Timmermans Strawberry | Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Belgium | website

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mora2000 on 09-29-2010

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3.18
pDev:
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Photo of Knapp85
3.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a pink color with a fizzy white head on top that leaves not retention or lacing on the glass. The smell is like a strong slightly sour strawberry soda. Very sweet taste here, not much of a sour flavor of tartness at all in this one. The mouthfeel is a little bubbly but mostly feels a little watered down despite the strength of the flavor. Overall it's more like strawberry candy in a glass or something.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.66/5  rDev +15.1%
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 ZenAgnostic
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Small white head that disappears relatively quickly. Hazy peach pink colored body.

Smell - Light strawberry and miscellaneous fruit smell.

Taste - Strawberry, obviously. Slightly bitter. Pretty one dimensional. Not a lot of complexity.

Mouthfeel - Medium fizziness. Light and doesn't leave much of a trace.

Drinkability - Easy to drink, but doesn't offer a lot of complexity. You'll probably get bored with this beer pretty easily if you don't do much tasting.

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Photo of lawaaaw
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like a strawberry amber color. It has a medium sized head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Smells like fresh strawberry jam. It smells sweet with a bit of an artificial scent.

Taste: The taste does not reflect the great scent. It hardly tastes like strawberries and leaves an odd aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing. I would prefer to drink this on a sunny afternoon outdoors.

Drinkability: Not the best taste, but very refreshing. Would drink again, but I would rather drink a lindemans.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +16%
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 pat61
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
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 TruePerception
3.77/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

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Photo of Lode1978
3.82/5  rDev +20.1%
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 KTCamm
3.85/5  rDev +21.1%
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 LiquidAmber
3.87/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 2/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a somewhat cloudy red orange amber. Thin head, but some lacing. Strong strawberry aroma with some funky notes. Flavor is sweet, strawberry juice prominent. Sweet-sour finish. Pleasant and drinkable. No complexity and not a great lambic. Perhaps a bit cloying to drink a lot of this at a sitting, but I enjoyed this glass.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.87/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Timmermans Strawberry Lambic

Poured into a tulip snifter. A ruddy reddish color with a small cap of head that did retain decently well. Aroma filled up the whole side of the bar with sweet and sour strawberries. In the taste, good fresh strawberry flavor and a small tartness. Semi-sweet upfront greeted by a nice restrained sour tang of wild yeast funk. Has all the trademarks of a good fruit lambic, mild sour, complimentary fruit, mildly effervescent, smooth and easy to drink. Overall, I was happy with this little find. A decent lambic, if you dig strawberry which I do.

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Photo of Pexkool
3.87/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Hazy orange with lots of little bubbles that form a 1 finger tall white/pinkish head that dissipates almost immediately, but leaves a lace that lasts the whole tasting.

S - As expected, strawberries. A pleasant strawberry aroma that reminds of strawberry soda or kool-aid, perhaps. A little alcohol is very well hidden.

T - At first, it's all strawberry soda, with the high carbonation, sourness and flavor. Then the sweetness fades away and you can taste the malts and hops in good balance with the overall flavor of the brew.

M - The carbonation is a little high for me, but it fits the beer. It leaves a refreshing sensation, mostly because of the low ABV and IBU, almost as if you had drank a specially tasty soda.

Overall, I liked this beer the most of all the other fruit beers I had had. I've tasted the Samuel Adams strawberry and raspberry beers, but this one I enjoyed the most. I would definitely have another one. Even right now! This is one of those beers you can drink a whole six pack (if they sold it) in one session. Recommended if you want to try a fruit beer but don't know where to start.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.89/5  rDev +22.3%
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 hdofu
4.15/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours translucent pale red, with a white head. It smells like a strawberry pie. Taste is like strawberries but weaker then I was expecting, also less sweet which in some ways makes it have more in common with other beers compared with most lambics. The beer is also pretty smooth. Its a good beer to sip.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.18/5  rDev +31.4%
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 CaptJackHarkness
4.52/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 11.2 ounce bottle into Pilsener type glass.
Strawberry is right!
Smells of pints and pints of ripened fresh fruit. Pours a hazy garnet colored body with frothy white,but,short lasting head. Laces glass continuosly.Tastes of tart strawberry; it's a liquid dessert!

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