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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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580 Ratings
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Ratings: 580
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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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2007 14:31:32 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2007 00:41:36 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2007 14:56:27 | More by Phyl21ca
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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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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2008 23:40:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 19:39:28 | More by TMoney2591
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2006 01:56:52 | More by NeroFiddled
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

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

The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a 1/2" white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is great! I'm a huge green apple fan and this really hits the spot. It's intense and refreshing; very nice. The taste is good. It has a nice green apple flavor that is mildly tart and full of fruit flavor. It goes down like candy and really satisfies. This is one delicious beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is another great offering from this brewery. I'm not a fan of the less fruit, more sour lambics. This one is highly drinkable and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 23:40:21 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

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

Holy apples batman. Purchased a bottle of this at a local beer store, probably my favorite lambic from Lindemanns. Its a good drink. Yellow and cloudy in color. Carbonation formed a complete and tall head, three fingers, fell off by head remained steady. Nice carbonation, filled the area with an huge smell of sour apple. Its an apple beer and it does not fail to deliver apples. Goes down easy, a very good beer IMO. I need to research lambics more to see if its a good example of a lambic. I've heard people complain that Lindemanns does not make "true" lambics. Not sure about this.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 05:50:04 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 02:37:32 | More by Mora2000
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zeff80

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 01:56:22 | More by zeff80
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours into my 25cl tulip glass with an initial finger-and-a-half thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is incredibly hazy and in fact showed no sign of ever clearing despite resting in my cellar for the last month. It is an opaque, orange tinged, gold color. Sticky, sweet, apple-candy aromas (very similar to jolly ranchers) are noticeable as soon as I pull the cork and are only more affirmed once I actually try and smell the beer. There are no subtle nuances here, the aroma is completely dominated by sweet apple notes.

As expected the taste is quite similar; it tastes like a apple candy, very unlike apples or cider, but instead more like concentrated, sweetened syrup for your breakfast pancakes. This is quite easy drinking, with a bit of fullness to it, though perhaps not quite as much as the sweetness might suggest. There is a touch of tartness in the flavor, but it gets wrapped up in the sweet apple notes it is hard to perceive, but I think this is all that is noticeable of any real Lambic flavors.

Not much to say about this, if you like sweet then this works as a desert, it certainly is not beer, but I wouldn't say that it is offensive; the most offensive thing about it is that the word Lambic is on the label.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 02:21:19 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 03:36:11 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Leaves some trails of lacing.

The smell is of green apples with a candyish sweetness.

The taste is of green apples with sweet champagne. Cidery. Sweet and sour.

The feel is light - almost effervescent. Apples stick around - dry finish.

Overall, it is between cider and a mamosa - substitute apple juice for orange juice. Personally, my least favorite of the four main fruit lambics of this brewery - too cidery and sweet - Maybe cider drinkers (and Jolly Rancher enjoyers) would appreciate this more. It does pair well, though, with salad with apple slices in it.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2007 02:11:11 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 05:54:53 | More by RblWthACoz
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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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Gavage

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a golden yellow / light orange color with a short 1/2" white head.

Smell: loads of apples and a spicy yeast is easily detectable and very pleasant on the nose.

Taste: tart green apples, yeast, some soft spices and a hint of earthiness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp and a bit dry late. Aftertaste is long as the tart apples linger in the mouth.

Drinkability: this beer is very refreshing and easy to consume. Not a beer to have frequently, but a few times a year is just about right for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 18:40:43 | More by Gavage
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared a 375ml bottle with friends at the Steelgaarden.

Like the other Lindemans offerings, this one is plenty tasty, but off the charts in terms of its sweet cloying feel. We had a small bottle and I know I couldn't have finished the sucker. The flavor itself was nice, a similar, but more sophisticated flavor than a green apple Jolly Rancher - very candy-like. Not a bad beer and I'd recommend it to anyone that like sour apple.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2007 04:40:54 | More by tempest
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/01/12 notes. Poured from a 375ml bottle into a glass.

a - Pours a hazy bright yellow-burnt orange color with one finger of fluffy white head that leaves quickly, and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet green apples, Belgian yeast, fruity malts, and a tiny bit sour. Smells a bit like hard apple cider.

t - Tastes follows the nose but a little sweeter. Tastes of sweet green apples, light Belgian yeast and spice, and fruity malts. Like sweet hard cider.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation evident. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall another good lambic from Lindemans, though not my favorite, as I like dark fruits better. This one is straight up sweet green apples; I think if you like hard cider and apple juice you would really like this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 19:52:41 | More by mdfb79
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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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Billolick

New York

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 01:19:32 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a flute)

A- This beer has a murky orangish-brown body like that of fresh pressed cider. There is a thin white bubbly head that turns to a film soon after the pour.

S- The smell of fresh cider with a nice tart green apple note in the finish has a very faint green apple hard candy smell in the background.

T- The taste of fresh green apple cider has a soft sweetness and then a tartness in the finish. There is a light carbonic acid bite in the finish that has hints of green hops that blend with the apple flavor. There is a slight wild earthy tartness in with the apple tartness that adds another layer of depth but it pretty faint.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel that has a faint astringent note in the finish with a fizz to lighten the mouthfeel.

D- This is a wonderful green apple cider that was delicious. Not sweet and not overly bity but just a nice crisp drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2006 15:56:37 | More by rhoadsrage
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