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

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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-05-2012)
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 7/13.
Now this is the brand of shark-jumping Timmermans is known for...

Amber body with bright clarity and a thin layer of parchment colored foam on the surface. Minor spotty lacing.

Aroma of cinnamon or nutmeg, not funky, sort of bland and hollow.
Lighty tart, dry finish, doesn't seem overly sweetened. More pumpkin spice, cinnamon, but essentially fairly bland. Thin, spritzy feel. I'd imagine a year plus in the bottle helped to attenuate more and lessen the sugar content, if it's bottle conditioned. Worth a try for the novelty, but not one i'll be buying.

Thanks to Aaron for sharing this one!

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.69/5  rDev +1.1%

An interesting take on the lambic style I hadn't thought of. The appearance was a dark orange, almost red with a thin white head. The smell was full of bright fruit such as raspberry, but also a lot of pumpkin as well. The taste started with a lot of pumpkin and finished with a tart finish. Quite tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours an orangey gold colour, quite pale. Steady bead; head is white-ish, quite sparse, with big bubbles on the edge. I'm on edge.

Smells dirty, and earthy. Quite Belgian and phenolic, with a touch of sweet spice, cinnamon and brown sugar. Gets more intriguing as it warms up.

Taste is far tangier than expected. Spice is there throughout, but an odd orange peel zing upfront that leads into sweet cinnamon bun notes on the back, some cola character as well. Bit odd; doesn't quite mesh.

Bit of sizzle, ultimately a bit thin on the mouthfeel.

Feels like a weak pumpkin beer; like the base beer doesn't quite match the style, but the pie spice has been thrown in as an afterthought. Quite soft drink-esque.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was sharing this bottle with the Mrs. I poured from a750ml bottle into the recommended glassware, a stange style glass. It poured a slightly hazy orange hue, topped with a small white bubbly head that faded to a think layer, leaving no lacing down the glass. A very descent looking appearance.

The aroma is not very strong, but I was able to pick up on some typical spices like nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. There wasn’t a very strong pumpkin aroma, but more of a squash-like scent. There was a nice amount of sugary sweetness, blended well with a slight tartness that lingers in the nose a bit.

At first, the taste was a bit off putting, but as I drank more, the more I started to understand this beer. I grew fond of this particular beer by the time I finished my first glass from this 750ml bottle. Usually lambics are fruit heavy, and not a lot of “beer flavors,” so this one was definitely unique. There were the typical flavors found in any pumpkin beers, such as nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. There was a good abundance of sugary sweetness that hit the palate midway through the drink. There was a little flavor of squash, but not true pumpkin. As with most pumpkin beers, there was a lot of focus on the spices of a good pumpkin pie like some nutmeg, cinnamon, and even a bit of clove. What separates this beer from the rest of the heard is the natural sourness that occurs from the spontaneously fermentation by wild yeast and bacteria. It is not overly sour like others out there, but rather a good moderate overtone, that could easily make this beer a first timer’s friend.

The body was rather light, good carbonation, and drank pretty easy. The mouthfeel was smooth, and had a dry finish, which helped make the tartness stand out and linger a bit afterwards.

I am not one to say that I would jump off a cliff to gt a bottle of this, but it was still very enjoyable, and I could see myself with another glass in hand when this one comes around again. Seeing as I am fairly new to lambics, only having a few of the Kriek and Framboise styles, I did not have a lot to compare this to. For me, this was a very tasty experimental beer. We will see if anyone else releases a pumpkin lambic. Way to go Timmermans for creating something new here.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one's been sitting around since Halloween, might as well try it. Pours a clear dark orange with small insta-fade off white colored head. Smell: light pumpkin pie aroma, mild fruity tartness. Taste: green apple, spice cookie, sour candy. Don't get any pumpkin, but the tartness is refreshing. Easy to drink, but a bit high on carbonation, like sparkling cider. Buuurp. I wouldn't try it again, but it's not bad.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color- light straw. Slight head.

Aroma of nutmeg and pumpkin.

We had a pumpkin pie challenge on 12/20/2013 and enjoyed this unique brew along with many homemade pumpkin pies (including one made from Japanese sweet potatoes and one from Japanese kabocha winter squash aka pumpkin). It was the perfect brew for the occasion. Taste was light with notes of nutmeg and essence of pumpkin gradually fading to a lingering dry pumpkin seed and lambic finish. Truly unique.

Poured from corked 750 ml bottle into a wine glasses.

Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.