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

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Reviews: 82
Hads: 195
Avg: 3.21
pDev: 28.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 04-27-2003

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Photo of AlexLMS
1.75/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

First of all I would like to state that Lambic beers are definitely not my style. They don't taste like beer. Anyway, here is the review:

Appearance: very bright medium red colour. The head is pinkish white, very low and frothy. Impaired retention but lots of lacings.
Aroma: raspberry and sugar.
Taste: raspberries, sugar and nothing else.
Mouthfeel: cloying, very high carbonation, very low alcoholic strength and a light body.
Finish: again raspberries. Weak sour aftertaste.

Overall: I think that my senses were caught unaware and I could only feel the raspberries all over it (aroma, taste and finish). It could be refreshing if not for the huge amount of sugar. In short, a raspberry soft drink. First and last.

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Photo of texashammer
3.79/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very interesting results here. Reddish, pinkish, purplish color, transluscent, with little or no head. Smells unpleasant. Weird musty metallic smell is very unappetizing. Tastes very yummy though; good taste kills the smell. Sweet in a raspberry cream sort of way. Raspberries and vanilla. Sweet but more like real fruit than a lot of them. Nice spritz too. Not very tart.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

250ml bottle, into a deleirum t tulip

Pours with a purpley pink body, off white pinkish head, fluffy

Smell, some slightly tart fruit on the nose, rasberrys dont adorn the nose but are def. part of the aroma

Taste, smooth crisp rasberry, slight sweetness but not excessive

A fairly solid lambic, but nothin world changing

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Photo of dauss
2.56/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had it at a french restaurant in Brussels. 35cl bottle, 4% ABV.

Appearance: Definitely filtered, crystal clear blood red. A big pink head rests on top with good retention and lacing.

Smell: all raspberries. Very strong, fresh and fruit, but not much else there, only raspberries.

The taste: Sweet and thing, much like a raspberry soda. A ever so slight bardyardy quality in the finish with a slight tartness. Interesting how this beer finishes dry, but its extremely fruity. All raspberry.

Notes: Their claim of "Genuine Lambic matured in oak barrels and brewed in the Brussels Region" just doesn't seem to work. Its missing the depth and complexity of Cantillon's Rose de Gambrinus, very one dimensional, and the raspberries are just overpower. I assume that this is just another "Framboise Lambic" tailored to the general public.

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Photo of bark
4.2/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The liquid is clear; colour is dark red with a tint of brown. The pale pink foam forms a quite large head that sinks down to a thin lid with a fizzing sound.

The smell is sweet and very fruity with a clear dry note of raspberries and a sour touch of vinegar. Yeast notes are also present.

The first taste is one of raspberry soda that develops into a fresh sour/dry note with a touch of citric acid and a creamy sweet note. The aftertaste is sour-sweet and creamy with fruity notes.

Mouth feel is fresh with lots of tiny bubbles.

A well crafted fruit-lambic: Not too sweet, not artificial.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.58/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a bright pink beer with almost no head. Aroma of flavoured raspberry isn’t very enticing. Taste is quite a letdown with some artificial flavour of raspberry covering everything and no tart, sourness or acidity noticeable. This tastes more like a juicy soft drink then beer. There is no way I’m going to try something else from those guys unless it is highly rated and praised.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.53/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought and drank this one in Barcelona, Spain. Clear, pink, forming a foamy, light pink head with excellent retention and lacing. Carbonation is strong. Mouthfeel is spritzy with a light body. Perfumy aroma of tart raspberries and mildly dusty basement. No discernable hops or other typical fermentation characteristics. Taste is absolutely delicious with tart, sour raspberries, a dry acidity, and a pleasantly dry finish. Hops and malt are delicate and balance the overwhelming raspberries. All the ingredients are in perfect harmony. An overwhelmingly excellent brew.

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Timmermans Framboise Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.