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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (2010) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2009
bottle poured a dark amber in color with a thin off white head. aroma has plenty of seasonal spices, malt, and some faint pumpkin. mouth feel is a nice medium with plenty of carbonation. flavor rocks out the nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. malt is rich enough to keep up but the spicing takes the show here. overall a rich fall time type brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5703) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark copper with a nice sticky off-white head. Spicy aroma with hints of pumpkin spice and cinnamon. Chewy flavor with lots of spice - pumpkin pie of course, some cinnamon and gingerbread. Back end has some ripening vegetable notes. Not overly sweet. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Rich amber pour. small white head. Aroma has more pumpkin than pumpkin pie spice. Flavor has light spice, some pumpkin, light hops. Good pumpkin brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Strong spicy aroma. The beer has both the taste and the feel of pumpkin pie. Nice holiday beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: SP 08 Pumpkinfest
Date: October 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear deep amber, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet pumpkin aroma, light spices
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of pulpy pumpkin character, light spices, just a hint of bitterness with the spices

Name: SP 08 Pumpkinfest
Date: September 30, 2011
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: clear deep copper, wispy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: big spicy aroma, lots of cinamon
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of spices, hint of pumpkin
Overall: less pumpkin, more spice

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle from jessup plaza. Poured a dark orange color with a small head. Aroma of spices, nutmeg, allspice.... taste is pretty solid, some pumpkin flavores that are well balanced with the spices through out. Not bad

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2681) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark copper orange with a thin white head. Slightly tart pumpkin nutmeg aroma. Taste is smooth malt with pumpkin, nutmeg and touches of cinnamon. Solid pumpkin brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (960) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2009
The beer came in the typical Terrapin side project 22 oz. bomber, and poured out the classic pumpkin orange colored, and clear. The carbonation appeared lively, and the head was one finger small but stable. The aroma was pumpkin and spices (cinnamon and nutmeg). The taste was herbal, and full of pumpkin pulp. The finish was dry, which probably was the effect of the spices. The body felt medium thick, but fluffy due to the carbonation. The aftertaste was sweet and spicy and lingered for a very long time after each sip. A very well made beer with a good deal of pumpkin flavor. If you don’t like pumpkins, this would be over the top for you.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5336) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Copper pour with a short white head. Aroma is strong spices (cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg), pumpkin and sweet malt. Taste is pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice and sweet malt. Some pumpkin bread as well. Body is meidum with a creamy carbonation. Lingering spiciness overall. Ends with more pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin notes, toasted malt and bread.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3217) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
pours a clear amber color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. aroma definitely has pumpkin and a touch of spice with some subtle caramel sweetness. flavor has more caramel and roastiness than expected with some spice a a touch of hoppiness. not much pumpkin though...mouthfeel is very light and lively with a spicy finish that is somewhat abrupt. not too bad...slightly reminiscent of dogfish punkin.


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