Timmermans Oude Kriek Limited Edition | Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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3.95/5
Very Good
137 Ratings
Timmermans Oude Kriek Limited EditionTimmermans Oude Kriek Limited Edition
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
137
pDev:
11.39%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of shelby415
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPNesker
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pretty much perfect.

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Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a deep purple color with a mauve, two-finger head; a few shards of lace appear as the head recedes

Smell: Funk and tart cherry tones, with an oaky character permeating

Taste: Acetic tartness dominates here, with tart cherry and blackberry tones leading off; the funk really builds, through the middle, but the sourness will take the enamel off your teeth, after the swallow; oaky tones join in for the the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; very puckery

Overall: A great beer for lovers of things very sour; surprised it is not rated higher

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Photo of ccrida
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoying this on the train from Brussles to Amsterdam, in a Hercule Stout mug. This was brewed in 2010 and bottled in 2013. Appearance is an opaque magenta with a small off-white head.

Smell is cherries and butter.

Taste is super sour, loads if lemony lacto, widely diverged from the nose. The cherries are pretty much all far gone at this point. Extreme pucker, which makes it difficult to pick up any nuance. As it warms, cherry pie peaks out.

Mouthfeel is oily and tannic, medium light bodied. And so much tongue curl!

Drinakability is challenging even for the biggest of sour lovers. This thing is super acidic. After a weekend in Brussels gorging on sours, this one has put me over the top and is a fitting finale.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cermjo
1.86/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too sour, taste like vinegar with a hint of cherry. I don't know why or how people drink this stuff.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teddibrewski
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was really impressed with timmermans Oude Gauze so i though I give this one a try, Smells very strongly of cherry, taste cherry up front, puckering sourness, and a funky aftertaste that I can't really explain but I'm not crazy about. Overall pretty good tho

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Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375ml caged and corked bottle - this shows more promise than the overly fruity variants from this brewery that preceded it in our market a short while ago.

This beer pours a dark, sort of muddled purple colour, with one finger of puffy, creamy, and somewhat bubbly pink head, which leaves nothing in the way of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly dissipates.

It smells of musty wooden barrel staves, mixed cherry, raspberry, and plum dry fruity notes, some estery yeastiness, a mild earthy funk, and some tame leafy, weedy, and herbal noble hop bitters. The taste is sharply tart and underripe cherry stems, equally acerbic mixed black berry essences, a somehow innocuous funkiness, separate phenolic yeast, well-understated grainy pale malt, stale oak, and a still very meek earthy, leafy, and musty verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its somewhat off-setting frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and not particularly smooth, not with all that acid flitting about, essentially unchecked. It finishes rather dry, tart, and acerbic, all in a fruity sort of manner.

Overall, this is one tart 'n sour offering, the cherry and friends character not providing a stitch of sweetness to the mix here whatsoever. Not exactly easy to drink, but still a decent example of the style, for those of you weirdos out there who continue to think that this is a good idea for beer in general.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled with cork stopper and wire cage
Pours a dark redwood stain body with practicallyno head
Cherry redwood shoe polish aroma
The slightly oily cherry flavour is part sherBert part vinegar and part acidic
This is uber sour
But somehow really appealing

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTuomi
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2/27/14 Opens with a gentle pop, pours an effervescent cherry juice color with rapidly falling pink head. No head retention or lacing

S: Raspberry vinegar, cherry as this warms

T: Tart cherries, intense dryness, & much tartness up front. Intense tartness & sour cherry as this warms. Finishes tart with acidic cherry & raspberry

MF: Light body, slight carbonation, enamel chewing acidity

Very tart & intense, would like some something to balance this out, perhaps a little bit mote layering on the yeast flavor profile? Not quite on point, but close

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebD
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice clear ruby color to it. It has a nice light pink head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart cherries, funk, acidity , light lemon and a faint woodiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a mouth-puckering sourness, tart cherries, straight up funk, some acidity, light lemon and some woodiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Euroglot
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Prost, 300 more p264

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Photo of Vylo
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Timmermans Oude Kriek Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 137 ratings