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

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2012
pours a dark ruby red minimal head. aroma of cherries and almond. taste is sweet cherry that is mildly tart/acidic. moderately carbonated contributing to a light bodied beer. quite drinkable but not the best sour i’ve had.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhamp9 (1086) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Murky red brown pour with a pink head. Aroma is sweet cherry candy with a hint of tart cherry. Taste is cherry cough drops and extremely sweet. Finishes somewhat dry. Medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alengrin (2203) - BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
Used to be simply Timmermans Kriek Lambic before they changed the name after the introduction of the extra sweet Timms version. Was often served in stone pitchers. Pinkish head over a deep ruby red beer, very sugary aroma and taste with red candy, cherry jam, vanilla but lemonade-like ascorbid acid too. A slight hint of tart, earthy lambic is noticeable far away in the background, but the sweetness dominates. Too sweet for my tooth, but like its Lindemans congener, not the worst example of the ’zoete kriek’ style.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kraddel (3489) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
At gollem antwerp . Pours dark red . Good white head . Smell is poepegattekes. Taste is the same . High and sharp carbo . Light mouthfeel . Liquid candy ... Bit dry mouthfeel

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1534) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Keg Timmermans Jolly Sailor bar Budapest. dark red good purple head. Nice cherry aroma. Taste is good dark cherrys slight sour prickly carbonated. Good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grubypawel (29) - - OCT 9, 2014
On okay kriek. Pours red with a small head. The cherry is the prominent flavour with hints of malt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2014
reddish-brown color, clear, very light carbonation. head is small to medium, light pink/white. aroma is artificial cherry with hints of vanilla. flavor is slightly acidic, slighty tart, but mostly cherry sweet. there is a bit of must and wood in the finish. not too shabby.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rdb84 (114) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Cassis color. Sweet cherry cola aromas, almond liqour. Nice. Taste is very sweet, a little candy-like, soft drink almost. Sour development which is really nice though. Sticky aftertaste. A little too sweet for me, but not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (36) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle BBE: 6/5/16. Well-chilled. Clear, deep ruby red body with a moderate, pink, fairly tight head. Intense sweet cherry and almond aromas. The taste doesn’t arrive instantly, but when it does its a heavy sourness with an underlying light-medium sweetness. High carbonation adds to the tangy mouthfeel. The body is light and the texture is fairly slick. The finish is short. Not much of a lambic funkiness here, but overall its a cracking sour.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VDuquerroux (316) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. A clear dark red garnett beer with a medium white head ; average retention. Aroma of cherry, sugar "artificial". Medium sugary sweet, acid note. Light body, thin sticky texture, average carbonation, sweet finish. Overall, OK fruity cherry beer, easy to drink, pleasant aroma. Lambic ?!?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1155) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
Crystal clear, deep red body with a long-lived, light pink head, good lacing. Very strong and sweet aroma of cherries, cherry pits, marzipan and Dr. Pepper: holy soft drink, this is sweet stuff! The taste isn’t as violently sweet as the aroma led me to believe, but it’s still much more sweetness than I’d expected from a lambic. There is a hints of acidity in the finish, but overall this is a sweet beer. The strong flavour follow the soft drink aroma. The body is pretty light, the texture is a bit watery with hints of dryness in the finish, the carbonation is lively. Being a lambic newcomer I had expected tartness and acidity, not sweet Dr. Pepper. What an entertaining surprise!
[25 cl bottle, as Timmermans Kriek Lambicus, 4.5% ABV, enjoyed 16 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Gårda, Göteborg]


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