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Timmermans Tradition Kriek Retro Lambic

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


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This beer has instant appeal thanks to the hue of its ancestral garb and its fruity aroma which is so pleasant to the nose. Its flavour – bitter but with a very slight sweetness – recalls how pleasant it is to drink a beer that’s saturated in history. Timmermans Tradition Kriek Retro is to be savoured in the same way that one beholds a painting by Breughel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (1939) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2013
Das Bier ist braun-rötlich im Glas und riecht nach Kirschessig! Der Geschmack hingegen ist sehr vollmundig-fruchtig, aber leicht wässrig. Der Hauptteil ist säuerlicher werdend mit leicht übertriebenen Kirsch- und Fruchtaromen. Nicht unbedingt künstlich, aber zu viel! Der Nachgeschmack ist leicht sauer-angenehm ohne chemische Noten - ziemlich natürlich.
Aber insgesamt schmeckt das Bier für mich zu "Überfruchtsaftet" - ein bisschen weniger hätte dem Ganzen ganz bestimmt nicht geschadet. Zum Schluss noch die aufgelisteten Zutaten: "Wasser, Fruchtsaft (Kirsch 9,5%, Apfel 2,6%, Holunderbeer 1,2%), Gerstenmalz, Weizen, Zucker, Hopfen, Aromen, Antioxidationsmittel E300".
Test vom 16.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,12,7,12,10 - 10,15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EddyBeer1 (765) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
Rouge cuivrée, effervescence forte de visu, légère au palais, col rose abondant. Légèrement sûre, elle se distingue surtout par la trop grande présence de jus de pomme qui donne un goût trop sucré, d’autant qu’on y a aussi ajouté du sucre!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
375 c&c from Bu11zeye. Pours clear ruddy copper with no head. Aroma is very tart cherry. Med body or nearly. Tart enough to cause a shudder upon it hitting my mouth. But then some "sugar" came out. The next quaff was tart enough to cause a shudder. Involuntary, understand. It’s still possible to get some "sugar", but it is quite tart overall. I think it’s quite underrated. Nice, tart, kriek.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Douberd (1719) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle 375 ml, corked and caged, poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 5% Lighr red to amber colour on the body, with a small off-white head on top. Low retention and light lacing left on the glass. Nice and refreshing aroma of cherries, along with sugar, light yeast. Taste is lightly sour, again lots of cherries, some sugar on the finish. Aftertaste is also sour but it has a short duration. Medium thin body, low carbonation. A little bit tart on the palate. Overall an easy lambic, goes down smoothly but it’s not something extra-ordinary. Honest, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (644) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2013
Pours a ruby/amber colour with tiny white/pinkish head. Aroma of sour cherry, sugary. Taste is sour but there is also a lot of sweetness. Medium carbonation. I am not a fan of Kriek beers, but I found this surprisingly drinkable. So, I guess this is a decent example of the style (which always gives me a slight belly-ache for some reason).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (1541) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle@belgobar, sthlm. Reddish rusty/brick filtered. Old musty cherries, quite a lot of old, sweaty tones. Medum full body, soft and nice. Subtle acidity, enough to leave a cleansed palate. Overall a very musty soft kriek. Feels old.

-- bb/wp8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (8591) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle: Clear, ruby-amber coloured, small pinkish head, cherries and grains in the mouldy-sourish nose; moderate sweet-sour flavour, pretty light bodied; light to moderate sourish-sweet finish, surprisingly with cherries and a lingering tartness in the aftertaste. Quite O.K., even though not overly convincing…

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer_est_deus (512) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2013
Riktigt klar och röd med ett litet och smuts rosa skum som snabbt faller. Doft: Danskt körsbärs vin, gelehallon, farmors rabarber saft. Smak: Körsbär, danskt körsbärs vin, hallon soda, körsbärs godis. För söt i doft och smak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2439) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2013
bottle 2010 at kulminator . pours red, white foam. smells old already . taste is also quite old. i think it will go downhill from here, but now its still pretty drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (1897) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Clearing dark red with small off-white foam head. Aroma is sour light cherry. Taste is sour cherry, not too much sour, quite nice. Short lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201306) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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