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

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: rastaman on 10-12-2002)
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1/5  rDev -70.3%

Photo of tesguino
1.6/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A lambic beer from the john martins harvest; its taste like ordinary cherry juice, with alcohol, not popular in my country, its smell fruity and very aromatic; taste plane, heavy, and round; good for christmas dinner; drink direct from the bottle; 67% recommended.

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of aztraz
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of Saksis
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of CanuckRover
2.23/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of blakelive784
2.23/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

11.2 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a dark, transparent ruby red color with a thin, one finger, pink head. Retention is poor.

S - Dark cherries, black currant, cherry extract syrup and mild yeasty/bacterial funk. Seems a bit imbalanced and sweet, but interesting all together.

T - Opens heavy on the tart cherry and yeast. It's entirely too sweet through the finish, where the tart sourness from the yeast finally come through. It's simple and imbalanced.

M - Smooth, wet and almost syrupy. Doesn't work with the beer to well, but it's to be expected.

D - Suffers from simplicity and imbalance. Not really a good offering for the style, or beer at all.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of LiquidBread219
2.28/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A= Pours nice red in color with a pinkish head some slight lacing.

S= Kind of has a wine smell to it a little cherry smells kind of sour.

T= The taste is really lacking. Really isn't one can't pick up on to much kind of watered down it taste like colored water with a little bit of not really any cherry flavor really weak.

M= Nice carbonation, light in body.

D= Drinkability would be low for me at $4.50 a bottle this beer is basically useless.

Photo of alleykatking
2.42/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of ritzkiss
2.42/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl bottle brought from Scotland by my brother. Pours a cranberry juice color with a finger of light pinkish head. Nose is all sweet candy cherry, very artificial. No sourness or funk. Taste echoes this, faintest sourness in the finish, syrupy thick mouthfeel, cherry cola like fruitiness. Not a great lambic but not undrinkable.

Photo of desint
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of JustinBathurst
2.55/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours red cranberry juice with sode pop head of 1 cm. Looks like sparkling juice.

Aroma is cherry cough syrup, amaretto, and my mother's German cherry pudding. Hard to detect past that.

Mouthfeel is like slightly flat pop.

Taste is bitter cherry. Strangely medicinal, one dimensional, and not what I expect form a kriek at all. Not working for me.

Photo of largadeer
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy brownish-red appearance. Pours with a finger of pink foam that retains well.

Nose is intensely sweet, bordering on cough syrup. It's pretty much one-dimensional, and that dimension is sweet cherry. There's nothing in the way of funk or sourness.

The palate, likewise is pretty much straight sweet cherry juice with the slightest trace of tartness in the finish. It's an extremely sweet beer from start to finish, with no depth to speak of. The body is on the thin side and there's a strange void of flavor after the initial blast of sugar. Not exactly offensive, but nothing I'd care to drink again.

Photo of SmashPants
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with an old-school Belgian label.

Appearance: pours out a vibrant ruby red / amber-brown with a light could. A half-finger off-white head with a pink tinge. The head leaves no lace as it quickly drops to a decent cap.

Aroma: smells of an artificial cherry - kind of like kids' medicine. Not nice at all.

Taste: better than the aroma for sure, as the nasty cherry has been accompanied by some tart berries and some bitterness in the back.

Aftertaste: and the cherry is back. Pretty nasty.

Mouth feel: moderate in feel with a spritzy carbonation that carries the flavours through fantastically. Very refreshing body. Shame about the flavours.

Overall: as with Brouwerij Huyghe's Floris Kriek, I found this to be completely dominated by a nasty and sickly medicinal cherry flavour. A real shame, as I loved their peach lambicus.

Photo of rarbring
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The fluid is clear deep red, with a hint of brown, the head bleak pink leaving good lacing.

The smell is very sweet and definitely cherry, more like cherry soda than anything else.

The taste is also cherry dominated and extremely sweet, but with some refreshment from the lambic sourness. also bitter notes - probably from cherry seeds.

A strong carbonation enhances the soda experience.

In all a bit to much soda for me, needs to be moderated with some strong coffee and a small biscuit...

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Clear deep ruby color with a thirty second two finger pink head that leaves behind respectable lacing.

S. Acidic black cherry soda aroma with just the tiniest amount of soured smell hiding in the background. I was hoping for something with a bit more sour power.

T. The flavor is also far too close to sweet black cherry soda, with none of the funk nor any of the sourness promised (very half-heartedly promised, mind you) by the nose. As it warms up it also develops a secondary grape soda ‘harmony’ flavor…

M. Light, fizzy, highly carbonated soda water. There is not really any beer here, just another pseudo wine cooler. And most certainly not anything lambic, either.

Photo of mrebeka
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Kitsune
2.8/5  rDev -16.9%
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..

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of dsolonenko
3/5  rDev -11%

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