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

Timmermans Pumpkin LambicusTimmermans Pumpkin Lambicus
BA SCORE
3.66/5
349 Ratings
Timmermans Pumpkin LambicusTimmermans Pumpkin Lambicus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Belgium
brtimmermans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,360
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
349
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Photo of hopsputin
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of imbibehour
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Good solid pop off the cork when opening.

An absolutely gorgeous color, crystal clear deep bronze orange with red hints to it, and slight small cola carbonation in the body. Head is tinged orange slightly but has a light tan color, gets about two to three fingers tall. Head settles to a nice creamy simple collar and very whipped up like appearance. Collar always sticks and there is the occasional leg lace. Great impressive looker.

Nose is classic pumpkin but without the huge blasts of sugar and overbearing spices. Light cinnamon, good amount of nutmeg and clove action. Slight pumpkin but nothing overly vegetative or sweet, no sense of tartness either surprisingly but hey this is Timmermans.

Palate really surprises. Very noticeable light body but it is 4% however it comes with playful carbonation that is a little seltzery and almost cola like. Palate though brings a nice quick simple mellow tartness. Swallow and aftertaste are mellow pumpkin, with pie crust and flaky biscuity flavors. A real nice balance of sweetness in the mouth also and the spices match nicely of clove and cinnamon and nutmeg.

I really like that this is nicely balanced, easy drinking, and not a giant sugary sweet mess. I think this might be my pumpkin beer of choice for the year. We may have a new champion.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml corked and caged brown bottle purchased from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco, CA. Brought back to Sydney and shared with Sam and Rich.

Slightly hazy, slightly muddy orange colour, with a decently frothy head of white that leaves specks of lace as it collapses. Body is light, but with a pleasant fine carbonation in it that makes it feel a bit heavier. Looks ok.

Nose is pretty bland, actually, without much lambic bite and very little pumpkin. There's a carbonic acidity which runs through it and some ephemeral spice characters which give a very slight soapy character to the beer. As it warms, more cinnamon comes through which is pleasant enough, but mostly it's just not all that crash-hot.

Taste is very sweet, like I tend to find Timmermans' beers in general: sugary, candy-sweetness above an afterthought of acidity, this time that just happens to be laced with pumpkin and spice. The spice has a slightly plastic, artificial character on the back, again heavy with the cinnamon. Feel is light, but relatively pleasant.

Overall, only just okay. It's very sweet indeed and a little sickly, which really harms the drinkability as far as I'm concerned. The acidity is very much tamed and dumbed-down, and the pumpkin is almost just an afterthought: it's like the particular flavoured syrup that happens to have been put into this Starbucks lambic-lite.

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Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 349 ratings
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