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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

582 Ratings
THE BROS
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okay

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%


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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dansmcd

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, yellowy gold with a thin creamy white head that settles to a cap with solid spots of lacing.

S - Golden delicious apples, very sweet, apple pie with cinnamon, sugary apple flavoured lollies.

T - Really sweet, kind of artifical apple flavour but not in a bad way, balanced nicely with a funky tartness.

M - Light body with an appropriately high carbonation.

O - Clearly not the most authentic of lambics but it is very refreshing and bloody tasty. Give it a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 09:15:50 | More by dansmcd
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michaelpcarney

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: on-tap

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of sour apple

T - Follows the nose lots of sour apple its like drinking an apple jolly rancher

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it

D - This is one of the few fruit lambics that I can drink the whole pour of granted I only get the stuff when its on special at the bar but its worth a try sometime

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2010 23:40:51 | More by armock
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizza Plant.

While these Lindemans beers are classed as fruit lambics, I don't approach them expecting something similar to a Cantillon or a Drei Fonteinen. The sweetness and lack of funky sourness precludes that. Instead I view them as a Belgian take on a fruit beer and removed from your traditional lambic. As such, I really like them for what they are.

Pours the colour of apple cide with absolutely no chance of seeing anything through the glass. Capped with a small, clipped white head that leaves some nice lace spots on the unique Lindemans branded glass. Fresh pressed apple juice aroma betrays this beer's simplicity. Likewise, the flavour is ridiculously simple. Fresh apple juice, with a bit of a sour green apple character taht's amply balanced by sweetness. Its actually pretty well-constructed for what it is, and it makes a nice light dinner beer. Nothing in the nature of true lambic character.

Overall, a nice fruit beer, whose simple flavour and quenching body make it an easy drinker. I'd take the framboise any day, but this is pleasant enough.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2010 20:15:41 | More by bobsy
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DoubleJ

California

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Heroe's, on to the beer:

Apple beer for lunch? Let's see how this works....it looks like a witbier with a very faint yellow color and hazy body. this beer leaves very good lacing on the glass. I could type the words "green apple" and "green apple skins" over and over, but I'll use those terms just this this once. There's a lot of that flavor in this beer. The end of each sip turns tart and sour before it dries up. It's light in the mouth and semi-crisp with a just a kiss of alcohol.

I've found another Lindeman's offering I'd rather have then the widely available framboise (raspberry). Give this to a non-beer drinker and see how they'll react. Delicious!

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2008 23:12:56 | More by DoubleJ
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tastes and smells like sour green apple candy. Not much more to say about it.. it is a sour tarty/fruity beer that is good for a change of pace or to suggest to those who do not like your typical malty hoppy beers. Drinkable in the sense it is not too strong, but too much of that fruity taste gets old kind of fast.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2008 04:01:23 | More by webmanspidey
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow-ish color with a white head. Aromas of green apple and cinnamon. In the taste, again green apple and cinnamon. A bitter, sweet and sour apple mouthfeel, with a dry green apple and spice aftertaste. Taste almost like apple cider, dryer than most Lindeman's, and not as sugary.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2008 01:04:24 | More by OWSLEY069
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Durge

Connecticut

2.73/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Yellow-gold cloudy concoction with a minor bubbly head and very little lacing. The smell is of sour, crisp apples and some earthy/compost-like stuff. The taste comes off as a fizzy tart apple and yeast blend, like granny apple soda or champagne. Kind of a refreshing experience for a few sips if you think more soda than beer, and it seems drinkable enough, like any soda could be, but it is too sweet for me to want more than a taste of this stuff I think. I recommend you ask for a sample size of this before you commit to a full portion. It was alright for a try though.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2007 01:17:44 | More by Durge
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Goodbar in Buffalo, thanks Amanda!

Pours a cloudy yellow/amber, thin white head, leaves some decent lacing, thin ring sticks around, otherwise kind of unappealing, kind of dull. Smell is very sweet, sugary, apples, sourness, strawberry and a touch of vanilla, but overwhelmingly sweet. Taste is insanely sweet as well, tastes like a sour apple jolly rancher, very sugary. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation, almost cloying. Much too sugary for me, weird synthetic apple aroma/flavour.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2007 21:37:14 | More by Viggo
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presents itself with bubbles but no real head. A semi-clouded off peach coloured body. A tremendous aroma of apples! A blend of golden delicious and granny smith brand. Plenty both sweet and lightly tart. The apple flavour suits the lambic style nicely. The flavour also carries an intricate blend of apple varieties. Sugary, lightly sour. This is one lambic that might not appeal to everyone, but I personally would consider buying it again for sure.
Special thanks to Amanda at Mr.Goodbar for the sample!

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2007 17:56:33 | More by biegaman
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Taking one for the team after this one is kicked at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse, Ename tripel will be flowing on draft imagine how lucky we are to have a true tripel flowing after this candy inspired fruit ale. Appears a pale golden apple juice with a light white colore head leaves thin specks of lace with each sip. Arom has tart apple, granny smith if you will pretty sharp acidity quality in the smell. Taste howevery is overwhelmingly sweet with Jolly Rancher green apple abundancy with more sweet than tart literally sugary in flavor not so much ciderish but more or less arificially injected with concentrated sugars. Mouthfeel leaves a dry coating on the palate lighter body overarl with spritzy carbonation for this lighter bodied ale. Drinkability well no thanks especially after trying so many fine beers over the years at the Creekhouse.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2006 06:54:06 | More by WVbeergeek
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As if this beer isn't good enough from the bottle. Even smoother, richer, and cleaner from the tap. Very cider-like with apples and berries under a very sugar sweet maltiness and added apples. Very tart and acidic, evident in aroma and flavor. Vigorously carbonated for a playfull effect in the mouth. Astringent feeling, but not overly so. Finishes with a big apple flavor, syrupy sweetness and carbonated dryness and tartness. Sweet almost to the point where it hurts the teeth. Though I love the beer, the sweetness and apples over-take what would be pronounced Belgian Beer flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2006 01:33:46 | More by BEERchitect
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Domingo

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Falling Rock. I'm a little prejudiced as I really enjoy apple flavor. My favorite beer to date is the Andechs Apfelweiss, and the New Glarus Apple Ale was also a fave before it was retired.
Comes a pale yellow color. Reminds me of a really carbonated Hefe. While filtered and not cloudy, it has a hazy shade.
Smell is of sour apple. Sour in the vein of a granny smith.
The flavor is all apple. Unlike the other Lindeman items where there's a sour grassy lambic flavor to the beer, the apple taste is a bit too strong. The only thing is, it doesn't smell or taste like real apple. It actually tastes like a jolly rancher style of apple flavoring. It's not bad and it's a nice quencher, but it's not for everyone. I enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as I'd have hoped. It's not as sweet and sticky as an alcho-pop, but it needs more "beer" flavor. It does have the lambic tartness and a little spicyness in there, too, but the apple flavor's just a bit too much for it. I like apple flavor so my rating is likely inflated as a result...but as a beer, it's above average, but not as good as it could be.
Mouthfeel's thin and crisp. Goes down easy. Alcohol's not there at all, so it's a nice warm weather beer or after work brew.
Drinkability could be a potential weak point. I like the flavor, but it's too sweet and too pricy to really make a session of it, even if you do like apple flavor.
This isn't a bad brew, but it was a let down for me as the apple flavoring tastes more like candy than a fruit. With that said, there are still so few apple brews that I have to recommend it. I'd also be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it, too!

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2006 01:46:46 | More by Domingo
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2006 15:41:57 | More by DaPeculierDane
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tozerm

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pomme. It's a good thing. The best thing about this beer is the aroma. Like the other Lindemans offerings it's like smelling a big bowl of fresh (apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches). The aroma makes my mouth water. I definitely like the green apple characteristics of this beer. The sour flavor matches very nicely with the sourness of the Lambic base. For my money this is the least sugary sweet of the Lindeman's fruit beers. Worth seeking it out.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2006 07:38:50 | More by tozerm
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is an 8 oz. serving of Pomme, poured into a nice Lindemans glass at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

Appearance: The ale is a bright golden color. It is crystal clear with no signs of sediment. There is little head.

Smell: Sour Apple Jolly Rancher. Those 4 words do it justice, but you have to admit it is intriguing.

Taste: See above. The sour green apple flavor jumps out at you with a vengence. The flavor is not too acidic, just sour enough to make you appreciate it.

Mouthfeel: The sourness strains the taste buds at times...

Drinkability: My first taste of this new offering and I am curious. I wanna try a bottle and see how the delicate flavors hold up in a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2006 03:03:45 | More by akorsak
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TruePerception

California

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

Lindemans' Pomme Lambic.

A: Half a finger of head. Clear apple cider tone, with just a few tiny black flecks. Decent lacing.

S: Tart green apple, but with a touch of some dryer apple and some caramel notes. Very faint perfumey quality.

T: I had a customer tell me this tastes just like green apple jolly ranchers. While it does half a light jolly rancher-like sweetness, it doesn't remind me of that. I'd say it's more akin to apple pie filling, with a touch of added tartness. Slight backing dryness.

Not much to say on this one. I think I like berries and cherries better for tart beers, but this is a nice change of pace.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 03:44:28 | More by TruePerception
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Richard-Carla

Florida

3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I really like Lindeman's Framboise (raspberry juice! great!) and have been curious about the apple for a while. So, the apple is good but not amazing. It's like fizzy apple juice--which is what I was hoping for--with a hint of beer taste, which makes it more interesting than apple juice. It tastes light and not too too sweet, and I would definitely have it again, but I would probably go to the raspberry first.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 19:48:50 | More by Richard-Carla
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy medium amber color with a one finger of fizzy white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time, leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a sour and tart green apple aroma mixed with some lighter bits of yeast. Some sweeter apple cider smells are there as well accompanied by a light grassy aroma. Overall the aroma is of a nice tart green apple cider smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet apple cider flavor with a bit of sourness mixed within. The sourness is of a light lemon nature upfront with the flavor growing more tart in nature as the flavor advances due to some more intense green apple flavors coming to the tongue. A yeasty flavor develops initially after the taste begins, with it losing strength at the end of the taste. While the yeast fades and the tartness increases, a light hay flavor and a bit of a funk and vinegar all come to the tongue, mixing with the rest of the flavors to leave a nice sweet but still quite tart apple cider flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light with a carbonation that is composed of tiny champagne like carbonation bubbles. Both the lighter body and higher level of tiny carbonation bubbles are fantastic for the sweet and tart apple flavors of the brew making this a very refreshing beer even in light of its tart and sour nature.

Overall – A sweeter and tasty apple Lambic that is a rather easy and pleasant drinker.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 02:36:24 | More by Darkmagus82
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the green, corked bottle marked L-C16LAP. Sampled on January 29, 2014.

I am never impressed when I have to use a corkscrew to open a beer but that's the way it is. The pour is hazy yellow with a quick lasting white head.

The aroma has a solid green apple character with buttery malts. It reminds me more of a cider than a beer. But I expect that is the point.

Light to medium body.

Loads of tart or sour green apples in the flavor with a smooth enough malty character hidden deep within. It is what it was meant to be.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 22:59:51 | More by puboflyons
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extremely fizzy, although the too-large head does fade well enough to allow more of a pour. Head is solid and flat white. Beer is transparent, albeit slightly cloudy, and the color of apple juice, appropriately enough.

Smell is of tart apple candy, across the room. It smells artificially flavored (although I'm sure it's natural). The apple is so overpowering that I can barely get a hint of yeast and wheat in the background.

The yeast comes through more prominently in the flavor, which thankfully is nowhere near as dominated by apple as the nose. Apple is certainly present, but you can tell it's a nice wild Lambic. Very light funk from the yeast balances against tart apple juice, with wheat giving it just a nice enough backbone.

Slightly syrupy for an overall medium body, with a nice lively feel, and a very slight puckering effect. Very drinkable.

I was not anticipating a good beer after the aroma, but this is really quite good. It's not as good as their Kriek or Gueze, but I haven't had any other Pomme Lambics to compare it against. I'm sure it's not the best in the style, but it's still very tasty. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 01:43:32 | More by Roguer
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JG-90

New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lindemans Pomme is a light, yellow golden color that is crystal clear. Pours a moderate sized head with okay retention and moderate lacing. Smells of sour green apple, earthy mustiness, and a bit of funk. Also a good deal of candy like sweetness.

Starts with sweet apple, then a blast of sour green apple (not as an intense sour as compared to other lambics though). With a musty finish with a touch of funk. Mouthfeel is light with above average carbonation, a bit sticky from the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 04:27:51 | More by JG-90
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on 12/31/13.This one came in a 2-pack (A Raspberry one as well as with a cool flute glass.). Has a bottle cap AND have to open the 355ml (12 ounce) bottle with a cork screw. This is a first! Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into their beautiful flute glass.

Pours a nice crystal clear golden in color with a thing white head. Some lacing was seen with each sip unlike a hard cider or a Redd's even. The aroma is of fresh apples and grain. That taste wasn't as strong as the aroma but was pretty good. Lots of apple taste with a slightly dry finish. Not too sweet as some other hard cider type drinks

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 20:47:09 | More by BeerWithMike
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kristenspaintings

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:06:33 | More by kristenspaintings
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottle, poured into flute glass

A- pours bright and crystal clear golden color with a big foamy and sudsy head that retains long after the pour,leaving behind some nice lace

S- this smells just like freshly pressed golden delicious apple juice, there's a trace of yeast funk that gives it musty, straw-like aroma

T- the apple flavor isn't as strong as the aroma, it's actually pretty sweet and has an apple skin flavor. Surprisingly tart, nearly puckering mid-palate with more apple, dry and yeasty finish with just a hint if barnyard funk

M- light body with low prickly carbonation slightly foamy mouthfeel with a dry finish

O- this was much more sour than expected, much more than their framboise. I dint know if the two years of age has anything to do with it or not. The sour notes were very enjoyable, but the apple flavor itself seemed rather one dimensional

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 02:45:10 | More by Treyliff
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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
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