Timmermans Strawberry - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Reviews: 62
Hads: 212
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mora2000 on 09-29-2010

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Reviews by SmashPants:
Photo of SmashPants
3.66/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with an old-school Belgian label. Purchased from Leura Cellars.

Appearance: pours a hazy amber-pinkish with a natural brown tinge. A fairly creamy one-finger head drops fairly quickly to a patchy cap, limited lacing.

Aroma: quite a sweet strawberry note - natural strawberries, not that awkward artificial smell. Some Belgian lambic yeasts and earth notes manage to balance the sweetness out.

Taste: follows the nose quite closely - a lovely natural strawberry with earth and Belgian wild yeasts. Very refreshing indeed.

Aftertaste: a lemon citrus tartness joins the strawberry on the finish. Very nice.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with light- to- medium carbonation.

Overall: quite a nice lambic - very natural strawberry fruits that aren't as overly sweet as some, being balanced with earth malts and lemon citrus tartness. The price being over AU$130 a case of 24 (2014) is a little prohibitive however. (950 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.07/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cool various shades of pink from the liquid to the head, good retention. Straight up yummy aroma that is spot on strawberry.

Taste falters, all sweet, less fruit flavor, really didn't deliver on the strawberry flavor like it did the smell. No sourness. Or if there was, it was just dominated by the sweetness. Not good enough for a lambic. Light enough body, maybe wheat to it. Easy to drink, but I'd prefer to just smell this stuff as opposed to drink it.

$5 a bottle, can't recommend it. Unless you just like to smell beers. (530 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.21/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Produced 26/01/11
(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a queer reddish-brown body that is murky, and a pink hue to the lumpy white head that last a good bit.

S- The strawberry milkshake aroma has an odd macaroni and cheese smell, like powdered yeast vegans eat instead of cheese. There is also a bubble gum ester note that comes through when the beer warms.

T- The fake strawberry flavor taste just like freeze dried ice cream with a sweet finish and a candy sugar note in there also.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz with no alcohol heat or astringency.

O- The big candy flavor is all artificial strawberry and there is no malt or hops to challenge it. The carbonation helps to cut the sweetness a bit but it is not enough. (750 characters)

Photo of plfahey
2.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz. bottle (6/28/10) poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pinkish-orange-red hue with just a touch of haze to it. Head is nearly white but has the faintest hint of pink tone to it. Decent head retention.

Aroma-Overly sweet-smells like strawberry fruit snacks mixed with stewed strawberries. No other character or point of complexity to be found. Overly candy-like.

Flavor-My initial impression here is strawberry fruit snacks again. The sweet strawberry character is overwhelming up front and rather one dimensional, but fades relatively quickly, at first to a light strawberry candy flavor, followed by nothing. Flavor also has slight cider characters to it.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderately low carbonation. A heavy sugary character lingers on the palate-not quite cloying, but it gets close.

As with the other Timmermans lambic that I tried (the framboise), it is overly sweetened-quite reminiscent of strawberry fruit snacks. Overall a bad representation of a fruit lambic with no wild or tart character-it is entirely one dimensional. Tasty, but I can get Welch's Strawberry soda for a fraction of the price. (1,131 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
1.71/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 5/1/11

Produced on 28/06/10

Rose-tinged and kind of murky. Similar once in the glass, though the color has more of a coppery bent. One and a half finger head is active and crackles away quickly. Fine layer of bubbles and collar retention. Specks of lace.

Strawberry takes a prominent role in the nose, comprising much of the aroma. While strawberries often smell quite nice, this seems really sweet much like the industrial grade strawberries I used to dish at the nursing home. Other than that there are hints of grains, earth and a slight funk. Meh.

Oh, this tastes bad. Upfront, it's as sweet as I feared. Sugary, strawberry concentrate to the max, like drinking bad faux strawberry candies. All the sweetness vanishes on the finish leaving a vapid, opening wrought with thin hints of dry erase marker, plastic and rotten grains. Putrid.

Medium body that's weighed down by granular sugar; it's so sweet it actually affects the feel. Moderate carbonation.

This is terrible stuff. Disgustingly sugary with nothing else of quality to round it out or otherwise make it worthwhile. The label dubs it, "Belgium's Finest Lambic Beer." Bunk. More than half the bottle went down the drain. (1,230 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.53/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into a Duvel/Chouffe/De Koninck tulip. Reviewed live.

Served cold.

A: Pours a quarter finger white colour floater. Quickly dissipates. Hazy pale copper colour. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Artificial strawberry extract. Pale malts. A strong aroma. Bleh.

T: Tastes like either childrens' candy or good cough syrup. Neither is particularly enjoyable. Badly built and balanced. Overloaded with crystal malts.

Mf: Sugary, smooth, wet, and fairly thick. Overcarbonated. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well.

Dr: Drinkable but mediocre. I wouldn't have this again. Largely artificial garbage.

Low C- (647 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
2.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Don't like beer, do ya? It's too bitter? It's too grainy? But you still want beer. Timmermans offers this strongly flavored strawberry ale that supresses any and all beer character below the threshold to where any beer character is recognizable.

Pouring with a bright ruby hue, the beer's ample carbonation builds a short-lived fluffy head that laces lightly as the beer falls. Not all in all uncommon for fruited sour ales.

Strawberry sweetness, tartness, and character dominates the nose with the slight fruit must, cider, and white wine to complement. The simplified aromas certainly sing the praises of the summer fruit.

Flavors are just as one-sided as the nose suggests. Strawberry flavoring of ripe strawberries, jolly rancher candies, and soda pops come to mind as the sweetness of the beer carries across the tongue in much the way that syrup ridden flavored soda pops do. With little influence from malt, yeast, hops, or any other associated acidity, must, wood, or vinous quality; it leaves the balance severely lacking- siding with sugary taste in the guise of fruit.

Mildly creamy with a fizzy and slgiht fruit acidic finish, the carbonation lifts the beer in similar fashion as common ale but also similar to the fizz of soda pop. But with the lingering coat of sugar, the beer isn't doing the palate any favors.

The super-sweet fruit beers like these are what gives fruited lambics and other well made fruit-forward ales a bad wrap. While the beer tastes much more like a wine cooler than a beer, It's slightly embarrassing to find it beside better beers in the craft beer section of the store. (1,614 characters)

Photo of russwbeck
1.09/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: Muddy red pour with an extremely fizzy head.

S: Oh God I cannot believe I am about to drink this. It smells like I left a bunch of Strawberry Jolly Ranchers in my car for the entire month of August and they melted...somehow fermented, and found their way into a bottle. Medicinal, sweet, disgusting.

T: How can the man on the front of this bottle want his likeness represented in such a way? I TRUSTED that man, liar. He led me to this beer as though to say, "Come, drink this. It's a lambic, I swear! Strawberry too, you love strawberries. Buy this!" And like the idiot that I am, I caved.

The beer is just so damn sweet. It honestly tastes like a bad candy from that dish at your grandmother's house you always wish you hadn't decided to try something from.

MF: WAY over carbonated. Awful aftertaste.

O: To call this a lambic is a disgrace to the style. (863 characters)

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Best by 2/24/11.

The beer pours a pinkish/orange/amber color with a white head. The aroma is exactly like the strawberry candy that comes wrapped in the red and green packages that look like strawberries. I don't get much funk or tartness at all in the aroma, just syrupy strawberry candy.

The flavor is strawberries with a light bit of funk. I don't get very much tartness at all. Not sure of the age of the beer, but it may have been drank too soon.

Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. (542 characters)

Photo of olradetbalder
2.8/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a huge strawberry nose with traces of tartness. It pours pinkish, reddish amber with s slight haze under a white ¼” finely bubbled foam cap. The palate starts failrly sweet then finishes with a touch of tart and big strawberry from start to finish. Drinkable but a little too sweet for my tastes. (303 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.27/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2013. Comes in a fancy paper wrapper. Picked up from a supermarket a while back and stored in my garage. The ingredients include 'flavourings' and artificial sweetner - not promising.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A deep, hazy amber hue with a pinkish tinge. Good carbonation but tons of chunky sediment or coagulated protein floating around. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before collapsing to a surface layer. Aroma of sweet, juicy strawberries with hints of earthy yeast. A faint stale note in the background. The strawberries do smell convincingly real.

Tastes of sweet strawberries with a dry finish. Notes of juicy strawberries, sugar/sweetener, earthy yeast, subtle acidity and a mild staleness in the background. The flavour possesses a faintly harsh, artificial quality that is hard to pin down. Dry, with no bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and slightly acidic, with decent body and carbonation. A delicate astrigency, followed by an aftertaste of strawberries and dry, earthy yeast.

Hmmmm, so-so. Drinkable enough, and the sweetness allows it to go down easily, but it certainly isn't a quality lambic. The chunky sediment is rather vile. Smells nice, if one-dimensional, but the flavour has some vague off-notes that detract from the overall character. The body also has something that isn't quite right; a sort of dry viscosity that feels somehow artificial. An OK brew if you want something sweet and fruity, but falls far short of the true potential of lambic. (1,572 characters)

Photo of HoppySeb
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Brass Tap (Tampa).

Hazy strawberry-amber with a durable head ad decent lacing.

Aroma: Sweet and fruity with a hint of tartness. Somewhat vaguely strawberry.

Flavor: nice sweet/tart balance. Good strawberry flavor.

Feel: smooth and soft carbonation; medium-light body.

O: good for style but could be more complex and a touch more tart. (357 characters)

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Auraan
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of McD0uche
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dowen17
3.02/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy pale orange/pink. Poured extremely hard and produced a 3 finger head.

Smell is tart and salty strawberries. More fruit in the nose than their other sours.

Taste is mostly sour and funk with some candied strawberry coming in hard in the end. Refreshing as are all the others.

Mouthfeel is just as their other beers. Good carbonation. Light but not watery.

One of their better sours. More fruit presence here. (428 characters)

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

Photo of McMatt7
4.18/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of pourmeadrink
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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Timmermans Strawberry from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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