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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Woc (62) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2015
Slightly strange aroma. Not sensing any cherries. Lovely color, reddish but still a beer, head is almost white. There is almost no sparkle in the glass but you can feel it nicely on the tongue. It does have a typical Timmermans´ slightly sour taste. Not bad, not too sweet, not too sour but I would appreciate a bit more taste of cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Corked and caged bottle. Slightly dirty reddish pour with a off white head. Sweet artificial cherries, apple juice, raspberries, syrupy. Quite sweet and artificial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1064) - LATVIA - JAN 31, 2015
Red clear with small fastly disappearing pink head. Sour, bit cherry aroma. Sour cherry taste, some sweetness in background, also typical lambic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sten (710) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Ruby coloured beer with a small off white head. Aroma is slightly sweet and acidic. Flavour starts of sweet and finishes sour. A bit watery. (Corked bottle 37,5cl)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10562) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2014
from Apothibières - pours a clear dark red-amber beer with a poor head retention; aroma of cellar, vinegar and cherries; hints of cheese too; low carbonation, medium-bodied, tasty and gently sour; long aftertaste of vinegar sour cherries and with a lingering sourness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (9566) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
330mL bottle at Kulminator, pours a clear reddish amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of cardboard and light cherries. Flavour brings out lots of artificial cherries, light residual sweetness and moderate acidity. Usual quality of a lambic from Timmermans, which isn’t saying much. Not good at all - bleh.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (986) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 22, 2014
Aroma: Barnyard, light cherry, sour Appearance: Hazy amber body. Small off-white head. Flavour: Citric acid, sour. Light cherries. Strong carbonic sting. Barnyard, citus, lemon zest. Very Crisp/Tart Palate: Medium-light body. High carbonation. Overall: Enjoyable, good, but still not something I will drink liters of. 375ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 17F. Fruit Lambic

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Renobob (1219) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Peu sucrée, acidité modérée, saveurs fruits rouge. Finale plutôt désagréable sur l'amère.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6440) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2014
21/IV/14 - 37.5cl bottle from de Lambiek (Alsemberg) @ home - BB: 19/X/12 (apparently they sold this to me one or two months before it went bad, never noticed of course) (2014-378)

Clear ruby red beer, aery light pink head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet cherries, bit metallic, cork, bit of basement, more metallic. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little bitter, sweet cherries, little sugary, lemony, citric acidity. Aftertaste: citric, bitter touch, metallic, sweet cherries, bit sugary. Not bad, but definitely not the best Kriek they ever made. If age should have changed anything, then it would have been by making it more sour, and having the brett eat the sugar. So I’m wondering if they pasteurize this beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4004) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle @ Night of the Great Thirst (Eizeringen). Clear amber/golden with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is of sweet cherries, light hay, grassy notes and the usual lemony presence of Timmermans beers. Taste is slightly sour with sweet cherries (not extremely fruity though), lemon and grassy notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. That’s not bad actually. On the sweet side, but the balance isn’t horrible either.

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