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

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 18.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of emmasdad
2.34/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to schmittymack for bringing this one over a couple weeks back. Poured a light brown color with a head a shade or so lighter. Aromas of artificial strawberry mostly, some sweetness and candy. On the palate this one is light bodied and unimpressive, with syrupy sweet artificial strawberry and candy sweetness.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of matjack85
2.34/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I picked up this single 11.2oz bottle at the Binny's store in Schaumburg, IL for $4.49. Freshness date of 18/11/11, so I figured I better drink it now as it only has a month to go.

The beer poured a hazy, pale pink strawberry color that made a finger's worth of white head inside my tulip glass. The head dissipated quickly, but it did leave some OK lacing.

Wow! No doubt this is a strawberry beer. Very pleasant and powerful strawberry smell.

Where did all the strawberries go, and where's the funky lambic yeast flavor? It nust have all evaporated in the smell because there sure isn't much left in the taste. This is a very bland and disappointing strawberry lambic. It tastes more like seltzer water with a little strawberry flavoring added. Some reviewers have said it's too sweet. I say it's not sweet enough and it's definitely not tart enough. This is a poor excuse for a Belgian lambic.

Light bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Neither fruity nor refreshing.

Wonderful smell, horrible taste. Can't recommend spending the money just to smell it. Pass on this one.

Photo of Offa
3.41/5  rDev +3%
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.

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2.6/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

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

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3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Ryan011235
1.71/5  rDev -48.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of AleWatcher
2.07/5  rDev -37.5%
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:
http://littlegeniedistributors.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Strawberry_Candy_4d0ee9e61ac49.jpg
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Timmermans Strawberry from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
76 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.