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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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 ďcarvingĒ 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 grandmaís fresh baked pumpkin pie.

Formerly Terrapin Side Project Pumpkinfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle from Normís Beer and Wine. Pumpkin and malt aroma. Medium dark orange appearance, somewhat clear. Sweet taste. Smooth palate. Covers alcohol well. An interesting combination of a pumpkin beer and an oktoberfest. Oktoberfestís arenít my favorite, but for a pumpkin beer this isnít bad. Could probably have a few in a night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (1053) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2010 bottle, poured a deep copper color with no head. Aroma was of some sweet malts, various spices, it honestly smells like Fall. Very appropriate for the coming season. Flavors were quite spicy, some pumpkin flavors in the finish, small bitterness too. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, carbonation on point. A good offering from Terrapin in a style that is lacking substance. This was decent for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EarlyCuyler (12) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle from Chanís Wine World in Destin, FL. Aroma is pumpkin spice. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not too thick. Tastes of pumpkin pie--really amazing. This is one of the best beers Iíve ever tasted. Itís like Thanksgiving in a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
#8 pumpkinfest from bocky consumed 4/9/10. pale pumpkin custard colored with an aggressive short lived whitish head. loads of ginger powder on the nose... combined with clove, nutmeg, cracker dough, brown sugar and some pumpkin-y earthy sweetness. the flavor is the same... tons of ginger and a warm spiced finish. crispy spicy texture in the medium body. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. great level of sweetness, great style to add the spice to. great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Pours orange copper with a vanishing white head. Spiced, malty nose with some pumpkin. Flavor is malty with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other pumpkin pie spices. Nice medium body with fizzy carbonation. Lightly sweet and spiced finish. I like this one because the pumpkin is noticeable but not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle, RBWG 2010. Pours a clear orangish copper body with a small fizzy white head. Heavily spiced nose with a little natural smelling pumpkin. Allspice & nutmeg mostly over a sweet caramel maltiness. The flavor is actually pretty bland for all the spice on the nose. Lightly sweet caramel malt finish with some lingering spices. Light to medium bodied with a little clingy sweetness. Not bad, but probably a little lacking in pumpkin flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured copperish gold with a white head. aroma was pumpkin, cinnamon, and spices. flavor was pumpkin and spice. body was medium with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bomber from Frugal MacDoogalís in Nashville. Pours a clear orangish-copper color with a nicely formed whitish-yellow head. Aroma is pumpkin pie for the most part. Spice level is just about right. Flavor also has the spice level dialed in pretty well. Mildly sweet caramel malt, pumpkin, and pumpkin spice. Smooth and fairly creamy on the mouthfeel with medium-full body. A very nice and well-balanced pumpkin beer overall. Not quite the best pumpkin beer Iíve had, but up there. I killed the entire bomber fairly easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Poured 10/2009 This one pours a crystal clear orangey copper with a thin ivory colored head. Clove and all spice in the nose. Maybe cinnamon. Sweet caramel malt too. First sip tastes like pumpkin pie. Sweet caramel malt, lovely mix with the spices, sweetish finish with the sweet spice in the aftertaste (allspice, cinnamon and ginger). Sweetish finish and creamy body. Terrapin does it again. They manage to strike the right note while combining two disparate styles.

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