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

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Timmermans Framboise LambicTimmermans Framboise Lambic

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 04-27-2003

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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of astrayan
5/5  rDev +54.3%

Photo of BourbonStreet
5/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Loved this lambic! And it is a lambic, so it's not supposed to taste like a traditional beer. Beautiful color and nice white head that lasted a while. Perfect balance of fizziness and smoothness. Raspberry flavor and smell were fresh, not artificial, like many lambics. Very nice tartness to break up the sweetness. Clean finish. Could drink this one all night.

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Photo of Helenr0211
4.71/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mitchster
4.53/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought and drank this one in Barcelona, Spain. Clear, pink, forming a foamy, light pink head with excellent retention and lacing. Carbonation is strong. Mouthfeel is spritzy with a light body. Perfumy aroma of tart raspberries and mildly dusty basement. No discernable hops or other typical fermentation characteristics. Taste is absolutely delicious with tart, sour raspberries, a dry acidity, and a pleasantly dry finish. Hops and malt are delicate and balance the overwhelming raspberries. All the ingredients are in perfect harmony. An overwhelmingly excellent brew.

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Photo of DuffManOhYeah
4.5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very difficult beer to review mostly due to the fact you wouldn't even know it was beer unless someone told you. I understand that many people are of the opinion that it really lacks that essential "beer taste," but it ultimately is a lambic, which generally do not taste like traditional beers. And though it might be considered "girly," it is extremely tasty.

A- Basically looks like soda pop after you let the head die down. Still is a very good-looking drink despite the fact that it's not the normal amber you see in beers.

S- Smells more like a fruity wine than beer. Extremely overpowering raspberry smell makes you want to swim in it

T- This is one of the most delicious drinks I have ever had, and easily the tastiest "beer". But it doesn't taste at all like beer. It is probably so tasty because it is overpowered with blatant raspberry flavors. Although I feel I'm being cheated out of a real beer flavor, I stop caring because it is absolutely delicious. It has a near-perfect balance of sweetness and tartness that will make you crave it.

M- Really refreshing and clean, not bitter at all. Kind of like drinking soda pop but with not as much bite.

D- You can drink it about as easily as Kool-Aid. The alcohol isn't overpowering but it's still there so you have to be pretty responsible with this one.

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Photo of poskok
4.34/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crittervision
4.29/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tattered label on a dirty 750ml bottle from 1985. Consumed on 12 August 2011 at Kulminator. 

Pours a mid-fruit-rot coppery-brown, very lively with plenty of carbonation, sloppy lacing, a ton of chunky chewed chocolate sediment at the bottom. Plenty of head. 

Smell is the obvious fresh raspberry, stewed strawberries, tart, but near-ripe red fruits. Mmm!

Taste is sweet and full-on raspberry. Juicy goodness. If any thing has disappeared over twenty-five years, I'm not missing it. 

Bright and sparkling mouthfeel. Some dryness, but lusciously wet. I can almost feel the raspberry seeds on my tongue.  

I would partake in a second bottle without hesitation. Sweetened lambics — a guilty pleasure. €12 at Kulminator. 

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Photo of Rojada1988
4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of kchannel9
4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of bark
4.2/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The liquid is clear; colour is dark red with a tint of brown. The pale pink foam forms a quite large head that sinks down to a thin lid with a fizzing sound.

The smell is sweet and very fruity with a clear dry note of raspberries and a sour touch of vinegar. Yeast notes are also present.

The first taste is one of raspberry soda that develops into a fresh sour/dry note with a touch of citric acid and a creamy sweet note. The aftertaste is sour-sweet and creamy with fruity notes.

Mouth feel is fresh with lots of tiny bubbles.

A well crafted fruit-lambic: Not too sweet, not artificial.

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Photo of Richie71
4.07/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of washburnkid
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a little sad I didn't get to enjoy this in a hot pink can, but at least the bottle I had was lined with hot pink foil!

It's pretty, nice head and lacing. This beer is sour as all get out. Fruity, but there's also a bitterness that takes a good hold of the palate. Light mouthfeel and ample carbonation. As with many other lambics and fruit/veg beers, before or after a meal is where this one belongs.

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Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of ChopsMeister
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of robertjskelton
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ho, ho, ho, thought this would make a good Xmas morning beverage... Pours a surprisingly dark, reddish-copper color with a large and fluffy pinkish head. Retention is excellent, and lacing thick.

Nose has a brown ale-ish malt nose with the requisite raspberry aroma, but it is not quite as strong as many lambics. Does not smell all that sweet either, not sure if that is good or bad in this case.

The taste is lightly tart and not over-the-top sweet. Has a nice biscuity base that is a nice departure from the norm for these types of beers. Raspberries are prominent, but not overbearing. I actually think this is a pretty damn good beer, but neither falls in the category of a Cantillon puckering sour nor the sweet, dessert beer lambics...kinda in the middle somewhere. Makes a delicious morning beverage and is soft on the palate. Not exactly "Belgium's Finest Lambic Beer" as the label claims, but I certainly am not regretting my purchase and look forward to the kriek version I have in the fridge. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Photo of admiral
3.93/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer exemplifies the diversity of beer - an easy drinking, sweet berry, summer delight

aroma: warmed up raspberry cordial predominates with berries, apple and blackcurrant

taste: strong raspberry, berries and sherbet with apple, blackcurrant and candy

the beer purists might mark it down for it's softdrink like taste but I think it's great. Full of raspberry goodness, it's a nice contrast to the majority of hop filled beers (which I greatly enjoy) on the market. A great beer to share with friends as it caters for most tastes

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.91/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev +20.4%
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 thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 01/25/11! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller stemmed tulip. Poured ruby red with a two finger pinkish head that subsided to a half finger quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cherry, raspberry, earth, sour, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, raspberry, strawberry, cream, sugar, and subtle earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The fruit profile on this one is the start of the show as it should be for this style. This made this one very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. The aroma was the only downside on this one as the earthy tone I picked up on was the true dominant factor. Definitely a very nice brew that I was glad I was able to find and try.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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