Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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2.2/5 rDev -39.9%
Picked up a bottle at Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a tumbler on Thanksgiving. Nose is somewhat acidic with quite a bit of spice. The flavor is overwhelming spice. Loads of pumpkin pie, and a bit cidery as well. Cider component really comes out as it warms, with the spice/cider combo making it taste like liquid Apple Jacks. Not a fan.
12-16-2012 20:05:25 | More by Thorpe429
2.28/5 rDev -37.7%
Being a big fan of pumpkin beers when I saw this pumpkin lambic I had to give it a try. This beer proves that price does not correlate with greatness. The appearance was excellent, a dark orange brown with frothy head. Unfortunately, after that everything fell off the cliff. The aroma was similar to Martinelli's Sparkling Cider with maraschino cherries. There were subtle notes of pumpkin pie spice, but nothing like a good framboise. The taste was even more disappointing: very little sweetness, watery sour apple peels and hints of pumpkin pie spices. Considering the high price, I really felt cheated. Where is the pumpkin?
10-20-2013 17:38:24 | More by wattoclone
2.65/5 rDev -27.6%
Appearance: Slightly hazed burnt orange/copper. Head is small, fizzy, and white. Drops to a small collar with no cap. Moderate carbonation on the pour.
Smell: Loaded with sweet spice. Cinnamon and allspice with sweet apple and mild pumpkin flesh. Smells like a mulled cider. Pumpkin spice and a faint lingering tartness. A tiny bit damp. Rather akin to a cider with minimal depth. Sweet and sugary as it warms.
Taste: Apple and faint spice. Sweet cinnamon and nutmeg with a bit of allspice. Very faint vegetal pumpkin. Apple skin and flesh. Juicy with a tiny hint of a tart edge. Pumpkin pie filling fused with warm apple spice. Mildly acetic as it warms. Spiced vinegar. A hint of oak and musty earth.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with very minimal carbonation. Wet and smooth. Relatively clean.
Overall: Apple pie lambic.
Where's my pumpkin. Sweet and loaded with apple. Taste like a Lindemans.
08-20-2013 01:55:38 | More by Goblinmunkey7
2.96/5 rDev -19.1%
750ml corked and caged brown bottle purchased from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco, CA. Brought back to Sydney and shared with Sam and Rich.
Slightly hazy, slightly muddy orange colour, with a decently frothy head of white that leaves specks of lace as it collapses. Body is light, but with a pleasant fine carbonation in it that makes it feel a bit heavier. Looks ok.
Nose is pretty bland, actually, without much lambic bite and very little pumpkin. There's a carbonic acidity which runs through it and some ephemeral spice characters which give a very slight soapy character to the beer. As it warms, more cinnamon comes through which is pleasant enough, but mostly it's just not all that crash-hot.
Taste is very sweet, like I tend to find Timmermans' beers in general: sugary, candy-sweetness above an afterthought of acidity, this time that just happens to be laced with pumpkin and spice. The spice has a slightly plastic, artificial character on the back, again heavy with the cinnamon. Feel is light, but relatively pleasant.
Overall, only just okay. It's very sweet indeed and a little sickly, which really harms the drinkability as far as I'm concerned. The acidity is very much tamed and dumbed-down, and the pumpkin is almost just an afterthought: it's like the particular flavoured syrup that happens to have been put into this Starbucks lambic-lite.
10-26-2013 03:54:12 | More by lacqueredmouse
2.98/5 rDev -18.6%
750 ml bottle, dated 20/08/12. Pours clear copper orange with a medium fluffy off-white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is musty (slightly wet cardboardy) malts, gingerbread spices, and some pumpkin and tropical fruit.
The flavor is gingerbread spices, cinnamon and tart/sour fruits and some mustiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation.
Overall, it's interesting - like a gingerbread sour. I did like it a bit better on draft than in the bottle. The bottle was more musty and subdued.
01-09-2013 07:13:23 | More by Beaver13
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.