Pumpkinfest Lager | Stoudts Brewing Co.

Pumpkinfest LagerPumpkinfest Lager
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Pumpkinfest LagerPumpkinfest Lager

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rifugium on 11-25-2011

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of brez8791
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of careystoudt
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 12oz. pumpkinfest - This beer was sensational! Smooth, and delicious. They roasted the pumpkin in spices and poured off the sweet liquid and added it to the malty rich oktoberfest. Typically this is not my style, I prefer hops over malt and not a big fan of added flavors. What a pleasant surprise, which i would have had more than a 6 pack.

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Photo of RobertColianni
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev +13%

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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of Knasterr1
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of beerfinder
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of justintcoons
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of GreenMind
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a rather clear copper color with a small off white head, some of which remains as a collar, decent carbonation and a little lacing.

The smell has a good amount of pumpkin in it along with some cardamom and anise. Maybe a touch of cinnamon. There is also a soapy, bubble gum like smell.

The taste does not have as much pumpkin in it as the smell but there is enough. The spices kind of drop off in the taste but the pumpkin and the roasted malts are present from start to finish. There is a typical crisp, clean almost cracker like lager finish. Overall I like this lager with pumpkin spices better than some of the pumpkin ales I have had.

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Photo of BigMike
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cylinsier
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz

Pours a mostly clear amber orange, yellowish white head is firm and retains well.

Smells of barley, caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, and cloves.

Flavor is of barley and caramel malt, some cereal grain undertone, and only the slightest hint of a tart pumpkin flavor. Bit of clove and dry hop in the finish.

Light to medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Decent drinkable marzen-like lager with a hint of pumpkin. A bit of a novelty in that regard, otherwise nothing special but not bad. Worth a try if the hybrid sounds interesting.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JRoPA
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barneysdad
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MsRif
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Pumpkinfest Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 22.9% out of 100 with 48 ratings
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