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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

666 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | 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 Onslow
4.72/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good lacing.. Strong sweet apple smell, emanated around the table to the delight of the other guests (Ma,Heather,Alan) ...
Golden haze in colour

...A fine brew indeed...

...SweeT, TangY, RefreshinG, WonderfuL ...
had at BJ's, damn that waitress was cute!"

Photo of Dapper_Dan_Man
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of MmmIPA
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bone white ring with a murky yellow (apple juice) looking body.little spots of lacing on my glass.

Sour apple

Sour apple taste with some sweetness.

Really nice and refreshing with a creamy head that stays patchy in my glass.

I like this beer,its my 2nd offering from Lindemans and my favorite so far.I will have this again the future.Good beer.

Photo of hotsudge
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of TonyJ815
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of DCdevyl78
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of msanborn
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Pours like apple juice but with a beer head. Smells like apple juice more then a cider though. Taste is strongly of apples with a finish of wheats and spices. It is a pleasant taste though not strong. It is very smooth and very easy to drink. If the cost were not so high it would be too easy to drink.

Photo of ricke
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving date: 2009-01-23. Served in snifter.

Presentation: 250 ml foiled bottle with freshness date on label (Best before 2010-10-29).

Appearance: I almost expected this one to be green, considering the looks of the bottle... On o more serious note, it's bright orange, almost yellow, and very hazy. A decent two fingered white head settles into a nice long-lasting coat of foam and leaves some fragmentary lacings.

Smell: Apples, apples, apples, and maybe a hint of artificial sweetener and sour aromas. Although the smell of apples can be quite nice and refreshing, this one is not. It mainly smells synthetic and candy-like. If I would use one term to describe the smell of this one, it would be sweet and sour soft apple candy. Even though it's kind of a unique smell, considering it's a beer, it's not that not pleasant.

Taste: A very prominent taste of apples up front... no surprises there. The synthetic character is played down a bit in the taste, but it's still there and the beer still tastes very much as apple candy. It's reminiscent of sweet apple cider. It's very sweet at first, then a slight sourness and some faint malty flavors take over for a little while. This is actually not a very pleasant part of the taste, since the faint malt flavor mixes badly with the overly sweet taste of apples. The finish is primarily sour, but also a bit tart and sweet. Again, the taste of sweet and sour soft apple candy appears. The sourness definitely adds to the brew and makes for a pleasant aspect of its overall profile. But after a while, it feels like I've eaten to much candy.

Mouthfeel: Actually quite good. It's medium-bodied with rather lively bubbles, that go well with the sweet and sour taste.

Drinkability: It's a bit hard to review this one. As a beer, it's rather unique since it tastes more like apple juice or apple cider. As an apple beverage, it's quite good, and if I would be in the mood for something sweet, like cider, I would definitely choose this one over most ciders I've tried. (But one bottle of it would be enough though for one night - it's too sickly-sweet for a second.) However, if I'm in the mood for beer, I would probably choose something else. It's nice for a change, I guess.

As a last comment, I must say that I really would have liked to see this one without the artificial sweetener and fruit juice. Although, I'm a layman when it comes to brewing lambics, but I think it would have been nicer if they would have stuck to the actual fruits.

NOTE: ABV is 4%, according to the label.

Photo of bkrbdan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Phocion
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into the flute with a pale, mildly cloudy golden color and a thick white bubbly head.

Aroma is strongly green apple, as should be expected, with a healthy earthy background. The apple scent, however, seems very artificial.

Sour apple with a strong wheaty bite. Very tarty. The flavor seems much more natural than the nose, fortunately.

This thing is tarty enough to be refreshing, but a bit too sweet. Very silky mouthfeel. I'm new to the world of lambics, but this seems to lack substance aside from the apple. Nonetheless, it's worth a try, though next time I'll probably go back to the gueuze or try something new.

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Converge
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip.

A - Pours with a frothy, slightly off-white head atop a amber-golden brew with moderate haziness. Decent head retention and some solid lacing that lasts for a while.

S - Piles of green apples, with tons of sweet and sour notes at the same time. Distinct Lindemans funk to it as well. Like many of Lindemans lambics, the aroma is almost completely comprised of the fruit focused on. I'm getting a hint of skunk to it as well, but overall this smells fruity, sweet, and inviting.

T - Starts off with a barrage of sweet green apple goodness, which then gives way to a more sour green apple notes, and eventually finishes with bready malt, mild funk, slight mustiness, and lingering tartness. Overall, it's not quite the green Jolly Rancher sugar bomb one might expect from this beer, and has a delicious balance of sweet, sour, and even musty.

M - Smooth, fine carbonation and a thicker body than one might expect here. Doesn't feel syrupy or cloying in any way, but a great feel overall.

D - Another fantastic Lindemans offering, but I wouldn't expect anything less from a brewery that's quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Definitely another one to revisit this summer on a nice hot day.

Photo of Sycodrummer
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the 750ml bottle into a small flute the beer was a bright champaigne color golden bronze. A dense fluffy pure white head was quick to fade but left some sticky chunks of lacing.

The nose is all apple juice and sweetness. Not much else here, it smells like a bottle of Mott's.

The taste is also similiar to apple juice. Fairly high carbonation levels with a slight granny smith tartness that attempts to balance the sweetness. Overall, carbonated alcoholic apple juice comes to mind here. Not complex (don't think it was meant to be) and not too over the top sweet, as the apples do a little to offer balance. This is a green apple Jolly Rancher in beer form.

Light body, with ample carbonation.

About what I expected. The taste is certainly not bad, just not very interesting and too sweet (like most of their lineup). I could see it paired with a fresh fruit dish, salad, or a tart dessert.

Photo of BeerBob
4.83/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lindemans Pomme pours a slight hazy golden from a very dark green 12 oz glass bottle with a pry off cap covering a well placed cork stoper.

Classic head of white fine bubbled foam forms and then laces the sides of an "authentic brewery glass"

Nose is of Granny Smith apple pie, not slight, but intense, and in no way cloying.

Palate is of Granny Smith apple pie, with the bight of carbonation.

Incredibly delicious and would complement any apple pie as a desert treat.

Photo of 2neardead
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of velosuds
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jar2574
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apple juice color, with carbonation but no lacing. Looks like carbonated juice. Not appealing in the looks department.

I love the smell of a good lambic though. This one mimics apples perfectly, without a hint of artificiality.

Great taste as well. Appley, like a cider without the cinnamon flavor. It does what it's supposed to do amazingly well. This isn't a "manly" beer, it's a nice beer for the ladies or for a change of pace every now and then.

It goes down very easily, and it's very drinkable, although you will get a little syrupy after a while.

Photo of buzzedup
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SpongeRuiner
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of xungmound98
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.76/5  rDev -24.4%

Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
83 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.