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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

627 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 10
Gots: 29 | 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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sweemzander

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

12oz. corked and capped bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

(A)- Pours a clear yet pale golden color. Produced a decent white head that dissipated to a thin film.

(S)- A bright and fresh granny smith apple-like tartness in front of a subtle dry straw/hay component.

(T)- Just like the smell. A burst of juicy apples with a light tartness followed by a subtle hay/straw finish.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance with a bright and fresh fruit profile. Minimal tartness. Smooth.

(D)- A tasty brew that could easily substitute champagne for any occasion. Fruity for sure with a tart crispness. However, it being a fruit lambic, it just tastes like an alcoholic apple juice. A gallon of this would be easy to consume though; goes down extremely easy.

09-07-2010 17:26:18 | More by sweemzander
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kzoobrew

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%

Review input from notes. Enjoyed 02/16/10.

Poured into Lindeman flute. Clear golden pear colored body. Effervescent one and a half finger head. Decent retention with a surprising amount of lacing.

Big apple aroma. Sweet and tart. Combination of natural apple juice and a rather processed artificial aroma. Not much else going on in the nose.

Sweet artifical apple flavor. Light touch of tartness on the back end. Very sweet and candy like, stops just short of cloying.

Light and crisp bodied. Sticky sweetness linger other wise finish is almost dry.

Very easy to drink. Flavors are not to my preference but not offensive. Could be enjoyable under the right circumstances.

08-28-2010 17:10:07 | More by kzoobrew
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -19.7%

Pomme has a dull, hazy, golden-yellow colored body with a nice white head that is made up of tightly packed little bubbles.

The aroma is packed with an artificial, green apple flavor, much like what you would find in a jolly rancher candy. Underneath the sugary sweetness there is a hint of tartness.

It seems that the aroma pretty much told me everything I needed to know about this beer, as the dominant flavor is a sugary sweet, artificial tasting apple flavor that reminds me of a jolly rancher. At least the flavor has a little bit more going for it than the aroma though. A funky tartness sits underneath all of that candy flavor, and there is even a faint flavor that reminds of a actual apple; as in a green piece of fruit instead of a green hunk of candy. Even that flavor is a bit strange, however, because it reminds me of apple skin more than anything.

Mouthfeel is fine. It seems that Pomme has the look and the feel of an decent lambic.

This one is a little bit too sweet for me, and the 375ml bottle was more than I wanted to finish on my own.

08-23-2010 15:20:47 | More by Hojaminbag
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StephenRich

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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!

08-23-2010 01:35:59 | More by StephenRich
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earthboundagain

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

From Notes:


The color is almost a corn yellow; the head is white and is like a small cloud in my glass.

Ok the smell is like a sour candy apple, with a touch of yeast, and a slight funk.

The taste is not bad at all; we have a nice tart apple, mixed with some funky yeast, and some candi sugar sweetness to balance the beast.

The mouthfeel is super sticky and very bubbly; the beer is a sipper, unless you have a sweet tooth.

08-18-2010 00:33:42 | More by earthboundagain
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Landfill21

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%

Very sour taste. Reminds me of a sour woodchuck. Definitely not as good as the Kriek or Frambois by Lindeman's. It is has a very sour taste, close to being overpowering.

Drank this in a pint glass. Color is rusty/hazy with sediments spinning about. There is a decent head that leaves a ring down the glass.

08-15-2010 03:56:04 | More by Landfill21
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brianjay

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Drank this out of a tulip glass. My first lambic in recent memory.
The body is a rustic, hazy, dull gold. You can see some of the yeast sediment spinning around. The head is light yet creamy. Full of air pockets, it leaves a very attractive lace around the glass.
Smell is of green apples and sugar.
SOUR SOUR SOUR green apple Jolly Rancher taste. It escapes quickly, leaving a subtle dryness on the tongue. The body is lively and smooth.

Not a fan of the overpowering sourness, but seems to be an all around quality beer for its style.

08-11-2010 04:29:18 | More by brianjay
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

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!

08-03-2010 04:18:54 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%

Presentation: Split a small bottle of this with a friend. Poured my 3/4ths of the bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow in color and very clear. One finger white head that has almost no retention.

Aroma: Green apple aromas alomost exactly like that of a Jolly Rancher. Almost artificial tasting. A slight barnyard funk to it, but its completely overshadowed by the sweet green apple.

Taste: Much like the taste, the apple dominates. Some barnyard in there as well, but the apple is the star. The sweetest Lindeman's I have had to date.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Much like champagne.

Drinkability: Considering the low ABV and sweet flavors, this is pretty drinkable. The sweetness can wear thin after a while, but its not hard to have a couple of these.

Overall, a pretty one note lambic.Big apple sweetness, but not much else. It was enjoyable, but it tastes a bit much like a Jolly Rancher for my taste. A good introduction to the style at least.

08-02-2010 03:56:22 | More by Gosox8787
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velosuds

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

From notes - enjoyed this earlier in the week with my sister-in-law while on vacation.

A-Pours a clear apple cider color with a one finger off white head that leaves modest lacing on the glass.

S-Apples, sweet, ripe, and tart apples. Quite nice.

T-Nice balance of tart and sweet apples with some mild hop bitterness. Very fruity and festive. Good cold, and as it warms.

M-Very smooth and well carbonated. Feels too good to be beer.

D-I like the lambic style, and this is good. Wish it weren't so expensive.

07-16-2010 05:50:22 | More by velosuds
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michaelpcarney

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

A - Pours a light cider / Low foam / Settles to nothing

S - Green apples!! / Nice Finish

T - Sweet & Tart Green Apple / Light Yeast on the back

M - High Carbs / Very Sticky / Very Light

D - Apple Cider Soda / Too much sweets for another

Serving type: TAP

07-11-2010 14:22:07 | More by michaelpcarney
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morimech

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured into the Lindemans flute. Slight chill haze and pale golden in color. Very minimal head that does not hang around for long. A little lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is sour apples with just a hint of funky barnyard. Musty and appetizing all at once. The flavor starts with a dose of green apple that does not totally go away but gets complimented by some mild funkiness. Not as lip puckering as many other lambics but it still has a noticeable tartness. Light body with lively carbonation that seems to go well with this beer. Refreshing and easy to drink for a lambic. Worth a try if you like sour apple.

07-04-2010 17:49:50 | More by morimech
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bagpiper2005

Idaho

4/5  rDev +9.6%

From a Lindemans gift pack containing this and the Framboise. Poured into the novelty glass included.

Pour: Effervescent apple juice color that developed a nice two fingers of head that retained fairly well and left traces of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Tart green apples with some sugary sweetness and you get some notes from the wild yeasts.

Taste: Tart, sweet green apple flavor, a bit yeasty, and slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very highly carbonated and light bodied. I agree with the other reviewers that say it's like sparkling cider.

Drinkability: Goes down very easily and is one of the most refreshing beers I've drank.

Final Notes: A must-try for green apple fans. Makes either a great dessert beer or breakfast beer. Liked this one a little better than the Framboise.

07-03-2010 21:04:08 | More by bagpiper2005
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.43/5  rDev +21.4%

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.

06-30-2010 03:00:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%

This is what happens when you take your non-drinking fiancee' to a beer bar: you end up trying every Lindemans brew they have.

A - Golden color, little bit of cloudy stuff floating in there. Small white head.

S - Smells like granny smith apples. I don't know really what else to say, smells like apple juice.

T - Tastes like apple juice, maybe a little jolly rancheresque as well. But really, huge apple presense. It's not bad, but I don't really like apple juice.

M - Sugary, syrupy, heavy side of medium bodied. Very juice like.

D - Well, great if you like apple juice, it's not really my thing.

06-18-2010 02:46:20 | More by AgentZero
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wahhmaster

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Lindemans flute.

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden color (like apple juice). Has a thin, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves considerable lacing.

Smell: I agree with most of the other reviews for this beer in that it smells almost exactly like green apple Jolly Ranchers. There is a subtle hint of spiciness in the background as well.

Taste: Slightly bitter and yeasty up front. Develops into a very tart green apple flavor. Very tasty. Probably one of my favorites of Lindemans lambics.

Mouthfeel: Light and bubbly, like champagne.

Drinkability: Another exceptional fruit lambic by Lindemans. Definitely worth a try.

06-01-2010 19:25:12 | More by wahhmaster
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%

a: This was a clear, bright golden color. It poured with a large, firm, sticky white head.

s: Smells like apple juice, I was hoping for more cider character. Very sweet smelling, very little to remind me of a traditional lambic, just a hint of earthiness.

t: This is just too sweet for me. I taste apple juice and little else. Some suggestions of wheat and a barely noticeable bit of tartness.

m: A bit on the heavy side for what is supposed to be light and refreshing.

d: I'm sure this is as they intended, its just lacking in tartness and is too sickly sweet for my taste.

06-01-2010 15:31:24 | More by DIM
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Tballz420

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +11%

Big active white head on top of a bubbly, hazy, light gold brew. Fair ammount of lacing. The scent is pretty sour, apples and barnyard. Very sour taste, makes ya pucker up. Apple juice is the main course, pretty sweet. Very active mouth, pretty thin and wet. Me likey

05-31-2010 01:20:57 | More by Tballz420
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

Pours with a bright white head that disappears almost immediately. Lots of bubbles racing to to top. Golden yellow in colour.

This beer does taste and smells similar to the green jolly rancher candies (fine by me cause I like them). Lots of sweet and soury apples and a little barnyard funk.

The only difference between the nose and the palate is its a little sweeter on the tongue. This is one of those beers that are great on a very hot day but having more than one or two and it becomes a little to sweet for my liking.

05-27-2010 07:50:19 | More by irishkyle21
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Mora2000

Texas

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.

05-19-2010 02:37:32 | More by Mora2000
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

355ml bottle. I like the dual fastening system, which requires two separate tools to open, like there's a secret inside worth protecting or something.

This beer pours a hazy, medium, um 'apple juice' yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, billowy, and densely foamy off-white head, which leaves some wildly erratic, swirling eddy lace around the glass in its slow and meandering wake.

It smells of tart and sweet apple juice, mild earthy yeast, and a sort of sour apple pie crust graininess. The taste is candy-like sweet n' sour green apples, musty apple cider, a saccharine grainy, and somewhat bready maltiness, faintly funky yeast, and some light earthy, grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is moderate, just a wee frothiness here and there, the body medium-full in weight for the style, kind of fleshy, and yet smooth by the same sword. It finishes off-dry and generally clean, the yeasty apple fruitiness hard to deny or dispel entirely.

An enjoyable fruit-laden lambic, one that relies on the inherent tartness of the apple, with little in the way of extra sugar, rendering a decent balance between the tart and the sweet. Along with the cassis and the raspberry versions, there seems to be a divide developing in this line of entry-level fruit lambics, i.e. sweet, vs. not so sweet.

04-24-2010 22:59:50 | More by biboergosum
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metter98

New York

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%

A: Poured clear golden yellow with a very slight haziness. There was a small white head that quickly died down into a thin layer of bubbles, which later only surrounded the edges of the glass. The level of carbonation is light.
S: The aroma is strikingly very similar to Jolly Rancher candy - sweet green apples.
T: The taste is nearly identical to the smell, except there's a slight bit of sourness in the finish.
M: The beer feels light bodied on the palate, similar to sparkling cider. It's sweeter, but doesn't taste that syrupy because of the carbonation.
D: Very easy to drink. I could easily have lots of these in a sitting but it's a good beer to start out before moving on to other styles.

04-05-2010 00:52:01 | More by metter98
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cudmud

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: One finger of foam and a nice steady stream of bubbles. This brew has a clear, but hazy appearance.

Smell: This beer has a rich, strong apple smell and is combined with a citrus hint of hops.

Taste: This beer has a killer apple taste that is nicely balanced with hops. However, it's very sour. Perhaps too sour.

Mouthfeel: Velvet, creamy, and smooth.

Drinkability: It's good, and I'll drink it again, but I don't think I can drink more than one per night.

03-24-2010 03:04:25 | More by cudmud
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Bfarr

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

The aroma from this hits you immediately. Pour this into a snifter and it just blasts your olfactory senses. It's not just a sharp sour apple aroma, a little alcohol and wood bleed through. It has a fairly standard cider look to it with a bit of foam. High carbonation gives this a club soda feel. The taste is crisp and refreshing with a green apple peel tartness with a little lemon and oak underlining it all. Certainly not a preference of mine, but for a lambic it is very pleasant.

03-17-2010 02:22:15 | More by Bfarr
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

I poured into my Carlsberg 250ml glass. It is a hazy yellow color with a couple inches of white head. I could smell the green apple as soon as I pulled the cork. The aroma is pretty intense. I also get a musty basement smell, too. The taste is really sweet up front like a honeycrisp apple. Then there is some sourness through the middle, but it finishes on the sweet side. It reminds me of apple juice with some sourness in it. I happen to like apple juice. As far as the Lindemans fruits go, I like this, and the cassis is the best IMHO. These beers tend to be really sweet and tough to drink more than one.

Gezondheid!

03-10-2010 02:33:58 | More by buschbeer
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