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RATINGS: 355   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2010

Source:22 oz bottle shared with the wife. She really likes pumpkin beer.
Glass:Tripel Karmeliet tulip.
Appearance:Clear dark red/orange color with a half finger of off white head.
Aroma:Nose reflects sweet, bready malts, squash, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Flavor:Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg are present, without much pumpkin (so goes the traditional pumpkin beer). The finish is much more Oktoberfest, with sweet caramel, bread and a subtle earthiness.
Palate:Medium/full body with solid/mild carbonation.
Overall:This was an excellently conceived beer. A cross between an Oktoberfest and a Pumpkin beer. While I wish there was more pumpkin in the flavor, this was still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Pours a clear copper body with a fading tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. Flavor is pumpkin pie and fruity pumpkin flavor. Smooth, rather dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pressboxjoe (187) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Aroma is green, squash, nutmeg, brown sugar, mustard. Flavor is surprisingly subtle in terms of pumpkin. Muddled, watery, spicy. I suspect this was brewed with fewer pumpkins than many other pumpkin ales. Tastes maybe like a lager. Not bad, just wish there was more to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle on 11/14/2009 courtesy of Butters. Very clear deep amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet spice aroma with a bit of pumpkin. Sweet pumpkin flavor with a bit of nutmeg and light mace. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   Clear amber, copper hued, thin frothy white head, sparce lacing.   Muted spicy nose, some all-spice and nutmeg.   Much the same on the tongue, muted spices.   Decent malt base tho.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   The muted spices do linger. Clean finish, just not enough umph.   Thanks Rob!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Pours deep amber with some haze. Great notes of allspice and coriander. The palate shows deep malt with the pumpkin spices following the initial flavors. Great long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Enjoyable nose of subtle spice, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel, toast. Pumpkin pie really, but toned down a bit. Copper orange pour, no head. The flavor has really pleasant pumpkin pie notes - cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, with toasted malt and caramel notes. Light lingering spicy sweetness. Not over done in any category. Body might have been a tad thin, but this drank nicely and was enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Tried this after I faced a bottle of Cantillon Fou Fone. haha! needless to say my palate was wrecked. All I can really say is: it is what it is

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2009
22oz bomber, no date from GAManiac--thanks Grant! Clear reddish orange with a one finger, quickly fading off-white head. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin dominate the nose. There is also some caramel and a light metallic lager note. Flavor has more of a toasty malt dominance but the spices are still present,as well as some light pumpkin. Lightly sweet toasty finish with bitterness around a 2-3. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light body. Pretty good pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bomma. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Pumpkin pie notes, with some spicy cinnamon and nutmeg character. Spicy with a medium body and a light malty finish. A nice pumpkin ale.

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