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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Douberd (4914) - 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 (3617) - 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 (5604) - 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 (10183) - 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 (1163) - 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 (6372) - 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 (3886) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
This isn’t bad, but nothing I would recommend. Taste and aroma are okay for the style. [short review due to it coming from my backlog]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
375 ml. thuis – gekocht bij ALBO. Helder snoep robijn rood, kraag is van korte duur, maakt wel mooie kanttekeningen. Geur is artificiële, krieken, kersen, wat zuur van artificiële zoetstof en tevens wat lichte bitterheid ervan, de zuurheid van dit lijkt niet echt van lambiek afkomstig te zijn voor mij. Smaak begint met een medium bitterheid van zoetstoffen, wat lichte kersen grenadine, artificieel krieken, limonade toetsen, wat chemische zoetstoffen die een zuurheid aan het einde geven, wat stof een oude zoetstof smaken ertussen gelegd. Ik weet niet of het aan mijn vooroordelen ligt of niet maar als echte lambiek komt dit niet over voor mijn. Sprankelend mondgevoel. Ik reken dit ook onder limonade … ’t is ok. Hoe dan ook dit is niet waaraan ik denk als ik de woorden traditioneel, retro en kriek hoor. Hun kriekenlambiek daarentegen is heerlijk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bright ruby pour with a short lived white head. Artificial cherry aroma, some candy notes, and a lot of sugar. Has a little bit of a garbage aroma, too. Mild sweetness in the background. Intense sugar and candy sweetness with just a little bit of tartness. No real complexity to it other than the fact it’s sweet and sour.

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