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Timmermans Kriek Lambic - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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78
okay

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 10-12-2002)
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Reviews by Offa:
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Offa

California

3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I find this to be a very good kriek lambic, far better than their strawberry or raspberry, but then I do usually like krieks more.

Red, it has a small pink head slowly shrinking to foamy ring and a few wisps.

Aroma is nice cherry, hint of cherry brandy and cherry candy and medicine, rustic funky yeasty hint.

Taste is nice, firm cherry character, but not too sweet, thankfully, although it leans slightly to the sweet side. It has a hint of rustic lambic character underneath - firm but still not enough for my tastes. It has a nice light acidic element. It's very good and enjoyable, with at least some rustic lambic character noticeable to round out the fruit, but it needs more and more depth. The problems it suffers, though, are all too common to fruit lambics (or "American wild ales," too), which to me rarely have enough flavour, especially in the funky/rustic/yeasty department, making this overall far better than most.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 00:27:24 | More by Offa
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altmer

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-29-2014 14:46:46 | More by altmer
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Kitsune

Russian Federation

2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's not a beer actually. A pretty sour and very sweet. Its better to drink it at room temperature or a little lower, you will feel nothing if it is over chilled.
Colour is very nice, dark red.
Smell and taste like a beer with cherry jam.
Wife like it. Girly stuff..

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 09:27:14 | More by Kitsune
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Alex-Alkis

Sweden

3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

It certainly do not taste like a regular beer, but there are others beers that doesn’t do that as well. A very nice red color appears as you pour the beer into the glass.

The beer tastes well and is refreshing. But it’s more like soda, juice or cider than a beer.

Very sweet and sugary in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 10:15:25 | More by Alex-Alkis
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-05-2014 17:09:36 | More by Hayley_86
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Summerblink

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-01-2014 00:04:10 | More by Summerblink
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-24-2014 19:40:44 | More by brandon911
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-26-2014 14:08:30 | More by Gottesverachter
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Saksis

Norway

2/5  rDev -41.2%

05-24-2014 20:28:05 | More by Saksis
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-19-2014 17:00:03 | More by elkinbrown
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-12-2014 02:42:02 | More by Texasfan549
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frlrv1020

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-06-2014 21:27:35 | More by frlrv1020
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Capt_kirk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-09-2014 01:08:14 | More by Capt_kirk
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-02-2014 22:22:11 | More by tom10101
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-02-2014 01:34:28 | More by Dave_Treat
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bmurray10

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-31-2014 23:41:31 | More by bmurray10
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caseyjacks

California

4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

03-22-2014 17:31:33 | More by caseyjacks
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dcmchew

Romania

3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark ruby, fluffy one finger head. Sticky lacing later on.
Smells really nice, sweet cherries, fruit pit, candy sugar, spices, some low floral notes.
Quite sweet (not syrupy) and fruity, but without feeling artificial. Sweet and bitter cherries, forest berries, red apple peel, not too much lemon zest. Not as sour as the "Retro Kriek", lower lambic elements too. Still tart enough. Spicy, reminding somehow of almond/amaretto and cinnamon. Low bitterness, wheat in the aftertaste.
A bit soda fizzy, but it's crisp and refreshing, just sweet enough, without lingering unpleasantly in the aftertaste.
Pretty good beer actually, made me think of cherry cake. Not such an interesting "lambic" tho.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 12:18:55 | More by dcmchew
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KHarz

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-27-2014 19:06:14 | More by KHarz
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-11-2014 03:08:58 | More by Smarty_Pints
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AlexFF65

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-03-2014 09:04:59 | More by AlexFF65
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-28-2014 04:05:37 | More by jaydoc
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mkf629

Kansas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-24-2014 14:11:59 | More by mkf629
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-24-2014 02:31:14 | More by sgttibbs
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-19-2014 03:36:48 | More by dertyd
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Timmermans Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
78 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.