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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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325 Reviews
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Reviews: 325
Hads: 718
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 13
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CualityC on 05-13-2006

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Reviews: 325 | Hads: 718
Photo of yourefragile
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

375 mL corked and capped, foil wrapped bottle, poured into a flute.

Pours a clouded golden yellow with a slight greenish tint. Frothy whitish head with awesome retention and lacing. Aroma is fruity and tart, green apples (Granny Smith-like) with only a trace of the impending doom of sweetness that follows in the flavor. Flavor starts off pleasantly tart and sour, like biting into a crisp, fresh Granny Smith, before an unrelenting syrup sweet green Jolly Rancher flavor takes over and refuses to clear the palate long into the finish. Better than I expected, but still disappointing and missing the mark from a true lambic. Was a nice way to try this in their holiday gift pack, but I wouldn't purchase this separately. (723 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev +11%
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! (674 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
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. (432 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a flute, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, yellow-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a frothy, light, bright white head that forms a sparse surface coating as it settles. Aromas of apple tart and sweet, with some subtle grassy highlights. Flavors are more richly sweet than the nose leads you to believe, with a tart, candy-like apple sweetness blended with hints of a roasted apple sweetness. Light, crisp, and effervescent in mouth, the beer has a tangy sweet aftertaste. Light, crisp finish with a subtle tartness lingering behind. (581 characters)

Photo of Zorro
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355 ml corked and capped bottle purchased at the Beverage Warehouse in Culver City.

Not that powerful a pop when the cap was pulled. I am rewarded with a hazy apricot colored beer without any real head formation. This does a good imitation of fresh pressed apple juice.

Smell is sweet and sour apples with the fresh and slightly pithy smell of apple skins. Underlying Lambic funk gives up some woody and spicy scents mostly cinnamon. This one has an additional fruit scent of cherry. Little bit of candy mostly cotton candy aroma.

Taste is sweet sour spicy and bitter all at the same time at the start. Lots of apple flavor and a fair amount of Lambic funk to add spice. Lots of apple skin and a fairly strong bitterness level. RedHots cinnamon candy best sums up the spice and sweetness of this beer. Tasty beer, better than most of the other Fruit Lambics Lindemans makes.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Tasty and flavorful Lambic here. Sweet enough that your girlfriend would drink it but with enough subtle flavors to keep a beer geek interested. (1,051 characters)

Photo of biegaman
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
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! (507 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (909 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (691 characters)

Photo of Axnjxn
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz bottle into a snifter.

pale yellow, mild head. big sweet apples on the nose. taste is very very sweet. Apple taste is very strong. that's all there is. light bodied , mild carbonation.

overall extremely sweet. desert beer here. it is what it is. (258 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong apples, tart malt, and slight yeast. Fits the style of a Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a high carbonation level. There is a strong tartness present, as well. Tastes of apple, yeast, tart malt, and slight sweet malt. Overall, an average lambic. (375 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 10/2010 notes. Poured into a Lindemans stange. Pours a light orange amber with a small white head. Pleasant sour apple aroma. Carbonated sweet and sour apple flavor finishing with sour apple and a slight bitterness. Pleasant light bodied lambic, much like a sparkling cider. I enjoyed it. (300 characters)

Photo of aasher
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was shared and reviewed with the girlfriend. This beer pours a bright gold, lightly hazy, and moderately light in body. My girlfriend says it has a fingernail's worth of head haha. It smells like a slightly sweeter version of the green apple Jolly Ranchers. It tastes like overly sweet apple juice with a sour tinge. It's also along the same lines as the Jolly Ranchers. It's a little too sweet. My girlfriend says it's not even close to the Peche. It drinks light but a little sticky, from far too much sugar. The flavor doesn't really linger too long. Overall it isn't Lindemans best effort but it's drinkable. It's a little sweet but it's ok. (655 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into Lindemans logo flute glass. Poured clean, clear golden yellow, about the same color as a Golden Delicious apple. An over-aggressive pour yielded about 3 inches of fluffy white head that had very good retention and lovely, moderate lacing.

The aroma is most definitely apple. An almost cidery scent with a hint of yeast underneath. The taste is refreshing, certainly apple obviously, but most of the features we generally consider "beer" are underneath the fruit.

Body is light, but effervescent, and pleasant on the tongue. The drinkability is very good, not as sweet as some of the other varieties offered by this brewery. Overall, a refreshing change of pace if you're in the mood for something different, or want a mild sipper with a meal. (772 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: very pale golden hue with a slight haziness; one finger of bristly foam head. Lots of apparent effervescence in the body.

Smell: very strong, tart apple scent. Almost so strong as to smell artificial; it almost smells like a sour apple jolly rancher. I just feel like the aroma could be more natural-seeming.

Taste: nice and tart with a good apple flavor. It's not quite as artificial-seeming on the palate than it is in the nose.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, but a good level of carbonation leaves a nice creamy mouth feel. I like it.

Drinkability: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts here. Perhaps it is the tartness or just the refreshing nature of the style, but I find this beer eminently drinkable. (771 characters)

Photo of DrJay
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dull gold/amber colour, pretty hazy, with a short cap of white foam off the pour. Larger bubbles settled into a ring, while fine bubbles remained on the surface. Some lacing. The green apple aroma is dominant, but there are notes of apple skins, tartness and a peculiar earthy sweetness as well. There's a solid tartness present, but it's overshadowed somewhat by sweetness. Apple flavour is present throughout and the finish is of intense sweet apples. Medium/light body with a bit of stickyness. The carbonation is adequate, but not as lively as I'd hoped. I liked this beer, it's tart and palate cleansing, but it didn't make a huge impression. (647 characters)

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like fermented apples and some sweetness. Taste follows with a good sweet/sour balance. Just a bit of funky yeast presence. Not bad overall but I wouldn’t seek it out again. (182 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours from capped and corked 12oz bottle a cloudy orange yellow with a small head of foam that soon shrinks to a few islands in the middle and it has some lacing

The smell is delightfully nice of green apple.

The taste tastes of fresh green apples with a slight sweetness and some wheat and yeasty flavour as well. It has a medium body and light carbonation and tastes ever so good. I love green apples. ;^) Man, that fruity flavour lingers on in the aftertaste and I can't help taking another sip or 2 to satisfy my taste buds. Good Fruit beer! (552 characters)

Photo of Viggo
3.07/5  rDev -17.5%
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. (509 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green bottle, nice and thick, pours a vibrant golden color, lots of tiny bubbles, sticks around, good lace. Aroma was pretty much jolly ranger apple candy. Not bad, enjoyable, definitely delivers on the apple promise.

Mild sour presence, adequate apple tartness, way over the top sweetening, I guess to make the sourness more palateable to people who drink lambics but don't want the sourness I guess. Not as sweet as the kriek or framboise, thankfully. Very reminiscient of an apple cider. If they would just take the flavor and aroma of New Glarus Apple Ale, but still keep the spontaneous fermentation here, but quit dumping a gripload of sugar into it, I think you'd have a very good beer.

Instead, the sweetness here really kills it for me, but thankfully, it isn't as bad as some of their others, but nowhere near as good as the gueuze. (845 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (527 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 scruffwhor
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a apple cider yellow/pale amber. Mild carbonation and a small fizzy head that quickly leaves. The aromas are like the squelching juice from a Granny Smith or a Fuji apple dripping down your chin after a juicey bite. But no farmhouse, earthy aromas though. The flavor really captures the apple, Granny Smith particulary, tart and dry. Yet very juicey. Hints of teh Belgian countryside, but does lack a bit of the "lambic" style tartness that I was looking for. Just fruity and apple-y. Nice to sip while sittin up in bed after a draining evening before. (558 characters)

Photo of bark
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

AKA "Lindemans Apple".

The liquid is cloudy; the colour is beige-yellow (much like unfiltered apple juice). The small head disappears quickly into a thin white ring.

The smell is a blend of fine matured sweet winter apples and the special flavour of lambic; sour, earthy notes of mouldering leaves and vinegar. Very nice.

The taste is as balanced and could be described as the smell: Delicious green apples and a (quite mild) lambic ale. The aftertaste got sweet notes of apple kernels and an earthy sour note. A bit like a good cider, but at the same time not at all like it.

The carbonation is, as it should, very strong with lots and lots of small bubbles.

I really like this one: Extremly refreshing, yet quite complex. (738 characters)

Photo of claspada
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma begins with sweet and tart green apples. Maybe a little mustiness in the background but not much. Pretty straight forward.

The taste begins with of artificially-flavored apple candy with an unrelenting sweetness; basically a green apple jolly rancher. Extremely juicy with cheek-pulling acidity and a puckering tart finish. Best cider I've had in awhile, but not a great beer.

The mouthfeel is medium-thin matched with medium carbonation.
Overall this tastes like a green apple cider plus a cup of sugar. Definitely one of the poorer offerings from Lindemans and no where as good as the Peche or Framboise. (614 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up since it was on sale at Beermuda for $5.50

A - Very crisp clean orange tinted yellow, almost like apple juice with a solid 2 inches of pure head.
S - Very sour to be expected with little apple core mostly bright unfiltered apple sourness and a yeasty funk on the nose.
T - Well it's much different than a sparkling cider or "apple ale" it actually has some apple pit and core taste to it. Moderately earthy it taste of fresh juices and a bit of pear actually.
M - Very clean doesn't have a sour texture that will take the enamel off your teeth but it is very juice/cider like.

Overall I could see why this was marked down with a new "apple ale" every five minutes this one was pushed way in the back. Still like the sour cherry and Framboise it taste more real that that artificial stuff. Even for just under 6 bucks its really not worth a revisit. (866 characters)

Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
84 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.