Strawberry Lambicus
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #184
ABV:
4%
Score:
82
Ranked #48,108
Avg:
3.41 | pDev: 17.3%
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
258
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Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  19
SCORE
82
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Strawberry LambicusStrawberry Lambicus
Notes: Formerly Strawberry.

For anyone who finds strawberries irresistible, Timmermans Strawberry evokes the fragrance of long sunny days. Its strawberry flavour will have you wrinkling your nose in delight with each sip. Its luminous colour and its fruity freshness are a treat for taste-buds and eyes alike. A totally mouth-watering experience.
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kitch from Hong Kong

3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml can with a best before date of 25th December 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy reddish pink orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Strawberry hard candy.

Taste: Sweet, strawberry hard candy, strawberry, syrupy, jammy, strawberry soda, too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, too sweet.

Overall: Sweetened Lambic with sugar added, which is not my thing, as its generally too sweet for my palate. But the strawberry aroma much resembles that of strawberry hard candies which I love. Taste as I said was too sweet, but the strawberry flavours were ok. Very uncomplex for a fruit lambic.

Dec 19, 2019
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GarrettB from Colorado

2.6/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

Sep 16, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 11/5/16; drank 6/14/19 @ the Yarchives.

See-through ruby red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; strong, frothy lace.

Strawberry soda & faint wheat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Strawberry soda & faint honeyed wheat flavors.

Basically a more balanced strawberry soda; pleasant, but far from challenging. On a hot day, I would love to have another...but not really worth seeking out.

Jun 15, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. "Timmermans Strawberry Lambicus"
11.2 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "Produced on: 25/04/18 11:06"

Notes via stream of consciousness: The beer is hazy, and pinkish-amber in color beneath a finger-thick head of white foam. It's clearly effervescent given the number of bubbles that can be seen racing upwards within the glass. The aroma expresses fresh strawberry, malt, and sugar. The flavor follows with a strawberry that's authentic, and yet also bolstered by sugar. There's only a minor acidity to it. Once the initial strawberry blast has passed you get more of the grainy malt and a bit of an apricot note, and then that reverts back to the sweetened strawberry in the finish, only to be followed again by the soft apricot. It's sweet but it's not cloying. I can imagine this as a dessert beer in itself, but also as a beer that you could drink any time. I'm imagining it at lunch with some crusty bread and cheese, grapes, sliced apple, and perhaps even a sausage. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently effervescent across the tongue. While I'd like some more "lambic" out of it, acidity and funkiness, I understand that that's not really what this is about and I accept that. The fresh and authentic strawberry flavor is perhaps the best I've found in a beer like this, and it's quite charming.

Review #6,590

Jun 05, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

De Alcampo. En copa Teku. Jugando a Avernum 6. Fresa bastante intensa, natural y agradable, tanto en nariz como en boca, aunque aun mejor la de melocoton. Poco de lambic, solo tiene la acidez propia de la fruta que lleva

Nov 25, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Nov 18, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a chalice at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a gold amber color and a medium sized white head. The aroma is a blend of strawberry yogurt and jelly. The taste has a mild strawberry flavor with a slight tartness and a dry finish.

Jul 09, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
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?

Feb 23, 2017
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Samlover55 from New York

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle into libbey tulip
bottled 12/3/15
L- murky brown with pink tinge, cream colored head solid retention
S- strawberry yogurt
T- sour malty brew with the obvious strawberry notes
F- creamy feel, average carbonation
O- decent beer, nothing to write home about, preferred the Framboise to this

Jan 09, 2017
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Svingjo from Canada (BC)

3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich dark pink colour with a light pink head comprised of small to mid-sized bubbles that have a nice retention. Strawberries and fruit come to the forefront of the smell along with a yeasty funkiness. The taste is quite sweet, almost juicy. There is a slight tartness but it's replaced by an almost syrupy cloyiness in the end. The carbonation is on the mild side and could stand to be a bit more active to cut through the syrup like finish.

Jun 30, 2016
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bnes09 from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pink color. Lots of fresh strawberry. Sugary, syrupy flavor and feel. Not sour at all. Minimal funk. High carbonation. Definitely not the best lambic I've had.

Jun 10, 2016
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Suds from Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This brew has a golden amber color and a medium head. The aroma has a moderately tart fruit smell. It has a bit of strawberry, but not definitively. The taste is tart, and a bit semi-dry. Medium funk and a residual fruit flavor in the finish. Interesting and engaging, but not a 'good' lamibc. Worth a try, that's all.

Apr 17, 2016
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Perdue125 from South Carolina

3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poor a nice amber color with a hint red. Good strawberry smell. Very jammy flavor lightly sour. Nice light mouth feel, easy drinker. Overall pretty solid, if not unremarkable.

Mar 19, 2016
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Shilnikoff from Russian Federation

3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
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

Feb 06, 2016
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Pours a hazy peachy amber with a small head. A strawberry and fruity scent caresses the nose. In the mouth, the classic Lambic sourness comes through, along with some strawberry flavor. Enjoyable!

Jan 16, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.97/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Dec 25, 2015
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TruePerception from California

3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Sep 28, 2015
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
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

Jun 29, 2015
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
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

May 03, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10%
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.

Mar 17, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +5%
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.

Feb 19, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +5%
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).

Nov 08, 2014
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SmashPants from Australia

3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Mar 17, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Jan 13, 2014
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atigerlife from Hawaii

3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Dec 30, 2013
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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 258 ratings