Terrapin Pumpkinfest

22 oz bottle, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Side Project #8.
Dark garnet pour with an minimal amount of lace and head. Very nice color and excellent depth.
Nose is typical for the style with plenty of poorly defined spice but also lots of cinnamon and burned sugar notes.
The beer is a touch bitter but that fits with the style and links the color to the nose to the taste.
Mouthfeel seems a touch prickly on the carbonation.
Plenty of malts in the taste withe ginger talkng a leading role, but the alcohol seems higher than one might expect when reading the label and the combination of malt and spice starts to overwhelm the palate a bit. Tastes get tiring and repetitive, but this is as much a function of the style as it is the beer itself. Gives me a mild headache.
Not much to report here – pumpkin beers are a strange beast and I care for them little. In that respect ho hum, one and done….

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10/10/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.1 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 2.98
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