Timmermans Fruits De La Foret Lambic | Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ViveLaChouffe on 10-16-2008

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by ggaughan:
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a hazy redish-purple color with a pink head, slight but nice ring on the edge of the glass. The nose is of exotic fruit, refreshing and citrusy. The taste is fruity as well, berries, citrus but also a bit of a syrupy fruit taste as well. Overall it is a refreshing taste but a tad on the syrupy sweet side.

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Photo of basica
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours an orange-amber color with a thin, albeit well retaining milky white head and active bubbling beneath. (4)

S - The nose is basically an explosion of ripe fruits with suggestions of blueberries, blackcurrant, raspberries, strawberries and probably more; fairly rich but admittedly one-dimensional for a beer (3.5)

T - Intense fruity sweetness upfront on the palate with suggestions of the fruits mentioned from the nose; blueberries appeared to be dominant on the flavor. The finish is slightly tart and acidic (3.5)

M - Light on the body but with perceived thickness from the strong fruity sweetness. Good amount of carbonation with an acidic dryness on the finish (3)

D - Easy drinking but almost totally lacks the character of a beer; one-dimensional fruity taste with little to no hints of malts, yeast or hops. However, this may admittedly be one of the better "ladies' choice" amongst beers (3)

The "best by" date on this bottle is in late August; that's slightly over 4 months ago from now.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

had at a Belgian Beer Cafe in Balmain.

A--- a good 2 inch head and looks quite grapelike color.
S-- Very jammy, almost want to think of this as a wine. Strawberry, grape, blackberry, you name it, it is probably in it.
T--Very overpowering on the fruits. Good but gets very jammy very quickly.
M-- I really want to think a carbonated jammy shiraz. Almost like a sweet tart in a lot of ways. A little too sweet for me. More over the top than the other Timmermans line has.
D-- One maybe 2. Think wine cooler and you are spot on. It does say forest fruits and it does deliver that. A good lambic but has a too much going on I think. A lot like a grape sweet tart. That is not a bad thing at all but you can not pair it with much and with lambics you can generally just drink one due to the sweetness of the beer.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pink-tinged amber with a pure-white head, goes away and leaves some pleasant lacing. Looks fruity, not bad.

Blackcurrant on the nose, a lot of blackcurrant, plus strawberry and yeah, just berries in general. This is what our berry bomb beer should have smelled like. Can't get any beer from this though...

Intense fruity sweetness on the palate, eh, tastes like Ribena. I don't know if it's really worth saying more about the taste, because it's just sweet and fruity. Mouthfeel is quite full though very plain. Doesn't have very much but there is a slight lambic puckering at the end of the palate. Not enough to be very noticeable. Yeah, drinkable, but nothing special here at all. It's a fruit lambic.

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Photo of Anacross
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.39/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy cherry red, with a bright pink filmy crisp head of thick bubbles. Excellent lacing. Looks like a great fruit beer.

Huge raspberry jam fruit sweetness on the nose. It's that sweet it's like solidified raspberry sugar. One character, that's it. Sweet and thick as hell.

Flavour is also sweet, just edging in a light carbonic acidity. But it's incredibly sweet, almost too much so - it just loads on the berries until they're sickly. There's no lambic acidity to temper it, more tartness would have added some class.

This is drinkable, to an extent, but it's just over the top and too sweet. Bloating and unpleasant by the end.

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Photo of brendan13
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - An amber coloured beer poured with a couple of centimetres of pink tinged fluffy white head that falls away fairly quickly leaving a touch of lace.
S - Fruity, sweet cross of blackberry, raspberry, blueberry aroma. That is all.
T - Much like the smell. Yes, alcoholic & carbonated berry juice is probably a good description.
M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Sweet lingering taste.
D - I wouldn't have more than one but this is a flavour I really do like

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Photo of jrallen34
4.46/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this from a bottle into a chalice Brussels.

The beer is is dark red/blue, almost purple color with a pink creamy head.

It smells strongly of berries, specifically blueberries.

It tastes very sweet, and the berry flavor is very distinct throughtout.

This is a great change of pace beer.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish copper with a frothy pinkish head. Sweet berry aromas in the nose, raspberry and strawberry especially.

Sweet berry flavors are mirrored in the flavor. Raspberry, strawberry and blackberry flavors, all quite sweet but not sickly sweet. A base tartness from the lambic that helps offset the sweetness. Surprisingly clean finish and pretty drinkable.

Not a traditional lambic by a longshot but acquits itself much better than I expected. Easy drinker and pretty tasty.

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Timmermans Fruits De La Foret Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 9 ratings