Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Terrapin Beer Company Pumpkinfest

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Terrapin Beer Company Pumpkinfest - Malt Beverage Brewed With Pumpkins And Spices.

From the Terrapin Beer Company website: “It’s not fall at Terrapin until we can fill our steins with Pumpkinfest. This seasonal brew encompasses your Thanksgiving spread in one tasty sip. Perfectly balanced pumpkin (real pumpkin!) and spices are added to, without overwhelming, this German style brew. Expect a pumpkin pie nose followed by a strong malt backbone, low hop bitterness and authentic fall taste, all wrapped in a light bodied beer. Prost!”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with a large off-white head and lots of lacing.
Aroma: Pumpkin pie spices dominate with cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice and nutmeg followed by pumpkin, bready and caramel malts.
Taste: Cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger and clove give this one an upfront spicy flavor.  Pumpkin, toffee, caramel and bready malts round this one out.
Overall: A nice cross between a Marzen and Pumpkin Ale, Terrapin Beer Company Pumpkinfest is very enjoyable.  This 6.1% ABV offering is refreshing and worth picking up if you’re in the mood for a slightly different take on a Pumpkin beer.


Mark Harvey

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