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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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325 Reviews
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Reviews: 325
Hads: 717
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 13
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: CualityC on 05-13-2006

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Photo of claytri
4.94/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer poured a cloudy gold with an off white head. The aroma was green apple. The taste was really more of green apple cider or cocktail than even gueze, but it was wonderful stuff. The feel was wonderfully dry and crisp allowing you to really see the beer underneath this one. I like fruit lambic's, but this is the first pomme I've had and I found it to be delightful. Now this is heavily influenced by my love of green apples, but I have definately added a favorite I will be searching out and purchasing this beer. If it was up to me I'd have it for breakfast every day it was just a wonderful beverage. (610 characters)

Photo of Brad007
4.92/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark amber/blonde color with minimal head. Strong hints of apple in the nose with some sourness detected as well. Taste is tart and similar to apple cider. There's some sourness at the back of the throat but it's more like a mild pucker. It's damn irrestible and very easy to drink. You might not notice that it's a lambic at first. Excellent all-around. (362 characters)

Photo of BeerBob
4.82/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lindemans Pomme pours a slight hazy golden from a very dark green 12 oz glass bottle with a pry off cap covering a well placed cork stoper.

Classic head of white fine bubbled foam forms and then laces the sides of an "authentic brewery glass"

Nose is of Granny Smith apple pie, not slight, but intense, and in no way cloying.

Palate is of Granny Smith apple pie, with the bight of carbonation.

Incredibly delicious and would complement any apple pie as a desert treat. (473 characters)

Photo of CualityC
4.78/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Last night at the Long Island Beer festival I was hit in the mouth with something awesome, and I'm not talking about one of the 8,000 too many fat dudes with hair gel walking around. If there were a best in show award it would surely belong to Lindemans Pomme Lambic. Pomme Lambic pours out from its bottle like my Platonic ideal of Apple Cider, resting in my small plastic cup with little to no head, but a menacing apple-juice colored body. I asked the man serving me this exceptional delight what the ABV was and he responded "8%". Knowing this I smelled the lambic, expecting harsh alcohol fumes, but only receiving apple. First sip, sweet Jesus, I left my frail mortal coil down somewhere in Long Island and ascended into beer heaven, where I'm never drunk and always buzzed, and water fountains dispense Guinness. I am not a lambic conneisseur, and so it is difficult for me to describe this in terms of other lambics. What I can say is that it has a sharp apple-y and refreshing edge, with a super smooth and full body. The slick liquid coated my tongue, and as for aftertaste... there was none to speak of, just apples. Overall, imagine every crappy "malt alcohol beverage" you've ever had, take that, pretend it tasted delicious, and combine it with your favorite hard cider. If you find this lambic on sale, buy it, cherish it, never leave, marry it and don't cheat on it, you won't regret it. (1,403 characters)

Photo of Onslow
4.72/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good lacing.. Strong sweet apple smell, emanated around the table to the delight of the other guests (Ma,Heather,Alan) ...
Golden haze in colour

...A fine brew indeed...

...SweeT, TangY, RefreshinG, WonderfuL ...
had at BJ's, damn that waitress was cute!" (271 characters)

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.67/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had always been a fan of Lindemans and I saw a two pack that came with a glass so I had to get it.

A: Perfectly clear light amber color: like a high quality apple juice. Bubble danced up the flute style glass with a light golden head.

S: Smelled like tastey apples. No offputting undertones whatsoever.

T: Amazing job of keeping the apple flavor while mixing it with subtle other fruity flavors.

M: Super smooth and drinkable. Perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall this beer far exceeded my expectations. I had had many cider style beers and wines before but this one did a great job of actually keeping the apple flavor and really bringing it to the front. As far as the apple flavor category goes this went above and beyond other offerings. It put the framboise to shame. (782 characters)

Photo of daythree16
4.57/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a straw-golden color with just a touch of haze to it. Nice sticky one-finger head.

Smell is exactly like a green apple jolly rancher or any other type of green apple candy. There's a nice natural green apple aroma but also a touch of that artificial candy sweetness. Taste starts with sweet apple, then fades to sour granny smith, then completely dries up with a bit of a puckering finish.

Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. The sweetness hinders the drinkability somewhat, but I could still drink this for a while. (518 characters)

Photo of StephenRich
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Since 1809 in Vlezenbeek Belgium the Lindemans family has been brewing some of the worlds most authentic and flavorful Lambics. Lambics are ales which are fermented in open vats, allowing the local and wild yeast strains to float into the wort (beer before fermentation) creating a naturally complex, spicy, and typically tart or sour beer. Because of this, many Lambics are sweetened or brewed with fruits or fruit juices. In this case, the Lindemans Pomme Lambic is Brewed with apples creating a clean, crisp and bright beer bursting with fresh sweet granny smith apples.

The Pomme is 4% abv, and is available in both 750ml corked and capped bottles, as well as standard 341ml bottles. I shared a 750ml with some friends this weekend, who really had no clue what type of beer they were about to enjoy. Most people don't really know that beers of this sort exist; it is always a pleasure for me to be able to introduce to people something so exceptionally exciting and delicious like the Lindemans Pomme! The Pomme pours light and hazy shining golden yellow with a one inch pure white head which fades to a light film on the surface of the beer. It doesn't really look like anything to special, but wait until you smell it. The nose is erupting with fresh green apples, citrus, light spice, a touch of hops, and pure summer! Its very sweet on the nose with a light tartness (almost rhubarb) and cider like dryness.

Before you drink this beer, do me a favor. Hopefully its hot outside, if it is, go outside, make sure you are in the sun, and take a deep breath of fresh summer air. Now go for a nice gulp of the Pomme. Its amazing! It is so clean and fresh with rich ripe green apples, crisp carbonation and sweetness, light hops, a touch of spice and tartness, all finishing dry and refreshing. There is a lot of apple sweetness here, but also a creamy pear or melon like sweet coming out in the malts - this is still a beer, you know. Its not to complex, but your mouth will be delightfully dominated by the flavor of apples and honey.

Because this beer is so sweet, it is not really all that balanced, which really does work for what its purpose is. It is reeled in though by the natural dry tartness of the lambic, and its effervescent carbonation cleans off your palate making sure that it does not seem syrupy. It is really a pleasure to drink, and is an amazing beer to use to introduce people to real beer who may be afraid of beer.

I wouldn't pair this with to much, it really is desert on its own. However, creamy cheeses would work very well with this. Be sure to serve it cold between two and three degrees Celsius. And Enjoy! (2,642 characters)

Photo of kristenspaintings
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious!!
This lambic flavor tastes exactly like biting into a tart apple, core and all. It has a definite "wow" factor that the raspberry version doesn't come close to.

This may be a little on the sweet side to be a technically perfect lambic. My impression is that they're supposed to be quite sour. This definitely has a sweetness that makes this an excellent choice for someone who thinks they don't like beer.

I'd recommend it to anyone serving cheese, fondue etc. (474 characters)

Photo of CuteZombieDoll
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy golden, nicely formed head

S- Strongly sweet, strong apple flavor, with a tinge of sourness

T- Very sweet and apple like initially, followed by a sour flavor. Initially, the flavor is almost overwhelmingly apple flavored.

M- Not too heavy, and not too carbonated.

O- A great example of this style, but not my first choice of a beer, since this isn't my favorite style. Great if you like a fruit beer, though. (420 characters)

Photo of drizzam
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had all of the other Lindemans Lambics and have been nothing short of impressed by all of them. This is my first time with the Pomme...let's see if it impresses like the rest of the Lambic line.

A: Poured into a pint glass...light cloudy tannish color with a good amount of carbonation. Very little head that left a very small amount of lacing down the inside of the glass.

S: Smells like a big ripe green delicious apple! I think if I had a big mouth full of green apple Jolly Ranchers, my breath would smell just like this.

T: Apple, Apple Apple! Sweet at first...then moving to a slight tartness, a little bit sour, on the swallow. This is a tangy little number...quite delicious in my opinion.

M: Light mouthfeel, with decent carbonation. Kind of a dry finish to it.

D: The brewers at Lindemans are geniuses when it comes to Lambics! I've not had a Lambic yet that even comes close! I will always be a fan of this brewery! I could drink this stuff all day long! (975 characters)

Photo of SilentSabre
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is absolutely wonderful!! This may, in fact, replace the framboise as my favourite offering from lindemans. Poured a cloudy golden orange with a thick soapy foamy head. Tons of carbonation bubbles both streaming upward and clinging to the sides of the glass. I'm typically not a big fan of carbonation of this level in my beer, but for this style, the more the better, I say. The smell is almost candy like. Sweet green apple is about all you're going to get from this one. The taste is quite sweet with tart green apple dominating. Nearly un-noticeable level of malt at the very end. You really have to be searching for it. Mouthfeel is very pleasant with a nice moderate carbonation sting to it. I almost wouldn't even consider this beer; mildly alcoholic apple soda is more like it. Nevertheless, I completely enjoyed it and will certainly buy this one again. (867 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a pale, hazy honey color with a fizzy 1/2 inch white head that fades to nothing. No lacing.

S - Green apples, metallic yeast, and slight vinegar.

T - Sweet but tart green apple, slight vinegar, yeast.

M - Very carbonated. Makes your spit sticky like soda does, but has a dry quality to it.

D - Very good but very apple cider/apple soda like. Easy drinking and quite tasty. (386 characters)

Photo of nuclearwarfare
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After the removal of the lid, an immediate smell of apples, cigars and hints of musty basement are immediately noticeable. Following the cork being removed, instantly, the smell of pungent green apples overcomes the senses. When the beer is poured properly, when stored and kept at cellar temperature, produces a goldenrod, orange highlighted brew, topped by a 1.5 finger head. This eventually dissipates and leaves behind a thickly laced cap.

A light and fruity, bubbly beer with carbonation akin to that of a fine champagne. When consumed, it produces a warming sensation in the back of the throat. Sweet on the lips, highly carbonated on the tongue, and it tastes of pungent apples, with a little bit of funk and hints of wet hay as an afterthought. The sour and sweet are well balanced, and the sweetness is not that of an artificial syrup.

Overall, anfantastic beer for peoplenwho are not a fan of bitter hops in their drinks. Excellent post-nosh brew. (959 characters)

Photo of oelergud
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful glowing orange brown translucent body. Amazing retention and lace. White head with a full range of bubbles.
Tart green apple with an underlying malt base. Cinnamon comes to mind but maybe only through association.
The taste is incredible. Tart apple all over the palate stomping everything else to the ground. Faint hops at the end of the aftertaste puts a nice end to the green apple which would otherwise get too overwhelming.
Good medium body and good drinkability though 1 bottle is enough for some time to come.

-Oelergud (542 characters)

Photo of BDTyre
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing golden, unfiltered apple juice colour. Very opaque and cloudy. Small but dense head. Brown sugar, tart apple and caramel apple scent.

Taste is brown sugar and green apples, with hints of wheat and hop. Very distinct green apple, tart taste...not at all like a cider.

Decent drinking, but can be a bit cloying especially as it warms. Very nice in the summer when chilled. (384 characters)

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like most Lindemans Lambics, this is more like candy than beer.

A- Looks like a hazy, unfiltered apple juice

S- Smells sweet, but with a spike of sour apple, like a Jolly Rancher.

T- Taste is excellent, like a candy apple but even more sweet.

M- Moderate mouthfeel with a sticky quality

D- Drinks good, but too much sugar to pound back (340 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful light golden color, slightly hazy, with large rocky head with good lace all the way down. Nose is straightforward apples, apple cider-y, and a sharp miscellaneous citrus zing in there too. Palate offers a great sweet 'n sour flavor with apple as the focus, and the yeasty bready flavors are there to complement nicely. Finish is long and sweet, and is very appetizing. (378 characters)

Photo of rayjay
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very crisp, with green apples just bursting in your mouth. Just open the cork and apples fill the room. (I was definately expecting that from a Lindemans). Smells and tastes exactly like green apple Jolly Ranchers.

Similar to Lindemans' other offerings, but this on is much crisper and much more tart than the other fruit beers they offer, which is a plus. Definately coats the teeth with hair from the sugar, which I see as a downer. I enjoy other brands of lambics much more, but I simply can't hate anything about this one.

Very very very very very drinkable. Hopefully we'll see this one around more often.

I believe this is around the same abv as the other Linemans (2.5-3.5%).

This beer is very one-dimentional but it's simple and right-to-the-point. It could be a huge hit for the non-beeries. The sheer simplicity, along with the enjoyability, made it rank high for me. I would much rather have a complex, traditional lambic, but this one still makes for a great drink. (991 characters)

Photo of sonicdescent
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Goblet. Pours a nice murky gold with a thin layer of head that sticks to the glass as it moves around. Smells as it probably should=sour apples.

Taste is also good if unsurprisng..could it be Apples? the interesting thing here is that I can taste a variety of apples as the drink progresses across the palate, and it isn't as sugary as I was expecting from Lindemans..much closer to the Kriek than the Framboise in sugar content. If both of those sound crazy sweet to you, stay away. Otherwise, mouthfeel is close to a sparkling wine and drinkability is mixed but good: Very easy to drink but so rich as that you probably won't want another. (655 characters)

Photo of scottyg354
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a straw yellow with a small fluffy head and minimal lacing. He disipates after a while.

The nose on this one has an odd funkiness too it, it's really hard to explain I almost want to say metallic funk. Apples are present as well.

Taste is slightly sour with a huge apple flavor. Think sour apple jolly rancher and you have a good idea. Personally I enjoyed it, probably won't be for all though.

Crisp and refreshing, definetely a good summertime brew.

Overall I enjoyed it as I enjoy almost all of Lindemans offerings. (538 characters)

Photo of SLeffler27
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours into my tall, stemmed Lindemans stange glass, barely building any head at all. Hmmm, it is a slightly hazy gold, naturally reminiscent of apple juice. Where are those legs coming from?

A chorus of granny smith apples, cherries, mixed berry, and undertones of yeast.

Lip puckering sweet, and tart with dry tones in the finish. Quite odd indeed. There is some mustiness in counter balance to the baked apples, and then there is a touch of cherry in the finish.

Light, smooth and syrupy. Ah ha, that's where the legs come from. Those yeast bugs left bushels of sugar in the cask.

Great for desert, but let's not forget breakfast. Leave the mimosa for someone else, this would pair well with an omelet, or French toast. Have at it!! (743 characters)

Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Lambic. Very good, but not very beer-like at all. Basically it looks like apple juice. It smells like sour apple. You pretty much get what's advertised here. Taste like apples, of course. It is slightly sour, but nothing unbearable. The drinkability is very high on this. I look forward to trying more Lambics after having this. (337 characters)

Photo of BlackAngus
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow...I've had all of the other Lindemans products available in my area (peach, cherry, raspberry), and this topped them. Really enjoyable, if a tad sweet.

Fantastic sour apple flavor, enhancing the natural open-fermentation sourness of the lambic style.

THe only disappointment is the price...I paid almost $7 for a 12oz bottle. But if money is no object, or if you're a big fan of the style, definitely give it a try. (427 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy yellow/golden straw color with a fluffy white head

S- Sour apple Jolly Rangers and yeast, slightly funky.

T- Sour/tart apples with a hint on lemon and a little bit of a funky finish.

M- Smooth, crisp, refreshing.

D- Easy to drink and very enjoyable. Like drink a good granny smith apple. (299 characters)

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