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

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Malt beverage with natural flavors added.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky plum orange with an average sized (1-2 finger) light pink foamy head that reduced down to a large collar of foam with some really good sticky lacing. The aroma was all about the strawberries, with a little musty yeast and a hint of bubblegum. The taste was sweetly tart with a bit of maltiness and a strong strawberry presence throughout. It kind of reminds me of a “Sour Strawberry Jolly Rancher”. The flavor lasted a decent duration after the swallow being mostly of tart strawberries and not much else. Mouthfeel was light in body and slightly syrupy in texture with a very lively carbonation. Overall a very sweet and tart Lambic that was mildly refreshing. It’s a brew that would be great mixed with a good Imperial Stout...


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (880) - 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 (257) - 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 (2887) - 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 (2836) - 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).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cenzura (122) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Aroma: strawberry juice, very refreshing. Taste: sour but sweet strawberries, very refreshing like orangeade. Low carbonation, poor head and average lacing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Pours very hazy strawberry red with a thick light pink head. Aroma of tart and sweet strawberries, cardboard, very dusty notes. Flavor is over moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"as advertised...strawberry and not a whole lot else. there’s a nice interplay between sweet and tart, but it’s all strawberry. not subtle at all...if you’re a strawberry lover, this will be mothers milk."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Keg west riding dewsbury. Hazy rose colour thin beige head. Aroma is strawberry juice. Taste is same sweet with light tart sour finish. Prickly carbonated bit watery. Ok stuff.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
VDuquerroux (389) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. A hazy earthy beer with a medium head ; poor retention. Strawberry syrup aroma. Medium sugary sweet, acid note. Light body, thin oily texture, fizzy carbonation, sweet finish. Overall, easy to drink, strawberry aroma, lambic ?!? Where are dryness and sourness ?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6955) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
5oz on tap at Yard House Cincinnati. Mildly hazy orange pink color, like a sunset sort of hue. Thin off-white head. Leaves decent thicker lace. Awesome bigger strawberry aroma, plus whipped cream. Drinks like a strawberry shortcake. Moderate to bigger sweet taste. Very light tart, if any. Full body. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of soft. Lightly slick finish. A pretty nice strawberry ale, but as a lambic it’s mediocre.


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