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

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236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-05-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-13-2013 04:32:56 | More by Drknight
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-09-2013 01:15:17 | More by bigfnjoe
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%

Pumpkin? ...and sour?... ok- we've seen this story angle before. When the sourness takes hold, and would-be pumpkin character gets left in the shadows. So how would this Belgian Sour fare with similar attempts...

As the ale pours, its hues of orange, amber and gold simply glow with a near-clear appearance at first but murkes up considerably with subsequent pours- until flakes of yeast fall into the glass and gives the ale a "leafing" character. Building more of a creamy head, its off-white foam reduces quickly to a sheet before holding firm. With little retention to mention, its quite obvious that its acidity impedes its foam structure.

Musty, fruity and mildly vegetal; the aromas of the beer opens up with a beautiful confectionary tone. Its "candy-store" aroma is of powdered sugar with an aura of earthen and starchy pumpkins in its most real and raw form. As the fruit settles a bit, there's a tinge of orchard peach, freshly-hung tobacco, mildly leathery must. Its an incredibly vinous scent with white wine that weaves in all these not-so-sublte nuances heading into taste.

Its flavor really prefers the fruity-sweetness over that of sour as its initial taste is of confectioner's sugar and fruit- its culmination lands it with the taste of "peach rings" candy. Sure, it says "pumpkin" but I taste peach, largely due to its strong yeasty ester display. But as its Belgian-esque taste expects a peppery balance and peps of cinnamon, instead there's the racy acidity of chardonnay that commands its taste.

And the beer plays delightfully sweet and tart on the mouthfeel as well as the taste buds. Its short-lived sweet maltiness is quickly shed in order to prefer a semi-dry finish of mild alcohol warmth, crisp fruit-like acidity and light vinous tannic astringency.

Pumpkin Lambicus does an incredibly impressive job of showing that fruited Lambics aren't relegated to fruit, but vegetables earn a spot in the fray as well. Although its taste comes across as peach, its pumpkin attributes are there, even in sublime simplicity.

This Sour Pumpkin Ale is a beautiful exploration of what can be. But this variety's over-sweetened fruitiness lands it with a sense of over-doing it. It just becomes a bit too sweet. However I do think that this level of sweetness is necessary to allow the slimmest tinge of pumpkin aroma and flavor to annunciate.

11-04-2013 06:38:43 | More by BEERchitect
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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hopsputin

California

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

a: its a mixture of orange and blood amber, with a hint of mahogany. fizzy, frothy 3 finger white head which fades somewhat quickly and stays at around half a finger

s: this is interesting. pumpkin and tart vinegar. its not an aroma that i've come across naturally before. raw pumpkins, sweet malt, vinegar, and apple cider

t: ok this follows the nose pretty closely. its pumpkin and apple cider vinegar right away. they're blended nicely, its just an interesting combination. the tartness is only on the sides of the tongue, and is not mouth puckering at all. its quite pumpkin-y. pumpkins, caramel malt, slightly tart vinegar, and some oak in here

m: medium, and well carbonated. the carbonation helps the push the sweetness of the pumpkin into your tastebuds

o: well. as i'm sure i've mentioned it is interesting. i like the idea, and its brewed well. the pumpkin and apple cider combination is ok, but not great. its a little pricey, so if you don't think you'd like the combination, it might not be worth it. i'd been curious for a while so i went for it. not blown away, but definitely not a drain pour

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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California

2/5  rDev -45.4%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Delaware

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

750ml, 25/07/13
The Bruery tulip

A: Clear deep orange color. Pretty looking beer. Thin quarter finger of of white head. Some lacing sheeting.

S: Sweetness. Tartness. Some spice and pumpkin but muted. Definitely sweetener added to this lambic. Almost cider like.

T: Spice bite on the tip of tongue. Cinnamon. Sweetener. Not as bone dry as I was expecting. Fairly dry finish.

M: Lighter side of medium. Highly carbonated.

11-01-2013 14:10:20 | More by inlimbo77
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-01-2013 03:08:08 | More by stortore
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.