Framboise Lambicus
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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From:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #140
ABV:
4%
Score:
76
Ranked #28,893
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 17.33%
Ratings:
234
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 14, 2022
Added:
Apr 27, 2003
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  28
SCORE
76
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Framboise LambicusFramboise Lambicus
Notes: Formerly Framboise Lambic.

Timmermans Framboise is made by adding 100% natural raspberry aromas to lambic. After maturation in oak barrels, the beer turns a delicate shade of pink that is sure to delight you. Timmermans Framboise is a beer to be savoured with finesse and elegance.
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3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 14, 2022
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2.84/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Sigmund from Norway

250 ml bottle, as Timmermans Framboise Lambicus, from Bris Ølutsalg, Jørpeland. ABV is 4%. Pink to red colour, moderate off-white pinkish head. Sweetish aroma of ripe and over-ripe raspberries. Sweet flavour, ripe and over-ripe raspberries again, not much acidity. Little lambic character. Sugary and thin mouthfeel. Won't buy again.

Apr 30, 2021
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3.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by EmperorBevis from England

The bottled version I poured into my German style straight sided handled pot glass to real a raspberry flesh cloudwater body with good red tinted white head
Aroma is vinegary red fruit
Very sweet raspberry with very tiniest hint of sour

Jul 20, 2020
 
3.54 by Boone757 from Virginia on May 28, 2020
 
3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on May 10, 2020
 
3.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Oct 13, 2019
 
3.25 by heysuz from Indiana on Oct 13, 2019
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1.7/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by emerge077 from Illinois

Low-tier sugary fruit soda masquerading as "lambic", more like Framboise-A-Rita.

Reddish amber, thin layer of foam, minimal spotty lace.
Cloyingly sweet aroma. Smells artificial, red hard candy and cough drops.
Tastes cloyingly sweet as well, more like cherry/strawberry candy than raspberry.
Saccharine sweet candy aftertaste, flabby feel, just bland and gross. Didn't finish the glass.
This is trash. To quote Jean Hummler from Moeder Lambic: it's "candy factory bullshit".
Doubtful there's even any lambic in whatever this is.

Sep 26, 2019
 
3.4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Jul 13, 2019
 
3.33 by smithj4 from New York on Sep 30, 2018
 
3.65 by Maillard from Ohio on Sep 03, 2018
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3.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by flyingpig from Scotland

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.

Mar 26, 2018
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jan 15, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Vidblain from Minnesota

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.

Dec 28, 2017
 
3.78 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Nov 10, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Aug 03, 2017
 
3.55 by mishi_d from Romania on Jul 11, 2017
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3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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.

Feb 24, 2017
 
3.8 by geodonnokepyo from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
 
4.34 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Nov 19, 2016
 
3.26 by Momon from Philippines on Oct 20, 2016
 
3.88 by BlueSpader from Washington on Sep 21, 2016
 
2.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2016
 
3.75 by thoglund from New York on Sep 17, 2016
 
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 17, 2016
 
3.91 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jun 05, 2016
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Beginner2 from Illinois

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

Apr 24, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mothman from Minnesota

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.

Apr 22, 2016
 
3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Apr 11, 2016
 
3.33 by shelby415 from Oregon on Apr 06, 2016
 
3.5 by gutbuster from Kentucky on Feb 25, 2016
 
3.06 by AlexP88 from Alabama on Feb 06, 2016
 
3.44 by Hendrick24 from Wisconsin on Jan 31, 2016
 
3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Jan 13, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Samlover55 from New York

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

Jan 10, 2016
 
3.45 by HippieDave56 from California on Jan 06, 2016
 
4.07 by Richie71 from Ireland on Dec 12, 2015
 
3.29 by gardner254 from Ohio on Oct 13, 2015
 
3.74 by Bob_Rhoades from Maryland on Oct 03, 2015
Framboise Lambicus from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 234 ratings