Timmermans Lambicus Blanche (Blanche-Lambic) - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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3.25/5 rDev -16.5%
Serving date: 2009-03-24. Served in tulip.
A: Yellow straw color, rather cloudy (from the yeast). 1 cm ivory-colored dense head that sticks around for a while before settling and leaving small islands of lacings on top of the liquid.
S: Some vinegar, hay, gentle funkiness (but more than expected). Plenty of tart green apples, wheat, dry earth, mild spices.
T: Very sweet. Sugar coated apples, general sweet fruity flavors, lemon and orange peel, gooseberries. Cane sugar. Hints of funky stable. Plenty of wheat. Faint taste of vinegar. A suppressed tartness tries to surface but the sweetness constantly pulls the longest straw. Notes of coriander and wheat residuals is noticeable in the otherwise rather anonymous and short finish.
M: Moderate body, slightly tingling carbonation, quite lively. The sweetness makes the beer slightly sticky and not as dry as I would have liked it to be.
D: This is way too sweet and one-sided. The sweetness has almost an artificial feel to it. All in all, it's not very interesting. It's not a bad beer, but it doesn't stand a chance against some of the other excellent lambics out there.
Apparently, this beer is an attempt at combining the unblended with the belgian witbier. In my opinion, it is not a very successful attempt.
03-25-2009 23:31:45 | More by ricke
4.36/5 rDev +12.1%
Cloudy orange-gold color with very thin light head that has almost no retention. Very light lacing in the glass.
Wonderfully funky nose: meyer lemon, grapefruit zest, leather, orange marmalade, white flowers, barnyard and a light fino sherry note.
The sherry note becomes even more prominent on the palate. White toast topped with orange and grapefruit marmalade. Horse hair, cracked dry leather, white flowers and a little bit of a rancio quality. Funky esters are laced through the palate.
Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Medium-long finish that is being pushed by the funk. Continues to express itself after it has gone.
Really a nice sour for someone who has not done a lot of sour beer. There is enough here that is familiar that it doesn't throw the drinker into a completely alien landscape, but there is enough here to explore and ponder through an entire pint. Nicely done.
08-14-2013 06:04:50 | More by Libationguy
4.65/5 rDev +19.5%
I poured this Witbier in the hexagonal Hoegaarden glass. Its a white, isnt it? You have to give it the same effort as you do with other whites if you want a head. Its a wild bubbly head. In the Hoegaarden glass it just looks like a Hoegaarden. The same degree of fogginess and the same misty yellow-gold. Only the head is distinctively different. Much rougher, and also the carbonation is much lower in this one than in the Hoegaarden.
When the head disappears it leaves a thin white lace.
The beer smells nicely bitter-sour like is to be expected of a Lambic. There are some
sweet tones and the spices. It all feels very heavy and refreshingly light at the same time. Very faint trace of hop and malt.
First taste is sour => it immediately turns to sweet and ends with that typical citrus like aftertaste. The aftertaste also contains traces of grains and spices. In the mouth you do sense some more carbonation. I would even narrow the term citrus to yust lemon. Very refreshing, I think I found a white than competes with Hoegaarden. I dont know how Im going to brake the news to my Hoegaarden worshipping friends.
A funny anecdote. Though it is very clearly visible that the Timmermans brewery is owned by John Martin, I was surprised to find a Mc Ewans cap on the bottle. The neck and cap are wrapped in foil. But when I broke the foil when I opened the bottle I saw the distinctive tartan pattern on the cap. Thats another form of recycling.
Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!
06-09-2005 01:59:12 | More by Bierschenker
4.75/5 rDev +22.1%
A: cloudy straw, low carbonation with a thin soapy head
S: berry yogurt, tomato paste, Heinz baked beans, pepper.
T: everything from the smell only better: berry yogurt--so much yogurt, it's amazing--tomatoes, dough, basil, it tastes almost exactly like a fresh tomato basil pizza, green apple cider.
M: medium body and mild carbonation, dry finish despite the sweetness
O: one of the most unique beers I've ever had. The flavors and smells are unbelievably distinct and varied. I don't know why this doesn't have a better rating.
05-08-2011 20:23:56 | More by nickhiller
4.5/5 rDev +15.7%
Sampled at La Bécasse, served in a stoneware jug. Just awesome.
Appearance: Pale blonde and cloudy, just like a wit, with almost no head. Gets an extra point for the jug :)
Smell: A light sweet fruity smell, with just a touch of lambic funk.
Taste: Very citrusy, with a hint of sweetness and a dry finish with excellent lemonade-like aftertaste, good carbonation and very, very refreshing. Went down incredibly easy. I could have drank tons of the stuff without getting tired of it.
10-01-2004 01:21:46 | More by Goldorak
2.5/5 rDev -35.7%
Bright pale gold pour, lots of white foam. Too clear for a witbier, swirling the yeast gives it a light haze and a subtly wheaty edge. Smells a bit like wet carboard oxidation, grainy wheat and coriander, and a light tartness. Musty and dull.
Tart lemon-lime flavors, light sweetness, thin and flaccid feel. There's a fleeting tart presence here, but it seems the artificial sweetener is present as well. Hollow feeling and fizzy like soda, tastes like someone splashed some Hogaarden and lemon juice into a can of Sprite. Not that it tastes "bad", just utterly basic and dumbed down. Summer shandy of the lambic world. Sad that they dress this up in a corked & caged 750 and charge $13 for it.
Hard to figure why this was rated higher than Timmermans Oude Gueuze... unfortunately it's just as one dimensional as many of their other beers artificially sweetened with Acesulfame K. Honestly what this beer is supposed to be is a blend of lambic and witbier, which is probably not too far off from bottling a mixed cocktail... something is clearly lost in translation unfortunately.
11-15-2012 02:45:47 | More by emerge077
United Kingdom (England)
4.22/5 rDev +8.5%
Appearance: Clear slightly tanned color. Looks like a budweiser. No head
Smell: Your first hint that something is different. There are some interesting aromas that are difficult to describe. Lemony? Slightly Rancid?
Taste: A shock to the tastebuds. Tastes like unsweetened lemonade with a lambic finish. Wonderful.
Mouthfeel: Light and puckering. Acidic. Very Refreshing summery beer.
Overall: Surprised immensly by this one. It doesn't look at all how it tastes and it tastes unlike any beer I've ever had. Would definitely buy again.
08-02-2011 17:37:17 | More by Squelch
3.79/5 rDev -2.6%
On-tap at Rattle 'n Hum, New York, NY
A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of lemon and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of lemon and orange citrus and wheat. Hints of sourness are also noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and slightly tart on the palate with a low amount of carbonation. The tartness lingers through the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and is quite refreshing, especially if you like orange and lemon citrus. The taste is somewhat reminiscent of Lemonhead candy.
04-01-2013 00:18:18 | More by metter98
Timmermans Lambicus Blanche (Blanche-Lambic) from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
87 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.