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

Timmermans Kriek LambicTimmermans Kriek Lambic

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.54%


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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Paddez

Belgium

3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A fair kriek

Poured out of a 25cl bottle/33cl can. Beer has a small to medium sized, quickly diminishing head after a heavy pour.

The smell is incredibly sweet and full of cherries. A bit artificial though, a bit chewing-gum-like even. The taste is a little less sweet than the smell but still a bit over the top. Full of almonds and sweet cherries. Yet again though, there's a soda-like taste about the cherries that bring down this beer.

A lot better than Belle-Vue for sure, but definitely too sweet and artificial. Nice for when you're watching a movie or as a desert brew since it's cheap and very drinkable, but other than that there's nothing special about it.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2004 19:09:27 | More by Paddez
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Shmupi

Israel

5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Serving type: on-tap

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

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.68 oz green glass bottle, corked and capped. Date stamped on back label (03/10/97).

This kriek lambic poured an clear, bubbly, orange-amber color with tall, creamy, off-white foam that persisted and clung to the glass. The smell was a strong, tart/sour cherry aroma with a bit of a wild, lactic (slightly acidic) smell. The taste was mildly sweet cherry with a touch of tartness. Other flavors included: sugar, a woody taste, a touch of cinnamon, and a hint of green apples. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and flat. The body was medium-light with moderate carbonation feel. This beer was OK, but the smell was the strongest feature.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2004 18:01:24 | More by UncleJimbo
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

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

Arizona

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew is pretty popular in cans in belgium (along with belle-vue). This stuff has the aromas of artificial cherries and sugar. The taste is basically the same. This is like alcoholic cherry juice. The mouthfeel is thin and almost non-existant. The drinkability is OK, and for the price (75 euro cents a can) one can't complain. The Belgian street-drunks favorite kriek!

Serving type: can

11-05-2003 20:16:42 | More by francisweizen
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anders36

Sweden

3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2002 05:49:26 | More by rastaman
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Timmermans Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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