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

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RATINGS: 192   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours hazy amber color with tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee and some sourness. Sweet brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors with moderate tartness. Medium body with lively carbonation. I didn’t know what to expect but this was pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7000) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Tap at the White Horse (PG) Winter Ale Festival, 22/11/13. Dark orange/amber with a moderately presented light beige head that clears edgeward. Nose is apple skin, earthy straw, light spice, fruit pie, tarte fleshy fruits. Taste comprises spice, toffee apple, pumpkin pie slightly curdled having sat out of the fridge a little too long, lactic fruit lick, sweet notes, apple skins. Medium bodied, fine carbonation with a little spritz, dry fruit lead finale with a tarte edge. Ok stuff, better than I expected!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (157) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
A sour aroma, a bit like applejuice. Copper color, a bit foggy. There was a lot of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, some got in my glass, but I didn’t mind. Taste was slightly sour, like a hard cider, a tiny hint of vinegar, pumpkin pie, and a touch of caramel, and something a bit cranberryish. The sour was balanced with a slight fruity sweetness. There was minimal carbonation, but it went perfect with the gentle pumpkin flavor. The viscosity was not much higher than water, which believe is good for this style. We will be getting this again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (257) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Very mellow beer. Clear, deep copper color. No head from bottle. Light notes of nutmeg in nose. Very slight sourness, and certainly no strong sweetness. What I imagine the pumpkin juice at Hogwarts would taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (687) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
Copper, clear, off-white head. Aroma: pumpkin spice, bready malt. Flavor: grainy malt, pumpkin spice, light fruit, cinnamon, very light tartness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (1867) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice and sweet berries. Taste is a bit like fruity sweetened carbonated water with pumpkin pie spices. Medium bodied. A little fizzy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Light, clear amber color. Fruity, sour nose. No head. Sweet and sour flavor with only a hint of pumpkin towards the end. Too much sugar to be any better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle: thanks, Kevin! Copper body, not much hue variation with a mild murkiness throughout & a puffy white head to top it off. Aroma includes usual pumpkin spice aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, & cocoa powder with a mild sweetness & slightly tart lactic character on the back-end. Apple flesh, wheat, a touch of yogurt-y lacto sourness. First sip includes mostly apple skins & mild tartness... Halfway through, the pumpkin spices come out. Cinnamon, nutmeg, light ginger, brown sugar, wheat, & a breadiness that’s somewhat akin to graham cracker pie crust. Light tartness in the finish... Cocoa powder? Kind of like a slightly tart pumpkin beer; I think more sourness would have been better. Still a nice, relatively different offering, however.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle. This has a huge cinnamon nose. This reminds me of a cinnamon cider. I think this is tasty, but could not drink much. Sweet and thin.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Light brown/orange with faint white head with a bit of lacing. Aroma is great; pumpkin pie, spices, buttery pie crust. Very distinctive aromas like smashed pumpkin or pumking, but a much more subtle presentation. Flavors play out in a similar fashion. Slightly tart apples, spice, and a sweet, buttery finish with just the right amount of tartness to make it easy to drink. This is certainly unique, but I love it.


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