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

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Timmermans Pêche LambicTimmermans Pêche Lambic

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Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 42
Photo of pagriley
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light and floral with big peach on the nose. A touch sweet, but full flavored. Not much tart to speak of, but very drinkable. A little sticky mouth feel as well but overall an enjoyable fruit bomb

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Photo of Indoneger
2.96/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Maybe the most confusing taste I've encountered. Sour initially, then very sweet, very good but at the same time weirdly awkward. Nice taste of peach that turns weird.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Appearance: pours a hazy, light golden-copper in colour with spritzy carbonation. A thick, fluffy white head pops up and hangs about for a time. A good looking beer.

Aroma: a quite strong, and very peach-orientated aroma. Not much else other than some dried stone fruits. The peach is very natural - way better than the usual 'artificial flavour' nonsense.

Taste: again that lovely natural peach comes through strongly - not much else to go with it, but it is a perfect varietal style.

Aftertaste: a touch of bitterness comes through on the finish. Not much tartness to cover the sweetness, but some marmalade jamminess comes through.

Mouth feel: reasonably thick for a lambic, made very drinkable by the fluffing carbonation.

Overall: I'm impressed by this lambic - it is very natural and quite sweet without being cloying. Quite expensive, but well worth a single or 4-pack every now and then.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear and light orange with an amber tinge and a tiny patch of lacing on top in lieu of a head.

Sweet with a lot of peach, naturally and some tart on top. There is a little apricot as well and some noticeable sugary smells, overall it smells quite juicy as well.

Sweet sugars, some apricot from the nose and an overridding peach taste. There is a slightly tarty taste and some sourness too along with some background malts and a real juicy flavour.

Very sweet and juicy on the palate with good, strong carbonation and a lot of sourness on top. There is a slight bit of tart and a fizzy tang in there too.

An average beer although noting too bad or off-putting. There is a good mix of sweet sugars and fruit along with all the usualy tart and sourness expected from a lambic. It's not overly sickening either which is a good thing and was a good change from the ordinary.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.7/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Brown 25cl bottle, produced for the Delhaize Supermarket Group.

This isn't a sour lambic, it is the sweeter version prefered by the big producers who are trying to bring the younger element into Belgian beer.

No pretence, this is a fruity, sickly brew, peaches all the way.

Not a favourite of mine or the wife, but OK when in the right frame of mind (for a sweet peach drink). Not the sort of thing you'd want a session on!

Just too sweet for me (and I prefer maltier/sweeter brews normally).

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Photo of jrallen34
4.04/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle into a tulip.

The beer pours a nice peachy color, bright and clear, with a light white head, fades quickly...The aroma is very strong of sweet peaches, a little candish but at least real and not generic aromas....The taste is also very sweet, almost like juice but not so sweet that you can not drink it. Light feel but super easy to drink.

Overall, this is a very good fruit beer not sure why so much hating. If you are looking for a sour beer that's not Timmermans. If you want a sweet refreshing hot summer day beer to just drink go with a Timmermans, no funk in these.

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Photo of movingtrain
3.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Lindemans Lambic flute.

Pours a very clear, straw color. Carbonation is very active, and the head is sitting on top at about 1/2 finger.

Smells like a Jolly Rancher...tart, sweet, very candy-peach like. Not much beyond that tartness...maybe some malt aroma there, but not too present beyond the fruit.

Taste is much like the smell, only less tart. The peach is very present, and very, very sweet. Some bready, malty flavors in there, too...but, again, like the aroma, the peach is overpowering.

The mouthfeel is all right...the beer is ripe up front, with lots of tart-sweetness. But, it finishes, regardless of the visible carbonation, quite flat.

Drinkability is low on this one...a few sips and I'm done. Too much of that Jolly Rancher tartness to it...it tastes like candy.

Overall, a cool thing to find...but not too impressive. The beer looks great, but lacks in body and its drinkability. Not too complex...a relatively basic lambic...fruit and beer.

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Photo of ricke
2.46/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale amber color, small slightly off-white head that settles fast. Minimal lacings.

S: Sweetish artificial peach aromas. Very one-sided, I don't really get much else from it. Reminiscent of cheap ice tea.

T: Plenty of sweet peach flavors, rather artificial, like soft peach candy. Some fruit syrup. There's nothing balancing the sweetness. Beneath the candy-like peaches are some noticeable notes of malts and caramel, and they don't mix very well with the fruity sweetness. The finish is short and doesn't really deliver anything else than more peaches, some mineral notes and perhaps the faintest hint of grass.

M: Light body, fizzy carbonation.

D: As with so many of the Timmermans fruit lambiks, this is more reminiscent of a fruit soda than of beer. Might perhaps be suitable as a sweet treat when one is craving for sugar, but as a beer - and most importantly a lambic - this is less than mediocre.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bronze amber body with a thick and sticky head of white foam, peppered with larger bubbles. Lots of foamy carbonation keeps the head going. Lacing is divine. Body is quite thick - those bubbles have a rough time seeping their way to the top. Looks great.

Strong aromas of peach and dried apricot on the nose, as you might expect. A rich jammy sweetness, full of sugar and fruit. Almost too much, and it overwhelms anything else there might be. But it's pleasant enough.

Deliciously fruity on the front palate, a sweet peach jam flavour, full of ripeness. Dries out a little as it continues, but there's no tart afterpalate or even a hint of bitterness. Maybe just a little pepper character later, but not a lot. It's just peach/apricot/miscellaneous stonefruit pretty much all the way. Not complex on the palate, but it does what it does well. Mouthfeel is quite rich - it ends up matching the jam character quite well.

You have to give this credit for what it does. It's neither a huge brew, nor the most complex brew, but it's tremendously drinkable and refreshing. I would most happily drink another.

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Photo of brendan13
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured into a Timmermans stange a hazy golden colour with an inch or so of fluffy white head.
S - Strong peche aroma dominating. Can't find anything else.
T - Again strong peche aroma but not the high the tartness normally associated with lambics.
M - Quite syrupy mouthfeel with medium to high carbonation.
D - I'd get it again but not one to drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250ml bottle, poured into a delerium tremens tulip

Pours with an orange body, fluffy white head

Smell, very strong peach scent, some perfume

Taste, sweet and almost yogurty flavour, peach and some fresh fruit

A bit too peachy for me, too sweet, too little beer, not tart enough...infact, zero tartness

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Photo of Naerhu
4.41/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hazy yellow body with short white head
Beautiful voluptous peach aroma. Very juicy.
Simple and juicy, no bitterness or sourness. Slightly creamy. No bitterness.
Nice slight frizzyness with a medium body
Very refreshing and delicous.

I dont know why everyone says that if a lambic is so sour it peals the enammel off your teeth its good, but if it is slightly sweet, its swill. The beauty of beer is variety. Gimme the whole range.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

250ml bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a pale golden colour... Head was slightly off white and had a foamy appearance. This dissappeared quite quickly and left only a thin line round the edge...

Aroma - Full on peaches and cream, floral notes..

Taste – Quite sweet with a big peach hit.. nice lambic tartness in the background..

Feel - Very smooth with almost no carbonation.

Overall - A good fruit lambic... maybe slightly sweet for some tastes but very drinkable none the less... recommended...

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Photo of Bierschenker
4.37/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

In the past I have aired my dislikes of altered (sweetened) fruit beers. But this time I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, it wasn’t really like that. I loved the mature not oversweet flavour.

I was pleased with a nice sour limbic odour smoothfully combined with a rich peachy smell. Something oxidising or chemical?
This peche was served in a normal pilsner glass, as it should be. A lot of bartenders don’t seem to know what to do with these kinds of beers.
The head was rather small and disappeared rather quick to. All that was left was a thin white remain. The colour was just as golden orange-yellow as the peaches it was brewed with. Some relaxing sparkly carbonation.
Refreshing peach taste, traces of malt. Fresh sugary mix.
The aftertaste is syrup like: the peach taste turns into a sugar like aftertaste. Which I find more displeasing.

Nevertheless this is a very enjoyable beer. A beer that is lovable during hot summer temperatures, but also during lower spring temperatures.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

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Photo of Weizenmensch
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Come on, this isn't so bad. It doesn't taste like beer, more like Passion Pop or some kind of weird peach shandy, but it's nice to drink. Mine is, in fact, nearly four months past it's best before date, but it's still nice. It looks like a beer (a slightly cloudy amber), but has the nice lambic sourness on the back of the palate, a pleasant ashen taste on the sides of the tongue, and it is very difficult to taste the alcohol. Head retention is weak - thin lacing present with real head only towards the edges of the glass.

It's sort of like eating a peach and drinking a weak, flavourless beer at the same time, in a room full of incense smoke. A good experience.

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Photo of GreenCard
1.75/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I swear I tried to be open-minded about this one...

Appearance: light gold, wimpy layer of foam that quickly disappears

Aroma: peach blossoms, apple cider, peach jolly ranchers, some kind of floral perfume that an old lady might where

Flavor: nutra-sweet sweetness, peach flavoring, vomit, chemically artificial aftertaste

Mouthfeel: light body, powdery feeling on the tongue, light carbonation, thin

Overall Impression: Well, if this ever was lambic, it has forsaken that "heritage" somewhere between the fermentation and bottling (or in this case, canning). It's like drinking a Glade Plug-in. Had to dump it.

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Photo of ToneControl
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A well balanced fruit juice / lambic wheat beer blend.

As stated by another reviewer, it's not full of complex flavours. However, it does taste pleasant - the peach flavour is wholesome, not artificial, and the underlying beer is refreshing. It is sweet, but not too sweet.

This beer makes for a pleasant diversion, but I can't imagine any normal beer drinker comsuming more than one bottle of this a week. Maybe people who drink kriek every day might consume it more often.

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Photo of rastaman
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A bit annoying and sweet, but bareable. Not really complex, but i suppose its balance is OK, lightly refreshing and drinkable, one for the the ladies, or the friend that doesn't drink beer.

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Timmermans Pêche Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
3.39 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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