Brewery: Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit Sweetened)
Other Notes: Canned Lambic, sweetened with sugar
Brewer Description: (from website) For anyone who finds strawberries irresistible, Timmermans Strawberry evokes the fragrance of long sunny days. Its strawberry flavour will have you wrinkling your nose in delight with each sip. Its luminous colour and its fruity freshness are a treat for taste-buds and eyes alike. A totally juicy experience. Timmermans Strawberry Lambicus is brewed by adding natural juice to lambic beer, a blend that is then fermented in oak barrels. After which it is bottled.
Its aroma evokes the perfumes of a lovely summer’s day. Its strawberry flavour confirms the nose’s impression, without being over-sweet, and is enhanced by a real feeling of freshness, recalling those tiny green granules that are found around ripened strawberries. Its taste is consistent and spreads very quickly throughout the mouth, finishing on a note that is fruity rather than sweet.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.64
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5
Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 25th December 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy reddish pink orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Strawberry hard candy.
Taste: Sweet, strawberry hard candy, strawberry, syrupy, jammy, strawberry soda, too sweet.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, too sweet.
Overall: Sweetened Lambic with sugar added, which is not my thing, as its generally too sweet for my palate. But the strawberry aroma much resembles that of strawberry hard candies which I love. Taste as I said was too sweet, but the strawberry flavours were ok. Very uncomplex for a fruit lambic.