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RATINGS: 402   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 “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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6341) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2015
12oz can pours a clear amber with some frothy, white head. Nose is what you want, what you expect, spice, brown sugar, clove, cinnamon, some definite root vegetable, maybe more sweet potato than pumpkin. Flavor is a bit weaker, but still nice, floral, some root veg, some brown sugar, then spice, pepper, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Dry finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Where and how: tasting can 355 ml
Aroma mild yet not plain aroma. Nice, organic feel of peppery spice of pumpkin, not too sweet. Touch of clove at end. 7+
Appearance :
Top: medium foamy white cap with sparse lace.
Base: fine haze on amber.
Palate : medium fuller bodied with milder carbonation. Average plus finish.
Taste: reflecting aroma, mild mellow pumpkin spice feel. Peppery clove with soft brown caramel sugars. Not too sweet. Mild side bitterness.
Other notes pleasant to see that was not overdone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1913) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Can. Orange pour. Spiced aroma. Taste is semi sweet pumpkin and muddled spice. Finish is crisp and clean

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (716) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma is spices and malts. Taste has a real nice balance with plenty of pumpkin spice. Overall one of the better pumpkin ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
atlrizzob (223) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Pumpkin beers are make or break for me. I guess this is closer to make. Aroma is mostly pumpkin with a hint of cinnamon. Pours hazy Amber with thin beige head. Flavor is cinnamon, pumpkin, and spice. Decent, but eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2015
(Thanks, James "jbruner") Can. A- Pumpkin, pie spice, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon. A- Amber color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Pumpkin, spices. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, spiced finish. O- By all means this is pumpkin pie in a glass. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had. Gives me hope for this niche style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1935) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
A simple marriage of two fall styles Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beer work well together. Light bodied pumpkin spiced Marzen with malt backbone. Terrapin delivers as promised with Pumpkinfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Astrozombie (53) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Aroma of pumpkin spice. Light amber color. Taste is weak with only the spice notes coming through beer is budwiser quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pumpkin87 (162) - - SEP 26, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2015 Pours beautiful auburn amber with large tan head that leaves some attractive skim. Clouded from carbonation but soon clears. Mild pie spice aroma strengthens slightly when warmer. Taste is light gourd, light spice, light sweetness. Slightly prickly carbonation enlivens smooth mouthfeel, but the overall effect is mild. Merciful 4.5 percent ABV adds to the appeal for a session, but the overall effect is mild lager with some pumpkin spices thrown in, not the best of either genre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Copper pour with 1-finger white head. Pumpkin pie spices, reminscent of seemingly most pumpkin/yam beers, and a smooth lager like finish. I give them credit for combing two styles of autumn, but it’s merely another pumpkin beer.

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