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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6225) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez moi. Arôme: Forte odeur d’épices à citrouille. Apparence: La couleur est doré avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices à citrouille avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Épices à citrouille en arrière goût. (Rating #2928)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (821) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2010
This defines what I think and feel about a winter pumpkin / spice beer. Great!!! Can’t say enough about the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11868) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2014 11/19/14, 12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, ginger, allspice, light cardamom. Taste is moderately sweet, ginger, bread, allspice, light caramel. Light-medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation. 7/3/6/3/12

3/15/10. 22oz bottle, RBWG Tampa bus. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pumpkin spice, brown sugar, ginger, some allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, allspice, some coriander, ginger. Medium body. 6/3/6/3/12.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8328) - 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 (2879) - 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 (18351) - 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 (9896) - 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 (7253) - 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.

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