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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

167 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 18.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 04-27-2003)
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

MPSTARR, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

bigfnjoe, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

gueuzedreg, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev +2.5%

On tap at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy light red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and raspberry aromas. Taste is much the same with raspberry juice and raspberry syrup flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is decent but is more juice-like in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of dowen17
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%

Poured into a skinny wine glass

Pours a brownish pink with a one finger white bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves a few small patches of bubbles in the middle and some lacing down the glass.

Smell is of candied raspberries and strawberry jam. Very fruity with just a hint of wheat.

Tastes like a sour raspberry candy. That's it. It's nice, but I was looking for something a little more complex. Very refreshing though.

Mouthfeel is nice. Perfectly carbonated. Leaves a slight sour aftertaste which I love. This is basically like drinking juice.

Overall this is a nice Lambic. Very different from what I was expecting. Nothing special to seek out but I would definitely drink again.

dowen17, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

ChopsMeister, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Ciocanelu, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Ingjald, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of VinnyA
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

750ml bottle

A - raspberry red, pink head of foam, quickly dissipating

S- acidic, wild berries, raspberries, very fruity smell

T- mild tartness, strong raspberry flavor (almost as if it were a juice) and sweetness

M- moderate carbonation, very refreshing. Finish is crisp and not very dry

O- if you're someone who is trying to explore the world of lambics/guezes, then this is worth a try at least once. It is not bad. I wouldn't necessarily go out and look for this again. A little too "candied" for my personal taste. I've had better, more "traditional" lambics, although Timmermans holds the distinction of the oldest lambic brewery in the world. For an offering that is so heavy on fruity sweetness, I think Lindemans is a safer bet, and there's also Cantillon, if you're a connoisseur that knows where to look. Positives are that it's refreshing and full of flavor while maintaining a light body. A nice relaxer after a day at work and mowing the lawn in the hot summer sun. Would maybe pair this with a chocolate dessert.

VinnyA, Jul 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

andrewkgray91, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

stealth, Jun 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

krl2112, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

rolltide8425, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

WynnO, Jun 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Bieniek30, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of ckollias
3.76/5  rDev +16.4%

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a reddish-pink hue with a pinkish-white head that slowly dissipates down the slide of the glass leaving a good trail and ends in a solid lace.

S: Sweet fruity raspberry aroma.

T: Extremely tart and fruity flavor – mostly raspberry and maybe strawberry followed by a dry sweet finish.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: As far as lambics go this is one of the best.

ckollias, Jun 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.39/5  rDev +5%

Pours a finger of a pinkish head that reduces soon to layer, some lacing. Body is a clear redbrown with coarse bubbles visible

Smells sweet of raspberry lemonade with a hint of tartness. Artificial.

Taste is raspberry lemonade that seems a little artificial probably due to the sweetener. Nice gentle tart aftertaste really saves the day.

Thin body, refreshing carbonation that keeps sweetness in check, ends nicely dry for such a "sweet" beer.

Not a bad fruity lambic. They tried to make it more mainstream by adding the sugar and sweeteners but there is still this nice tartness, so it maintains some of its lambic heritage. It is dissapointing that they added raspberry juice instead of real raspberries which could remove some of the artificial aroma and taste.

My 250ml bottle was a nice dessert after dinner. Wouldn't drink a second one though.

safaricook, May 25, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +16.4%

The Timmermans Framboise Lambic was a light and refreshing beer. It had a pink appearance and was murky. The aroma smelled like fresh strawberries. The mouth-feel was very light and easy to drink. It had a very light and fruity(strawberry) taste which was very refreshing.

finstadp, Apr 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

edemaknn, Apr 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

JAHMUR, Mar 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

lupercmda, Feb 28, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev +8.7%

Appearance: Medium amber brown, with a small, dense white head. The lacing is thick and glass-coating.

Aroma: Dense notes of intensely sweet raspberries, faint vanilla, slight horse blanket and a hint of barnyard.

Taste: Opens with strong, tart raspberry, followed by some lemon rind. The raspberry and lemon rind carry throughout the taste. At the close, there is a moderate lambic sourness, which serves to balance the raspberry at the close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, rather pleasant, with a hint of champagne-like carbonation.

Drinkability/notes:Not bad, certainly light when compared to Lindeman's Frambois, but pleasant.

Presentation: Packaged in an eleven point two ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Limdeman's Lambic flute.

Pegasus, Feb 23, 2013
Timmermans Framboise Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.