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Brouwerij Timmermans

Brouwerij Timmermans
Pumpkin Lambicus

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Brouwerij Timmermans
Pumpkin Lambicus

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 4%
Brilliant copper color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spiced apples, artisanal cola, and waxy honeycomb with a supple, crisp, effervescent, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium finish that presents overtones of tamarind soda, zucchini bread, and nutskin finish. An interesting spiced soda like ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Crisp & Light, Sweet & Fruity & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: spiced apples, artisanal cola, and waxy honeycomb
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of tamarind soda, zucchini bread, and nutskin
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Peking Duck, Pork Chops
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting spiced soda like ale.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
421 Wando Park Blvd, Suite 200
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
USA
1 843-881-0761

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