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Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

Timmermans Pumpkin LambicusTimmermans Pumpkin Lambicus

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BA SCORE
83
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218 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-05-2012)
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Kevin for splitting this one. Not so sure how the infusion of pumpkin beers and the lambic style will work out. Pours copper, and that's about it. Half clear and half murky allowing some light to pass through. A puffy white head billows up quickly and leaves spotty, chunky lacing behind on its down the glass.

There's a nice bit of pumpkin in the aroma, followed by some of the usual suspects in pumpkin or fall-esque beers; nutmeg, cocoa powder, cinnamon. There's a mild sweetness in the aroma that butts heads with the spices; apples, wheat, and a mild lactic character. So far, I'm not sure if this smells more like a typical pumpkin ale that hints at the lambic style, or a typical lambic style that hints at the pumpkin ale. Perhaps that's a good thing - maybe that's what they were going for?

Much to my surprise, the first thing I taste as the beer hits my palate, in fact, isn't pumpkin. Rather, a good rush of apple skins assaults my taste buds and injects a mild tartness into my sense - a VERY mild tartness, mind you, nowhere close to being sour or puckering. I am not left high and dry by the pumpkin, however; shortly thereafter, it becomes nothing but a pumkinfest and the spices begin dominating - cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, light brown sugar, wheat, pie crust....A very complimentary selection of flavors, I'd say. That light tartness tends to just fade over the course of the brew into a delicate sweetness. Aftertaste is full of a lightly sugary, spice, mildly acidic pumpkin-ish concoction. Thin-medium bodied with heavy carbonation and a mouth feel that evaporates.

Hm, definitely pretty different but definitely still tasty. I kept battling in my mind whether this was more of a regular pumpkin ale or more of a lambic, and by the end - I still don't think I've decided. It's got characteristics of both, but just maybe not enough of the lambic qualities. Had this been a little more tart, it might be a different story.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 11:37:12 | More by tectactoe
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Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.