Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
3.67 | pDev: 11.72%
Oct 15, 2019
Oct 06, 2009
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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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Rated by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Update of Pumpkin Beer from 2013-2019 Blind Tastings.

Oct 14, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by cd34 from Illinois

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by ROGUE16 from Delaware

Oct 05, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Sep 27, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Sep 27, 2016
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
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
Rated: 3.75 by msumike89 from Colorado

Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Aug 27, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by beertraveler08 from Louisiana

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Apr 05, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Skellbop from New York

Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by Hayden34 from Georgia

Jan 27, 2016
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
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
Rated: 3.75 by Sweetdemonsweat from Germany

Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 4 by shoretaxi from New Jersey

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2015
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
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
Rated: 3.57 by greencovesteve from North Carolina

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by SalamanderPusi from North Carolina

Nov 17, 2015
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Reviewed by M_C_Hampton from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
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
Rated: 3.63 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Nov 10, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Oct 30, 2015
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Rated by Greg2977 from Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice lighter pumpkin beer. Smooth taste, not overdone. Was in the top 5 at Pumpkinfest this year.
Oct 29, 2015
Rated: 3.24 by harryhops from Delaware

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by Dur921 from Maryland

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Oct 23, 2015
Rated: 4 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Oct 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by MrJuengling from Pennsylvania

Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

Oct 16, 2015
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Reviewed by egrapplesberg

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
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
Rated: 3.6 by MAJ85 from Georgia

Oct 11, 2015
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
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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Reviewed by hophugger from Virginia

3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
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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Reviewed by abastias from Tennessee

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Reviewed by tbryan5 from Louisiana

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
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
Rated: 3.75 by Budlum from Maryland

Oct 06, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by Sambo4 from Alabama

Oct 05, 2015
Rated: 3.34 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2015
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