Timmermans Tradition Kriek Retro Lambic

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


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RATINGS: 120   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.

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Christian (13932) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
Dunkbar Pilsnerfestival Pre-tasting. Red with a brown tuch, and a lasting white head. Aroma of cherry and marzipan, with a funky touch of leather. Sweet and tart cherry flavour with light funky brett note.

Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle @ Pre-Pils-Festival, Odense. Pours Hazy deep red with a Off White head. I Can sense the young lambic. Synthetic and sugary still. Marzipan.

dnicolaescu (2789) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 26, 2017
BOTTLE 37,5 CL, a year past BB date. Clear ruby, pink short lived head. Smells like dried sour cherries, sligtly acetic. Big sweet and sour taste, slightly winey and pleasantly acetic, with a nice dry rotten cherry note. Not lambic. Quite good.

danlo (3366) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
375ml bottle. Pours reddy orange in colour with a white foam head and aroma of sweet fruity cherry & funk. Taste is sweet & funky, dessert cherry, citric, with biscuity & grainy notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, with some residual sweetness at the finish. Quite OK.

VDuquerroux (1960) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle. @Les Herbiers, France, La Cervoiserie. A sparkling dark red garnett beer with a small to medium white ehad ; average retention. Cherry ( "nice" fruity), sugar, light syrup. Light to medium sugary sweet, light to medium sour ; light refreshing. Light to medium body, light to medium sticky texture, average to soft carbonation, fruity sweet acid finish. Overall, yes, quite fair.

Rubin77 (2752) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2016
F: big, more white than pale pink, quick gone. C: red to brown, clear. A: cherries, hint of apple, light woody, candy. T: /cherries 9,5%, apple 2,6%, elderberries 1,2%/ + ascorbic acid, it seems quite unusual, cherries, apple, hint of woody, simple fruity sourness, cherries candy, not complex at all, citric, medium body, good carbonation, nothing special here for me, 37,5cl bottle from Carrefour market @ Etterbeek, Brussels.

jbruner (5473) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy red from the bottle with bubbly pink head that leaves light lace. Aroma of sweet fruitiness, a hint of funk underneath. Taste follows, a bit of acidity there too. Not the best of the trip.

andrepintado (3757) - Porto, PORTUGAL - AUG 22, 2016
37,5cl bottle from beermerchants. Color is rose red. Thin head. Taste is medium sweet, light sour. Body is thin. Aroma is cherries, strawberries, light wood, grass.

Cristobal37 (1294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2016
Thanks for sharing Kapusil! Sour yeast plain old lambic aroma, not really getting cherries. First sip: Nice mild cherry with even sourness. Very light sour lambic, sweeter, but not too sweet. More and more sour with subsequent sips. Nice sour cherry palate. Still not my favorite style but really quite nice and refreshing; both in taste and in as a change of pace in beer styles.

kapusil (1565) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2016
0.375l bottle. Brick colored body, thin reddish white head. Aroma of sour cherry of course with notes of vinegar, hay and bread. Taste of bread, sour cherry, champagne yeast, vinegar and lemon zest. Very nice fruit lambic.

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