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Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Itterbeek, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Two traditions are brought together here in a unique complacency, namely an original succulence never tempted before. The result is sublime, liberating a graceful taste tinted by a controlled acidity on the lambic confused with the dry fruity of the pumpkin and the discreet sugar added. By crossing the middle of the mouth appears a taste of brown sugar remembering and accentuating the convivial touch of Halloween.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3395) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pumpkin amber body with a lacy covering. Rich, roasted brown sugar pumpkin bouquet with sumptuous cinnamon notes--exquisitely inviting. Lovely brown sugar pumpkin body balanced by a tart, lightly sour note to temper the sweetness. Thinnish body makes this one exceptionally refreshing and quaffable, despite the sweetness. Cinnamon tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a deep medium to darker amber with a thick head and great retention. Aromas of slight pumpkin pie spices, slight pepsi cola, light oak impression. Flavors of slight pepsi cola, faded pumpkin, slight cork impression, slight/faint pumpkin pie spices. Flavors are all on the faded side. Everything is on the light and faded side. Doesn’t come out as much of an authentic lambic but more of a light beer in general. Only a very light touch of sour. Overall has a decent aged appeal in the flavor and aromas. Slightly sweet and tart. Somewhat refreshing and good for a hot day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1917) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. This is a pretty blah lambic. The pumpkin does not hold up well and it comes across as a flimsy sour ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (664) - CROATIA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle; pours a clear amber with a thin white head; aroma is soft pumpkin pie; taste is sweet with the pumpkin, honey, and spices; has a light sour finish; pretty nicely balanced flavors and between the sweet and sour; it was better than expected

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: 3 fingers white head, amber color, clear. Aroma: pumpkin, spicy hops, Belgian fruity yeast, green apples, light caramel. Palate: dry finish, light body, average carbonation. Taste: sweet malt into fruity pumpkin becoming lightly tart to sour at the finish. Overall, like the pumpkin and light spicy hops. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4687) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2014
This was a pleasant surprise. Some funk in the aroma, and some definite sweet and sour flavors doing battle but in a way that works. The pumpkin is faint but noticeable and in a way that really works quite well. Pretty solid stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1898) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Keg friends of ham Leeds. Amber little head. Aroma is light fruity. Taste I liked nice pumpkin fruitiness lots of sweet brown sugar and earthy flavours in the finish slight sourness. Prickly carbonated. Very tasty

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
umich03jm (2235) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange pour with a small head that fades to a thick ring. Aroma is much closer to apple cider than pumpkin. Green apple, light cinnamon, jolly ranchers, and clove. Tastes like sugary apple cider. Light spiced. Moderately tart. Mouthfeel is gritty. This is like a below average cider.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1865) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Brother in law bought this one for Thanksgiving having no idea is was not your run of the mill pumpkin beers. I liked is enough, he did not. The light effervescent nature was nice after the heavy meal. LIghtly tart, earthy, light sweet with brown sugar. Certainly not your typical pumpkin beer, but a nice change.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nsanders (598) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Caged and corked bottle. Clear orange with heavy carbonation and a white head. Tart green apple, light pumpkin/gourd aroma, belgian yeast and a little cinnamon. Taste has a lingering acidic sour flavor. Body is medium with a clingy feel.


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