- My Rating: [C-], I gave it a (3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Strawberry Lambicus – Brouwerij Timmermans, 4% ABV, 33 cl., (Itterbeek, Belgium)
“The World’s Oldest Lambic Brewery” (founded in 1781)
Ingredients: water, fruit juice (strawberries 11.5%), barley malt, sugar wheat, flavourings hops, antioxidant: E300.
- Style: (strawberry) Fruit – Lambic
- Taste: Aromatic authentic tangy-sweet strawberry light sour background barley rough wheat malt
- Where I got it : Legacy / Vancouver
- How much: $6.90 CAD (after 10% off) – 33cl., November 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: taste not worth my $
Visual: Aluminum foil covered. Pours opaque cloudy scarlet red with a nice 2cmm frothy head, 1mm layer of retention, clusters of very active micro streams.
Nose: huge authentic fruity sweet strawberry puree, magnificent. (lvl-10)-pungency
Attack: tangy-tart, subdued sour, fruity sweet
Mid-palate: (lvl-6-sweetness), real strawberry-tangy puree, background barley malt
Finish: wheat malt rough palate dry, strawberry exhale
Summary: The barley tastes very generic and is mainly covered up by the strong fruity strawberry presence. Decent strawberry flavour, but it comes across as very candy-esque, straightforward, and uninteresting after a few sips. Wicked aroma though.