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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

583 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 583
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.

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biteme398

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a flute glass. Very bubbly appearance and a solid head is retained. Towards the bottom of the bottle were numerous floating particles as well. The nose is, not surprisingly, apples with some brown sugar as well. The taste is very sweet, almost like hard cider with the apple being the dominant flavor. Although this has a one-dimensional approach at first sip, the beer's complexity becomes apparent at times, hints of sourness especially. Overall, a good beer that will definitely turn some off with its pungent apple taste but once you get past that, there is much to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 00:37:44 | More by biteme398
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magictacosinus

California

3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into the brewery's trademark flute glass. No freshness date on the bottle.

After a light pop (not as loud the Framboise was), this pours into the glass with a white champagne appearance that quickly turns into an unfiltered, cloudy, pale brown color that makes this look very much like cider. Bubbles are pretty explosive here, rising in small curtains of carbonation to the top of the glass underneath a decent, yet persevering half finger of foam. Overall, it does indeed look like a strongly infused apple Lambic, and is both elegant and casual in its presentation.

At the tip of the nose, I'm definitely getting traces of candied green apple notes, to the point where it seems far more like candy than actual apples. Luckily, the smell reminds me very vividly of apple hard candy that I used to eat while growing up in Brazil... Literally smelling this beer takes me back to those moments of eating the candy and running around familiar playgrounds. Not too sour here so far - although there are noticeable yet lightly tinged spicy yeasty phenols. Smells fresh, although it's definitely more on the sugary side than the tart realm!

The flavor the is far less sweetened, on the other hand - especially if you let this warm up a bit. Don't get me wrong, the candied apple aromas really are at the front, but they are quickly replaced by slightly dried, cider like consistency combined with a sourish finish and a little bit of woodiness. The wheat is a little bit more present here, although, just like with my experience with the Framboise, the primary beer ingredients made during primary fermentation take a backseat from the the apples and natural flavor added during secondary fermentation. Still, it's pretty relaxing to drink and makes a good aperitif... The texture is pretty wet at first, which compliments the apples in a juicy feel, and yet the finish is slightly dry, and, luckily, a little tarty. My only complaint is the slight sweet astringency here, but it is quickly covered over by the sour flavors.

In this case, I must say that my enjoying of this beer definitely comes from bias on my part to its flavors taking me back to my childhood memories, where candy was quite predominant. It's still pretty mellow, and exactly as I expect an apple beer to be. Looking forward to trying more from Lindemans soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 03:24:49 | More by magictacosinus
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We crack the cap and cork and pour a brew of golden honey coloring. It puts up a brief half finger tall head of fatty white bubbles. These fizz away into aggregates across the top of the liquid, with punctate lacing left around the glasses. There is no real haze to it, but tiny flecks of sediment bob about. Carbonation appears active. The aroma is fruity and tart, much like green apple Jolly Ranchers. The malts are pale, with stark metallic yeast tying in with it. There are both fresh and synthetic apples, with the juiciness and flavoring of real green apples, but the soured tartness of candies. With warmth comes a bit more musk and a light herbal quality. Our first impression is that the flavoring is very sweet and juicy, with just the right amount of tartness to balance and give that amazing lambic pucker. As we sip, sugary sweet green apple juice, tartness of Smarties and apple candy, pale malts, and musky metallic yeast start things off. The peak follows through with an enhanced bite and pucker to the sour side of the flavoring, with the tartness of raw green apple skin and seed really punching up. This continues through the end, but with much more balance from that pale malty base, and more dripping wet juicy sweetness of those juices. The aftertaste breathes with an herbal bitterness, apple juiciness, synthetic candy bite, muskiness, flashes of metallic yeast, and a sweet red grapey quality that makes it taste almost like a fruity wine at times. The body is medium but syrupy, while the carbonation is medium. There is great froth and slurp to the sip, with nice cream and bubble to the lip. The mouth is initially coated with wet, satiating juiciness, but eventually dries with mild astringency and pucker. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks very easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the wet juiciness of the included fruit. Each sip of this beer left your mouth watering for more, but with just enough punch and pucker to the tartness to make you take your time. The nose is fresh and soured, again, with all the necessary fruitiness and pop for a solid execution. The feel follows suit, making the case for this guy even stronger.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 00:51:18 | More by TheBrewo
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Aaron_Ramson

California

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've only had the pleasure to try Lindemans apple and raspberry lambics, and I definitely prefer the apple to the raspberry. When poured, the head was a beautiful and fluffy white with the color of the beer being a cloudy amber, similar to the color or apple juice but without the clarity. It was tart and crisp, sour with the pleasant tastes of the wild yeast very much in the background and subdued. The carbonation was very appropriate; not overly or under. Medium thin mouthfeel. Lindemans pomme lambic was enjoyable and easy to drink; it's a great "celebration" beer that can easily be used in place of a Asti champagne.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 04:14:57 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Translucent golden hue with a thin off-white head.

Aroma: Apple, vinegar.

Taste: Like green apple candy. Very sweet up front and then tart on the back end. A pleasant flavor but nothing all that interesting.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but very robust for such a low ABV. Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Literally like drinking sparkling apple juice. Would I drink it again? If I'm in the mood for something sweet.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 03:25:24 | More by JamesMN
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 750 mL bottle into a mug, amber colored with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving lifht lacing, contains suspended particles from secondary fermentation

S: smell is of hard apple cider, a little yeast

T: tastes strongly of apples, sweet up front, sweetness continues through fininsh, slightly sour aftertaste

M: syrrupy and thick with just a bit of carbonation

O: strongly apple flavored beer suitable for non-beer lovers as an introduction to the lambic style

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 19:49:17 | More by M_C_Hampton
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color with a touch of gold; funny enough, it looks like apple juice. Decent head, easily brought back to life by swirling the glass. The smell is heavy on the green apple and apple skins. And when I say heavy, I mean HEAVY. It smells like an apple orchard and not much else. Very sweet and tart aroma. The taste, as you probably already may have guessed, hits first with green apple. Tart and sour up front; think apple pucker or a green apple sucker. Once the tart sharpness subsides a bit, a sweetness comes through and washes everything over. A touch of funk is detectable in the background and definitely becomes more prominent as the beer gets warmer, but it is always secondary to the apple flavors. Very juicy and cider-like overall. Yeasty around the edges and leaving a slight yeast coating in the mouth, but not a great amount. Nothing notable on the grains or hops - they're certainly there, but it's hard to detect much else other than the apple and the very slight, corky funk. Thin body, lots of carbonation.

This stuff is tasty. But I'm slightly biased towards green apple. It doesn't have a strong beer character, and even the "lambic" notes are secondary to the tart and sweet flavors and aromas of the apple. This stuff is certainly delicious but I'd have to limit myself to one. Almost more of a juice than a beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 03:59:45 | More by tectactoe
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davey101

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L H06 JPO which according to a thread on here it was bottled August 06, 2010. This came out of a Lindemans gift box and it was covered in dust. 12 oz corked and crowned bottle into the accompanying flute glass. Glass tilted so the word "Pomme" faces me at all times. This isn't the Kriek!

A - Pours a crystal clear golden yellow color with a thin cap of bone white head. Plenty of sticky lacing and retention. Rising carbonation. Yes, this does look like apple juice.

S - Sour apples and wet cardboard. The apples smell fantastic, the oxidation does not.

T - Tart and acidic apples lead into more robust and sweeter baked apples. The aftertaste does have the beginnings of that distinctive oxidized flavor. Still pleasant and very drinkable. Mouth feel is almost syrupy with a nice prickly carbonation.

O - Maybe a touch too old, but its still a tasty fruit lambic. The general hatred towards this brewery is understandable but fruitless (pun) in my opinion. They don't produce uber limited stinky brett walez, they make attainable and well priced sweetened fruit beers. If you like apples, you won't hate this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:57:49 | More by davey101
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xxxxxxxxxxxxx

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Bevmo in Pasadena/California/USA.
A: Average looking carbonated beverage that has alcohol in it.
S: Light aroma of apple.
T: GREAT APPLE TASTE! I enjoyed drinking Lindemans Apple! This drink tastes exactly like a sour green apple! I prefer Lindemans Apple when the bottle has been chilled.
M: Good carbonation. Bubbly!
O: I like Lindemans Apple!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 15:27:06 | More by xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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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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Dentist666

Russian Federation

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

0.375l bottle.
Pours slightly cloudy reddish-golden beer with decent off-white head and specific sediment. Smell of cider and green apples, no more. A taste follows the smell - sour apples, good carbonation, light body. Very light and drinkable summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 10:47:40 | More by Dentist666
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 19:48:28 | More by LiquidAmber
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a small bottle into a proper Lindemans glass. The beer is crystal clear and dark straw-colored with a beautiful white fluffy head and excellent lacing. The nose has strong aromas of green apples. Very cidery. Not getting much funk.

The beer has a medium body and a nice, firm mouthfeel. There's a good level of carbonation to wake up the taste buds and make the beer lively on the palate. The flavors are sweet and grainy up front, with apple and pear flavors dominating. There's not much sourness until the beer reaches the back of the palate, where it clashes with the apple and comes off as an almond-like tinge. The finish is quite mouth-drying, but not sustained.

Overall, this is a nice tasting beer, but it's a bit too sweet and not sour enough for my taste. When I'm drinking a lambic, I want to know I'm drinking a sour beer. This is sweet enough to almost make one confuse it with a cider.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 20:32:22 | More by deadonhisfeet
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried a bottle of this at Gigs in London. Pours a golden yellow/orange colour. This instantly reminded me of a Jolly Rancher with the strong apple flavour and slight sour finish. It would be hard to drink a lot of this, but its crazy how much apple flavour they were able to get into it. Interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 17:49:23 | More by WeedKing4
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BigPlay1824

New York

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

Enjoyed in a flute

A: pours a hazy goldenrod color with a few carbonation bubbles and a finger of pure white head with very fizzy large bubbles, dissipates rapidly, leaves a small amount of spotty lacing on the glass
S: very nice sour apple scent, reminds me specifically of the peel of a green apple as well as the old sour apple jolly ranchers i used to love
T: distinctly sour but not in the typical way from a lambic, more from the overall apple note, also has something that hits just momentarily in the back of the throat that reminds me of an old blanket
M: fizzy carbonation that hits quickly and disappears just as fast, smooth across the palate, leaves the mouth with a bit of a cloying feeling or stickiness on the back of the palate
O: a really delicious lambic, i enjoy it not necessarily more than their other lambics but rather just differently, the fruit notes are more up front and sour, its really delicious but one would have to be my limit on this one, delicious

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 01:07:03 | More by BigPlay1824
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 21:10:14 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 04:46:00 | More by Converge
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grittybrews

Washington

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

Poured a hazy gold with a finger of bright white head. Bright aroma of tart green apple.

Moderate carbonation and a somewhat light, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet apple and hints of honey up front with a lingering lemon/apple tartness on the finish.

Pleasant, tasty, and refreshing, but not quite as complex/balanced as their Framboise.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 04:36:30 | More by grittybrews
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nuclearwarfare

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After the removal of the lid, an immediate smell of apples, cigars and hints of musty basement are immediately noticeable. Following the cork being removed, instantly, the smell of pungent green apples overcomes the senses. When the beer is poured properly, when stored and kept at cellar temperature, produces a goldenrod, orange highlighted brew, topped by a 1.5 finger head. This eventually dissipates and leaves behind a thickly laced cap.

A light and fruity, bubbly beer with carbonation akin to that of a fine champagne. When consumed, it produces a warming sensation in the back of the throat. Sweet on the lips, highly carbonated on the tongue, and it tastes of pungent apples, with a little bit of funk and hints of wet hay as an afterthought. The sour and sweet are well balanced, and the sweetness is not that of an artificial syrup.

Overall, anfantastic beer for peoplenwho are not a fan of bitter hops in their drinks. Excellent post-nosh brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 22:46:41 | More by nuclearwarfare
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CuteZombieDoll

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy golden, nicely formed head

S- Strongly sweet, strong apple flavor, with a tinge of sourness

T- Very sweet and apple like initially, followed by a sour flavor. Initially, the flavor is almost overwhelmingly apple flavored.

M- Not too heavy, and not too carbonated.

O- A great example of this style, but not my first choice of a beer, since this isn't my favorite style. Great if you like a fruit beer, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 05:13:58 | More by CuteZombieDoll
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dansmcd

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, yellowy gold with a thin creamy white head that settles to a cap with solid spots of lacing.

S - Golden delicious apples, very sweet, apple pie with cinnamon, sugary apple flavoured lollies.

T - Really sweet, kind of artifical apple flavour but not in a bad way, balanced nicely with a funky tartness.

M - Light body with an appropriately high carbonation.

O - Clearly not the most authentic of lambics but it is very refreshing and bloody tasty. Give it a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 09:15:50 | More by dansmcd
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Agold

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a clear golden body with a bit of nice white head with good retention.A bit of spotty lacing clings to the outside of the glass. The aroma was not as sweet or cloying as the framboise. It gave me hope that maybe this would not be the sweet mess that that beer was. Some green apple and very mild funk. The flavor was like a melted green jolly rancher. Sweet, sour apple, not very appealing. Mouthfeel was way too heavy and carbonation was too low. Interesting beer, but it was really just not at all my preference. Way too sweet, almost like sucking on a hard candy.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 02:46:24 | More by Agold
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had always been a fan of Lindemans and I saw a two pack that came with a glass so I had to get it.

A: Perfectly clear light amber color: like a high quality apple juice. Bubble danced up the flute style glass with a light golden head.

S: Smelled like tastey apples. No offputting undertones whatsoever.

T: Amazing job of keeping the apple flavor while mixing it with subtle other fruity flavors.

M: Super smooth and drinkable. Perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall this beer far exceeded my expectations. I had had many cider style beers and wines before but this one did a great job of actually keeping the apple flavor and really bringing it to the front. As far as the apple flavor category goes this went above and beyond other offerings. It put the framboise to shame.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 19:07:56 | More by Jamesthebrit
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TTAmod

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL enjoyed in snifter.

A: Clear gold with a frantically dissipating white head. Doesn't look too great.

S: Yum! Strong green apple...like a good cider.

T: Follows the nose, but there's a nondescript musty basement taste going on, too. I even pick up a bit of oak. Definitely more complex than...say....some type of hard cider. I like it.

M: Appropriately light and fizzy. Not bad, not bad.

O: I probably enjoyed this more than most people do. I'm a fan of hard ciders, and this one tasted like a hard cider aged in an oak barrel. It's complex, refreshing, and damn good. I don't know if Lindeman's just uses apple syrup or the real thing...and...frankly, I don't care because the result is amazing.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 22:22:19 | More by TTAmod
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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

750ml bottle served in a Lindemans flute glass.

L - clear yellow color with a bubbly white head that thinned to nothing despite the constantly rising bubbles.

S - green apples, apple juice.

T - tart green apple flavor with a sweet finish.

F - crisp, light and very refreshing.

O - a good example of a apple lambic.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 02:08:09 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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