Lambicus Blanche
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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From:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #51
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,294
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 12.73%
Ratings:
161
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 14, 2022
Added:
Nov 04, 2003
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  13
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly Tradition Blanche Lambicus.

There is no other beer like Timmermans Tradition Lambicus Blanche anywhere in the world. It is made by bringing together lambic with the process used for brewing beers with malted wheat. By the addition of spices such as coriander and dried orange zest, the beer has a light, fruity flavour, deliberately cloudy and subtly spicy. Should ideally be drunk from an authentic stoneware jug.
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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 14, 2022
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3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Bottle shared by Bardia. Thank you!

Oct 17, 2021
 
4.29 by Electros from Canada (ON) on May 16, 2021
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2.59/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.5%. Sweetened with sugar AND saccharine, hmmm... Ingredients also include artificial "aromas / flavourings" + antioxidant E300. Spontaneous fermentation, has the character of a sweetened lambic more than a witbier. Pale golden colour, big white head. Citrussy aroma with some sidenotes of milk products, also notes of farmhouse cider and barnyard, hints of banana and cloves. The flavour is saccharine sweetness with citrussy notes, and only a moderate acidity. No bitterness. Not very interesting.

Apr 30, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by janubio from Spain

Corked bottle, served at home in a Timmermans glass.
Pale yellow colour, small heas with short retention and jus a bit of a lacing.
Aroma is funky, citric, bretts, lemon, cloves, coriander,, oranges.
Medium to light body, flat carbonation, sour finish.
Taste of oranges, lemons, barnyard, coriander, cloves.
Good mix.

Feb 22, 2021
 
3.39 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB) on Jan 27, 2021
 
3.25 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 19, 2020
 
3.94 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Sep 14, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

375 mL cork & cage bottle from the LCBO; best before Apr 15 2021 and served slightly chilled.

Pours golden-yellow, foggy and translucent; it's topped with half a finger of foamy white head that falls apart within sixty seconds or so, soon reduced to a frothy collar and a couple of filmy wisps upon the surface. It smells of orange oil, lemony tartness, coriander and crackery, grainy wheat, with just a touch of Brett-ish funkiness. Nothing too complex here, but the citrusy aspects are potent and quite enjoyable.

Tasty stuff - the orange oil comes through right off the bat, joined by lesser, more tart notes of lemon, crab apple and peach; underneath this all is a backbone of wheaty pale malts, which supplies a base level of sweetness to the profile. The back end includes more apple and citrus, with hints of grape must, candy sweetness, coriander, lemon sourness and very mild funkiness persisting briefly into the aftertaste before drying off. Relatively light in body, with lively carbonation that remains spritzy and active well into the session; feels crisp and prickly on the tongue. Wits are a refreshing style in general, but this right here is a genuine thirst quencher.

Final Grade: 4.05, an A-. Timmermans' Lambicus Blanche is a rather unique take on a witbier, with the lambic/wit mashup being pulled off quite skilfully IMO. Since this has never been a go-to style for me, I really appreciate the novelty, which winds up making the brew a little more interesting (and worth looking out for) vs. your average witbier, IMO. There's still some dwindling stock around here, so I'd better pick up another bottle or two while I can - summer still has a few weeks more to go, and this is exactly the sort of light, refreshing, mildly tart tipple that ought to really hit the spot on a sweltering mid-August afternoon.

Aug 03, 2020
 
4 by Gooljd from England on May 04, 2020
 
4.24 by pioppo from Italy on Jan 01, 2020
 
3.77 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Jul 16, 2019
 
3.92 by steverx8 from England on Jun 02, 2019
 
3.5 by Quafftastic from Virginia on May 15, 2019
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2.57/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75
by BenHoppy from Michigan

I enjoyed the smell of wood, lemons, brett, and lambicness of this bottle but the flavors were off putting as it tasted like stale apple juice with a splash of lemon. Worst lambic I ever had. Perhaps though it was aged too long at 6 years but since its a lambic should've been able to carry on 10 plus years.

Sep 23, 2018
 
3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Mar 11, 2018
 
3.75 by Maillard from Ohio on Jan 15, 2018
 
3.69 by jaydoc from Kansas on Nov 26, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ccrida from Oregon

On draught at Bier Central in Antwerpen. On the sweeter, not-so-sour young side of Lambic. As another described, more of a soured wit, and from that perspective it is very nice. Crisp, flavorful, refreshing and highly drinkable.

Oct 07, 2017
 
3.93 by KensWorld from Florida on Oct 13, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 375ml corked and caged bottle with a cork date of 2015 and best before date of 10th May 2017. Poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy golden yellow colour with a two finger bubbly white head that dissipated quickly but left great lacing.

Aroma: Lightly funky, candy sweetness, orange, orange peel, lemon and hints of mango and pineapple.

Taste: Orange peel and honey sweetness which is surrounded by a touch of lemon, light sourness and light funkiness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: It’s overly sweet in my opinion, but has a nice aroma. The taste is actually fine but I would have preferred it if the sweetness was toned down or even soured.

Oct 05, 2016
 
3.24 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Sep 02, 2016
 
4.35 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands on Aug 25, 2016
 
3.46 by Rutager from Canada (BC) on Aug 21, 2016
 
4.92 by Vylo from New Jersey on May 18, 2016
 
3.99 by hdtrice from England on May 12, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by wonothesane42 from New Jersey

Overall this was an interesting brew, a touch a sour but a fairly strong taste of coriander and orange. The thing I liked most about this brew was how refreshing it was. It is an interesting mix of lambic and witbier, and if you are looking for something 100% lambic this is not what you want, but it is not without its merits.

Apr 27, 2016
 
4.5 by chrisroarshack from Alaska on Apr 24, 2016
 
4.12 by HopBelT from Belgium on Apr 03, 2016
 
3.99 by CSO from Illinois on Mar 02, 2016
 
2.96 by halo3one from Georgia on Feb 22, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Slightly hazy yellow color with a bit of white foam. Aroma has coriander, lemon zest, orange and a bit of honey sweetness. Taste starts sweet and sour, like lemon candy. You also get the witbier spices. Body is light and fizzy. Overall it's more like a sour witbier, not really a lambic. I don't get any of the specific lambic funk or farmhouse notes.

Jan 17, 2016
 
3.98 by bylerteck from Canada (ON) on Jan 11, 2016
 
3 by aztraz from Sweden on Dec 05, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

Champagne blonde with lots of froth. 4
Orange, flowers, funk, and hay on the nose - booming. 4.25
Crackers, loads of citrus, candy sugar, almonds, and some herbs. 4.25
Funky end and chalky end.
Smooth, fizzy, light. 4

Delicate and easy. The lambik roots are there, but it has the drinkable wit notes that make Blue Moon and Hoegaarden such hits. The definitive gateway beer - why is nobody talking about this? A revelation. 4.25

Oct 05, 2015
 
4.02 by dcmchew from Romania on Sep 08, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by captaincoffee from Virginia

Pours a straw/golden apple color with minimal head. Nose is very citrusy...almost no lambic funk or malt coming through...maybe a few light yeast notes. Has residual sweetness, or maybe was back sweetened. Flavor is very much lemonade with a bit of apple skins...like a shandy. Some sour beyond the citrus, but not much. Refreshing without much depth. Odd, but not necessarily bad. Doesn't scratch the itch for a lambic, for sure, or a beer for that matter, but would be good if you wanted a shandy. Grew on me a bit towards the end. Better nose as it warms. No yeast in the bottle, so doubtful it would improve with age.

Sep 07, 2015
 
3.71 by spycow from Illinois on Aug 11, 2015
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5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by psm90 from England

Wonderful sweet fruity malts, full of mango, pineapple, orange and sherbet. Nice yeasty flavours too, which really bring out the sweetness. There's just enough spicy citric hops to balance everything out. A perfect beer.

Jun 29, 2015
 
3.59 by IBUQT from Oregon on Jun 07, 2015
Lambicus Blanche from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 161 ratings