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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

640 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

t0rin0, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -11%

djrn2, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

acurtis, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of brentk56
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a murky apple juice color with a modest head - drops to a ringlet right away but some of the splashes do stick

Smell: Ooh, but that aroma does smell like artificial apple flavoring; really sweet

Taste: Starts out moderately sweet, with some hints of sour and just builds from there; becoming sweeter as time passes

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Good for a few sips and then just becomes too cloying

brentk56, Dec 25, 2007
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."

--Carl Sagan


Medium maize, like a darker than usual cider. Maybe it's the label, but I half expected the color to be Granny Smith apple green. The cap is sheep's wool white with a 'bubbles stacked atop bubbles' appearance. Now that I think about it, this is pretty much what an apple lambic should look like.

Plenty of people compare beer of this sort to Jolly Rancher candy. This one, more than most, is a dead ringer for the similarly flavored candy (sour apple, my favorite). It smells like most other so-called fruit lambics: plenty of sweetness, plenty of fermented fruit and a subtle, funky yeastiness.

There are no surprises on the palate, with the possible exception that Pomme might be a tad more salivary gland tweakingly tart that the other Lindemans offerings. Even though they're even more cloyingly sweet, I much prefer beer like this to just about any hard apple cider that I've had to date. I think it's the explosiveness of the fruit flavor, the interaction between sweet and sour, the lack of sulfites, the spiciness and the understated fermented funkiness.

The mouthfeel is as expected for a beer with such a high sugar load. It's full, sticky and lush. The ABV might make it amenable to sessioning, but I can't imagine doing so because of the gut-wrenching sugariness. One bottle, consumed extremely slowly, is more than enough in one sitting.

Lindemans Pomme threw me no curveballs. After drinking Cassis, Framboise, Kriek and Peche, I knew what to expect from the apple version. If you like incredibly sweet, moderately complex fruit beer, and don't mind laying out some cash on occasion, give this one a whirl.

BuckeyeNation, Feb 22, 2007
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a cloudy beige color lambic with an average bubbly head with good retention. Aroma of semi-sweet apple is dominating with some light tart and oak notes. Taste is also dominated by some apple notes (probably apple concentrate) and some light tart and oak notes. Full body with some average carbonation. I would have like more sourness and oak which would have brought more complexity and would have been a perfect match for the apple.

Phyl21ca, Jul 27, 2007
Photo of BEERchitect
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 09, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Texasfan549, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a small, frothy white head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling aroma of green apples, baby!

Taste: The taste of artificially-flavored apple candy with an unrelenting sweetness. Juicy, cheek-pulling acidity. Puckering tart finish. Best cider I've had in awhile!

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Apple cider plus a cup of sugar. Some would say you have a recipe for disaster, but you really just have a recipe for Lindeman's Pomme.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This lambic pours as a golden color with a decent looking white head on it. There just a bit of haze in there once it's all in the glass. The smell of fermented apples are there along with a little bit of funk and some sweetness. The taste of the beer is decent in my opinion. I think that it's a pretty reasonable mix between sweet and sour. The mouthfeel is pretty light and can be drank pretty quickly. In my opinion this beer doesn't compete with Floris Apple from Belgium.

Knapp85, May 19, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a plastic tumbler.

Had this before, but decided to re-taste it to see how my opinions of it have changed, if at all. It pours a clear apple juice (almost apropos, right?) topped by a nice finger of white foam. The nose comprises green apples and white grapes. Everything's very sweet-smelling, let me tell you. The taste continues this sweet tradition, with a combination of green apples and white grape-peach juice. Tasty, despite the sweetness. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a moderate carbonation and a mildly sticky finish. Overall, a nice little treat, a bit sweet for a proper lambic, but I still generally enjoyed it.

TMoney2591, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of zeff80
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It was short lived but did leave some lacing.

S - It smelled of crisp, tart green apple. Not much else but a little sourness.

T - Nice tart green apple flavor with a somewhat sour presence. A touch of grain and caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and biting. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice "gateway" lambic. There are better out there but this one is nice to share with a newbie.

zeff80, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -17.8%

JAHMUR, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an odd one. It tastes and smells artificial, like green apple candy. There's some lambic character beneath, but the apple flavor dominates. I can't imagine it's real, and that's hard to say as it comes from Lindemans. Hmmmm... I guess I'd have to say I'm disappointed. It's way too sweet and artificial tasting to me. I enjoyed it for what it was, but I wouldn't have more than one, and I don't think I'll ever bother with it again.

NeroFiddled, May 27, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

SocalKicks, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
1.9/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Pours a cloudy gold with some white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Nose is, surprise, surprise - apple. To me it already reminds me of an apple Jolly Rancher. I give it a 3 because it reminds me too much of the candy and lacks maturity. Taste is nasty. Tastes like sour apple. Like that candy was melted and morphed into a drink. It gets more tolerable as times goes on, as is typical with Lindemans brew. But really. Eck. You might as well put this in a bottle and let your kid drink it as apple juice, if it weren't for the alcohol in it. No way am I going to be able to finish this bottle...or an inch more of what is in the glass. Horrid. The only thing I can think that would save this is a proper pairing with food.

RblWthACoz, Dec 30, 2007
Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

WVbeergeek, Oct 26, 2006
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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
83 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.