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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EithCubes (4626) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bomber from jrob21 – thanks, bra! Room-filling pumpkin pie spice out of the bottle with vanilla and dark earthiness singing backup. Beautiful red-amber with a short sudsy beige head. Taste is fizzy dark Oktoberfest malt with a hint of pumpkin beer, but I’d say the blend is somewhere between 3:1 and 3:2. Fat malty body and no big alcohol. Mildly satisfying, though I’d love more from the pumpkin side, especially considering the good concept (otherwise this is a spiced Oktoberfest in need of some punch).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1028) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Copper-red pour with a lot of visible carbonation and a lasting creamy white head. Aroma is pumpkinesque with heavy cinnamon. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Normal pumpkin pie flavors for the style. No hint of weird off-tastes or funkiness. Straight up pumpkin brew. Nice body, rather tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Glowing copper color with a beige head. Sharp pumpkin pie spice aromas with cinnamon, clove. medium body. Sharp pie spice driven flavors of nutmeg cinnamon allspice clove on a thin malt base.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1324) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2009
22 oz. bottle. A slightly hazy rust-colored pour with an average-sized light-tan head. An aroma of caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla. Medium-bodied. Tastes as it smells - sweet caramel upfront with a good deal of the aforementioned spices throughout. A biscuity/graham cracker maltiness. On the crisp side. Not a bad effort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Bomber. Pours a brilliant, clear copper with decent khaki head. The aroma is autumnal spices--cinnamon stands out most to me, but I detect some nutmeg, clove, and a sort of molasses note, too. The flavor is distant caramel malt, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, graham crackers, and molasses. There’s a leafy bitterness keeping it from getting sweet at all. Fairly straightforward, but tasty enough.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Orange copper clear pour off white head little lacing. Crystal malt and spicy aroma ...... sweet oktober flavor and the spices kick in .... cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice ..... the flavors mixed well and were very balanced .... a total fall beer not heavy highly drinkable ... good combo

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3873) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Pours a bright copper orange with a one finger foamy offwhite head. Nose shows lots of spice, notes of star anise, nutmeg, and allspice. Malty sweetness and mild undertones of pumpkin meat. Flavor is spicy upfront, sweet pie spices, earthy pumpkin, sweet malt character. Palate is also dominated by the spice with a full supporting mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Nice caramel malt blends with the reasonable spicing. Slightly woody with just enough bitterness to keep this from being too sweet, but not a bitter beer. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1049) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Clear orange gold color. Nicely balanced punkin and spice flavors. Maybe a little too light, but I’m used to high grav pumpkins from my store.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Pours a dark golden ruby/amber color with dark golden orange hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger light yellowish beige head with good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Toasted malt aroma with hints of rye and caramel as well as a very prominent autumnal spice presence. Lots of pumpkin puree, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, ginger and nutmeg with a bit of clove as well. The roasted malts are very strong in the front of the nose but are evenly balanced by the pumpkin beer aromas. Flavor is very similar to the aroma. Fuller end of medium with a very nice balance of Octoberfest/Marzen and Pumpkin beer flavors. Toasty caramel and rye malts are prominent up front with a subtle hint of biscuit followed by a slight sweet pumpkin presence and a very prominent spice profile. Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar as well as some strong clove notes, subtle vanilla and ginger. Pretty well balanced with a nice hybrid of flavors from the two styles. No alcohol warmth to speak up making it pretty drinkable. Slightly medicinal in the finish. Complex and interesting. Recommended for fans of both styles.


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