Timmermans Jonge Lambiek
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Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Itterbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   ABV: -
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Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "Timmermans Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Timmermans Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (3440) - Baarle-Nassau, - FEB 5, 2013
Golden colour, no head. Aroma of lemon, wood, wood cuttings, citrus, sweets (zuurtjes) and floral notes. Quite sour flavour, lemon, citrus, almost like biting a bonbon napoleon. Very fresh, easy going, sour finish, light wood touch.
Quite brilliant. I really love this stuff.
(From cask -an enormous wooden barrel- @ Brugs Bier Festival 2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (161) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
On draught at ’In de verzekering’. Nice white foamy head, good retention. Hazy yellow golden pour, somewhat murky. I got lime, earth, citric acid and vinegar in the after. Medium sour but full bodied mouth feel. Loved the grainyness, peppery hints and brett flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
Timmermans’s unblended lambic, tasted at a Weekend der Spontane Gisting years ago; rooty, earthy, quite ’rough’ lambic, sharpish and lemony, a tad wry in the finish but complex and funky as to be expected from the genre. In comparison with Girardin, Cantillon, or Lindemans lambics, I found this one to be a bit unrefined - but I’m a lambic lover, so glad I tasted this anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
(Backlog) at spontaneous fermentation. (3 months) very hazy light golden pour, still. Aroma similar to a witte. Tart, lactic, fruit and leather flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - JUN 7, 2014
2011. Invecchiata tre anni. Aciditŕ tagliente, astringenza che avvolge il palato intrecciandosi con note leggermente floreali e citriche. L’effetto sul palato, almeno per chi piaciono le acide, č quasi divino. Buonissima! Tutta un’altra cosa rispetto alle altre Timmermans che ho assaggiato!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3368) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Cask @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Hazy yellow with no head and no lacing. Aroma is really citric and lemony with floral presence, grains cheesy notes, nice funk and wood. Taste is lemony and citric, very tart with light floral notes, wood, hay and vinegar. Light body, Soft carbonation. Dry and mouth puckering. Even in a blind tasting, it would be easily recognizable that it’s the Timmermans lambic I think. Tasty, but not one I would drink gallons of. Taste side by side with the Girardin Oude Lambik and they couldn’t be much more different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3805) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
On cask at Grote Dorst. Hazy yellow pour with thin white head. Aroma is quite potent, very distinctly citric, lemony aromas, light graininess, fresh pie dough. Taste is quite tart, lemony, light flouriness. Palate is dry with light carbonation. Actually reminded them of their oud gueuze, similar level of acidity. A bit too potent, but still quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2013
Handpump at Gents Bierfestival 2013 (taken from notes). APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, nice stable white head? This is a lambic right? NOSE: nice sourness, little lactic, fruity, grains. TASTE: nice and sour, sourness spreads all around your mouth! fruity, some peaches. Very nice Lambic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7260) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Enjoyed at the 4de Gents Bierfestival, 2013. This seems to be in that 6 to 12 month age where the appearance is more of a Jonge Lombik so I’ll put the rating here. The sample was tapped out of a beer engine and delivering a hazy deep gold body that supports a semi loose near white head of foam. The aroma offers up soured citrus, slightly moldy grapefruit, sweaty socks and a bit of vinegar. The taste is crisp and heads quickly into puckering tartness. I get lemon and grapefruit and then some soft faintly sweetened vinegar notes. This ends dry and moderately tart. Cool experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4248) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2013
bab 13 pours hazy blond. soapy small white foam smell is sour, taste is sour, almost sugary. very nice actualy. it has a thing going on that i can almost feel carbo ? weird, yet good !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 2/II/13 - on tap (cask) @ Brugs Bierfestival 2013 (2013-114)

Little cloudy light orange beer, no head. Aroma: bit cheesy, citrus, sourish, some yoghurt, bit metallic. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citric acidity (like Napoleon candy http://www.candyblog.net/blog/item/napoleon_bonbon vinegar, lemony, little fruity. Aftertaste: sourish, lemony, peppery, bit fruity, typical bretta flavours, bit metallic.

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