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

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RATINGS: 197   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Corked and caged bottle, poured into a large wine glass. Pours a dark ruddy orange, with a good half-inch deep layer of foam on top. Good spotty lace coats the glass. The nose is really fruity, reminiscent of spiced cider - apples, pear, banana, oak. Nice aroma invites me to take a sip. I poured this one extra cold, it just seemed appropriate at the time. Great crisp feel, with ample carbonation giving this one legs. Easy finish as the mildness really allows me to sip and sip, until I find myself gulping. As this one starts quite cold, it reminds me of an autumn cider my mom always makes - apple, cinnamon, orange peel. This is spot on. As the beer warms up a bit though, the pumpkin peeks through, though faintly. Lots of autumn spice and apples. Very mild tartness on the finish. Barely present really. This is an oddity of a beer. Itís not really pumpkin, and itís not really a tart lambic. As long as youíre not expecting that (and why would you given the name...ugghhh), itís really not a bad beer. Iíd love to have this one with a hearty feast. I think it would pair nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
750ml from Samís, Durham. This was on sale for $5 for a hot minute, so why the fuck not? Translucent amber pour with modest bubbles and some sediment. Dry and leafy nose as well as expected acidity, and it was interesting (and not a little disconcerting) to detect potent autumnal spice within what seems like a functional, competent lambic. Very modest acidity and not much barrel/funk complexity here, just a tart pumpkin ale for the most part. As such itís fairly enjoyable (though no Parcela), but there was a distracting dusty taste throughout as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
On tap at Kickbacks for RBWG welcome dinner
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head and lots of lacing
Aroma and flavors of pumpkin, spices, honey and mild tartness
Nice, light and refreshing

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4oz pour at Maxís Belgian Fest. Pours a clear orange with zero head. Big, spicy, pumpkin pie nose, cherry, nutmeg. Flavor has some sourness but it also has the sweet root vegetable flavors, carrots. Sweet, slightly sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft, Maxís Belgianfest. Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pumpkin spices, allspice, some ginger, lemon. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some allspice, ginger. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Surprisingly tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3225) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours a clear, somewhat pumpkin-ish amber with a fairly thick and fluffy off-white head. Malty aroma has notes of pumpkin and cinnamon and a hint of apple cider. Crisp flavor is somewhat like drinking a pumpkin pie - and an apple pie at the same time. Itís like apple cider with pumpkin and cinnamon - or a pumpkin lambic with apple cider? Whatever, it has a distinctive crisp flavor, somewhat sweet, somewhat dry. Texture has a fair amount of firmness and fizz, not outstanding but it does leave a nice finish of apple, cinnamon and a little pumpkin. A good fall or holiday beer - and fine any time of the year!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
falco242 (244) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
On tap at Muddy Waters. Pumpkin aroma with some spice and apple. Comes off as more of a cider, like lambics tend to do sometimes. Spices come thru on the finish, like mulling spices, with a fruity pumpkin flavor. Not too bad overall!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
1/29/13. On tap at Kickbackís. Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head that laces decently. Interesting aroma of sweetness and pie spices that reminds of lightly tart apple pie. The flavor delivers much the same. For whatever reason, this really reminds a ton of apple pie as opposed to pumpkin. However, I actually really dig it!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Courtesy of dak. It pours with a clear copper body with slight gold hues and supporting a big bubbly off wheat head of loose foam. The aroma is modest in strength with concrete side walk, faint honey and yeastiness. The taste delivers a prickly sensation, due to the degree of carbonation, which pushes up notes of honey, earthy gravel and mild sourness. If I concentrate I think thereís faint pumpkin notes well of in the background.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle, bought @ the brewery website. Pours clear orange with a small, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma is spicy, sweet, pepper, clear pumpkin, soft tartness. Highish carbonation, fine dry and light thin mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet pumpkin, pepper, cinnamon, soft tartness. Mild grainy feel to the end. Quite sweet for the style, but a fun experiment anyways.


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