Edmoe (229) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Ed5388 (628) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy deep orange color with a small white head. Aroma of fresh pumpkin and some pumpkin pie spices. Taste is mostly cinnamon and nutmeg, some other spices as well, pumpkin, and sweet caramel malts.
pumpmaster (994) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99/4-pack. Very good.
Swarley88 (11) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pumpkin spice, very nice. Taste is the same. Sweet though, very enjoyable. I’m a couple beers deep though so my taste is a little off. Very good pumpkin ale though.
timfoolery (904) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Justin. Aroma was more pumpkin pie spice than the flavor. This one was definitely past it's prime. I'll have to wait to try it again next year. Ok beer.
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TheBeerOrg (2136) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of pumpkin, sweet caramelized malt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Quite a nice pumpkin ale, and I’m generally not a fan of the style.
leah2974 (446) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very spicy aroma. Flavors are more apple than pumpkin at first. Very strong spices in the nose and on the tongue. Chemical aftertaste.
rangerred (674) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a hazy dark copper with a thin off-white head that quickly fades to some splotchy foam on top of the beer.
Spices dominate the aroma with cinnamon and nutmeg being quite prominent. I can detect clove and apple along with some graham cracker. It is pleasant but a little bit overwhelming.
The same spice is up front in the taste to a nearly overwhelming degree as well. It really drowns out any malt that is present. The spice eases up a bit midway through but never really enough to taste the malt. A moderate bitterness helps balance out a somewhat sweet mouthfeel leading to a fairly dry finish.
Overall, a nice unique attempt at a pumpkin beer and it just barely misses the mark. If the spice was dialed back a little bit this would be an outstanding drinkable pumpkin beer.
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. Reddish copper pour with a very small head. Nice nutmeg and cinnamon aroma. Some malt on the taste, but the spices rule in this one. Full flavor elements - very nice.
chinchill (660) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 12 oz. 2012 Terrapin Pumpkinfest served in a snifter.
Pours a murky dark copper with a tiny, weak head. Winter squash, pumpkin pie spices and some malt in the nose. Rather spicy flavor seems to include some ginger, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. A bit too spicy, not because it is simply over the top in spicing but because the spices largely mask the malt.
BrewMoose (48) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin clove nutmeg aromas. Pours hazy and copper colored. Pumpkin and spice tastes. Not too much of the base beer. Good beer. Would drink again.
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