Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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3.88/5 rDev +6%
I was sharing this bottle with the Mrs. I poured from a750ml bottle into the recommended glassware, a stange style glass. It poured a slightly hazy orange hue, topped with a small white bubbly head that faded to a think layer, leaving no lacing down the glass. A very descent looking appearance.
The aroma is not very strong, but I was able to pick up on some typical spices like nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. There wasn’t a very strong pumpkin aroma, but more of a squash-like scent. There was a nice amount of sugary sweetness, blended well with a slight tartness that lingers in the nose a bit.
At first, the taste was a bit off putting, but as I drank more, the more I started to understand this beer. I grew fond of this particular beer by the time I finished my first glass from this 750ml bottle. Usually lambics are fruit heavy, and not a lot of “beer flavors,” so this one was definitely unique. There were the typical flavors found in any pumpkin beers, such as nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. There was a good abundance of sugary sweetness that hit the palate midway through the drink. There was a little flavor of squash, but not true pumpkin. As with most pumpkin beers, there was a lot of focus on the spices of a good pumpkin pie like some nutmeg, cinnamon, and even a bit of clove. What separates this beer from the rest of the heard is the natural sourness that occurs from the spontaneously fermentation by wild yeast and bacteria. It is not overly sour like others out there, but rather a good moderate overtone, that could easily make this beer a first timer’s friend.
The body was rather light, good carbonation, and drank pretty easy. The mouthfeel was smooth, and had a dry finish, which helped make the tartness stand out and linger a bit afterwards.
I am not one to say that I would jump off a cliff to gt a bottle of this, but it was still very enjoyable, and I could see myself with another glass in hand when this one comes around again. Seeing as I am fairly new to lambics, only having a few of the Kriek and Framboise styles, I did not have a lot to compare this to. For me, this was a very tasty experimental beer. We will see if anyone else releases a pumpkin lambic. Way to go Timmermans for creating something new here.
07-14-2014 20:48:36 | More by BeerMetalDude
3.43/5 rDev -6.3%
This one's been sitting around since Halloween, might as well try it. Pours a clear dark orange with small insta-fade off white colored head. Smell: light pumpkin pie aroma, mild fruity tartness. Taste: green apple, spice cookie, sour candy. Don't get any pumpkin, but the tartness is refreshing. Easy to drink, but a bit high on carbonation, like sparkling cider. Buuurp. I wouldn't try it again, but it's not bad.
06-04-2014 00:29:59 | More by babaracas
3.66/5 rDev 0%
Color- light straw. Slight head.
Aroma of nutmeg and pumpkin.
We had a pumpkin pie challenge on 12/20/2013 and enjoyed this unique brew along with many homemade pumpkin pies (including one made from Japanese sweet potatoes and one from Japanese kabocha winter squash aka pumpkin). It was the perfect brew for the occasion. Taste was light with notes of nutmeg and essence of pumpkin gradually fading to a lingering dry pumpkin seed and lambic finish. Truly unique.
Poured from corked 750 ml bottle into a wine glasses.
05-19-2014 18:12:56 | More by utfiero
3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
A: pours a nice clear golden hue with a finger and a half of soapy slightly off white head that fades to a small pool and collar around the glass without leaving any lacing.
S: on the nose we have some cinnamon and nutmeg
T: taste is surprisingly tart with some citrusy flavors mixing with pumpkins and some nice spice notes. Swallow is more pumpkin, some oak and a bit of spice
M: this beer sits about medium on the palate with soft and slightly active carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: Kind of an odd beer and I'm not sure what to make of it. It's kind of like drinking a sour pumpkin pie. It isn't terrible but it definitely isn't for everybody.
03-28-2014 05:18:29 | More by SHODriver
3.36/5 rDev -8.2%
Nice clean refreshing taste with dominant cinnamon flavor followed by a little nutmeg and cloves. Slightly sweet with some sour also. Nice orange amber color. Did not detect much pumpkin flavor at all. Overall I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor. Good to try once a year for the holidays.
01-02-2014 16:05:03 | More by Richardbeerlover
3.05/5 rDev -16.7%
Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, cream-colored head that settles after a bit and a little lace. Color is a lovely clear red amber. Aroma is super mild, bare tart and spice. Flavors like nose with all qualities magnified; chiefly nutmeg and pumpkin, some tang, dry. Body is fairly thin and carbonation ok. Finish is like flavor, average length, not up to Timmermans usual standards.
12-11-2013 04:03:55 | More by drpimento
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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