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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2455) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/20/2012. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of tart green apple, pear, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread, clove, pepper, brown sugar, toast, grass, and earthy yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity; smells like apple pie with some pumpkin. Taste of tart green apple, pear, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread, brown sugar, pie crust, grass, herbal, clove, and light yeast spiciness. Light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread, brown sugar, grass, pie crust, pepper, clove, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of fruit and malt flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and almost zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick, fairly crisp, and foamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish as expected for 4%. Overall this is a very good non-soured fruit lambic. Nice malt/spice balance and complexity, with moderate tartness; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this quite a bit.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Had on tap at Ale House. Pours a a gorgeous light orange which sustained a thin yet bubbly whitish ring. Aromas of pumpkin pie, cloves, nutmeg, Belgian yeast, candied yams, and organic refined sugar. Tastes the same, but ends incredibly watery not just on the mouthfeel but in the flavor as well. Aged hops, butternut squash, wort, and cinnamon by swallow. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours amber with a thin white head. Nose is lightly skunky with some apple and cinnamon--very pleasant. Taste is the same, with lots of apple crisp, some baking spice, light mineral, and some skunkiness. Smooth and velvety in the mouth. Totally agree with the other reviewers--tastes more like a fruit beer than a fruit lambic, but whatever--itís tasty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricyclist (663) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Sample pour, light crisp gold with a tint of pink. White fluffed head. Nose is light, fruity, smooth and soapy. Flavor is also light. Very light. Not that sour... Tart green apples, light pumpkin.. Mild yeasty flavor.. Not spectacular.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1270) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2013
750 ml bottle, dated 20/08/12. Pours clear copper orange with a medium fluffy off-white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is musty (slightly wet cardboardy) malts, gingerbread spices, and some pumpkin and tropical fruit.

The flavor is gingerbread spices, cinnamon and tart/sour fruits and some mustiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, itís interesting - like a gingerbread sour. I did like it a bit better on draft than in the bottle. The bottle was more musty and subdued.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Traded 75cl C&C bottle. Pretty interesting overall. You definitely get some of the lambic bite and tang as the dominant feature but the pumpkin does show up a little; its muted by sweetness and a touch of spice. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
750 ml bottle from Beer Revolution. Nose is pumpkin, allspice, and a hint of fruity lambic tartness. Lightly hazy copper with a small beige head. Flavor is pumpkin, light sweetness, spices, and a light tart acidity. A little more tartness would be nice but it is quite drinkable, my daughter loved it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Pumpkin pie spice aroma. Tart and cinnamon flavor with spice and light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Tart and cinnamon lingers with spice and light apple notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy orange, with a foamy head that disappears quickly. Aroma of pumpkin and refined sugar. The overwhelming sweetness leaves little room for anything else. Taste pretty much follows the aroma. An initial flavor of pumpkin is followed by the taste of orange soda--sweetness prevails. A hint of wild yeast at the end adds some funkiness to the aftertaste. Mouthfeel again echoes soda, syrupy and fizzy. In conclusion, a sweet lambic that is only mildly pumpkin flavored. Fair, but Iím not sure that Iíll seek this one out again.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8862) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, bubbly, white head. The bouquet is constructed of pumpkin meat, pumpkin pie spices and graham. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor presents moderately sweet malts and pumpkin pie spices accompanied by a mild note of ascorbic acidity. Finishes crisp and tangy. Pumpkin soda? Works for me. Bottle generously shared by biggsbowler!


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