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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans AppleLindemans Apple

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BA SCORE
83
good

691 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 11
Gots: 43 | 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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Ratings: 691 | Reviews: 319
Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThaJokerWild
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaPinsker
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Lindemans Pomme a couple weeks ago for $6.49 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this one for a little while now and I thought I should give it a try, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a green 355ml corked and cap foiled bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks ok, it's got a nice design to it and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a fairly clear golden color that took on more of a golden orange color when held to the light with a little over a half a fingers worth of bubbly slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the apple being the first to show up and it imparts a mixture of apple juice and apple jolly rancher like aromas. Up next comes the funky yeast which is only a little vinegar like and it imparts a good amount of funky barnyard like aromas with some more tart apple aromas showing up towards the end along with some sweet malts. This beer had a pretty nice aroma and it was how I expected it would be.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the apples being the first to show up and they impart a nice tart apple cider like flavor with a little bit of those apple jolly rancher flavors showing up next. Up next comes the yeast which is much lighter than it was in the aroma and it's followed by some sweetness. On the finish there's some tartness and sweetness with a very apple like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but I wish the funky yeast showed up more.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, clean, a little sticky, a little crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a good example of the style and it seemed to be inline with the other lambics from Lindemans with this one showcasing apples and I think it does a good job of it and it makes for a good dessert beer. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, a little refreshing, clean, a little crisp, a little sticky, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, but I think half a small bottle is the perfect amount for me. What I like the most about this beer was how well the apple was showcased. What I like the least about this beer was that the funky yeast didn't show up in the taste like it did in the aroma. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for a nice dessert beer and I would recommend it trying it, especially if you like apple beers and dessert beers. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it, I think the sweetness and lack of complexity held it back a little, but in the end I did enjoy it for what it is. It's not a favorite Lindemans beer and it's a little above average for the style. Nice job guys, this was a tasty apple lambic, keep it up.

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/9/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart green apple, pear, white grape, hay, grass, candi sugar, light honey, slight funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of apples, pale malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of tart green apple, pear, white grape, hay, grass, candi sugar, light honey, slight funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, pear, white grape, hay, straw, grass, candi sugar, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of apples, pale malt, and fruit yeast flavors; with a good sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is a very good sweetened fruit lambic style. All around good robustness and balance of apples, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This is more pleasantly flavored than the other variants, but still a nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of schimschim
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ksilver2
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkhara12
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcbogantes
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterLambic
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbqtj
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass. Low to moderate carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.

Aroma is of apple cider with a sour finish.

Taste Is immediately of apple cidar, some lemony sourness middle of the palate, yeasty ale finish with some strange funk. The beer evolves as it warms ... More funk and more sourness.... DefInately interesting.

Not something for everyday. Pretty interesting beer. Great with all types of fruit desserts, such as a fruit tart! I give it a 81. This cost 6 dollars at total wine ... Not worth the price for sure !!!

Photo of OKCNittany
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ackeeper
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
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