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Terrapin Pumpkinfest | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin PumpkinfestTerrapin Pumpkinfest
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Terrapin PumpkinfestTerrapin Pumpkinfest

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

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

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is bright orange with just a mild haze. Beige head that settles as a thin ring on top. Aromas of lager, fall spice. Cinnamon and nutmeg with some squash character. A bit sweet, but not too. An interesting take on a fall seasonal, going the lager route as opposed to the typical ale choice. Crisp finish with a subtle hop bitterness. A solid beer, especially if you're a fan of Oktoberfest and/or pumpkin brews.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Bottle at cellar temp into goblet.
Head small (1.5 cm), white, creamy, fully diminishing quickly.
Aroma of pumpkin pie spices - good!
Lacing spotty, basically none.
Body clear medium orange.
Flavor starts with a moderate, not too intense, pumpkin pie taste which slowly fades from my palate, leaving only a slight sweetness.
Body is mediun, dry.
Carbonation is lively.

This is a good example of a seasonal fruit beer, not overpowering, not too cloying - to my taste just right. Spike and the crew have done it again!

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of roger617
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into Nonic glass.

A: Pours with 1 finger of white head. Color is very close to copper, with a slightly red hint.
S: Pumpkin and spices. Very fitting, and what I would expect for the style and name.
T: I get the spices first, with a residual sweetness that tampers quickly. Not a whole lot of pumpkin in the flavor, and not very balanced or complex. For 6% it almost tastes watered down a little bit.
M: Very drinkable, does not leave your mouth with a dry after taste.
O: I think this style is very hard to bring an impressive offering to the table. Terrapin did succeed with this one, being a very drinkable pumpkin beer, which is just on the heavy side of a session beer. I wouldn't seek it out by any means, but I am glad I was able to get one! Overall to improve this, I think it needs more depth in the flavor profile. The biggest turn away for me is how watered down it comes across.

This is beer #1 of my pumpkin week of Thanksgiving. Can't wait to continue the line up as the week progresses!

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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