Timmermans Framboise 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): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 04-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
216
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
17.96%
 
 
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3
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Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle - more potentially diabetes-invoking brew from this recently Cantillon-baiting Belgian operation.

This beer pours a clear, reddish amber colour, which leaves three fingers of puffy, rocky, and chunky pale pink head, which leaves some slowly melting frosted windshield lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of sharp raspberry pie notes (fruit and creamed Jello, to be specific), bready and doughy caramel malt, a bit of musty yeastiness, further muddled dark fruity notes, and very little else. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a somewhat lessened (but still heady) yeasty raspberry character, more indistinct black stone fruit notes, and some subtle leafy, herbal, and musty noble hop bitterness.

The carbonation is pretty innocuous in its weak-form frothiness, the body a decent enough medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a sickly-seeming creaminess slowly emerging as things warm up a tad. It finishes well off-dry, the raspberry fruitiness kind of muted, but still really running this particular gong-show.

Overall, this is another sort of anemic-seeming 'lambic' from this supposedly venerable Low Countries brewing concern - much more Lindemans than yer more typical robust producers from around the world platform of providing such things.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poskok
4.34/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
3.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thoglund
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.91/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed on the "1001" list, I will review it once I have it again.

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Photo of mothman
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Large fizzy light pink head. Color is a ruby red.

This one tastes like a raspberry dessert beer. A little tartness. Very sugary and sweet.

It is easy to drink, but it doesn't taste like a true lambic. Not sour or funky at all.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shelby415
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gutbuster
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexP88
3.06/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hendrick24
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Samlover55
3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.z oz bottle poured into belgian tulip
L- dark red with a pinkish tinge thin white head little retention
S- nose is that of strong raspberry jam/syrup
T- perfect blend of sweet and sour strong raspberry notes but complemented beautifully by the tanginess of the wild yeast
F- medium bodied syrupy in a good way, sparkling carbonation
O- great introduction for me into lambics. this is definitely a beer i would like to drink again despite $5 for a bottle

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Photo of HippieDave56
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie71
4.07/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gardner254
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bob_Rhoades
3.74/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Helenr0211
4.71/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From the brewery that gives us some of the most authentic, dry, sour and earthy beers; masterfully sculpted from the choicest of ingredients and astute care given to its distinctive microflora, Timmermans can also give us a sweeter, simpler and less rustic taste to appease the sweet tooth of fruit beer lovers.

And that's exactly what Framboise Lambic gives us. As it pours a hazy and rusty ruby-mauve, its head is short and quick while the nose is chocked full of raspberry overtones. Linked with musty fruit nuances, cider, lemon and plum precede a sugary malty-sweet taste of soda and syrup.

Bursting with fruit juice and a candied malt middle palate, the more earthen tones subside and the rich condensed sweetness cakes onto the tongue and balanced only with the medium intensity of the sour beer underneath. Vinously tart with red wine, its complementing green apple, black cherry, lemon, lime and briny taste offers slight reprieve from the raspberry dominance.

Its sugary finish is medium-full and lingers deeply with fruit. Carbonation keeps the beer creamy along with those bubbles highlighting the peppery and tart texture. As palate fatigue comes quickly, the thick layer of fruit sugars are saturating like dessert-type sweetnesses prevail.

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Photo of Ian_B
3.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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Timmermans Framboise Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
3.23 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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