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Terrapin Pumpkinfest | Terrapin Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

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.

Added by mikesgroove on 10-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,280
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
923
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
140
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 923 |  Reviews: 265
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3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of msumike89
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertraveler08
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayden34
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoretaxi
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
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

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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greg2977
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dur921
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Terrapin Pumpkinfest from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 923 ratings
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