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Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Itterbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Malt beverage with natural flavors added.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlinyHarris (28) - - DEC 14, 2012
Through word-of-mouth I’m told Lambic is sour if you drink it soon after getting it, and sweet if you let it age a little. The only thing Timmermans Strawberry is going to be is sweet, as predicted. It claims to be the best Lambic there is. My experience is limited but when drinks go around claiming to be "the best" they usually mean "the most generic." Neither have I had a great experience with Lambic ales yet anyway, but the flavours here are like a flavoursome, organic fizzy pop with the 4% weight added. I don’t get much beer underneath the slightly clingy, slightly over-sweet strawberry flavour that lets you drink in larger gulps, but forces you to rest it a few minutes each time. I think it’s slightly more obvious in flavour than the Floris beers, and I’d personally approach it as a sunny-day fizzy pop than a beer, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing as it does have (good) flavour (as well as a bit of additive). It still worked on the night though, a rainy night after a frosty, foggy week. A lasting beverage.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bursprak (909) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Hazy reddish pour with a pink head. Lots of artificial strawberries, earthy notes, plastic, sugar, syrup and some light tartness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2460) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at The Brass Tap (Tampa). Hazy strawberry-amber with a durable head ad decent lacing. Aroma: Sweet and fruity with a hint of tartness. Somewhat vaguely strawberry. Flavor: nice sweet/tart balance. Good strawberry flavor. Feel: smooth and soft carbonation; medium-light body. O: good for style but vcould be more complex and a touch more tart.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Murky mahogny ruby in color, small off-white head. Wild strawberry sweetness and some further sweet notes in aroma. Some cherry vibes too perhaps. Sweetish taste with hints of berries here and there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (606) - LATVIA - FEB 2, 2015
Amber, bit reddish cloudy with rich off-white creamy head. Sor aroma with touch of strawberries. Sour, with some sweet notes, taste of sour strawberries .

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tricksta_p (1508) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
Aroma of strawberry, funky notes, sugar, hint of tart fruit. Flavour is heavy sugary sweet and light tart. Too sweet and sugary for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4929) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle @ White Lion, Heptonstall. Hazy orange-red with next to no head. Has a small carbonation and a soured strawberry flavour its evident. Nice enough lambic.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (1065) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2014
Hazy, orange brown. Small white head. Strong, sweet strawberry jam aroma. Flavour has more strawberry with a caramely, malty background. Fluffy mouthfeel, only slightly acidic. Sweet, semi sticky finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimsal27 (272) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Tap at yard house. Hazy rose color with off white head. Aroma is strawberry. Taste is sweet strawberry with a tart finish. Very carbonated. Reminds me of a strawberry soda.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
LinusStick (2911) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Meh. A waste of a bottle. I love fruit beers and fruit lambics, but the lack of carbonation in this beer made it feel like I was drinking flat strawberry juice. The lack of any "pop" when I pulled the cork off was a dead giveaway. Aroma was nice. Strawberry Starburst with not much else. Pour was a flat headless, bubbleless dark gold. Taste was nice and big with huge juicy strawberry flavors. The problem was it was completely flat. Not a hint of carbonation. With just a hint of bubbles this would be a good, if not basic, fruit beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3003) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/30/2012. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart strawberry, strawberry jam/candy, hay, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with big notes of sweet strawberries and some light yeast and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big lightly tart strawberry, strawberry jam/candy, hay, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big strawberries, strawberry jam/candy, hay, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice robustness of big sweet strawberry flavors with some light yeast and earthy hop notes; with minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected for 4%. Overall this is a really solid standard fruit beer. Nice robustness of big strawberry flavors with light yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. It really doesn’t fit the Lambic style profile very well at all; but as a standard fruit beer it is quite enjoyable, as long as you don’t mind the sweetness(which wasn’t that bad in my opinion).


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