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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 “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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle: pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is full of spice plenty of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, a little bit of the pumpkin comes through also. Flavor is also has plenty of the spice and lots of pumpkin, no hops but very drinkable and a nice pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2771) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2015
Tap at the brewery on release day 2015. Light sweetish fruity nose, light spice, some residual yeast. Light copper color with a creamy tan head. Gentle pumpkin initial flavor, light toasty maltiness, some spice (cinnamon?), and a small cola-like note in mid and final. Thin-medium body. I’m not a real fan of pumpkin beers, but this one is light flavored, and the pumpkin note is gentle on the tongue (which suits me fine). Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demannu (207) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Amber color with big head. Fall spices and subtle pumpkin on nose. Would gace appreciated a bigger aroma. Medium body, smooth nouthfeel. Sweet malts mainly in taste with some fall spices which linger on the tongue. One of the more forgettable pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (698) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large dark beige head, the beer is a very nice amber color with hues of ruby, very clear, Aroma: pumpkin, a warm spice, Taste: sweet maltiness, has notes of pumpkin as well, no bitterness Palate: average carbonation, medium mouthfeel, minimal pumpkin aftertaste Overall: this is a nice easy drinking beer, it's sweet with out being so sweet that it'll make you sick, pumpkin is the dominant aspect ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (954) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
This pumpkin poured a med/Amber colour with a nice tan, foamy head. Scents include spice, pumpkin and sweet malt with a touch of ripe fruit. First swig was a little watery with flavours of pumpkin and hops. Finish was bitter with spice flavour lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle: Copper-amber body, completely opaque & almost muddy. Small, gray head fades quickly to a thin collar. Aroma is heavily spiced; nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, a bit of toasted malt. Flavor is basically the same, heavy on the nutmeg & cinnamon with undertones of allspice, clove, white pepper. Thick, malty base, finishes with notes of heavy caramel sweetness, toast, toffee, & a bit of chunky yeast. Slightly sticky body. Decent at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
This is a great pumpkin beer that has all of the spices and pumpkin bits. Good finish. Dark color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbomb (213) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
older bottle-aroma is cinnamon, a little clove and nutmeg, pumpkin juice, and nice dark bready bock background-balanced as if it was baked together--flavor is full bodied bock with cinnamon, smoother spices, and vegetal background - if you think you’ll like a good bock with smooth, mild, toasty spices, this is it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Orange pour from bottle at home. Very nice aroma - pumpkin, cinnamon and spices. I think held this too long. Tastes a little off after 4-5 months - still can tell it is a decent brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (695) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Definitely smell the pumpkin and cinnamon along with some malt. Appearance- Pours a murky orange color with a small white head. Taste- The pumpkin and spices come through with the flavor. a very nice Pumpkin beer. Palate- A medium bodied beer with little carbonation. Overall- Another good beer from Terrapin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (851) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours clear orange-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, specifically pumpkin and nutmeg, maybe allspice too. Medium body with a mild finish. Flavor matches the aroma, with notes of pumpkin and the above-noted spices.

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