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

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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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

imperialking, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of tigg924
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tigg924, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

strongaf, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Rifugium, Oct 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

JustinQ, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

quilty, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Nyskizy, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

gpawned, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Beeradelphia, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

ShemRahBoo, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

siddhartha, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of claspada
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

claspada, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

AdamBear, Oct 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

DaveHack, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

VaTechHopHead, Oct 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produced on
20/08/12 14:48

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.

jjanega08, Oct 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

let8it8grow, Oct 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

pauljunk, Oct 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

YobroitsJoe, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pumpkin Lambicus pours with a ridiculous three fingers of coarse-bubbled head. Draws up some lacing in the tulip, but it takes a little while for it to deflate. The pale orange liquid has some yeasty haze to it. Nice clarity.

Smells a little sourness with some pie spicing. Picking up a lot of flaky crust, and then coriander, cinnamon, mushroom, and a very light pumpkin rind aroma. Nice to almost get that goopy raw pumpkin meat smell. As it warms, has a Ritz cracker note in the nose. Strange enough to impress me.

Soft flavors of butternut squash, coriander, wheat malts, apple cider vinegar tartness, pie crust, and cinnamon spice. Doesn't really come together the way I was hoping. Tartness bows out mid-palate and a sugar cookie sweetness takes over in the finish. There's a little pucker in the mouth that never really gets a foothold on the taste buds. Mushroom-like funk achieves earthy umami.

Drinks too easily. Not enough of a tart bite. I like the body where it is, but not enough lambic tongue-manipulation. Low carbonation.

Very cool idea. I was really excited to have tried this. It's off-the-wall enough to win me over. Timmermans isn't known for making their lambics very sour, so the mellow sweetness wasn't entirely unexpected. Until one of the other Belgian lambic brewers takes a stab at it, they have the monopoly on pumpkin.

thecheapies, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

HopSlap72, Oct 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

skaboom420, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

randylangford, Oct 10, 2012
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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