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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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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. It’s not really pumpkin, and it’s not really a tart lambic. As long as you’re not expecting that (and why would you given the name...ugghhh), it’s really not a bad beer. I’d love to have this one with a hearty feast. I think it would pair nicely.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Tart spicy nose, not real strong, allspice, persimmon, bread. Clear amber, thick head with little retention. Tart currant, apple, allspice. Light body, moderate carbonation. Exceedingly unique, tastefully done, not as gimmicky as I expected. Surprisingly good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2979) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a clear & bright, amber hue, with a modest layer of soft white head foam that produced a persistent ring, light film, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was some tartness, brown sugar sweetness, ginger bread, and clove, with a noticeable, but subtle presence of pumpkin. Light bodied, with spritzy carbonation, the taste was an interestingly separate experience from the aroma, with tart fruit, a bit of tropical flavor, a touch of cinnamon, and a dry finish. Not overly expressive, but tastefully refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, oak, lemon, some slight acetic into a bit of vegetal, pumpkin note, some cinnamon in there as well. Taste was a mix of funk, oak, slight cinnamon into some pumpkin, veggie into some lemony sour, finishing slightly spicy, slightly tart.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (6181) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap. Pours a cloudy orange with thick creamy white head leaving sticky lacing. Aroma is sour fruit and funk. Medium mouth, light spice and tartness, not much pumpkin, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (693) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Poured from a 500cl bottle into a pint glass. Great amber color with a floral aroma. Not much pumpkin flavor. But has an impressive white head. Overall, a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5025) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Shared by Bob I think. Yeast and a light hint of sourness in the aroma. Earthy, some cinnmon, just a light hint of yeast and acid, very mild sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3515) - 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 (901) - 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 (2085) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - 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 (943) - 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


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