Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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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
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
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
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
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
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
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
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
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
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
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
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
4.25/5 rDev +16.1%
A= Pours a nice apple juice color with a thin two fingers of head that holds suprising retention and lacing on the glass.
S= Smells nice and sour for sure. A solid lactic acid comes through as well as a nice brett aroma of barnyard. There is a nice pumpkin coming through as well with a little spice I think. It smells pretty good like a pure pumpkin aroma though.
S= The taste is great. It actually reminds me more of an apple cider than a pumpkin but there is a nice pumpkin flavor there. The initial flavor is apple cider mulling spices coming through with a strong tartness of the lactic kind. The pumpkin comes through a little later making itself known in a sweeter sort of way. It's not overly squashy but more of a candy pumpkin like you would find in a bakery item.
M= Strong carbonation and mouth.
O= This beer is a suprise. A wonderful mix of everything great about sour beers and pumpkin beers. Check this baby out because it's well worth it.
10-19-2012 01:48:31 | More by jjanega08
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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