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

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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: rastaman on 10-12-2002

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3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

while some sweet/fruity beer lovers might get off on this, I found it a little over the top in many ways. the pour is a hazy pale red color, like muted strawberry jam, with a minimal head and nose of candied cherries. I don't pick up any yeasty tartness that I expect in an authentic lambic, and frankly the fruit seems artificial to me. the taste is all sugar, like Swedish fish or something, its pure sugar without the flavor of real cherries really being there at all. I have had some other timmermans lambics, and I think this is by far my least favorite. carbonation is fine and the body is light, but the sugar is so intense that a whole bottle of this would be near impossible for me, and my teeth hurt after just a few drinks. its bordering on not being a beer in a lot of ways. There are many superior versions out there if you are looking for a more authentic and less diabetic kriek.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a reddish color with a slightly pink head. The aroma is mostly that of sweet cherries. The taste is sweet with cherries and slightly fizzy in texture. This is smooth, fruity, and refreshing. As far as fruit lambics go, this is kind of average but it’s still very good.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Timmermans Kriek
2011 bottle , lists ABV at 4.0%

LOOK: Pours a deep pinkish red, ok clarity, short lived head that recedes to a ring around the edges.

SMELL: Sweet cherry syrup, a hint of musty yeast. Cherry fruit snacks.

TASTE: Mainly sweet, mildly sour ale with cherry flavoring. Has small notes of citrus and very lightly bitter, finishes sweet and sour and a bit like cherry pie filling. Just sour enough to add that dimension to the beer.

FEEL: Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, not really dry at all. Some fruit flavor stays in the finish.

OVERALL: A semi-sweet massly accessible brew from Timmermans. It's sour, but not extremely so, which is what separates the cream from the crop. Average.

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3.09/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this has a gift from my mom for the holiday, chilled it a bit and poured her and myself a glass yesterday afternoon. The beer poured out as a nice looking reddish purple color with a very soft pinkish white head on top. The retention and lacing were very impressive on this. The smell is of medicinal cherry... not the greatest aroma of cherries I've come across in a beer in my opinion. The taste is also a bit on the medicinal side and is a bit on the sweet side as well. It definitely tastes like cherries though. The mouthfeel of the beer is thin, highly carbonated and a little on the cloying side. Overall it's doesn't taste natural to me, it's a bit on the artificial side which is common in most cases with Timmermans. It's a decent brew but not one I would ask for or purchase again.

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Timmermans Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
78 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.