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Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Itterbeek, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There is no other beer like Timmermans Tradition Blanche Lambicus anywhere in the world because it is the only white lambic beer. By adding spices such as coriander and dried orange zest, a light, fruity beer is created. It is subtly spicy and deliberately made cloudy. Should ideally be drunk from an authentic stoneware pot.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2006
Bottled. Light yellow, almost clear beer with some floaties and a small white head. Citric and lemony nose with some medicine and metal. Lots of lemon in the flavor, with a good deal of sugar as well. Almost sodapop-like. Sweet, lightly astringent and soapy mouthfeel. Very lemony finish with some hints of hops. Strange brew. (060810)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Poured with a small head that grew somewhat in the glass. Very light, with mostly bitter apple taste. Clean, easy to drink. I liked this one very much. Nice and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2006
Golden colour with a small thin white head. Wheaty sweet aroma with notes of fresh apples and vague hints of yeast. Fresh apple sour flavor with a light wheaty sweetness. Refreshing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2006
Slightly hazy, very pale straw coloured body with an average white head. Some citrus notes on the aroma. Taste is drinkable, light in body, some sweetness hanging around after swallowing but it is pretty lacklustre. Just doesnít seem to know what style of beer it wants to be.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Aug 07). Some citrus, slight spice and vegtable water. Really quite sweet despite the light tartness. Some fruitiness which combined with the almost artificial sweetness creates a bad impression. I couldnt really find much of the lambic about this but even then its one fíed up wit.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits with a very balanced sweet- and sourness. Light acidic flavour of fruits and wood. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2006
I got this bottle at a Geuze and Lambic festival in Lennik, Belgium. It pours a very bright golden yellow with a tall bright white fizzy head. Bubble in the head stick together very well but leave almost no lacing. The smell is very interesting, woody, apple yeast and a little dust. I expected it to be very dry. The initial taste is sweet, full of apples and sticky yeast, but finishes with a mild sour bite that is very dry and short lived. Definitely had faro characteristics, with slight lambic undertones. Great summer beer on a warm day.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ALLOVATE (2334) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2006
Is it a lambic - a style I love - or a Witbier - a style I loathe! Just didnít work for me and after tasting the tasty Caveau Gueuze Iím left pondering whether it even came from the same brewhouse. Tasted from the new retro labelled bottle and poured into a stumpy chalice. It was honestly good to look at as it leapt from the bottleís brim filling the glass with a fifty-fifty mix of creamy white froth and opaque pastel yellow-gold body of beer. Carbonation was well conditioned, almost microscopic and kept the head in place for the length adhering daubs of foam to the sides of the glass. Aroma was unusually musty - and I do mean musty - with notes of driftwood, dank, stone-cellars and stale, mouldy beer dregs. Undertones of spicy white wine, mushrooms and sweaty sock made it more interesting but not for something to drink. A hint of oxidation in the mouth concluded maybe this one wasnít in the best shape. Yet, it was tangy wheat that dominated in the mouth giving it a pasty mouthfeel and just a touch of lemon cordial, clappy cloves and pine nuts added to the otherwise bland palate. Finish drops off quickly with just a little flavourless tang lingering in the mouth between swallows. Body is quite light and its rounded enough but it just became flat and lifeless somehow. Donít remember at what point but it just did not excite. It really lacked definition; the aroma so awfully intriguing and yet the palate was pushed some lengths into boredom halfway through. Despite being a little funky, I canít see this improving too much with a better sample. Not my thing!!!! (33cL, scratched í07 on label [no date?], Intíl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a white-gold body with a small white head and bread lace. Aroma is flowery and perfumey with notes of fruit loops and yeast. Interesting flavours - I get a lot of apple yeast similar to Ephemere from Unibroue with some tart frutiiness. Very creamy and smooth. Finishes with banana sweetness. It tastes OK and could possibly be refreshing but something just doesnít seem right.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 (Bottled. 03/2006) Looks like a blonde. Smells like a wit. Tastes sweet like a faro. Finishes dry and sour like a lambic. Too sweet, generally, for my taste, but a good brew nonetheless. (03/2007). Rerated. The aroma just really isnít there ... <sigh> Still my favorite of the Timmermans line.


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