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Floris Apple - Brouwerij Huyghe

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 20%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-14-2007)
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Reviews by SmashPants:
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SmashPants

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: decent 330mL brown bottle, bright and traditional Belgian farmhouse-style label.

Appearance: cloudy bright yellow straw in colour with initial fizzy carbonation that drops back to sporadic fine bubbles. A half-centimetre head disappears reasonably quickly, leaving a ring around the glass. Decent lacing.

Aroma: really quite pleasant - a combination of sweet apples and malts.

Taste: this stuff is fantastic, if a little too sweet for my palate. Again those sweet apple flavours come through, but this time there is a tartness as well. Some wheat and mouth-filling malts hang about too. Fantastic.

Aftertaste: the wheat and malts carry through better than the apple, funnily enough. There is a pinch of sourness in the back though. Overall, very nice and extremely drinkable.

Mouth feel: moderate body which is quite smooth and filling. Lower to moderate carbonation, which suits this lambic perfectly.

Overall: this is only the third lambic I have had to date. The other 2 I found to be a bit of an acquired taste as they were so different and so sour. This one has a good combination of sweet, sour, tart and a malt-driven smoothness. Very nice, even at AU$95 a case (2013).

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 08:35:08 | More by SmashPants
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metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a small collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of apples are present in the nose—these mostly seem like apple juice and not like the apple Jolly Rancher aromas I've seen in other fruit lambics.
T: The taste is similar to the smell except that it has a light amount of sweetness along with faint bits of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather pleasant to drink and the apple aromas and flavors don't seem to be artificial.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:12:25 | More by metter98
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RoyFokker

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-22-2014 22:53:52 | More by RoyFokker
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-03-2014 17:02:23 | More by shigg85
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-01-2013 01:05:17 | More by bigred89
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-29-2013 03:27:00 | More by ste5venla
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BiteTheBullet

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-29-2013 01:32:27 | More by BiteTheBullet
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buddha5050

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-15-2013 03:26:47 | More by buddha5050
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-06-2013 06:48:28 | More by artemh
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Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-09-2013 06:56:01 | More by Raziel313
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

08-31-2013 09:25:04 | More by pin
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-11-2013 20:11:12 | More by ekalb31
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-03-2013 22:44:37 | More by WOLFGANG
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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-24-2013 10:59:01 | More by desint
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

05-18-2013 03:03:38 | More by hotsudge
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PtypeNtype

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2013 06:00:36 | More by PtypeNtype
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Chepe

Chile

1/5  rDev -72.6%

04-05-2013 04:35:12 | More by Chepe
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matjack85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

02-02-2013 07:54:40 | More by matjack85
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VoodooBear

Puerto Rico

4.41/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.2 oz. brown bottle served in a stemless, oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Thin 1/2 finger head that fizzles out into a thin ring that stays 'till the end, and it leaves some great lacing. It's a cloudy, bright yellow color.

Smell: It has a simple, very sweet and pleasant smell. A mix of malt with red and green apples.

Taste: The sweet and sour taste is great and something that's not found in any other brew. The sour of the green apples dominate, but it's balanced nicely by a red apple and malt sweetness in the background.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and medium bodied with very little carbonation. It's light and very easy to drink.

Overall: Despite the sweetness on the nose and palate, everything feels nicely balanced, surprisingly. This beer is not cloying at all and doesn't have that candy flavor that turns away a lot of people from these types of fruit beers. It's great, very simple and refreshing. Proof that a good beer is not just about having a thousand flavors crammed into a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 07:06:58 | More by VoodooBear
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-04-2013 06:00:21 | More by cliff1066
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Garenburg


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-09-2012 04:56:22 | More by Garenburg
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scottfrie

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle purchased on sale. Poured into snifter.

A: Pours a very cloudy lemon color with a finger of dense and frothy egg-shell white head that faded into a lasting film.
S: Huge notes of green apples on the nose mixed with Belgian yeast and wheat. Apples smell candy-like and lightly sour.
T: More sugar apple candy taste. I get faint notes of butterscotch, cinnamon, spiced apple, wheat, and spicy Belgian yeast as well. I find this beer more sugary and sweet than tart or sour. There is just a hint of tartness in the aftertaste though.
M: Very smooth full body with a syrupy mouthfeel over soft carbonation. Actually pretty sippable.
O: Pretty similar to cider, and unlike the greats of the style. Not bad for a buck or two, but not something I’d drink often.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 02:18:01 | More by scottfrie
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kojevergas

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Floris Pomme. Served on-draught into a generic pilsner glass at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Reviewed from notes taken in June 2011. Cost was 3.00 euro.

A: Pours a one finger head of soft but not fluffy cream, good thickness, and good (~4.5 minute) retention. Colour is a semitransparent yellow.

Sm: Sour green apple and moderately full barley.

T: Apple body and climax. A bit like the sour apple flavour of sweeties - i.e. not true apple. Not artificial, however. Very refreshing and pleasant. Simple but effective. A bit lemony towards the finish. Very well balanced, but its simplicity makes this easy.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but not too thin. Full enough to support the flavours and let them emerge. Complements the flavour profile.

Dr: Extremely easy to drink, refreshing, and fairly priced. Usually sour green apple alcohol induces vomiting for me, but this beer avoids that. So that's a plus.

C+

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2012 02:13:39 | More by kojevergas
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +37%

11-06-2012 20:24:22 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a slightly murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and lots of spiced apple aromas. Taste is much the same with a flavor that is quite sweet. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but not all that beer like in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 04:18:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Floris Apple from Brouwerij Huyghe
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