Timmermans Framboise Lambic - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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3.13/5 rDev -3.4%
A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium garnet red in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy pinkish white head that reduces to a small patch of thick large bubbles, a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of raspberries that are sweet with a slight hint of artificial sweetness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste of this beer is pretty sweet with the natural and artificial flavors of raspberries. Slight amounts of tartness.
M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly from the acidity.
O: Easy to drink as it is not overly sweet or syrupy but not the greatest example of the style - there are others that are less sweet and a little more natural tasting.
10-18-2012 00:28:03 | More by dbrauneis
3.48/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled Nov 7th 2011 it looks like.
A real nice pink hued head, kind of sudsy and shampoo like with not much together but holds ok, sits on a body color of real deep cherry red, lightning up around the edges nicely, dark purple and plum with some nice columns of carbonation.
Nose is very artificial candy smelling. Bubblegum and strawberry, with a big fruit sweetness. Cloying and sticky, some faint Halls like cough drop scent also.
Light malted body with a wet and raspberry like sweetness. Faint bread on a slightly carbonated fizzy body, but a faint hint of tartness just creeps out on the swallow. Lightly sugar fruit punch sweet.
Overall, kind of sweet without much acid or any hint of funk and so forth. It's a fruity sweet brew, but probably just a little bit better than the average I'd say.
07-27-2012 21:24:35 | More by smakawhat
3.5/5 rDev +8%
Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip. Label reads 4% ABV and says the bottling date was 7/11/11.
Appearance: haze-free bright red hue with a good effervescence and a thick finger of frothy pink foam. Not much tenacity to the head, but nice raspberry color.
Smell: nice raspberry aroma but it seems a little bit more candylike than natural raspberry. Still, not too bad.
Taste: moderate raspberry flavor with not much malt; there's a strong tartness as well. Again, the fruit flavor isn't bad but I feel like there's something off here.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a fizzy carbonation. Not too bad.
Overall: this is a middle-of-the-road raspberry beer. It doesn't have the full complexity I like in a lambic, and it's rather sweet. Decent, but not great.
03-23-2012 22:15:11 | More by flagmantho
3.9/5 rDev +20.4%
Bottled 01/25/11! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller stemmed tulip. Poured ruby red with a two finger pinkish head that subsided to a half finger quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cherry, raspberry, earth, sour, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, raspberry, strawberry, cream, sugar, and subtle earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The fruit profile on this one is the start of the show as it should be for this style. This made this one very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. The aroma was the only downside on this one as the earthy tone I picked up on was the true dominant factor. Definitely a very nice brew that I was glad I was able to find and try.
03-10-2012 04:00:22 | More by thagr81us
2.73/5 rDev -15.7%
Reviewed from session notes.
A. Pours out a clear purplish-pink in color with a fizzy soda bubble collar for a head that goes completely still in two minutes, no lacing.
S. Smells very strongly of candied raspberries, and mildly of the aroma of that holiday fruitcake covered with assorted “candied fruits.” Very sugary kool-aid type of aroma abounds. Where’s the funky lambic aromas?
T. Raspberry Sweet-Tart candies. Only the tiniest suggestion of malt flavors exist in the finish, and even then, only at room temperature. No lambic funk is present in the flavor either.
M. Highly fizzy and carbonated soda pop texture to this one. Tons of fizzy bubbles dance on the tongue, to the point of distraction. Not really worth the money I spent on this one, unfortunately.
02-27-2012 20:03:28 | More by WastingFreetime
3.2/5 rDev -1.2%
Appearance: Dark reddish-purple. Small head with large, white bubbles recedes quickly leaving behind very minimal lacing.
Smell: Raspberries dominate the aroma. No noticeable hop character. Maybe a hint of vinegar.
Taste: The fruit taste is very enjoyable, yet rather simple. A little more complexity would be appreciated. Absolutely no taste of grains, hops, or alcohol. I feel that I could easily pass this off as a raspberry soda.
Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation and a light body. The finish is tart but not too tart.
Overall: This was fun to drink but I feel that I will seeking out more complex lambics in the future.
02-05-2012 05:16:37 | More by TaySuth
Timmermans Framboise Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.