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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66
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225
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
19.81%
 
 
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Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strawberry colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma and taste are both dominated by sour strawberries.It reminds me of a non-alcoholic strawberry daiquri.Something that is best suited for the warmer months.I would buy again but not at 10 dollars for 11 ounces.I would recommend to try at least once if you like lambics.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.52/5  rDev +10.7%
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 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 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 plfahey
2.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz. bottle (6/28/10) poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pinkish-orange-red hue with just a touch of haze to it. Head is nearly white but has the faintest hint of pink tone to it. Decent head retention.

Aroma-Overly sweet-smells like strawberry fruit snacks mixed with stewed strawberries. No other character or point of complexity to be found. Overly candy-like.

Flavor-My initial impression here is strawberry fruit snacks again. The sweet strawberry character is overwhelming up front and rather one dimensional, but fades relatively quickly, at first to a light strawberry candy flavor, followed by nothing. Flavor also has slight cider characters to it.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderately low carbonation. A heavy sugary character lingers on the palate-not quite cloying, but it gets close.

As with the other Timmermans lambic that I tried (the framboise), it is overly sweetened-quite reminiscent of strawberry fruit snacks. Overall a bad representation of a fruit lambic with no wild or tart character-it is entirely one dimensional. Tasty, but I can get Welch's Strawberry soda for a fraction of the price.

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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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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 TenHornsProud
2.37/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours cloudy brown/pink with little head.

Smells of strawberry wine cooler.

Tastes like strawberry wine cooler. Mouthfeel is thin and sweet.

A bad interpretation of a lambic that does not taste like a lambic. Far too sweet. I could not drink this.

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Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Judging from the website, and the label that says "with natural flavors added", I think I should be scared...I'm gonna guess this is like soda pop...

4% ABV, ouch that's low...

at $4.69/11.2oz. bottle, this better be damn good...

Pours a nice hazy orange-amber. A decent, fizzy head forms and persists. Leaves good lacing. Medium carbonation. So far it looks nice...

Aromas are very strawberry, no surprise there. It has an underpinning of something spicy, like cinnamon or cardamon. Intriguing. Smells very sweet and has an almost cloying quality. Also a smell like tonic water tastes, if that makes any sense...

Flavor is super sweet. Right away it attacks you. Lots of strawberry flavor, again no surprise. The carbonation is champagne like in its fizziness. Very effervescent. This Lambic is like Jenny McCarthy - kind of dizzy yet very sweet. Finish has a bizarre tangy flavor, like citric acid. Also some serious lactose-like feel to it...you know what I'm talking about. Finish is short and somewhat dry. The flavor profile is intriguing yet mostly relies on strawberry flavor...If it were a touch more sour this might be excellent. As it is, it's simply to soda like to be a good beer.

What I like most: The nice, purty pour.

What I like least: the low ABV, high price and lacking flavor profile.

Verdict: not worth searching for on its own merits, and the price pushes it further into the "don't bother" category...

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
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 dowen17
3.02/5  rDev -5%
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 SteveMi
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap in a Timmermans flute like glass.

A - Pink as one would expect it to be. It looks somewhat like punch you'd expect to see at a prom just without the sherbert floating in it.

S - The smell is lightly of straberry but it's not strong. Not much else.

T - I didn't much like the taste. There is enough alchohol that the strawberry feels like it's trying to mask and overpower any taste that may come through. It reminded me of medicine. It wasn't terrible but I can't say I enjoyed it that much.

M - Light and high carbonation.

O - Lambics are not my usual thing so take it with a grain of salt but I don't think this is something I'd go for again.

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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 Shilnikoff
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
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 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 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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