Timmermans Lambicus Blanche (Blanche-Lambic) | Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Timmermans Lambicus Blanche (Blanche-Lambic)Timmermans Lambicus Blanche (Blanche-Lambic)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Belgium
brtimmermans.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 based on malted wheat. By the addition of spices such as coriander and dried orange zest, a beer is created with a light, fruity flavour, deliberately cloudy and subtly spicy. Should ideally be drunk from an authentic stoneware pot.

Added by Todd on 11-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
13.61%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, yeast, and slight funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and tart lemon PEZ and earthy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a sourness that comes through in the flavor only.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Rattle 'n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of lemon and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of lemon and orange citrus and wheat. Hints of sourness are also noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and slightly tart on the palate with a low amount of carbonation. The tartness lingers through the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and is quite refreshing, especially if you like orange and lemon citrus. The taste is somewhat reminiscent of Lemonhead candy.

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3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from the draught into a generic glass in an out-of-the-way cafe in Brussels, Belgium. I was told it was on cask, and I triple checked this information with the barkeep because it seemed unusual. I still believe I had it on cask, as I saw the actual pour, but I've amended my review to "on-tap" as all sources seem to insist it's not available from the cask. My host brought me to this cafe after hearing I was into beer so I could try this, alongside others.

A: Pours a thin, half-finger head. Obviously, this is a result of its cask serving, so it's forgivable. Hazy yellow colour.

Sm: Strong scent of lemon. Souring hops aplenty.

T: Very pleasant sour finish. Lemony body. Flat cask-casualty open. Very balanced. Built very well for the style, but sadly lacking in complexity. It's refreshing yet wanton.

Mf: Very light, tingly feel. Suits the ABV, but a bit too thin for the body. Smooth, wet, and refreshing.

Dr: Worth a try, but not something you'd down repeatedly. A nice light summer beer. It might be better on-tap versus on cask. Very affordable in Belgium. Extremely refreshing.

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2.51/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bright pale gold pour, lots of white foam. Too clear for a witbier, swirling the yeast gives it a light haze and a subtly wheaty edge. Smells a bit like wet carboard oxidation, grainy wheat and coriander, and a light tartness. Musty and dull.

Tart lemon-lime flavors, light sweetness, thin and flaccid feel. There's a fleeting tart presence here, but it seems the artificial sweetener is present as well. Hollow feeling and fizzy like soda, tastes like someone splashed some Hogaarden and lemon juice into a can of Sprite. Not that it tastes "bad", just utterly basic and dumbed down. Summer shandy of the lambic world. Sad that they dress this up in a corked & caged 750 and charge $13 for it.

Hard to figure why this was rated higher than Timmermans Oude Gueuze... unfortunately it's just as one dimensional as many of their other beers artificially sweetened with Acesulfame K. Honestly what this beer is supposed to be is a blend of lambic and witbier, which is probably not too far off from bottling a mixed cocktail... something is clearly lost in translation unfortunately.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.32/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Blind vertical tasting of gueuze.
To sweet and articficiall for my tase

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3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at California Kebab in San Diego. Another beer that instantly reminds me of Snapple Lemon Iced Tea. Attractive pale amber in the glass with a modest but persistent foam. Fruity nose with a whiff of acidity.

I guess this makes sense, reading more about it-- a lambic Wit. quite drinkable but not as complex as other Lambics. It's like a Wit with a fruit problem. Lemon-lime flavors are the main event. Clear and not at all yeasty. Slightly bitterish twang. Fruit juice flavors to the end. Not very beery.

October 18, 2014 update: Had this on tap at Brabant in San Diego and liked it a lot. Taste is a lemon squash with a splash of pineapple, intensely fruity with a tart fizz that is a brew to sip and savor.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AlexFields
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold color, initially mostly clear with a white, wispy head. Aroma of cracked wheat, hay, coriander like spice, lemon and a bit of sour lambic yeast.
In the taste, mild tartness, a lemony note from the yeast and wheat, and a light spice and bitterness. Light to medium bodied ale with a semi dry finish. I would think that many early Belgian style sours employed Wheat in their beer, it certainly works very well here. Overall this is a refreshing lambic/sour wit, done right by Timmermans. Very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Timmermans Lambicus Blanche (Blanche-Lambic) from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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