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

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82
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252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-05-2012)
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Photo of davey101
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8/20/2012 Vintage. 750ml C+C bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a clear dark brown/amber body with two finger off white head. LOng lasting cap and edging with decent lacing and retention.

S - Pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, ginger, and light brown sugar. No malt to speak of. Very strong on the cinnamon spice like mentioned below, "Big Red" status.

T - Spices, apple cider, and a malty finish. Dry but with a lingering sweet syrupy aftertaste of spice. Spritzy carbonation. Sweetness makes for a slow drinker despite the light body and low abv.

O - Like most sweetened lambics this has very little relation to a traditional lambic. It does work as a nice fall dessert beer that isn't too heavy, and I have to give it to Timmermans for being unique. Not worth the money though IMO as its closer to a thin bodied pumpkin spice ale.

davey101, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +9.9%

oriolesfan4, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of n2185
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

n2185, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml into a snifter. The brew pours a fairly clear golden orange to copper with a couple fingers of white froth atop. Thick patchy lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The smell is quite enjoyable of pumpkin spices and cinnamon that is like bark moreso than the refined powder (if that makes sense?) A little bit of earthy pumpkin flesh character is present that fades into something reminescent of big red bubblegum. As it warms up, it smells like fresh green tea and teaberry.

The taste is strong like fresh brewed green tea mixed with a spiciness of teaberry skins and leaves. A bit of cinnamon bark and pumpkin flesh. It gets a touch of lemony tartness across the back mixing with an accenting fruity element.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Very tea-like with earthy, natural tasting cinnamon flavoring and a bit of pumpkin. I am having a very difficult time putting down a fair reviewing score here. As a lambic this is a bit of a failure. As a pumpkin brew, it is ok. However, it was overall super unique and enjoyable...just much different from what might expext from the description.

stakem, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap at New World Tavern in Playmouth, MA.

Light fizzy head decent lacing, hazy slight honey carrot orange color.

Nose light sour fermented pumpkin, little apple pie spices and nutty, lots of mulling spices which make it pretty aromatic but they seem kinda weird for a lambic, some sour tart funk but light, a bit of a funky gueuze, some light reddish malts.

Taste starts with a big pumpkin flavor, tons of pie both pumpkin and Apple pie, Apple pie spices and nutty flavor, some pumpkin pie and fermented pumpkin, plenty of mulling spices, light tart funk gueuze like, semi sweet too. Finish has a bit more tartness, light acidity and little flemmy, nice lambic like tartness, interesting pumpkin and apple.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb bit the bottle is probably better. Light tart flemmy finish.

Overall decent, bit too sweet, to much Apple and pie flavors, spices, nuts, etc, the crazy mulling spices make it kinda weird for a lambic, and the sweetness and pie like take it more from a traditional lambic to more of a sweet dessert lambic like a Lindeman's style but still better than that at least. I do give them some credit for a uniqueness of it, actually getting pumpkin into a lambic without it really sucking at least.

I'm glad I only paid a few bucks to try this on draft rather than a handful of money for a big bottle that I don't think I could finish by myself. The single glass is hard enough to finish.

jlindros, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

macrosmatic, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice orange color with a big white fizzy head on top. The retention is pretty good on this beer as well as some sticky lacing on the glass. The look of this is really quite nice. The smell of the beer has a subtle sourness on the nose but mostly dominated by spices and malt sweetness. The taste of the beer actually reminded me more of an apple spice more than a pumpkin spice. The mouthfeel was bubbly and light, it was a little on the warming side as well. Overall it was a good brew, not something I would need to buy again but it was fun to try.

Knapp85, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of popery
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange-tinged shade of amber. Mild haze. A couple fingers of sticky white head. Very good lacing. I'd be interested to know if the coloring is natural. I'd guess no. Aroma is light, mineral-ish lambic funk overlaid with fairly mild pumpkin pie spicing - nutmeg, cinnamon. Tends toward the cider side of lambics with little sourness. A touch of caramel sweetness. Taste is similar. This is a very light lambic and quite drinkable. I guess it's on the sweet side but not terribly so. Very mild pucker. Not too much spice. Mouthfeel is light with lots of creamy, gentle bubbles. This isn't a beer that's going to wow anyone, but it's light and enjoyable, and there's definitely nothing wrong with that. It's a fun, little pumpkin beer and an interesting spin on lambic.

popery, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 750ml from Olive Tree Market for $12.99 and poured it into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy copper hue with a thin white head that sticks around for a while leaving decent, but not amazing, lacing in its tracks.

S: Spicy apple cider, piney and woody, slightly funky and not much pumpkin.

T: Very similar to the nose - big time spiced apple cider - sweet and piney with a slightly herbal finish - very "Fall-like" flavors. Might not dig this one in the Summer months, but good cold season session ale...but where's the pumpkin???

M: Probably this one's greatest attribute - sparkly and dry - perfect all night drinker.

Overall unimpressive. It's hardly a lambic and has almost no pumpkin flavor. The spiced cider flavor is dominant and out of place. Definitely passing on this one in the future.

DeanMoriarty, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

VoiceOfTheSoul, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of srandycarter
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Fairly clear copper, off white head that leaves quickly. Lots of lace.

S - Sharp, grassy, under nose of sweet, possibly pumpkin?

T - Taste similar to smell, but the sweet finishes, with only a slight nod to pumpkin. If I had to guess it was pumpkin, I might fail.

M - Light bodied, very carbonated, sufficient balance.

D - Another pumpkin down!

srandycarter, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of jklecko2
4/5  rDev +9.9%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

duceswild, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

deapokid, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of tjonesjr
4/5  rDev +9.9%

tjonesjr, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev +3%

thebouch01, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of JRed
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

JRed, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BARFLYB, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of youradhere
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

youradhere, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of dtx00
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

dtx00, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

bluejacket74, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

zonker17, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Chrixsus, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

RuckusDu, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

ehammond1, Oct 25, 2012
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.