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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Pumpkin beers have been an American tradition since the pilgrims hit Plymouth Rock while Oktoberfest beers have been brewed in Germany since not long after Prince Ludwig got hitched in 1810. Now Terrapin is “carving” out our own special brew by combining these two great styles into a unique PUMPKINFEST beer...This Side Project has all the complex maltiness of a great Oktoberfest lager with the delicate spiciness of grandma’s fresh baked pumpkin pie.

Formerly Terrapin Side Project Pumpkinfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Pumpkin pie spices dominate this otherwise simple brew, taking advantage of the body’s dryness and its mellow carbonation to take hold of the finish too.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A gorgeous head of foam prances atop the shiny amber.
-Lenient caramel sweetness roams within.
-Even though the spices are readily available throughout, I cannot say they are overdone or tiring, if you like nutmeg and cinnamon, of course.
-This is very drinkable, but remains a rather generic example of a pumpkin brew.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel malt, and yes, pumpkin evident in both the aroma and flavor. Tangerine pour produced a creamy eggshell head. Flavor lingers on the palate. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2010
A little dissapointing. Decent, but not much pumpkin or spice to speak of. Tastes like a lager with a little bit of cinnamon. Needs some body and creaminess. Weak flavor overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy pumpkin and cinnamon aroma. Sweetish malty spicy pumpkin pie flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish fruity malty spicy pumpkin and cinnamon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Draft… Clear dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. There’s an awful lot going on in this one’s aroma – heaps of pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and dashes of vanilla and funk. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with moderate carbonation. Sweet, caramely, spicy flavor with just a whisper of acidity to keep things interesting. Sweet, spicy, vanilla finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Thanks to Hank for the bomber! Poured clear, translucent orange with a dense cap of beige head.. looked good. The aroma opened with a bang.. cinnamon, nutmeg, and charred brown sugar over canned pumpkin meat.. a little on the sweet side.. the spices never let up, and more succulent sugars emerge.. great, great stuff! The flavor found more of the spices than the support, with nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper over pumpkin meat and caramel.. light earthy bitterness fought spices on the edges and lost.. dried out on the finish with essence of pumpkin over caramel and peppery notes. Light-medium bodied and spicy on the palate.. balance was decent.. this lost something from the nose on, but it still maintained very well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrsUghsmash (24) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Smells AWESOME. I want to eat this beer. Pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel. Pours orangey with a little head that quickly dissipated. Doesn’t taste quite as good as it smells, but still tasty. Nice little bit of fizz to it. Really tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2010
draft @ redlight redlight. Pumpkin pie spices on the nose with caramel malts. Pours a golden amber with a solid white head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, hints of nutmeg with bready maltiness with traces of caramel. Not bad a little heavy on the spices for me, but over all enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Draft at redlight redlight. pours an slightly amber orange. the nose is more of a fresh pumpkin with some cinnamon and spice notes that straight pumpkin pie as it seems most pumpkin beers go for. the flavor is not overly pumpkiny, which i like though it is a little buttery, which detracts from it a little bit. i also get some notes of fried bananas. a little sweet but crisp. better than most pumpkin ales, yet far from as good as my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Copper in color with a minimal white foam head. A fresh aroma of Pumpkin Pie Spices comes flying out of the glass. A hint of a Oktoberfest is there too. A tad thin in texture. Finishes with a Citrus Orange flavor. Very Odd. Over priced considering other Pumpkin Ales that are out there.

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