Timmermans Framboise Lambic - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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3.25/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
07-03-2013 22:06:13 | More by VinnyA
3.76/5 rDev +16%
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.
06-07-2013 01:45:25 | More by ckollias
3.39/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
05-25-2013 17:47:07 | More by safaricook
3.76/5 rDev +16%
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.
04-24-2013 19:32:40 | More by finstadp
3.51/5 rDev +8.3%
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.
02-23-2013 17:08:00 | More by Pegasus
2.73/5 rDev -15.7%
28/09/10 stamped on bottle
(Served in a flute)
A- This beer has a dark brown body glowing red at the base with a reddish hue to the beige head that becomes sticky and a gentle carbonation swirling up the sides of the glass.
S- The slightly earthy cherry notes give way to a more full raspberry hint that quickly turns into cough syrup as the beer opens.
T- The soft tartness opens to a bright dark raspberry flavor in the finish. The fruit flavor coats the tongue in the sweet finish and gets more and more syrupy with each sip.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight fizz that tries to fit the sweetness but can’t and there is no astringency or alcohol noticed.
O- This has a nice real fruit flavor but the sweetness just overpowers this fruit beer. There is a bit of tartness from the raspberries but it is not enough. The fruit really gets to syrupy and a bit artificial in the after taste. It’s tough to get through this bottle.
01-08-2013 16:16:53 | More by rhoadsrage
3.68/5 rDev +13.6%
Poured chilled into a snifter. Bottled on 7/11/11
Brick red color with very small white head.
Smells like acidic raspberries. Reminds me a little bit of raspberry jam.
Tastes like sour raspberries with hint of an aspartame sweetness. Somewhere between a raspberry soda and champagne with an intriguing sourness.
It is a little bit thin, but well carbonated.
This is my first ever Lambic, and I'm definitely interested to try more. I found it to be tasty and enticing to my palate.
12-27-2012 01:30:17 | More by maxk
3.43/5 rDev +5.9%
Large off-white (a bit beige). Settles in lumps. Lots of chunky lace on the glass. The beer color is like a dark amber with a bit garnet added
Smells like fresh raspberries. It's jammy but not overly sweet.
The flavor is quite sweet. There's no sourness that one would typical expect in the style. It tastes good, but like a raspberry filled cookie. The body is rich and the carbonation is very low. It has a bit of a soda feel to the liquid.
12-22-2012 01:46:39 | More by smcolw
Timmermans Framboise Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.