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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malt beverage with natural flavors added.


PlinyHarris' rating

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 Iím 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 donít 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 itís slightly more obvious in flavour than the Floris beers, and Iíd personally approach it as a sunny-day fizzy pop than a beer, which doesnít 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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GuideDogSaint (1181) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 17, 2016
330ml bottle from the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours reddish brown with a white head. Fruit aroma. Artificial fruit taste. Sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjogro (2447) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
At Maakunís. Bottle shared by Maakun. Sweet strawberry syrup, peach candy, maltiness, bubblegum. Over medium sweet and a light sour pinch. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (3567) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Clear pink golden with off white head. Sweet strawberry, light funk and lemon, dough, cherries, sugary, mint. Medium sweet and light sour. Under medium bodied with soda like carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (4145) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle shared on the train to Birmingham Beer Bash 2016. Pours a lightly misty vivid pink, frothy white head. Aroma is sweet strawberries. Taste is light, almost watery with an acute strawberry juice character. Not as sickly or artificial as expected. Not bad I guess, just lacks any real complexity or depth. Could be an English boxed fruit cider in a blind taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (1681) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Tap @ Answer. Looks pretty ugly. Brown & cloudy. Smells like strawberry candy. Tart then strawberry candy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from a craft beer advent calendar bought for me by Jill. Cheers! Pours a cloudy pinkish amber with an off white head. A bit of a murky colour really. The aroma is sweet strawberry juice and is quite pleasant. The taste is lots of strawberry with a little tartness. Very little in the way of lambic character comes through. Pleasant enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nathanvc (200) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
Pours hazy red with a minimal off-white head. The aroma has... strawberries, some other fruits and jelly. It tastes medium to heavy sweet with a well balanced light sour finish. Light body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Decent for a strawberry beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2888) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle as Timmermans Strawberry Lambicus (from SIP). Pours hazy amber reddish with huge whiteish head with pinkish hue. Aroma is sweet strawberry jam. Flavor follows the nose. Body is bit watery. Overall: I like strawberry jam, hence in hedonistic scale I donít mind this.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (1841) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours in dark red body with rose head. Aroma has strong strawberry character, light maltiness. Taste has strawberry juice profile, no bitterness, jsut sweetness at the end. Kinda artificial.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartyW (105) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
Aroma of sweet strawberry. Red-white head, Taste lots of sweet strawberries, almost sirup. A little sourness. Reminds me of a far better version of a sweet swedish cider. I see this being a good summer drink for people who donít really like beer.


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