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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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2013 Amber pour with good head and lacing. Aroma is primarily spice with little pumpkin. On tasting, it is apparent that Terrapin has chosen to go heavier on the spice. While not bad, I think more pumpkin is needed to balance the flavor. Light to medium bodied with a slight lingering (and distracting) nutmeg (?) on the back of the mouth. Still, one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tried. Update 9/26/2013: I said before that it was one of the better pumpkin ales but found it a little unbalanced. Well, this time it was well balanced. Very good. (original score unchanged)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft sample at Fishale. Overall, the spices dominate the aroma and the taste. There is some vegetal pumpkin but it’s hidden. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (957) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours an orange-amber with an ample khaki head. Nice, natural pumpkin pie nose. Pleasant, smooth, medium-bodied palate. Pumpkin pie flavor shows up in the flavor, albeit less than what is noted in the nose. Bitters too quickly and a little too much.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1943) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On tap 6 oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Clear amber-orange-brown with a fine off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of nutmeg, mild pie spices, caramel and brown bread. Taste of pies spices, orange, pumpkin and caramel Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hkrivera (105) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - SEP 16, 2014
Another traditional pumpkin ale that won't disappoint. The taste is subtle with hints of clover and of course, pumpkin! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Criz (94) - - SEP 15, 2014
16oz pint on tap. This is pretty weak, I think I might give up on pumpkin beers. Weak aromas, not much going on, very faint spiced pumpkin. Extremely watery mouthfeel. Faint flavors of pumpkin, toasted malts, allspice. Best thing about this beer is the deep amber color. Pass

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jaishen (2) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
Completely unremarkable. Other than a deep amber hue, this beer has nothing to offer for 183 calories. It’s watery, with no aroma whatsoever. Big disappointment for the price (in the Northeast). I’ll have a Sam Adams Octoberfest instead.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1249) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Terrapin Pumpkinfest has a thick, cream-colored head, a bit of lacing here and there, a mostly clear, deep orange/brown appearance, with a slight haze to it, and lots of streaming bubbles. Aroma is mainly of malt, but it gets spicier as the beer settles down. Flavor is of sweet malt, a mix of spices, and a touch of pumpkin. No bitterness, here. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Terrapin Pumpkinfest finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (49) - - SEP 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with brown and orange hues. Head is frothy and tan. Aromas of pumpkins, spices, cloves, brown sugar. Mild maltiness, caramel, fall spices. Pumpkin on the back end. Fairly crisp Marzen finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (229) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a finger of head. Nose is a tonnnn of pumpkin pie spices, almost like a potpourri, a bit bready, pumpkin. Taste matches nose, heavily spiced, some pumpkin, sweet malt. Body is a bit watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jamesthebrit (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma is very clovey. Nutmeg. All that. Appearance looks good. Very bold orange. Head retention is meh. Taste is very light tastes like flat coke. Light. Watery. Palate is watery. Overall meh. Don’t buy again.


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