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RATINGS: 375   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
You can really taste the pumpkin spice in this one. Notes of alspice, clove. Nicely carbonated. Color is a brilliant amber. Head isn’t real thick and is a slightly off white. Wonderful breadyness. While I am drinking this warm, I have got to say that the spices are definitely pungent. This errs on the side of pumpkin spice rather than octoberfest. Definite lagering in use. Probably to promote the crisp/clean flavors going on. Would love to see this brewed on ale yeast. Just goes to show you what a genius spike is. Aftertaste is the only weakness here. Kind of just hangs out and doesn’t have much of an identity. Overall, best pumpkin beer on the market. Enjoyability 4.5/5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (570) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from the source. Lots of spice in the nose here - everything you would expect and want in a pumpkin beer. Clove, coriander, allspice. Taste is the same. Lots of aromatics at work along with a sweet, malty ale. It’s pumpkin pie in a bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2014
12oz bottle in a stemless glass. Pours deep amber/copper with an off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices especially ginger and nutmeg, some pale and caramel malts, hints of fruitiness, notes of floral hops, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4989) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, malt and caramel. Ginger and malt flavor with some cinnamon before a spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (991) - , Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
not much aroma - faint toffee malt. nice darker pumpkin/orange pour. taste was more of an Oktoberfest than pumpkin - which is fine. slight earthiness with slight spice at end; better as it warms

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (1409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2014
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is cidery and of lots of spices. Taste similar to aroma with some bitterness kind of watery. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (642) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber. Cinnamon spice and pumpkin aroma. The taste adds graham cracker. Very thin texture with a light body. Basically a standard pumpkin ale like all the rest, but with the potential is there to make this one bigger and better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6277) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Draft at the Filling Station in Miami. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Sweet malty base, some breads sweetness, moderate pumpkin spices, and a malty sweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
N3lson1 (241) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle purchased at Wegmans.Pours a delicious amber color with mild headwith little carbonation but still leaves a tickle on the tounge. A decent pumpkin beer would totally have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (790) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Above average pumpkin with the right amount of balance between malt body and pumpkin spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2835) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a white creamy head. Aroma of pumpkin spices-cinnamon, cardamon, with caramel and hint of pumpkin. Well-balanced flavor with pumpkin spices, toffee, and some pumpkin. Quite nice.

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