Pumpkinfest Lager | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
15.7%
 
 
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0
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7
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Photo of chicagoish
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dacrza1
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

DATE: November 3, 2016... OCCASION: Cavs/Celts on a Thursday... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams lager... pours a beautiful golden orange amber that erupts into cascading bubbles... a thick, creamy two-finger white head tops it off attractively... cinnamon, pumpkin, oats, and lemon... an uneven suggestion... the head settles to a single finger, but still looks comely... the palate is soft, drinkably light, some lingering effects at the throat... bread malts, soft cinnamon, and light nutmeg make this an inoffensive, unimpactfully slammable lager... hints of mint and tea leave as well... as the label suggests, an Oktoberfest masquerading as a pumpkin beer...not one of Stoudt's better offerings, but I enjoy its light-hearted attempt at a fall style... still, it leaves an aftertaste that is off, lagerish and beefy...

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cylinsier
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
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 lobos62
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigMike
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeRa
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-hunter
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 4.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a dull copper with a two finger head fast to dissipate. Hazy clarity.

Smell- Sweet caramel malt, little pumpkin and more of an apple aroma.

Taste- Sweet Oktoberfest style malt notes of caramel. Very little if any pumpkin to discern. More of a cooked vegetable flavor with spice notes of cinnamon and ginger. Finishes crisply however with a slight bitter zing.

MOuthfeel- Light to medium in body, medium carbonation.

Overall- Not much of a pumpkin beer at all, more of an Oktoberfest. It wasn't too bad but just one of those once brewed beers that are not too special but drinkable.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barneysdad
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of microbrewlover
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
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 wattoclone
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pumpkin lagers are rare and Stoudt's is one of my favorite local breweries so I had to try this one.

Pours a dark clear amber with a moderate head. Aroma is typical beer smell with a hint of pumpkin. Taste is smooth and average mouthfeel for a lager, but only hints of pumpkin and even less spice. Basically it is what the label reads: "Lager with pumpkin and spices added". The implication here is that this beer was not actually brewed with those ingredients, but flavors were added to generate an entry into the style, with an attractive label designed for marketing. The best thing about this beer is the low ABV.

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Photo of careystoudt
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
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 JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of JRoPA
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Slatetank
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I enjoyed this bottle chilled in a pint glass, review from notes.

The color is deep golden amber with frothy white head and average sized bead with carbonation visible and lace sticks in spots. The smell has a slight vegetal aroma up front with subtle spice aroma and light caramel in the malt which is held back slightly by a mild metallic odor. The feel is slightly creamy with smooth texture and medium high carbonation with mild spice and body in general mid palate with a mostly dry finish.

The flavor has a nice toasted grain quality with slight caramel taste combined with a noticeable pumpkin in the fact that it has a vegetal flavor with tinge of spice and more of an herbal hop character which adds to the taste as it finishes on the dry side. This is decent, but not outstanding just above average flavor wise with minimal spice presence and pretty mild fest quality in general. I think it lacks in intensity and could be good as if it is just restrained flavor-wise

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
2.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Feddi86
1.6/5  rDev -53.5%

Photo of GreenMind
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jgiordano88
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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