1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Timmermans Pumpkin LambicusTimmermans Pumpkin Lambicus

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

237 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 237
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 237 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of thebouch01


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-29-2012 02:41:12 | More by thebouch01
Photo of JRed

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Pours dirty gold in body with white bubbly head that forms a solid film over top. Aroma of fruit tartness, sour edges, subtle pumpkin slides through, and some funkin' spice. Whew, that's tasty. Dry character with light pumpkin, cinnamon, fruit tart with sharpness reminiscent of kiwi, mild funk and goat. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Dry body but some slickness is left on the tongue. Very refreshing. A lovely drink.

10-28-2012 23:23:43 | More by JRed
Photo of BARFLYB


3.73/5  rDev +1.9%

On Tap at Memphis Taproom.

Pumpkin Lambicus pours out a dull shade of faded orange with some gold spots popping out. The head is minimal and barely makes a dent. Flat looking after a minute or so, no stick on the way down. Swirls don't even bring anything back. The smell is subtle pumpkin with some spice, some buttery appeal, pale malt and pear. Not really tart scented. A small pucker on the first sips, with some faint pumpkin and subtle spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, all very light. The buttery appeal comes through in the taste as well with some plastic notes. Not all together real smelling/tasting, but not all together a horrible beer. I not a fan of Pumpkin beer or anything fall seasoned, yet I got through this one ok. The carb is minimal and barely there, and the body is light which aint all that bad. It just could use more bubbles. I think this is a good effort and with some more years of trying the same thing with a stronger/sturdy body, Timmermans may be on to something here, just get rid of the butter scents.

10-28-2012 06:10:01 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of youradhere


4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-28-2012 05:42:43 | More by youradhere
Photo of dtx00


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-27-2012 15:05:09 | More by dtx00
Photo of bluejacket74


4.03/5  rDev +10.1%

750 ml bottle, back label says produced on 21/08/12 10:22. Served in a flute, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and tart, it smells like apple cider, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices. It tastes like pumpkin pie, apple cider, brown sugar, and some light tart apples. It's more sweet than tart tasting. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has a good amount of soft carbonation. It's also easy enough to drink. Overall I think this is a good and interesting brew. I wasn't sure what to think when I saw "Pumpkin Lambic", but I'm glad I bought this, I liked it. $9.99 a bottle.

10-26-2012 22:12:45 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of zonker17


4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-25-2012 23:43:05 | More by zonker17
Photo of Chrixsus


4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-25-2012 18:57:43 | More by Chrixsus
Photo of RuckusDu


3.13/5  rDev -14.5%

Not sure what to expect from this, but I'm a little excited. The beer pours a weird dark color. Body is clear and a dirty orange color. Head is a white color that also looks dirty. About a finger of foam that falls and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is not great. I get a lot of artificial notes and soap. Lots of dust and some brown sugar. Flavor is an improvement with a super light acidity. Some apple cider, lemon, and kiwi. On the mouth there is some metallic notes. Light body and nice carbonation.

Tastes good, but nothing else about it is all that appetizing. Still a good sessionable beer that I would drink again, but probably don't need to buy any more bottles.

10-25-2012 02:47:38 | More by RuckusDu
Photo of ehammond1

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%

Bottle (2012)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

Clear dark pumpkin/dark orange with a moderately-sized, quickly forming, persistent creamy off-white head that leaves webs and irregular sheets of lace down the glass. Very pretty.

The aroma isn't particularly strong, not all too pleasant after a big whiff. There's some pumpkin and pumpkin spice pie character, though there's also a big note of wet towel/old dishrag character that I really don't enjoy in my beers. Good thing the flavor is much better...

The dishrag/wet towel character is completely gone in the flavor, I'm happy to report. Good amounts of pumpkin pie spice, apple sauce, mild grain, and just a hint of complementary tartness combine quite well. Not overly complex, but very enjoyable.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very nice.

Incredibly drinkable. Gulpable. This 750mL bottle is going to be gone before I know it.

10-24-2012 23:30:02 | More by ehammond1
Photo of imperialking


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-24-2012 18:37:17 | More by imperialking
Photo of tigg924


4.33/5  rDev +18.3%

Had on tap at BBC Cedarville--served into a pint glass.

Appearance: minimal head, orange-brown in color, clear, low carbonation

Smell: very odd..pumpkin, cider, Belgian spice, and sour mix--complex

Taste: first taste is big sour mix with a bit of Belgian sugars..towards the end there is cinnamon, toasted malt, and pumpkin spice--very complex at the end

Mouthfeel: sour with distinct sweetness at the end, high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Very different but really enjoyable. Not one to get several of, but one to come back to once a month or so during the fall. This is still going to be one of those beers I look forward to in the fall as I have never had anything like it.

10-24-2012 15:13:22 | More by tigg924
Photo of strongaf


4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-24-2012 00:43:41 | More by strongaf
Photo of Rifugium


4/5  rDev +9.3%

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Pumpkin IPAs, pumpkin barleywines, and now pumpkin lambics. Sure, why not? Served in a snifter, pale orange-amber color with a slight haze, and a thin but well-retaining white head that receded to a wispy layer and rejuvenated with a quick swirl. Aroma was thin, but promised something tart and acidic with a bit of funk and spice. Taste wasn't overly sour or tart, but there was some of both there, citrus zest, apple skin, pumpkin flesh, hints of grassy funk, ginger, and very subtle spice...this wasn't a typical autumn-spice pumpkin beer. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, crisp and drying, interesting and quite drinkable.

10-23-2012 02:25:00 | More by Rifugium
Photo of JustinQ


3/5  rDev -18%

10-23-2012 02:16:12 | More by JustinQ
Photo of quilty


4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-22-2012 08:45:29 | More by quilty
Photo of Nyskizy


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-22-2012 00:53:47 | More by Nyskizy
Photo of gpawned


4.5/5  rDev +23%

10-21-2012 17:30:42 | More by gpawned
Photo of Beeradelphia


4.5/5  rDev +23%

10-21-2012 07:50:42 | More by Beeradelphia
Photo of ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-21-2012 00:08:16 | More by ShemRahBoo
Photo of siddhartha


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-20-2012 21:35:34 | More by siddhartha
Photo of claspada

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%

Labeled 21/8/12

Pours a clear, dark orange amber with a medium sized eggshell head.

Aromas begin with some cinnamon spice, apple cider, raw pumpkin flesh and apple skins.

The tastes follow the nose with pie crust, apple sauce, cinnamon and some emerging dark sugar sweetness. Flavors are quite cider-like, light fruits, some pumpkin.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is lightly tart and semi-sweet.

Overall this was pretty tasty, more of a gimmick to be honest. Not spectacular and a little too sweet but it's pretty much one of a kind and I can appreciate the effort.

10-20-2012 19:44:51 | More by claspada
Photo of AdamBear


4.5/5  rDev +23%

A-light bubbly orange with a nice light orange head

S-smells like the inside of pumpkin with a slight tartness. Some graininess as well. Smells good, much like a lambic.

T-comes in tasting like a mix between apple cider and pumpkin, it's quite good! There is a slight touch of autumn spice to it. Does have quite the apple ouch to it though. Great fall beer. It does have a subtle tartness to it in the after-taste that is quite pleasing. This is actually pretty good.

M-good creamy high carbonation with a dry finish

O-I was kind of skeptical of the pumpkin lambic but I am extremely pleased with this offering. The Belgian brewery did a fairly decent job. There's a lot of room for improvement, but for a fairly untouched style, this is impressive. One of the best pumpkin beers I've had.

10-20-2012 17:58:23 | More by AdamBear
Photo of DaveHack


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-20-2012 16:33:10 | More by DaveHack
Photo of VaTechHopHead

3.88/5  rDev +6%

A - Golden orange with a slight haze, huge frothy head and tons of carbonation.

S - Not very impressed with the nose, there's little pumpkin and spice aromas but a bit of an orange tea smell with cinnamon notes. Just too light for me on the nose.

T - All the aromas come to life the pumpkin is well utilized but there's a great clove, orange, and cinnamon flavor that adds sweet and savory notes. The spices blend very well and the pumpkin adds just a hint of bitterness. Super enjoyable.

M/O - Light body and above average amount of carbonation. Leaves the palate with just a hint of cinnamon spice and a light tang-like finish. For a flavor/style combo that you rarely see this one is a treat and I very much enjoy it.

10-19-2012 04:58:51 | More by VaTechHopHead
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.