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


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (10037) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe. It pours deep red-pink, with a thin fizzy white head. The nose is sweet cherry, raspberry, strawberry, marzipan and a hint of acidity, a lot less artificial than the standard kriek. The taste is tart cherry, sweet berry, floral aspect, yoghurt, lemon, lightly acidic, with a sweet-sour finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. A step up from their regular kriek, but still nowhere near the oude kriek.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2012
Gedronken op het oirschots bierfestival, ruikt zuur maar wel naar kersen en framboos. Zure smaak valt mee, ik vind hem zelfs best zoet. Verder mooi rood/bruin helder bier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3598) - Radom, POLAND - APR 13, 2012
citrus, grass, roasty, bread, cooked vegetables, banana, bubblegum, red, sparkling, white foam, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, astringent,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2012
37.5cl bottle, anno 2010. Cuivrée/acajou, col fin rosâtre. Arôme est de cerise, peau, fruits pressés avec ce léger profile de pomme. En bouche, cerise, noyau/peau sur une légère pointe surette, le tout est pétillant en bouche, léger, on y ressent l’ajout de pomme même ci cette dernière reste en retrait. Légère et rafraîchissante. Sur la fin, levure donne ce côté renfermé avec une signature qui rappelle les Gordon (une bémol). Dommage

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8203) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2012
375 ml bottle.
Rated on 20110709.
Pours ruby red color with small-sized, bubbly head. Aroma of cherries, sour berries and raspberries. Flavor of sour cherries, acidic apples and distant raspberries. Mildly carbonated palate with a bitter and sour fisnish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2012
375 ml bottle. From finestshop.be.
Dark ruby red colour with tiny off-white head. Sour aroma with subtle sweetish fruity tone. Some sweet apple, toffee and cinnamon also in aroma. Flavour is nice mixture of some sourness, mild cherry sweetness and other tart red berries. Very drinkable. Could be more sour but on the other hand this way this is very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2012
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx. Purple, small head. Behind the faint cherry syrup aromna lies some acidic tartness. Light bodied with sharp mouthfeel. Opens a door to lambic to the wonderful world of lambic for a brief microsecond, then it shuts, and you’re stuck with cherry syrup, tin and vegetables.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5614) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle: Medium and pretty quick disappearing off white to light pink head on top of a clear reddish amber colored beer. Smell hints of red fruit, cherry, older hops, some malts and yeast. Taste cherry, spice like cinnamon, yeast, a mix of sweet and sour, some older hops. Actually pretty good as the sourness is just a bit more present than the sweetness and thus this is not such a sweet Kriek... Older hops, yeast, sweet sour cherry aftertaste. Medium carbo, tingly mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a (light) watery texture. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Dark strawberry red colored pour. Sizable white head with a pink tinge. Slowly dies down to a small layer of bubbles. A little bit of lacing. Smells like sour cherry juice with a slight funk and a bit of a artificial aroma. Corky flavor. Artificial sweetener taste with some slight tart cherry. Woody tart aftertaste. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(375ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear ruby with a ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of cherry syrup, sugar, and tart. Taste of very tart cherries, bit of wood, maybe artificial sweetener (a bit bitter because of it), tart linger, not bad but a bit artificial

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