Timmermans Kriek Lambic | Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 10-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
173
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
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Photo of Shmupi
5/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Found it draught in Israel and I'm the happiest man on earth...

Best fruit beer ever ...but in the bottle it sucks

Far better than Belle-vue and other krieks that I've ever drank!!!

But I've never been in Belgium so you never know ....maybe the monks ther have better beers

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Photo of caseyjacks
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of chrisroarshack
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmaslakov
4.29/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piotr_Rasputin
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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

Photo of OldSwampy
4.06/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful reddish color, perhaps a brown cast to the red translucence, with a big light pink head. Head is stiff and leaves ample lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is first of all fresh cherries, and then beneath, a pleasant mild yeastiness. Taste begins with a distinct sourness, leading to an expansive bloom of cherry flavor with the yeasty aspect definitely secondary. Could be more complex if components other than the fruit were more forward, both in smell and in taste, but as it is, there's a nice balance. This would not be a recommended beer for someone who dislikes cherries, that's certain. Leaves a clean, slightly astringent mouthfeel. Highly drinkable, and to my palate not too sweet as some have suggested. For many people, it will not seem to be a very "beer-like" beer, but it is very tasty.

My bottle was bottled on "26/08/14" per the label, and I am drinking it on 15 May 2016. Certainly seems to have aged well to this point.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.04/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a big cherry nose with floral and tart notes. It pours brilliant cherry red with a slight brown tint under a 1” very finely bubbled white foam cap. The palate is just short of coming across as a tart cherry soda but there is just enough tartness to keep it interesting and back it off from being cloying. It is very drinkable, very effervescent, light and refreshing.

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Photo of mkf629
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Summerblink
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of donkeyrunner
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cantillion has vanished from shelves and this stuff has popped up in it's place.

My bottle label looks different than the one picture here - I got a black and white photo of some Belgian good ol' boys. The beer itself is a brownish eggplant color but shines beautiful ruby red when held to light. Big Calamine lotion pink head leaves a fair amount of foam stuck to my glass. Decanted so I could dump the dregs in a Flanders Red ale.

Smells exactly like Dannon strawberry banana yogurt. Not a little bit like but dead on. Tastes like Dannon strawberry banana yogurt with some Lindemann's cherry cough drops added in. It's no Cantillion but not much is.

Like Dannon strawberry banana yogurt? If so, you'll like this beer.

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Photo of paulcdc
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip. Bottle label reads 4% ABV rather than the above-noted 4.5%.

Appearance: dark, rich red hue with a thick finger of frothy pink foam. I like the deep color of this, compared to the candy-red of some other krieks I've seen.

Smell: nice aroma of cherries and a hint of sour beer underneath. I will admit that the aroma seems pretty candylike, but I have a bit of a weak spot for sweet cherry beers. It might not be to everyone's taste, but I like it.

Taste: a light tartness complements the cherry very well, and the flavor is much less candylike than the aroma. Sweet with a lightly sour complexity makes this a very tasty, if not exactly sessionable, beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and resulting decent creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a tasty and satisfying cherry beer. A bit on the sweet side, but that's OK once in a while, eh?

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of BeerNutta
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love this beer. Only thing that maybe you could fault it is the fact that it was a little too sweet.

A = Ruby Red with little to no foam.

S = Cherries. What else?

T = Sweet cherries. Almost artificial in taste. Very odd.

M = Very good. Moderately carbonated.

D = Good.

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Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of mishi_d
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Offa
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I find this to be a very good kriek lambic, far better than their strawberry or raspberry, but then I do usually like krieks more.

Red, it has a small pink head slowly shrinking to foamy ring and a few wisps.

Aroma is nice cherry, hint of cherry brandy and cherry candy and medicine, rustic funky yeasty hint.

Taste is nice, firm cherry character, but not too sweet, thankfully, although it leans slightly to the sweet side. It has a hint of rustic lambic character underneath - firm but still not enough for my tastes. It has a nice light acidic element. It's very good and enjoyable, with at least some rustic lambic character noticeable to round out the fruit, but it needs more and more depth. The problems it suffers, though, are all too common to fruit lambics (or "American wild ales," too), which to me rarely have enough flavour, especially in the funky/rustic/yeasty department, making this overall far better than most.

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Photo of tone77
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark pinkinsh color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of sour cherries. Taste is the same, a bit wine like, lots of sour cherries and flavor. Feels medium bodied and carbonated in the mouth and overall is a very good beer.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a reddish color with a slightly pink head. The aroma is mostly that of sweet cherries. The taste is sweet with cherries and slightly fizzy in texture. This is smooth, fruity, and refreshing. As far as fruit lambics go, this is kind of average but it’s still very good.

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