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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2012
(bottle). A quality pumpkin ale with very smooth palate. Flavors of true pumpkin, malt, nutmeg and spice. A nice marriage of pumpkin and Marzen styles. . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting. Poured a copper color with a huge off white head that lingers leaving some lacing, hazy. Aroma of nutmeg, clove, and light malt. Taste is malty and nutty, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin pie, pecan, walnut, ginger. Thin body with moderate carbonation.

JimmyBoy74 (636) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
33 cl från systembolaget. En ganska blek Stout kan bero på att det var dagens tredje och alkoholsvagaste.

tillmac62 (762) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Clear amber pour wit garnet tint. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Very light nose of mild pumpkin and spice.

Light medium body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is good, but rather weak. Light pumpkin, light spice (so light I can’t tell what it is), a hint of bitterness and a subtle sweetness that proves a very good balance. The finish is a slow fade of spiced pumpkin.

SteveOrz85 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2015
12 oz can served in tulip glass. Large frothy head slowly thins down to a film and heavy lacing. Aroma is alot of herbal spice. Taste is some pumpkin but mainly gourd and some spice such as clove. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter. More herbal and gourd like than most pumpkin beers. Medium carbonation and medium bodied beer. Overall good pumkin type beer. Good combonation of squash like flavor and modest spicing. Very enjoyable for the. Season.

nimbleprop (8808) - 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.

Radek Kliber (7487) - 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.

mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Can. Orange pour. Spiced aroma. Taste is semi sweet pumpkin and muddled spice. Finish is crisp and clean

LetsGoState (912) - 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.

atlrizzob (225) - 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.

HuskerTan (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2015
(Thanks, James "jbruner")


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.

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