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

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Reviews: 79
Hads: 334
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 29.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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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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4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.9/5  rDev +8%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice burnt orange, moderate creamy head from nitro pour, good retention. Scent brings an unusual, but inviting, blend of pumpkin pie and tart earthiness. Taste combines a slice of pumpkin pie (good quantities of pumpkin, spice and malt sweetness) with a firm but not overly powerful tart, green appleish and earthy taste from the process. Medium bodied, nitro doesn't make the beer overly creamy. Unique, flavorful and would have more. Odd how the sourness can bring out the pumpkin notes even more - well constructed.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a wine glass.

Mikkeller opened my weird-ass-lambic door with his coffee-spiked Spontankoppi, and now I'm walking down the hall with a pumpkin lambic straight outta Belgium. Here goes nothin': It pours a clear golden-amber-orange topped by over a finger of off-white foam. Honestly, when I think "pumpkin beer", this is what usually pops to mind (you know: something that looks like a friggin' pumpkin!). The nose comprises nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon, dry wheat, and a touch of vague funk in the background. It's an odd combination that ends up being inoffensive and just a tad off-putting. The taste starts off with a short bit of mild wheat, then charges headlong right into some straight citric sourness. Near the finish, the sourness tapers off a bit and blends nicely into the aforementioned spices, the usual suspects of the pumpkin beer realm. It's a strange combination, really, but not a bad one surprisingly. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly dry finish. Overall, definitely not your average flavored lambic. As things progress, the spices seem to soften in the face of an increasing sourness, but some funky wheat tries to take its place and keep the fight alive. There's something about this strange dichotomy of flavors that keeps me from completely enjoying it, in the strictest sense of the term, but I can't at all say it's bad. It's good, just in a confusing way...

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Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.