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

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76
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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 18.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 09-29-2010)
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

mrshoes, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz. bottle, excited to see Timmermans in the Southland since I've heard so much about them,

A: Pours a cloudy Kern's strawberry nectar pink with a moderate white head, hardly any lace.

S: Smells like strwaberry Crush, as much as I enjoy the nostalgia of that nose, it's not really beer like.

T: Artificial strawberry, sugar, no acid. Tastes OK, not repulsive, but so what, give me something interesting.

M: Soft carbonation, light-bodied, easy mouthfeel.

D: This is strawberry candy in beer form. Which is fine, except there's nothing more to it than that. It's fine for what it is, the sugary fruity mixed drinks that Conan loves, but for the true lambic lover this is even more lacking than Lindemans. It's been told that Timmermans has made some amazing true to form lambics, and I'd love to try those, but this is clearly strawberry daquiri territory.

Halcyondays, Nov 21, 2010
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

oriolesfan4, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of dowen17
3.01/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

dowen17, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very hazy murky apple cider, but a bit more orange. White patches of head on top.

As soon as I uncapped it, the room just filled with sweet artificial strawberries. Its a bit much, it reminds of strawberries and cream cereal.

Definitely backsweetened. Lots of strawberry flavors (I may even git a tiny hint of natural flavors). I stand by strawberries and cream. Candied sugar sweet. Its like a Lindemans lambic. Fantastic dessert beer for sure. but in terms of lambics, its missing any kind of funk or acidity.

VncentLIFE, May 20, 2012
Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Judging from the website, and the label that says "with natural flavors added", I think I should be scared...I'm gonna guess this is like soda pop...

4% ABV, ouch that's low...

at $4.69/11.2oz. bottle, this better be damn good...

Pours a nice hazy orange-amber. A decent, fizzy head forms and persists. Leaves good lacing. Medium carbonation. So far it looks nice...

Aromas are very strawberry, no surprise there. It has an underpinning of something spicy, like cinnamon or cardamon. Intriguing. Smells very sweet and has an almost cloying quality. Also a smell like tonic water tastes, if that makes any sense...

Flavor is super sweet. Right away it attacks you. Lots of strawberry flavor, again no surprise. The carbonation is champagne like in its fizziness. Very effervescent. This Lambic is like Jenny McCarthy - kind of dizzy yet very sweet. Finish has a bizarre tangy flavor, like citric acid. Also some serious lactose-like feel to it...you know what I'm talking about. Finish is short and somewhat dry. The flavor profile is intriguing yet mostly relies on strawberry flavor...If it were a touch more sour this might be excellent. As it is, it's simply to soda like to be a good beer.

What I like most: The nice, purty pour.

What I like least: the low ABV, high price and lacking flavor profile.

Verdict: not worth searching for on its own merits, and the price pushes it further into the "don't bother" category...

SolomonGrundy, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of Patrick999
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A sweetened fruit lambic - I can't knock this too hard for being what it is unapologetically.

Gives a really nice pour into a flute glass. Slight off-red color, pinkish foam that even leaves a bit of lacing.

Aroma? Strawberry jam and Sweet-tarts candy.

Hmm. Almost reminds me more of the Sam Smith fruit beers than even a Lindemans sweetened lambic. It's all strawberry and Sweet-Tarts. Sweet, lacking much body. Decent little tart note that at least for me helps drinkability.

Basically a soda pop with a very low ABV. Amp up the "beer" qualities a bit, and this may score somewhat higher. Still, for a soda-pop, it's a pretty enjoyable soda-pop. I'm OK with stuff like this, because a) ladies who don't like beer often like this stuff and b) even I can't drink Saint Lamvinus everyday.

Patrick999, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of Rayek
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Yard House in Denver, CO. Served in a goblet.

A: Cloudy peach with a small eggshell head that quickly falls to a patchwork film. Leaves a tiny amount of lace.

S: Very sweet. A candy-like strawberry aroma is the most prevalent scent. A light lemon sourness is behind it.

T: Sweet strawberry is the theme here. The sweetness of the fruit flavor borders on candy. Before the beer gets too sweet, a lemon tartness kicks in. Finishes with a lingering combination of strawberry and lemon.

M: The medium body is syrupy and has mild carbonation.

D: This was a bit too sweet for my tastes. Perhaps best used as a dessert beer or aperitif

Rayek, Dec 31, 2010
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3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I have seen this beer when I have traveled, but never picked it up. It is available here in Texas now, so I picked this bottle up at the downtown Spec's in Houston. Let's see what I have been missing all this time.

Appearance: Pours a bit murky and the color is a brownish reddish pinkish with a 1/2" cap of pink tinted tan foam on top that is pretty thick and creamy looking and seems like it has no intention of going anywhere. There is already some lacing left on the glass just from moving the beer around. There is a pretty decent amount of lace left on the glass after drinking, and the head never completely goes away...so it redeems itself here.

Aroma: Initially I got lots of sweet strawberry with very little lambic or anything else to speak of. As I get deeper into the beer I can pick up some caramel notes and some reserved toasty aromatics...but again, nothing funky or anything.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma. It is a strawberry malt beverage without anything really lambic like about it at all. The strawberry is well done and not cloying or dry or anything, so it is an approachable malt beverage. The body is light to medium with ample to high carbonation that keeps you in check so that you don't drink it like a soda. The finish is quite sweet and I am not sure what is providing balance...unless that may be the elusive wild character. I will see if the beer changes when it warms...if so, I will come back to this. (pause) Nope...still a strawberry soda.

Opinion: This is an alright malt beverage, but it is much more foo-foo than any beer that I would like to consume regularly. I mean, there was no yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle? This is a commercialized "lambic" beer if I ever saw one, and may be a good starter beer because it is a whole lot better than the Cranberry Lambic that Boston Brewing makes...but that isn't saying much as it is horrible too. I personally will stick with Cantillon and the likes and leave this for the ladies...or newbie beer geeks.

SkeeterHawk, May 20, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy light reddish-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of those cheap strawberry candies, strawberry syrup, and a slight aroma of the strawberry flavored medicine made for children. Taste is much the same with slightly sour strawberry candy flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but slightly artificial with the strawberry presence and quite sugary.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 08, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Murky pink tinged orange body with a dense frothy light-pink head. Leaves plenty of lacing that stays until the glass is empty.
S: Tart, sweet strawberry and a little funk.
T: The tartness and slight funk of the smell are completely missing in the taste. Taste is really just sugary strawberries. I like sugar and strawberries enough to give it a 3, but still not what I was hoping for.
M: Lightly carbonated, slick.
D: Easy to drink, probably a good beer for people who don't like beer. I don't think I'll be coming back though.

18 month old bottle.

deadliest, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of KajII
3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Flute glass]

The pour was a murky plum orange with an average sized (1-2 finger) light pink foamy head that reduced down to a large collar of foam with some really good sticky lacing.

The aroma was all about the strawberries, with a little musty yeast and a hint of bubblegum.

The taste was sweetly tart with a bit of maltiness and a strong strawberry presence throughout. It kind of reminds me of a “Sour Strawberry Jolly Rancher”. The flavor lasted a decent duration after the swallow being mostly of tart strawberries and not much else.

Mouthfeel was light in body and slightly syrupy in texture with a very lively carbonation.

Overall a very sweet and tart Lambic that was mildly refreshing. It’s a brew that would be great mixed with a good imperial stout...

KajII, Apr 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Schlafly33, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JMS1512, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

McD0uche, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

LakerLeith, Jun 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Rohkey, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Timmermans Strawberry from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
76 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.