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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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MYJELLOMISFIT

Colorado

3/5  rDev -8.5%

08-15-2012 14:36:23 | More by MYJELLOMISFIT
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robertgurley

New York

2/5  rDev -39%

08-13-2012 02:34:53 | More by robertgurley
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CommonRider

Texas

3/5  rDev -8.5%

08-10-2012 13:31:34 | More by CommonRider
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egoinski


4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

08-10-2012 01:35:25 | More by egoinski
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a three finger white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, strawberry, cream, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, sugar, cream, strawberry, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I had this one a little while back out of the bottle and really enjoyed it. However, the on draught version left something to be desired. There was more of an earthy note on the nose that was a little abrasive with all the other aspects going on here. The flavor was very light which made it easy to drink, but not the most enjoyable thing I drank this night. I would suggest this to a new craft beer drinker that was a fan of fruit, but for the refined Lambic drinker, I wouldn't bother with it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 16:23:05 | More by thagr81us
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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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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle of the 2010 (June) vintage pours a hazed rust color with a fairly decent fine-bubbled head. Fades slowly to a nice little collar.

Nose is strawberry galore, waaay to much and too sweet for natural flavoring. Im sure this has been said before, but it smells like a strawberry soda.

Taste calms the sweetness down and a little bit of tartness and some earthy yeast/malt comes out. I actually kind of like it, although admittedly, I tend to like fruit beers from time to time. This one is not as cloyingly sweet as some and there is a light touch of funk underneath...maybe because it is 2 years old...is a welcome addition. "Belgium's Finest Limbic Beer" it is not, but a nice little fruit beer? Sure, I'll be happy to quaff this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 23:02:29 | More by twiggamortis420
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Stoutlad

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-31-2012 03:08:40 | More by Stoutlad
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SteveMi

North Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap in a Timmermans flute like glass.

A - Pink as one would expect it to be. It looks somewhat like punch you'd expect to see at a prom just without the sherbert floating in it.

S - The smell is lightly of straberry but it's not strong. Not much else.

T - I didn't much like the taste. There is enough alchohol that the strawberry feels like it's trying to mask and overpower any taste that may come through. It reminded me of medicine. It wasn't terrible but I can't say I enjoyed it that much.

M - Light and high carbonation.

O - Lambics are not my usual thing so take it with a grain of salt but I don't think this is something I'd go for again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2012 19:51:41 | More by SteveMi
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Pexkool

Mexico

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Hazy orange with lots of little bubbles that form a 1 finger tall white/pinkish head that dissipates almost immediately, but leaves a lace that lasts the whole tasting.

S - As expected, strawberries. A pleasant strawberry aroma that reminds of strawberry soda or kool-aid, perhaps. A little alcohol is very well hidden.

T - At first, it's all strawberry soda, with the high carbonation, sourness and flavor. Then the sweetness fades away and you can taste the malts and hops in good balance with the overall flavor of the brew.

M - The carbonation is a little high for me, but it fits the beer. It leaves a refreshing sensation, mostly because of the low ABV and IBU, almost as if you had drank a specially tasty soda.

Overall, I liked this beer the most of all the other fruit beers I had had. I've tasted the Samuel Adams strawberry and raspberry beers, but this one I enjoyed the most. I would definitely have another one. Even right now! This is one of those beers you can drink a whole six pack (if they sold it) in one session. Recommended if you want to try a fruit beer but don't know where to start.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 02:39:57 | More by Pexkool
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Anacross

Texas

3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-01-2012 18:43:13 | More by Anacross
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2012 18:12:32 | More by BEERchitect
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siddhartha

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-24-2012 01:37:04 | More by siddhartha
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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
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HopFace

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

05-16-2012 19:16:10 | More by HopFace
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NCLorax

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

05-06-2012 16:01:53 | More by NCLorax
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Mick-e-d


3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

04-30-2012 20:42:37 | More by Mick-e-d
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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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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

04-19-2012 13:49:23 | More by yergermeister
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 2/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a somewhat cloudy red orange amber. Thin head, but some lacing. Strong strawberry aroma with some funky notes. Flavor is sweet, strawberry juice prominent. Sweet-sour finish. Pleasant and drinkable. No complexity and not a great lambic. Perhaps a bit cloying to drink a lot of this at a sitting, but I enjoyed this glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 05:56:09 | More by LiquidAmber
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flagmantho

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip. Bottled on 26/1/11, so it's just over a year old.

Appearance: pale gold-pink hue with a lot of haze. Head is a thin layer of frothy ivory foam without much tenacity.

Smell: tart strawberry aroma with an earthiness underneath which is reminiscent of cereal grains. Pretty much as advertised, but it really smells a lot like a strawberry breakfast bar of some kind.

Taste: big strawberry flavor with a tartness and sweetness which seem like a genuine lambic character. It doesn't precisely float my boat, but as I said it is definitely as-advertised.

Mouthfeel: quite light with a good carbonation and decent creaminess, if a bit thin for full creamy satisfaction.

Overall: a decent beer if you're into strawberry lambics. Otherwise, you will probably not find anything in here to like.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 16:59:50 | More by flagmantho
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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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JizackFH

New York

2.53/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - This beer pours a hazy pinkish copper color. There is about two fingers of slightly pinkish off-white head resting on top. The head has decent retention, and it leaves a little bit of scattered lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has a big strawberry aroma, which is to be expected. There isn't really much going on besides a little bit of spice notes that seem to be hidden underneath. I was really hoping for some sourness here.

T - The taste follows the nose. It starts off with a big sweet strawberry flavor. It seems like a mix of fresh strawberry and artificial strawberry flavor. There are some spice flavors, as well as a little bit of bitterness on the back end. The finish leaves some lingering strawberry flavor behind on the palate.

M - This has a medium body and sort of fizzy carbonation. It goes down pretty easy, and has a pretty smooth feel. There is quite a bit of sweetness going on. It's not quite cloying, but close. A little bit of bitterness is present on the back end.

O - This has alright drinkability. It goes down pretty good, and has decent flavor. It has too much sweetness though. Really, it just doesn't stand up to most of the lambics out there. It has no sourness or funkiness. If you want a sweet strawberry, you have found it. My girlfriend did love it though.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 12:09:37 | More by JizackFH
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

01-01-2012 00:21:44 | More by cbgbslev
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felixljr

New York

4/5  rDev +22%

12-21-2011 05:32:51 | More by felixljr
Timmermans Strawberry from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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