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

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RATINGS: 214   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1046) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from Jazz at El Cerrito. Pours a light brown with medium tan head. Aroma is surprising with a nice lambic funk, dry aroma. Slight pumpkin. Taste is a good lambic mouth feel and taste at the front with some pumpkin and spice coming in, muddled and then splenda fake sweetness overwhelms and ruins this. Then there is some apple cider elements to this that works well. This one is not pleasant on the finish and leaves you with a layer of sugar inside your mouth. The concept is interesting and the apple cider is nice but the sweetness ruins this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy spicy pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice and pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good seasonal beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
LinusStick (2866) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Blah. Not a good concept at all. I love lambics and I love pumpkin beers but the two don’t do it for me. Aroma was decent. Cinnamon and hint of pumpkin with a heft dose of funk. Pour was a nice enough dirty brown with a one finger bubbly head. Taste was kind of nasty. Starts off very tart and sour (which is good), then a nasty dirty flavor takes over. Its funky but it just tastes like dirt. The cinnamon comes in after the swallow and is faint. Some pumpkin weaves in and out as it warms. All in all it was hard to finish this.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2012
8/20/2012 Vintage. 750ml C+C bottle into a tulip glass. A - Pours a clear dark brown/amber body with two finger off white head. LOng lasting cap and edging with decent lacing and retention. S - Pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, ginger, and light brown sugar. No malt to speak of. Very strong on the cinnamon spice like mentioned below, "Big Red" status. T - Spices, apple cider, and a malty finish. Dry but with a lingering sweet syrupy aftertaste of spice. Spritzy carbonation. Sweetness makes for a slow drinker despite the light body and low abv. O - Like most sweetened lambics this has very little relation to a traditional lambic. It does work as a nice fall dessert beer that isn’t too heavy, and I have to give it to Timmermans for being unique. Not worth the money though IMO as its closer to a thin bodied pumpkin spice ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Keg at The Rake, London. Pours clear gold with a small, white bubble head. Tangy fruits on the nose, some very light gourds, hints of brown sugar. Medium sweet flavour, very slightly syrupy, with tangy berries, a bit of sugar. Light to medium bodied with fine, tickling carbonation. Sweet, faintly sticky finish with light sourness, more tangy berries, a bit of sugar. I want to say there are some vague suggestions of pumpkin rind, but if I tried his beer blind I would never say "pumpkin!". As it is, it is decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5440) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft at blin tiger with Linh. Pours a golden amber with no head. Aroma is muted tart and spice. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of spice, light tart and sour fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1172) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Draugh at tuulensuu, tampere. Brown-golden color, little hazy. Sour, cherry aroma, pretty nice. Acetous taste, cherry and little pumpkin. Not long taste but nice and different.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1544) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2012
750 ml. bottle- Pours autumn orange with a one finger somewhat bubbly head that doesn’t seem to want to stick around, I gotta say it doesn’t have that lambic appearance, it looks like a general basic beer. The aroma is kind of spicy, tart, lactic and acidic, getting pumpkin spice, primarily cinnamon and nutmeg, pepper too. The taste is all pumpkin spice, creamy, nutty and pretty tasty. Body is medium low, carbonation is high but not for the style. Overall not as unique as I was hoping for, but is still a nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbutler1 (1352) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Tap.. Pours a slightly hazed amber color with a slight head. The nose is a little pumpkin but to me I get more sweet apple like notes along with some spice. Cinnamon, allspice, apple, and pumpkin in the flavor. Reminds me more of spice apple sauce than pumpkin. Actually, this is better than I thought it would be. Med/Light mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
pours a clear light orange with above average carbonation, a medium size white head, and just a little lacing. smell is of pumpkin, some spice, and a bit of yeast. taste is tart, pumpkin, sweet fruits, a little spicy, and yeast. ends slightly acidic.


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