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

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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PorterLambic

Florida

3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2012 17:46:12 | More by PorterLambic
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-26-2014 01:58:59 | More by JohnBender
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +22%

12-12-2011 21:20:45 | More by tbeq00
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +22%

08-23-2013 21:50:56 | More by krome
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

11-28-2013 02:29:15 | More by avisong
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 04:35:41 | More by SkeeterHawk
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-18-2014 02:53:43 | More by brandon911
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +22%

06-21-2014 01:11:58 | More by thinwhiteduke
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ckollias

Maryland

3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 19:28:05 | More by ckollias
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-25-2013 23:57:53 | More by dvmin98
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peabody

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

02-25-2014 04:31:29 | More by peabody
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

10-30-2012 19:26:11 | More by jklecko2
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Danny1217

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-23-2013 03:07:08 | More by Danny1217
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-02-2013 01:48:39 | More by Phillyz
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-31-2014 03:40:24 | More by jzlyo
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russwbeck

Virginia

1.08/5  rDev -67.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 11:48:20 | More by russwbeck
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

02-21-2014 00:45:26 | More by rydev24
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.2/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Dirty murky pink color with a light pink frothy foam head that leaves decent amounts of gooey lacing in full 3-D, but doesn’t stick around for very long either.

S. Smells exactly like those little individually wrapped strawberry candies. I’d really prefer if I could find some kind of malt scent in my fruit beers, but I cannot find it in this one. Rather, it has the scent of a wine cooler. Not a beer.

T. And it also has the taste of a wine cooler as well. It’s a sweet saccharine sugary mess. There is absolutely no savory, sour, or tart component whatsoever to provide any sort of balance against the cloying sweetness. I’m still sucking on one of those strawberry candies in my mind whenever I taste this beer.

M. Lively carbonation but a heftier medium-thick body make for a disturbingly oxymoronic mouthfeel in this ‘beer’. Feels more like a thicker cream soda in texture than any beer I’ve ever had. Definitely not worth the sticker price for me, I can’t recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 19:52:42 | More by WastingFreetime
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

02-05-2013 04:49:00 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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KajII

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 17:27:30 | More by KajII
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +22%

12-08-2013 04:04:27 | More by MattXT
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Ajlvt

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

08-06-2012 01:09:49 | More by Ajlvt
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

08-16-2012 01:39:02 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Eighty

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

06-05-2014 20:38:07 | More by Eighty
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 01:04:12 | More by VncentLIFE
Timmermans Strawberry from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
76 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.