not as prevalent as on the nose.

M- Good mouthfeel. Taste doesn't linger.

D- An above average pumpkin beer.

Oct 06, 2015
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Jericho7x from Tennessee

3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 16 oz beer glass.

Look: Beautiful deep copper color. Slight bubbles. 2 finger cream-colored head.
Smell: Lightly spicy, just a hint of the pumpkin
Taste: Like the smell...light pumpkin spice. Toasty. Very slight hop. Little after taste
Feel: Clean, crisp, drinkable.

My second pumpkin beer. This seems like the time and effort has been put into it. I like it. If on tap again, I would get it.

Sep 28, 2015
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Tonyjenlasc from New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look - copper color, two finger fluffy off white head, clear in appearance
Smell - pumpkin, candied yams, spice, cinnamon....smells delicious
Taste - This is where this beer falls off. You definitely get some pumpkin/spice notes but you also get like this soapy/sour type taste along with it.

Overall - There are better pumpkin beers out there to try.

Sep 28, 2015
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can this beer was amber in color with a small tan head.

Nice aroma of pumpkin and spice.

Taste was a little less impressive. Pumpkin and nutmeg, but underwhelming.

Light to medium bodied.

Sep 28, 2015
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weaselface89 from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- copper/orange color, with about 3/4 inch head that is off white, and fades after a couple minutes
S- nutmeg and pumpkin. getting a bit of caramel also
T- pumpkin and spices. taste of both octoberfest beers and pumpkin flavor. caramel is present
F- medium feel. with just the right amount of carbonation
O- one of my favorite seasonal beers I have tried. to me its perfect for the fall season and as much as I hate to see it go, I hope it will be that much better next year. terrapin has really made a great thing here

Sep 23, 2015
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had the Terrapin Pumpkin at the World of Beer Birmingham, AL. Served in standard shaker, the beer is orange/Amber with a nice beige head.

It has a nose pumpkin pie spices and grains.

The taste tracks the smell. Spices (clove allspice and maybe cinnamon) Laid over a base of slightly sweet cracker like malts. As the beer warms, it loses a bit of its luster as it thins and something sour emerges.

The mouth is a solid, just above average.

The beer starts well but fades in the end.

Sep 23, 2015
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sassylaurysa from Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear with a copper/amber color. Thick and creamy off white/tan head

S: All of the pumpkin pie smells with a touch of caramel.

T: Caramel malts with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. The spices are present but I don’t find them overbearing.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, crisp.

O: This is my first pumpkin beer! I think it’s pretty decent, although I would have liked it to be a bit more sweet.

Sep 17, 2015
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ArchimedesSox from Georgia

4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, copper color, 2 inch off white head, good lacing

S: Pumpkin, spice, clove, ginger, a lot like pumpkin pie

T: Spices on front end, pumpkin comes in, maltiness of an octoberfest comes in, spicy aftertaste

M: Medium

O: Probably one of my favorite pumpkin beers. To me it is the perfect beer for fall, you have the base of a marzen with the pumpkin and spices added, both fall beers in one.

Sep 16, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, pumpkin. Taste is spices up front, cinnamon and ginger in particular, some pumpkin and malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a solid beer, maybe just a bit heavy handed with the spices.

Sep 06, 2015
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JRed from New Jersey

2.46/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Clear Amber in body with off-white head that fades to a thin film. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, apple, pumpkin, and sweets. Tastes of cinnamon, sweets, apple, ginger in the finish with mild hops. Light in body and medium carbonation.

Sep 06, 2015
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Beejay from Virginia

3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Medium brown with an orange glow when held to the light. Hazy, with some light tan head.

S: Pumpkin pie spice with nutmeg being the principal aroma, perhaps a touch of ginger as well.

T: Bready with pumpkin, nutmeg, and more pie spice.

M: Medium light with very active carbonation. There is a little bit of a carbonic bite in the finish.

O: It's a pumpkin beer. That's about it.. Better than some, lesser than others.

Sep 04, 2015
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AgentMunky from New York

4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a St Bernardus goblet.
Ruddy amber honey. White head fades quickly.
It smells delightful, if typical-- cinnamon, allspice, clove.
Weirdly, the spice is dominant without being overpowering. It's a light, crisp, cleanish beer, backloaded with baking spices. Fun and lively.
A really (shockingly) enjoyable pumpkin beer. Recommended!

Aug 20, 2015
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep copper color. The smell is malty with some pumpkin and spices like clove and cinnamon. The taste is mainly cinnamon. It dominates most of the other flavors. Right at the end a little pumpkin and sweetness peek through but are swiftly beat down by the cinnamon and heat from the cinnamon. This is so close to being a great beer and I like it a lot but I just wish the pumpkin was the main attraction.

Aug 08, 2015
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outdoor7or24 from Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased at Harris Teeter, poured into snifter glass.
A: pours a 2 finger dense white foam head, crystal clear amber body, bits of spotty lacing
S: pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, some nutmeg, and alcohol
M: light body brew with a bit of lite syrup on the tongue.
T: pumpkin, nutmeg, slight watery flavor, hints of allspice and cinnamon, metallic flavor at the finish
O: good pumpkin brew to try if you have not had before, easy drinking and not an overkill.

Aug 02, 2015
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dirty orange color white head.
Smell of dirt hay squash
Taste is squash, cinnamon, caramel.
Feel is light ish. Low carbonation

I didn't like this.

May 21, 2015
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GrinkoN from North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-Orange amber
-No head
-Light carbonation

-Slight alcohol

-Bitter in the front
-nice back end

Mouth Feel:
-Nice to have

May 15, 2015
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