Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Bulk_Carrier (3720) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Treated as a lambic, this was poured into a pokal.
The appearance was a soft burnt orange (yes, pumpkin color) with a quickly dieing head. No lacing.
The aroma starts with a sweet pumpkin fleshiness flowing into subtle sour citrus rind-like character. Whatís nice about this is that the sweetness seems quite balanced. Warming slight cinnamon smells nice. Slight acceptable apple juice after a little bit of further warming.
The flavor leans sweet first and then brings in the sour pretty nicely. Itís pumpkin fleshy, like real pumpkin, thereís nothing remotely fake about this at all. And the sour that comes in is real nice. Barely any aftertaste (but what there is seems a blend of apple juice to pumpkin flesh), escaping mostly quick finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fantastic sesssionability about it. Low carbonation. No stickiness.
Overall, lambic - check, subsiding sour - check, pumpkin fleshy sweetness - check. Now if this doesnít make for a nice early Autumnís evening, nothing will.
Clarkdvm (456) - Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large bottle in Fl. Amber pour with chunks of debris. Fruity aroma. Tastes more like some pie than pumpkin. Very sweet. Tart
jerseyjohn71 (297) - corsicana, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
wish I had a newer bottle,,02/07/14, sour, bitter, not good,,, I will get a newer bottle,,
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap (PiwPaw Beer Heaven, Warsaw)
Spicy apple pie and cinnamon aroma, totally one-dimensional. Baked apple taste, again more cinamon. Palate a bit thin, but also with a sugary stickiness and a bit too fizzy. Not a particularly good lambic.
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap (PiwPaw Beer Heaven, Warszaw). Clear dark amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Pumpkin, cloying sweetness, herbal and yeasty in aroma. Sour, pumpkin, sweet, biscuits in taste. Sour, milky, wheat and biscuits in aftertaste. Messy mouthfeel.
Strykzone (6719) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at ESBLS. I was curious about this one. Clear golden with plenty of bubbles rising. I taste sugar first followed by cinnamon and fruit. Only a little pumpkin but it increases. Interesting fruit and spices. This could be a Halloween Lambic.
Patrickctenchi (6028) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, bubbled, coppery-gold with a faint ring.
Aroma is a bit cidery, apple...yeast.
Taste is sweet, not much pumpkin, more apple and brown sugar, really.
Ok, but not very biting or sour.
comperchris (80) - - FEB 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very tart but sweet, slightly weird mix. A very hazy beer with huge yeast particles and light carbonation. Not bad but not in a hurry to have again.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not horrid I guess. Pumpkin colored with massive sediment particles. this was an old bottle. Vegetal, pumpkin, yeasty esters. Light bodied. What the heck for two bucks.
markextrae (3842) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from draft in goteborg sweden. poured a amber colour with a fuzzy bubble head. nose of old grains, minerals, pumpkin flesh, spices, adds a real real sweetness. no tart notes.