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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

639 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hammarby on 04-30-2007)
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Reviews by WeedKing4:
Photo of WeedKing4
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

Tried a bottle of this at Gigs in London. Pours a golden yellow/orange colour. This instantly reminded me of a Jolly Rancher with the strong apple flavour and slight sour finish. It would be hard to drink a lot of this, but its crazy how much apple flavour they were able to get into it. Interesting beer.

WeedKing4, Jul 24, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%

Appearance – This is a very very light orange in color with a smallish head.

Smell – The apple is extremely tart. It’s not like apple juice or apple cider. It’s more like if you take green apple, smash it with a press, then just lick up the juice.

Taste – I thought this was going to be overly sour but it’s not at all. It’s just a good, raw, juicy apple flavor (as opposed to apple juice) with only the meat of the apple. There’s no apple skin flavor at all, just the juice of the flesh.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied and extremely tart.

Drinkability – I had no problem drinking this but it’s certainly not a Lambic and completely lacks the requisite malt base.

RoyalT, Aug 18, 2006
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.65/5  rDev 0%

On Tap at Maduro.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy pale wheat color with a white head that dissolves to a thin lacing.

Aroma: The apple portion of the tootsie roll brand Caramel Apple Pop.

Taste: Dido.

Mouthfeel: Artificial candy tartness well blended with full fruit candied sweetness. Extremely light bodied.

Drinkability: Surprisingly decent despite the completely artificial aroma, flavor, and MF.

Great for the ladies but not for me. Nearly identical to a Demi Pomme made with Kronenbourg and Sour Apple Syrup.

DaPeculierDane, Jul 21, 2006
Photo of tectactoe
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours an amber color with a touch of gold; funny enough, it looks like apple juice. Decent head, easily brought back to life by swirling the glass. The smell is heavy on the green apple and apple skins. And when I say heavy, I mean HEAVY. It smells like an apple orchard and not much else. Very sweet and tart aroma. The taste, as you probably already may have guessed, hits first with green apple. Tart and sour up front; think apple pucker or a green apple sucker. Once the tart sharpness subsides a bit, a sweetness comes through and washes everything over. A touch of funk is detectable in the background and definitely becomes more prominent as the beer gets warmer, but it is always secondary to the apple flavors. Very juicy and cider-like overall. Yeasty around the edges and leaving a slight yeast coating in the mouth, but not a great amount. Nothing notable on the grains or hops - they're certainly there, but it's hard to detect much else other than the apple and the very slight, corky funk. Thin body, lots of carbonation.

This stuff is tasty. But I'm slightly biased towards green apple. It doesn't have a strong beer character, and even the "lambic" notes are secondary to the tart and sweet flavors and aromas of the apple. This stuff is certainly delicious but I'd have to limit myself to one. Almost more of a juice than a beer.

tectactoe, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of ricke
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%

Serving date: 2009-01-23. Served in snifter.

Presentation: 250 ml foiled bottle with freshness date on label (Best before 2010-10-29).

Appearance: I almost expected this one to be green, considering the looks of the bottle... On o more serious note, it's bright orange, almost yellow, and very hazy. A decent two fingered white head settles into a nice long-lasting coat of foam and leaves some fragmentary lacings.

Smell: Apples, apples, apples, and maybe a hint of artificial sweetener and sour aromas. Although the smell of apples can be quite nice and refreshing, this one is not. It mainly smells synthetic and candy-like. If I would use one term to describe the smell of this one, it would be sweet and sour soft apple candy. Even though it's kind of a unique smell, considering it's a beer, it's not that not pleasant.

Taste: A very prominent taste of apples up front... no surprises there. The synthetic character is played down a bit in the taste, but it's still there and the beer still tastes very much as apple candy. It's reminiscent of sweet apple cider. It's very sweet at first, then a slight sourness and some faint malty flavors take over for a little while. This is actually not a very pleasant part of the taste, since the faint malt flavor mixes badly with the overly sweet taste of apples. The finish is primarily sour, but also a bit tart and sweet. Again, the taste of sweet and sour soft apple candy appears. The sourness definitely adds to the brew and makes for a pleasant aspect of its overall profile. But after a while, it feels like I've eaten to much candy.

Mouthfeel: Actually quite good. It's medium-bodied with rather lively bubbles, that go well with the sweet and sour taste.

Drinkability: It's a bit hard to review this one. As a beer, it's rather unique since it tastes more like apple juice or apple cider. As an apple beverage, it's quite good, and if I would be in the mood for something sweet, like cider, I would definitely choose this one over most ciders I've tried. (But one bottle of it would be enough though for one night - it's too sickly-sweet for a second.) However, if I'm in the mood for beer, I would probably choose something else. It's nice for a change, I guess.

As a last comment, I must say that I really would have liked to see this one without the artificial sweetener and fruit juice. Although, I'm a layman when it comes to brewing lambics, but I think it would have been nicer if they would have stuck to the actual fruits.

NOTE: ABV is 4%, according to the label.

ricke, Jan 23, 2009
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%

This a cloudy, straw-colored beer with little to no head. The aroma is sour, yeasty, and prettymuch smells like green apple jollyranchers. This is an intensely sweet beer with a cracker dry grain contribution that knocks out the bottom to make it drinkable. The luscious green apple flavor is tasty but obscures this beer's complexity. This is a great beer if you feel like drinkin candy.

JudgeRoughneck, Apr 03, 2007
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

To start this review off i'm not much of a fruit beer kind of person but i have to say damn this is an excellent beverage. The fact that it is a beer frightens me.

A- Pours a light orange tangerine like color fluid with large bubbled head that leaves a nice loosly bubbled head. To my suprise has so lacing from top to bottom, minimal though.

S- Strong sour apple scent dominates with a barely there malt smell faintly showing in the nose. Fresh ripe green apples make the mouth water.

T-M- Once again sour green apple with a sharp bitter bite followed by very light malt and yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is superb with tangy dry feel that only invites you to drink more.

D- Highly drinkable and with nothing to convience you otherwise... maybe if you dont like apples.

wesbrownyeah, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of weatherdog
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

375ml bottle poured into a Lindemans lambic flute

It pretty much looks like apple juice with a pillowy white head.

Smells exactly like a green apple jolly rancher. You know that candy sweet little tart apple smell.

It tastes just like I melted a green apple Jolly Rancher and poured it in some neutral flavored beer.

Mouth feel is fine, the higher carbonation help a lot to lift the sweetness after your swallow. The drinkability for me quite low because of the sweetness.

I've had all of the Lindemans fruit lambics (thanks to my wife who is obsessed with them) as well as their other offerings and this is the first one I've taken the time to give a grade. I'm very torn as to what way to go. Lindemans obviously takes a different approach to their lambics than other Belgian brewers. They are making an approachable sweet fruit beer than is very non-offensive and gives any alcopop a run for it's money. i don't know whether to grade it on what I think a lambic should taste like or what Lindemans were trying to achieve with this beer. Tastewise it is very similar to NG apple ale but sweeter. I'm going to grade this on what I believe the brewery was trying to achieve with this beer. On that note it is a decent beer although I have a very had time drinking a full glass of these kind of beers.

weatherdog, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3/5  rDev -17.8%

BubalooBrewMaster, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine July 2007.

"Pomme" is French for "apple," and on this Lambic's la- bel, it states apple juice and natural flavor is added. Usu- ally "natural" flavor ends up being a clean, clear sterile extract used for consistency. Suffice it to say, the debate over what "natural" actually means is ongoing.

Head retention is pretty amazing, as it clings to the glass after each sip. Mild haze for a glowing golden-col- ored brew. Big aroma of a bag full of Green Apple Jolly Ranchers or a juice box was thrown in the glass. Very crisp and very smooth, with a fluffy moderate body. Big, tart and juicy sweet green apple flavor. Are we drinking a timid cider or a glass of fresh-pressed Granny Smith apple juice? A bit of Lambic funk seeps in with a mild cellar flavor; then some malt graininess comes through, which is just about enough vindication to pass this off as a beer. Finishes tart and sweet, with a long-lingering apple flavor.

Apple character is dialed up really high here--not bad at all, but this is certainly at the far end of the sweet Lambics. If you want more of the Lambic flavor to come through, let it breathe and warm up a little rather than drink it at the cold temperature (38-41° F) that is advised. Pair this with a walnut-and-grape chicken salad sandwich.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 13, 2010
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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

Presentation: This was part of a box set with a tall fluted glass and one other bottle of Lindemans Framboise. It was poured from a green capped and corked 355ml bottle into the fluted glass from the box set. The label has a description of the beer but there is no freshness date or abv%.

Appearance: It has a light hazy look with a pale tarnished or old gold color. In it there is a ton of champagne like carbonation. This helps support the tall, tightly packed head on top. The long lasting head makes for good sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: This has sweet and tart green apple notes with sweet bready malt and dry wheat.

Taste/Palate: Up front it has sweet bready and wheat notes full of tart green apple candy (jolly rancher) and sweet apple cider notes. It finishes with a semi-sweet tartness which is cut with some dry bready yeast notes. The palate is lively and well carbonated but still feels a little bit sticky.

Notes: I like this beer as a novelty beer. It is interesting but only in small amounts or as a dessert beer.

generallee, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of merlin48
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

Pours a hazy apricot body with a small offwhite head. Attractive lacing drapes the goblet in sheets. Aroma is greenapple bubblegum and apple cider. A hint of spices. Mouthfeel is light medium with soft carbonation. Taste is greenapple bubblegum and apple cider. A touch of wild yeast acidity. Slight mustiness, befitting a lambic. A hint of spiciness that seems to be cloves. A decent fruit lambic, but not my favorite even from this brewery.

merlin48, Jul 23, 2006
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3.63/5  rDev -0.5%

Small bottle, foil, cap and a small cork, no freshness/bottling indication. Pours cloudy light tangerinem with a near white fine, slight head and leaving slithery, stringy lacing, nose of sugary apples. this a quite sweet, sugary brew, undernotes of slight sourness. Dessert beer or perhaps with a salad. Sweetness takes away from complexity.

Billolick, May 29, 2006
Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%

The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma is strong apple with some light tartness. The flavor is a mix of apples, both sweet and tart. The beer tastes a lot like apple cider. Medium high carbonation and medium mouthfeel. This has nothing in common with other Belgian lambics but as far as fruit beers go, this is a good one.

Mora2000, May 19, 2010
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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

Second of my Lindemans two-pack with sampler glass. Shared this one with a few friends who are big on ciders.

Poured into a small tasting glass. A tawny brew, with a thin head and spritzy carbonation. Looks like cider.

Nose is green apple peel, yeast, sugar.

If you like apples and ciders (as I do), you'll enjoy this brew. The green apple flavor is juicy and tart, very enjoyable.

There isn't much complexity to the Pomme version, but the apple flavor is really superb. A great after dinner sipper. Hell, I could drink this for breakfast!

JohnnyBarman, Aug 03, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Apotheosis, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

andrewdanks, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +9%

12oz capped and corked bottle pulled from my cellar. i purchased this bottle on 7-18-2009 so has about 1 year and 2 months or so. slightly chilled poured into an oversized wine glass.

pours a golden pale yellow color with lots of rushing bubbles and a fair bit of sediment. speckles of blackish yeast floating around. big pure white head that was very retentive, lasted the whole glass. lots of sticky lace.

big wiff of sour apples, just like sour apple jolly ranchers. a slight bit of barnyard funk.

taste follows suit with the aroma. sour apple jolly rancher with hints of barnyard funk and caramel candy apple coming through, but mostly focused on the sour apples.

light and body, goes down very smooth and easy, could easily be confused with a non alcoholic drink. not too sour, but sour enough, just the right amount of acidity. fine sparkly carbonation that eventually settles out.

too sweet to drink a lot of, but i could see my girlfriend drinking this all night. has the drinkability of a smirnoff ice.

definatly a beer worth a try thats widely available. age has done this beer justice, mellowed it out some, and brought just a touch more funk out, but i wouldnt paticularly go out of my way to age it again.

dogfishandi, Oct 01, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

chickenm, Dec 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Dello, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of BranfordBound
3.65/5  rDev 0%

12 oz green bottle into a Lindemans flute glass.

Pours a cloudy straw color, nice carbonation, fairly fast fading of the head, decent lacing.

Smells of apple juice with a very slight funk in the background.

Tastes very similar to the nose, very sweet apples with the ever present sourness and that slight yeasty funk in the back.

Slightly wet, fairly light bodied, no apparent alcohol.

Very drinkable, verges on cloying, though. A little more complex and apparent funk notes that the Framboise I recently had.

BranfordBound, Dec 15, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

Green bottle, nice and thick, pours a vibrant golden color, lots of tiny bubbles, sticks around, good lace. Aroma was pretty much jolly ranger apple candy. Not bad, enjoyable, definitely delivers on the apple promise.

Mild sour presence, adequate apple tartness, way over the top sweetening, I guess to make the sourness more palateable to people who drink lambics but don't want the sourness I guess. Not as sweet as the kriek or framboise, thankfully. Very reminiscient of an apple cider. If they would just take the flavor and aroma of New Glarus Apple Ale, but still keep the spontaneous fermentation here, but quit dumping a gripload of sugar into it, I think you'd have a very good beer.

Instead, the sweetness here really kills it for me, but thankfully, it isn't as bad as some of their others, but nowhere near as good as the gueuze.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

williamjbauer, May 19, 2013
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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
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