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

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 18.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Fettpopps, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Offa
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, faintly pinkish copper-amber with a big, pale pinkish off-white head slowly shrinking to a lasting thin foamy top and some lace.

Aroma is strawberry with faint earthy yeastiness and metal underneath.

Taste is light sweet strawberry up front with light rustic, earthy yeasty character underneath, and a juicy, lively, zesty light tartness. It’s dryish, not overly sweet, crisp and zesty but the character is all a bit light and subdued and there is not enough “lambic” rustic character for me.

Offa, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

JohnBender, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +20.8%

krome, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
2.58/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a ruddy golden strawberry blonde color, closer to the color of the bottle than the foil wrapper. I smell strawberry puree, and taste something akin to a strawberry jammy flavor mixed with a basic Belgian pale ale. Cloyingly sweet, effervescent, with a dry finish. I’m really not excited about this, and I still have two more bottles left.

elNopalero, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Rayek
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
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
Photo of Ryan011235
1.68/5  rDev -49.2%
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.

Ryan011235, May 02, 2011
Photo of PorterLambic
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Arrives a hazy pinkish color with a well-formed 1/2" high raft of white foam perched atop. Retention is quite good.
Smell is, not unexpectedly, strong on the strawberry, sweetness and malt.
Taste is sweet, almost too much so, strawberry and malt. Nearly the Jolly Rancher in a glass experience.
The only complaint I can lodge with the fruit lambics is they tend to be too sweet. I like them, but because of that overabundance of sweetness they really are just dessert beers. Know that going in and you'll be fine. Expect otherwise, possible problem.
Body is medium, effervescence is light, just wafting across the tongue. A solid lambic but not a standout.

PorterLambic, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
2.05/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

So I was surprised with ho much I enjoyed the Framboise last night, so the wife had an easy time persuading me to crack this open tonight.

She likes this one.
Me... not so much.

A pinkish orange body with a fizzy whitish head and respectable retention and lacing.
Smells like those strawberry candies that look like this:
Yep. That sums it up. Artificial strawberry--- and it doesn't even smell all that appetizing. There is a soda like syrupy sugar to this-- and even the fizzy feel reminds me of a sunkist soda.

Overall-- this is too sweet, not tart enough, and just not really good. I will buy some more of the framboise for my wife, but will be passing on this one.

AleWatcher, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of patre_tim
4.19/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Peach colour, an orange with a pink tinge, slightly cloudy, medium low carbonation slight pinkish white head fades fast.

S: Strawberries and strawberry jam, reminds me of a strawberry filled donut as the scent is quite sweet. A deeper sniff reveals the sour lambic quality. Sour, slight balsamic vinegar.

T: Lovely sour lambic quality much more present in the taste. Sweet strawberry jam, sour slight vinegar, slight wine, then the unmistakable soured fruit quality. Complex musty barrel quality as well.

A resemblance to strawberry yogurt.

M: Medium acidic body, lots of soda like carbonation.

O: Really like this, my first strawberry lambic. Would go well with fruity desserts and creamy cheese. Complex and interesting.

patre_tim, Oct 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jzlyo, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

avisong, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

thinwhiteduke, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

hooliganlife, Aug 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

Danny1217, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

brandon911, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

dvmin98, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Paccamacca, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

EyePeeAyBryan, Feb 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
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
Photo of ckollias
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed this 750ml beer out of a Belgian tulip glass..

A: Pours a peach color with a white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet peach and strawberry aroma.

T: Similar to the smell, a sweet peach and strawberry flavor dominates this lambic.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Just a so-so lambic – I’ve had much better.

ckollias, Feb 09, 2013
Timmermans Strawberry from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
76 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.