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

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 60
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 TaySuth:
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TaySuth

California

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%

Appearance: Dark red color with a white, one finger head. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Cherries dominate the aroma but it is pretty one-dimensional.

Taste: This limbic tastes good but, like the smell, it is rather one-dimensional. No malt or hops presence to be found.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and a nice body. No complaints but not great.

Overall: Fun to drink but not complex enough to earn anything above an average rating.

02-06-2012 06:37:43 | More by TaySuth
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-13-2013 02:10:21 | More by tbryan5
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

The beer pours a reddish color with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the cherries with some maple notes mixed in. The cherries smell nice, but they smell artificial. The flavor has a little bit of light funk, as well as some vanilla and oak - but what this beer is all about is the cherries. They are nearly overwhelming and almost hide all of the other flavors. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

09-25-2011 19:10:07 | More by Mora2000
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Shmupi

Israel

5/5  rDev +47.1%

Found it draught in Israel and I'm the happiest man on earth...

Best fruit beer ever ...but in the bottle it sucks

Far better than Belle-vue and other krieks that I've ever drank!!!

But I've never been in Belgium so you never know ....maybe the monks ther have better beers

07-30-2004 06:05:10 | More by Shmupi
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Dinkel

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-09-2013 14:40:00 | More by Dinkel
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

OK, not the best Kriek lambic you'll ever have, a touch sweeter than than i'd like. Still tart enough, sourish refreshing finish, i'd don't mind Timmermans that much, but i prefer the more assertively sour and earthy examples of the style, a nice session kreik lambic!!!! Enjoyable without being over-complex.

10-12-2002 05:49:26 | More by rastaman
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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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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%

Produced 25/31/11
(Served in a chalice)

A- The deep auburn body is slightly dense with a thin white film that is popping away but supported by a strong carbonation of microbubbles.

S- The aroma of cherry cough syrup has a dark bing cherry aroma to it and as it opens the aroma gets less offensively sweet.

T- The flavor is better than the nose with dark bing cherries being mellow with the sweetness cut back and the fizz helping to cut the finish. The cherry sweetness coats the tongue after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz that helps cut down the sweetness but no alcohol heat to help.

O- This reminds me of a good ice cream flavor there is a bit of sweetness but some depth to the cherry flavor makes it taste like real dark bing cherries. The fizz helps out in cutting down the sweetness but it still coats the tongue.

01-03-2013 21:56:18 | More by rhoadsrage
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Hammarby

Sweden

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%

A: Bright red with a two finger pinkish head.
S: Bitter almonds, red berries, sweetness.
T: Cherries, bitter almond, sweetness, bubbly and really pleasant carboration. After taste of bitter almonds and cherries. A hint of bitterness in the after taste.

Decent kriek. Fresh and not to sweet.

Drink this one with a truffel or some other chocolaty dessert. Yummy!

11-24-2006 22:33:27 | More by Hammarby
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anders36

Sweden

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%

A lovely dark red colour with a pink head. I can feel the smell of almonds and cherries. It has a bitter yet sweet taste of almonds and cherries. This is the first kriek i taste and i am a little surprised. It was not as bad as i thought it should be. So when i get the chance i will try some more of this styles of beers.

09-12-2003 16:39:09 | More by anders36
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dowen17

Alabama

3.14/5  rDev -7.6%

Pours a very deep ruby color. No head. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising.

Nose is a bit salty. Barnyard funk. Sweat. Maybe a hint of fruit but not much.

Taste is tart and funky. Light cherry taste towards the middle and end. Super refreshing.

High carbonation. Thin but not watery.

Would drink again but nothing to seek out. Was hoping for a bigger cherry flavor here.

09-18-2013 01:44:16 | More by dowen17
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%

Tasted 1/16/04 at our little Extravaganza Belgique.

Special Thanks to TheJoj to smuggling this one back from Belgium.

Timmermans poured a bright, bright red-pink with a rosy pink-white head, with little carbonation. Very sweet aroma previews an incredibly sweet cherry flavor, with no sourness whatsoever and only a slight hint of wheat in the finish.

Good, but it tastes more like flat cherry soda than beer. I miss the sour pucker I usually associate with lambics...

01-18-2004 18:10:02 | More by RockyTopHeel
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

2.23/5  rDev -34.4%

Pours a dark red, verging on purple. Big pink head with good retention. Thick lacings all the way down.

Sickly sweet aroma of sugar and cherries.

Sweet up front. Bearable at first with just a touch of tartness. But the tartness fades away quickly and the finish gets a bit nasty with some cloying sweetness.

I've had some sweetened krieks before that I can appreciate them for what they are, but not this. A real mess of a beer. The point of sweetening labics up is to appeal to the masses, I can't imagine who this appeals to.

11-20-2010 18:56:44 | More by CanuckRover
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-19-2014 03:36:48 | More by dertyd
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-01-2013 14:25:37 | More by Ciocanelu
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sfprint

Germany

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

exp 8/4/12

A: Poor head retention and not really a head. little micro rising carbonation. but a beautiful black cherry color. dark but "transparent"
S: Black cherry soda, sweet, syrupy, hint of sourness.
T: It's largely straight cherry soda on the syrupy side, slightly sour. Pretty nice. Underneath that there's a more artificial flavor, but difficult to describe and isn't very strong. I still find it strange that Kriek lambics are considered beers, it's far more soda like.
M: Fun, light soda frothiness. Nice and suitable.
O: Good, hardly a beer but nice and easy.

01-03-2012 02:16:08 | More by sfprint
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-08-2012 23:45:48 | More by Corkpuller
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aztraz

Sweden

2/5  rDev -41.2%

10-26-2012 21:19:41 | More by aztraz
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alleykatking

Indiana

2.42/5  rDev -28.8%

Poured from 11.2oz bottle.

A- Pours a cherry red color...surprising! Half finger pinkish head shows low retention and is gone in a matter of seconds. Web style lacing is light but all over the glass while drinking.

S- Sweet artifical cherry flavor upfront. Not really picking up anything that is sour just a sweetness. A hint of malt but mostly just sugary sweet cherries.

T- A huge sweet cherry flavor on the upfront of this beer with a hint of light soured cherry to it. In the middle of the beer there is a light metallic hint which actually adds the only real other flavor to this beer besides cherries. The ending of the beer is not only sweet alcohol but also sickly sweet cherry.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation was actually quite well for this beer. Cherry dominated the entire palate. I mean this shit stuck to your teeth and lips with cherry resin. Aftertaste was the same super sweet cherry with hints of sweet alcohol that fade faster than the overall cherry flavor. Blended once again to the correct style just overly sweet cherry. Metallic off flavors were light with this beer but the biggest part of off flavors came from the sickly sweet cherry. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This beer was too sweet for me to actually enjoy it and take it seriously. The ABV is low so I think a lot of people who don't drink beers will enjoy this one. A syrupy mess at times and at other times just too damn sweet. I'll pass on this one for future purchases.

03-04-2011 16:59:45 | More by alleykatking
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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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +16.2%

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark pinkinsh color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of sour cherries. Taste is the same, a bit wine like, lots of sour cherries and flavor. Feels medium bodied and carbonated in the mouth and overall is a very good beer.

10-20-2012 14:36:39 | More by tone77
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mkf629

Kansas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Malta

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-08-2012 20:54:46 | More by ThirstyTorpy
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desint

Belgium

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

05-24-2013 12:21:41 | More by desint
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Timmermans Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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