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

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

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 04-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,125
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
224
pDev:
17.33%
 
 
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Photo of smithj4
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Maillard
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle from Valhalla's Goat, Glasgow (£2.99):
This one was an interesting offering in that it was very sweet throughout but didn't quite turning sickening, although it threatened too towards the end of the taste but stopped short of it. There was a nice combination of berries featuring with raspberries dominating & some strawberries sitting before some blackberries seen things out. It was a relatively easy beer to drink with fine carbonation & some subtle malts helping the balance slightly but I doubt I could drink more than one of this in a row.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am a tremendous sucker for raspberry and strawberry in beer. I know there are all kinds of critical reviews of fruit beers like Abita Strawberry, likewise Lindeman's Cassis or Framboise - but I love how sweet and delicious this stuff is.

Timmerman's Framboise has a very thick, rich feel to it, and it somehow manages to dodge the syrupy, cloying mouth feel that makes a beer a novelty for me. I could drink several glasses of Framboise. As this bottle is a 2012 vintage, I have to imagine that age has been quite kind to it.

Between the fantastic raspberry nose and taste, this is an excellent beer.

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Photo of StormAles
3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pokal, the appearance was a ruby red color with a subtle transparency about it. Just a quarter finger's worth of white foamy head that dissipated immediately to not leave any lace.
The aroma smelled like raspberry puree' - the sweet with the tart shaping around some musty yeast and grassy notes. Light lemon acidity ever so slightly in the background.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side to roll into the tart side quaintly. Substantial acidity but not distracting. Nice red raspberry aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Lack of grip from the acidity tells me it's a lambic - that slow moving sort of feel which I like a lot. Carbonation did feel a little prickly, but not burdensome. ABV felt on par. Quick raspberry sort of finish.
Overall, as a lambic - fruit, this is definitely one of the better beers by Timmerman's and actually went well on an early humid August night.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
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 who provide such things.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poskok
4.34/5  rDev +31.9%
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 +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thoglund
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.91/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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 +7.3%
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 +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shelby415
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gutbuster
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexP88
3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hendrick24
3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Timmermans Framboise Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 224 ratings