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%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
For Trade:
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
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 Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a clear orange-amber, with a thin white head that retained as a thin ringlet throughout the session. Not much captured in the aroma, just sweet malts, light spice, and some cereal grains. Taste was pretty light and sweet. The wife didn't care for it at all, but I thought it was okay. Light and balanced, with notes of toffee, vanilla, pumpkin, and touches of cinnamon and nutmeg. Nothing too distinctive, but not too bad either (which pretty much sums up my general opinion of all Stoudts' beers). Light mouthfeel, fairly drinkable overall, but really lacking in flavor and body overall, and not something that I'd want to have more than once. It's good for those people who don't want anything too extreme. Pretty much delivered what it promised: it was like a marzen with a little bit of pumpkin beer profile blended in.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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 woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
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 Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Photo of GreenMind
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of justintcoons
3.75/5  rDev +9%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of 57md
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours copper in color with a finger of beige head that retains a bit on the edges of the glass. The nose smells malty like a weak Marzen, with no trace of pumpkin. Caramel malt is present along with a slight sourness that may be the pumpkin. The finish is subtly sweet from the malt. There is also a trace of pumpkin at the very end.

This is certainly more of a Marzen than a pumpkin beer. That said as a Marzen, it could stand to be more full-bodied.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of brez8791
5/5  rDev +45.3%

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 JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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 chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
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 jagada
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Pumpkinfest Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.44 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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