Timmermans Strawberry
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Style:
Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #192
ABV:
4%
Score:
81
Ranked #45,830
Avg:
3.38 | pDev: 18.05%
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
235
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Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
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Photo of GarrettB
2.6/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

September 19th, 2015 - Like so many others, this lambic is just too sweet. Though blushing with that ripe peach color, that is the best quality of this beer. The nose is clean and fresh, and offers some strawberry and watermelon notes. But the flavor is very thin. There are notes of sweet medicine in there, but the overall impression is one of a artificial sugar strawberry DumDum lollipop.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Slightly hazy orange reddish color with off-white head. Aroma is sweet and syrupy with fruit soda notes. Taste follows with sweet artificial notes like hard candy and soda. Medium body and carbonation. Not one of the good fruit beers, even from the sweet ones.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle - I like how the first that I ever hear of this brewery is Cantillon taking the piss out of it, and suddenly it shows up locally here. Eerie.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium reddish amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, and somewhat chunky pale pink head (sigh), which leaves some random descending alien spaceship lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of sweet and sour fresh strawberries, bready and doughy caramel malt, some unwelcome Belgian yeastiness, and a suggestion of plain earthy and weedy noble hoppiness. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a still heady candied strawberry essence, further indistinct dark fruity notes, some extant Low Countries yeastiness, suggestions of white and/or black peppercorn spice, and further understated leafy, musty, and dead grassy hop bitters.

The carbonation is fairly involved in its palate lifting and separating frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and more or less smooth, with a wee airy creaminess sidling along from the get-go. It finishes off-dry, the musty strawberry and friends fruitiness carrying us out.

Overall, this is much less sweet than I was expecting, but surely comes across more like yer typical Lindemans, as opposed to the other more acerbic Lambic producers of Belgian renown. Pleasant enough to drink, I suppose, but hardly worth it, what with the measly 4 points of the ol' wowee sauce - for 8 bucks, I'd much rather just go for a soda, eh?

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Photo of Shilnikoff
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle 330 ml | Best before end of 16-10-2016 | Bar code 5 411516 000630
Served in snifter glassware

Appearance: Dark Brown, when lighted up - Amber Rose | 20 mm foam quickly stabilized at 10 mm level | Almost no bubbles
Smell: Fermented Strawberry
Taste: Light, Fermented Strawberry, Slightly sweet
Mouthfeel: Consistent with an interesting final after each sip
Overall: Interesting one for fun, disadvantage - fermented strawberry smell and taste

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pink and then off pink head, aroma was strawberry solidly done. Was expecting sugary plastic, got what came off as the real deal.

And then the sugars hit, disappointing, back to Timmerman's usual shit. Not any perceptible sourness. Just sugar, not much base, wheat. Certainly a below average lambic.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Timmerman's Strawberry Lambic. 4% ABV.

A: About a finger of slightly pink head. Opaque, dark rose pink color. Hazy pink-white in the dimple. Very light lacing. Light sheeting.

S: Light, yet solid strawberry aroma.

T/MF: Moderate, refreshing tartness. Slight strawberry seed bitterness which quickly fades into a strawberry jam flavor.

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasting pour 5oz on draft

Strawberry on the nose, like fresh strawberry jam

Strawberry flavor, not too sweet. Slightly tart. Great as a dessert beer

Lots of sudsing , slight aftertaste

Very nice lambic

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Photo of KTCamm
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

4/25….On tap. Timermans strawberry lambic. Fruity nose, berries. Earthy strawberry taste. Slight tart. Light bodied. Good, but hardly remarkable. Simple lambic. 375 425 375 35 375

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a huge strawberry nose with traces of tartness. It pours pinkish, reddish amber with s slight haze under a white ¼” finely bubbled foam cap. The palate starts failrly sweet then finishes with a touch of tart and big strawberry from start to finish. Drinkable but a little too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Brass Tap (Tampa).

Hazy strawberry-amber with a durable head ad decent lacing.

Aroma: Sweet and fruity with a hint of tartness. Somewhat vaguely strawberry.

Flavor: nice sweet/tart balance. Good strawberry flavor.

Feel: smooth and soft carbonation; medium-light body.

O: good for style but could be more complex and a touch more tart.

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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/30/2012. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart strawberry, strawberry jam/candy, hay, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with big notes of sweet strawberries and some light yeast and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big lightly tart strawberry, strawberry jam/candy, hay, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big strawberries, strawberry jam/candy, hay, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice robustness of big sweet strawberry flavors with some light yeast and earthy hop notes; with minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected for 4%. Overall this is a really solid standard fruit beer. Nice robustness of big strawberry flavors with light yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. It really doesn’t fit the Lambic style profile very well at all; but as a standard fruit beer it is quite enjoyable, as long as you don’t mind the sweetness(which wasn’t that bad in my opinion).

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Photo of SmashPants
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with an old-school Belgian label. Purchased from Leura Cellars.

Appearance: pours a hazy amber-pinkish with a natural brown tinge. A fairly creamy one-finger head drops fairly quickly to a patchy cap, limited lacing.

Aroma: quite a sweet strawberry note - natural strawberries, not that awkward artificial smell. Some Belgian lambic yeasts and earth notes manage to balance the sweetness out.

Taste: follows the nose quite closely - a lovely natural strawberry with earth and Belgian wild yeasts. Very refreshing indeed.

Aftertaste: a lemon citrus tartness joins the strawberry on the finish. Very nice.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with light- to- medium carbonation.

Overall: quite a nice lambic - very natural strawberry fruits that aren't as overly sweet as some, being balanced with earth malts and lemon citrus tartness. The price being over AU$130 a case of 24 (2014) is a little prohibitive however.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

people hate on timmermans for no reason. i mean, sure, its a level or two below the best of the best lambic types, but its a very approachable version, a possible gateway to the real good stuff, and more widely available than some of the really special ones. it serves a role. this one is very strawberry heavy, to the point where the yeast and grains are less detectable. similar in that regard to the framboise they do. pale red tint to the pour and a nose of fresh strawberry jam. it is very sweet, which detracts from drinkability, but the fruit is authentic, if a bit overdone. great carbonation cleans it up pretty well though, and in general i like this much better than some of the other common strawberry bombs coming out of belgium. i think this is a cool beer, and one that may turn people on to more tart and acidic traditional lambics, although this one is lacking much of that character. fun beer, not world class cellaring beer. thats okay sometimes.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Not sure why I even ordered this beer....

Pours a pinkish golden with a small white head that dissipates rather quickly. Interesting, curious.

Aroma of strawberries, candy and hay.

Taste is similar to strawberry jam that has been put into beer. Usually, I would hate this...but for some reason I'm finding it rather tolerable.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and moderately cleansing.

Overall, I didn't have high expectations. So, the fact that I found it rather curious and I finished it, says a lot. Definitely liked it better than I thought I would. Worth a try.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.18/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Peach colour, an orange with a pink tinge, slightly cloudy, medium low carbonation slight pinkish white head fades fast.

S: Strawberries and strawberry jam, reminds me of a strawberry filled donut as the scent is quite sweet. A deeper sniff reveals the sour lambic quality. Sour, slight balsamic vinegar.

T: Lovely sour lambic quality much more present in the taste. Sweet strawberry jam, sour slight vinegar, slight wine, then the unmistakable soured fruit quality. Complex musty barrel quality as well.

A resemblance to strawberry yogurt.

M: Medium acidic body, lots of soda like carbonation.

O: Really like this, my first strawberry lambic. Would go well with fruity desserts and creamy cheese. Complex and interesting.

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Photo of dowen17
3.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy pale orange/pink. Poured extremely hard and produced a 3 finger head.

Smell is tart and salty strawberries. More fruit in the nose than their other sours.

Taste is mostly sour and funk with some candied strawberry coming in hard in the end. Refreshing as are all the others.

Mouthfeel is just as their other beers. Good carbonation. Light but not watery.

One of their better sours. More fruit presence here.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy light reddish-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of those cheap strawberry candies, strawberry syrup, and a slight aroma of the strawberry flavored medicine made for children. Taste is much the same with slightly sour strawberry candy flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but slightly artificial with the strawberry presence and quite sugary.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2013. Comes in a fancy paper wrapper. Picked up from a supermarket a while back and stored in my garage. The ingredients include 'flavourings' and artificial sweetner - not promising.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A deep, hazy amber hue with a pinkish tinge. Good carbonation but tons of chunky sediment or coagulated protein floating around. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before collapsing to a surface layer. Aroma of sweet, juicy strawberries with hints of earthy yeast. A faint stale note in the background. The strawberries do smell convincingly real.

Tastes of sweet strawberries with a dry finish. Notes of juicy strawberries, sugar/sweetener, earthy yeast, subtle acidity and a mild staleness in the background. The flavour possesses a faintly harsh, artificial quality that is hard to pin down. Dry, with no bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and slightly acidic, with decent body and carbonation. A delicate astrigency, followed by an aftertaste of strawberries and dry, earthy yeast.

Hmmmm, so-so. Drinkable enough, and the sweetness allows it to go down easily, but it certainly isn't a quality lambic. The chunky sediment is rather vile. Smells nice, if one-dimensional, but the flavour has some vague off-notes that detract from the overall character. The body also has something that isn't quite right; a sort of dry viscosity that feels somehow artificial. An OK brew if you want something sweet and fruity, but falls far short of the true potential of lambic.

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours tawny color with thin white head that dissipates quickly to ring around glass.

Smell is tart and acidic with lots of strawberry.

Taste is tart up front but strawberry is less intense than the smell would suggest. Nice strawberry and mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is prickly with average carbonation.

Overall this was good. My wife thought it was excellent.

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Photo of Lode1978
3.82/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When I opened the 25cl, bottle I immediately smelled the strawberries. Colour is orangy, like a regular gueuze beer. Flavour is pre-dominantly sour, strawberry flavour is there, but discretely. Glad it isn't one of those extremely sweet beers, it is sour but moderately. Nice refreshing beer to drink on a hot summer day.

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Photo of ckollias
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed this 750ml beer out of a Belgian tulip glass..

A: Pours a peach color with a white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet peach and strawberry aroma.

T: Similar to the smell, a sweet peach and strawberry flavor dominates this lambic.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Just a so-so lambic – I’ve had much better.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.21/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Produced 26/01/11
(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a queer reddish-brown body that is murky, and a pink hue to the lumpy white head that last a good bit.

S- The strawberry milkshake aroma has an odd macaroni and cheese smell, like powdered yeast vegans eat instead of cheese. There is also a bubble gum ester note that comes through when the beer warms.

T- The fake strawberry flavor taste just like freeze dried ice cream with a sweet finish and a candy sugar note in there also.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz with no alcohol heat or astringency.

O- The big candy flavor is all artificial strawberry and there is no malt or hops to challenge it. The carbonation helps to cut the sweetness a bit but it is not enough.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dessert beer for sure, this one has a nice strawberry flavor that does not seem to be pure syrup. Yes, it is sweet, but not over the top. The aroma is the best part of the beer as strawberry comes out on top. While there is not much else going on here, the strawberry alone can save the day.
Smaller bottle helps with the enjoyment. Have this with some cheesecake.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.53/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into a Duvel/Chouffe/De Koninck tulip. Reviewed live.

Served cold.

A: Pours a quarter finger white colour floater. Quickly dissipates. Hazy pale copper colour. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Artificial strawberry extract. Pale malts. A strong aroma. Bleh.

T: Tastes like either childrens' candy or good cough syrup. Neither is particularly enjoyable. Badly built and balanced. Overloaded with crystal malts.

Mf: Sugary, smooth, wet, and fairly thick. Overcarbonated. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well.

Dr: Drinkable but mediocre. I wouldn't have this again. Largely artificial garbage.

Low C-

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.86/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Beer Authority in New York, NY

A: Pours a very hazy golden ruby red in color with some hints of orange when held up to the light and minimal amounts of visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a finger and a half tall fizzy pinkish white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet strawberry but slightly artificial or sweetened strawberry - like you would get in a jar of jelly or jam. There is a very light note of tartness near the finish and just a hint of mustiness.

T: Very similar to the smell, the beer's flavor is dominated by sweet strawberry with a jam like quality and just a touch of tartness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Very little acidic prickliness.

O: The flavor and aroma of the beer is just a little too sweet (artificial) for my preference. Pretty easy to drink but a little too sweet to be sessionable.

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Timmermans Strawberry from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 235 ratings