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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

651 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 33 | 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 BillyBoysPie
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a flute.

Pours a hazy golden color with a clean white head. Plenty of lacing, plenty of foam hangs around.

Crisp, tart apple and rhubarb. Very clean, very tart. Excellent.

Pucker up. Tart apple with a few hints of malt. Very, very dry. The apple flavor is very clean, and there's plenty of depth there.

Plenty of fizz. Really clean, easy to drink, but so dry you won't want too many. Great for before dinner as an alternative to a champagne or martini.

Really great, but something this dry needs food or a meal soon after.

BillyBoysPie, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Lambic. Very good, but not very beer-like at all. Basically it looks like apple juice. It smells like sour apple. You pretty much get what's advertised here. Taste like apples, of course. It is slightly sour, but nothing unbearable. The drinkability is very high on this. I look forward to trying more Lambics after having this.

Cubsfan1087, Feb 28, 2010
Photo of Mosstrooper
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from12oz bottle into Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours very light, cloudy caramel color with a very small, quickly dissipating white head.

Smell: Smells like apple cider with a bit of yeast.

Taste: Tastes like tart apples all through it, with just a touch of breadiness and bitterness toward the end.

Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth, with only a little bit of natural carbonation and a sticky, refreshing finish.

Drinkability: A very good lambic- probably my favorite one yet. Very fruity, but that's expected.

Mosstrooper, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of alleykatking
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a 12oz bottle with the girlfriend last night. Review from notes.

A- Pours a semi-hazy brownish yellow color. One finger white head comes and goes while leaving a great looking blotchy lacing everywhere. Looks nice to say the least.

S- This smells like a ton of sour apples hitting you in the face. Artifical smelling at the same time....almost Jolly Rancher like. There is a light fresh apple juice smell to this as well. Simple but that is all it needs.

T- This is like sucking on a Jolly Rancher! Any sort of sourness that would have been in the beer is but in the backing of this beer so the whole forefront could be something of a sweet apple taste. Flavor is very one sides with it just being apples. Nothing wrong with this at all...you can't compare it to other lambics though.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is very high in this beer making it fizz on your palate. Jolly Rancher sour apple notes on the palate and into the aftertaste. Flavors are crisp and this is a clean tasting beer.

D- I would have no problem drinking all of this by myself. The big candy flavor profile this one brings off though leaves me to only drink up to 12oz at a time before moving onto something else. Good beer for the girls or people who say they don't like beer.

alleykatking, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of Macca
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a very hazy dark golden colour. Very persistent centimetre or two of white head.

Green Granny Smith apple aromas dominate the nose with some big funky notes as well. Interesting to say the least.

The same flavours come through on the palate. Some great acidity cuts through. There is a lolly-like character to it as well. Sherbet perhaps?

Really enjoyed this. Couldn't do anymore than 1 at a time though.

Macca, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of niklas0770
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The liquid is misty golden, looks very inviting and leaves a 1 - 2 finger thick lid on top of it.

The smell is very sweet with some traces of sourness. I didn't pick up much more than the obvious apple. (Granny Smith)

The taste is almost like sour apple candy when it hits you, very distingt. It tastes almost artificial... But the aftertaste brings you a little surprise. A very round and gentle, almost warm taste of nougat.

Unfortunately this beer was to sweet for me and with kind of aggressive carboration. Very enjoyable on a hot summer day in between two lagers, but no more.

niklas0770, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of armock
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of sour apple

T - Follows the nose lots of sour apple its like drinking an apple jolly rancher

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it

D - This is one of the few fruit lambics that I can drink the whole pour of granted I only get the stuff when its on special at the bar but its worth a try sometime

armock, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of drpimento
2.3/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Somehow I think I'm being a little too generous here. Anybody else remember the horror that was Apple Bach from Cherryland? Anyway, poured with a smallish off white head that soon subsided and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a hazy amber. Aroma is solid tart apples. Flavor is solid sweet tart apples. Body is ok and carbonation is fizzy. Finish is like flavor. Doubt that I'll ever have another.

drpimento, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drank this from the a 375 ml bottle into a Lindeman's glass.

The beer pours a maize clear color with a 2 finger white head that has good retention and lacing.

Everyone compates this to an apple jolly rancher and that exactly what it is. It is a green sour apple, very sweet and wonderful.

The taste is not as great or sweet as the aroma. It doesn't have a ton of sweetness doesn't really taste like an apple and has too much bitterness to it but not a lambic bitterness. I've had the Floris Apple and it dominates this beer.

The feel is light and not entirely drinkable.

Overall, this isn't great.

jrallen34, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of goldbot
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellowy brown color. Looks like a nice dark champagne with lots of carbonation and white, bubbly head.

Smells of apple, just about exclusively. Basically cider with a touch of sourness from the brett.

Tart apple. Very sweet up front; the yeast and sourness kind of takes backstage to the sweetness of the apple. Turns a bit drier as it is going down, but leaves a very sweet aftertaste which is almost unpleasant.

The feel is a bit powdery and crisp, but the sweetness adds a very full body. This beer was too sweet for me. I am the same with sweet and dessert wines. They are just too much for me. Still the flavor is good, and I like the hints of sourness present in it.

goldbot, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of bobsy
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizza Plant.

While these Lindemans beers are classed as fruit lambics, I don't approach them expecting something similar to a Cantillon or a Drei Fonteinen. The sweetness and lack of funky sourness precludes that. Instead I view them as a Belgian take on a fruit beer and removed from your traditional lambic. As such, I really like them for what they are.

Pours the colour of apple cide with absolutely no chance of seeing anything through the glass. Capped with a small, clipped white head that leaves some nice lace spots on the unique Lindemans branded glass. Fresh pressed apple juice aroma betrays this beer's simplicity. Likewise, the flavour is ridiculously simple. Fresh apple juice, with a bit of a sour green apple character taht's amply balanced by sweetness. Its actually pretty well-constructed for what it is, and it makes a nice light dinner beer. Nothing in the nature of true lambic character.

Overall, a nice fruit beer, whose simple flavour and quenching body make it an easy drinker. I'd take the framboise any day, but this is pleasant enough.

bobsy, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To start this review off i'm not much of a fruit beer kind of person but i have to say damn this is an excellent beverage. The fact that it is a beer frightens me.

A- Pours a light orange tangerine like color fluid with large bubbled head that leaves a nice loosly bubbled head. To my suprise has so lacing from top to bottom, minimal though.

S- Strong sour apple scent dominates with a barely there malt smell faintly showing in the nose. Fresh ripe green apples make the mouth water.

T-M- Once again sour green apple with a sharp bitter bite followed by very light malt and yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is superb with tangy dry feel that only invites you to drink more.

D- Highly drinkable and with nothing to convience you otherwise... maybe if you dont like apples.

wesbrownyeah, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of homebrew311
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in Lindeman's flute glass that was provided as part of the gift set.

A: mildy hazy yellowish orange, a quickly dissipating white head, heavy lacing

S: granny smith apples, candy like smell (like an apple jolly rancher), and a little bit of cinnamon on the tail end

T: lots of tart apple as the nose suggests, taste a lot like sour apple candy, not a whole lot in the way of grain profile or lambic funkiness. The taste is pleasant, but since I am reviewing it to style, it takes a hit. Does not remind me of a lambic, rather a candy/fruit bomb

MF: high carb, effervescent, thin body

D: this makes a good dessert beer, but not much else as its sweetness can get to be cloying after a few sips. Like I said, it has a pleasant taste, but it tastes nothing like a beer.

homebrew311, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of confer
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came in a gift pack with a bottle of the framboise and a Lindemans fluted glass. The glass is very nice and the lambic was above average also. It pours a hazy pale yellow with a frothy layer on top. I love the smell. It is like pure fresh apple juice. The taste is sweet and sour. It starts as sweet apple then the sour lambic follows and the sweetness comes back at the finish. It feels dry but no carbonation. This the other lambics it seems to be a great drink for toasting. I probably would not want more than 2 in a sitting.

confer, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of jwinship83
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from the lindemans gift set. drank out of the glass that it came with.

A- it pours out a very normal looking slightly hazy golden colored body with a small fleeting white head on top. small spots of lacing are left behind.

S- sitting a couple of feet from the glass i can smell fresh green apple. very intense. thats about it for this one though. one dimensional and to the point.

T- the taste is much like the smell. a blast of green apple. sweet and somewhat tart also. a little bit of earthiness in here along with it.

M- light to medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. leaves the mouth surprisingly dry for as juicy this tastes.

D- if you like green apple jolly ranchers, this is for you. if you dont, then you should probably avoid. one bottle was plenty for me.

jwinship83, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of beerwolf77
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The little lady downs this stuff by the gallon so I talked her into splitting a bottle with me.

Poured into my Lindemans flute the beer is a slightly hazed golden yellow. The stark white head billows up the skinny glass to a full four fingers high. The head fades to reveal a decent amount of sticky lace.

The aroma is a mix of sweet and sour apples along with a hint of barn yard funk. Musty with a touch of yeast.

The flavor is not as pronounced as the nose. Macintosh apples along with red delicious. Slight yeasty funkiness and a dry finish. Very champagne like.

Light body with loads of carbonation. Dry and crisp.

Overall a plesant drinker. One glass is about all I can handle though. Great dessert beer.

beerwolf77, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of weatherdog
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

375ml bottle poured into a Lindemans lambic flute

It pretty much looks like apple juice with a pillowy white head.

Smells exactly like a green apple jolly rancher. You know that candy sweet little tart apple smell.

It tastes just like I melted a green apple Jolly Rancher and poured it in some neutral flavored beer.

Mouth feel is fine, the higher carbonation help a lot to lift the sweetness after your swallow. The drinkability for me quite low because of the sweetness.

I've had all of the Lindemans fruit lambics (thanks to my wife who is obsessed with them) as well as their other offerings and this is the first one I've taken the time to give a grade. I'm very torn as to what way to go. Lindemans obviously takes a different approach to their lambics than other Belgian brewers. They are making an approachable sweet fruit beer than is very non-offensive and gives any alcopop a run for it's money. i don't know whether to grade it on what I think a lambic should taste like or what Lindemans were trying to achieve with this beer. Tastewise it is very similar to NG apple ale but sweeter. I'm going to grade this on what I believe the brewery was trying to achieve with this beer. On that note it is a decent beer although I have a very had time drinking a full glass of these kind of beers.

weatherdog, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of bbeane
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a snifter... light fizzy head that disappears quickly, and leaves a slight residue stuck to the glass. Beer is a golden straw color,bit cloudy with some sediment and light activity

S- Has no real beer smell to it IMO. Mostly just an apple/pear aroma

T- I guess for what it is, not bad... doesn't have really any beer characteristics IMO, but taste and smell seems that of is expected from the style. Tastes more like an apple champagne or wine. Starts out with an apple tart taste and finishes middle of the road... not sweet, not dry

M- Light bodied with light carbonation. Leaves a tart apple taste lingering in your mouth

D- Bit pricey. I suppose it's a very drinkable beverage based on body, profile, and alcohol... not really my thing though

CHEERS!!

bbeane, Dec 23, 2009
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to schen9303 for sharing this one. 12oz. bottle poured into a Lindeman's Weizen glass.

A: vigorous pour creates a 4 finger coarse white head with great retention (maybe it's the glassware?). Brew is a cloudy faded greenish-yellow. Lacing is web-like, stringy, and sticky.

S: Granny smith apple nose with a hint of cloves and Belgian yeast at the end.

T: Sweet and very malty like a slightly sour apple juice. Unlike the other Lindemann's series though, this one comes with a surprise at the end. Sourness builds in the middle and crescendos at the finish, reminding me of an almost reverse lambic. There's also a trace of slightly detectable Belgian yeast throughout.

M: Light bodied and coarse. Very crisp with a slightly dry finish as result of the sourness. Clean with almost no aftertaste. Tartness hits and fades and it tastes just like juice again.

D: In my opinion, one of the better Lindemann's as the flavor at least varies a little here and has a bit of character with the building sourness and trace of cloves and Belgian yeast flavor. I'd have this again given the opportunity but wouldn't be too excited to seek it out. On the other hand, quite a sessionable beer.

SpeedwayJim, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of Kromes
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a cloudy yellow straw color with a thick white head. Good lacing down the glass.

S: Smells like a tart sour apple with a little bit of belgian funk.

T: A big sour apple tart flavor to this beer. It reminds me of a cider with a big sour bite to it.

M: High carbonation gives the beer a spicy fell on the tongue. Finishes very dry.

D: Goes down very easy....however it is very sweet and sour so that may limit the amount of drinkability.

Kromes, Dec 19, 2009
Photo of Strix
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden, some head, left lacing.

Smell definitely reminiscent of green apple jolly rancher.

A bit of tart jolly rancher in the taste, on top of a more general appley peary flavor, finishing with a yeasty more typical beer-like taste.

Carbonation bubbly.

If you're in the mood for something sweet, this was a nice little dessert number.

Strix, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of Gmann
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a rather small pure white head that settled into a ring. Very nice granny smith apple aroma, quite sweet which reminds me of the green apple jolly rancher. The taste is of sweetened apple juice, more red delious than granny smith. Some nice apple skin tartness. Definitely very sweet, not much tart or sour. Very nice apple flavor. A nice light feel with tingly carbonation, again sweet on the palate with a touch of tartness. A very sweet lambic with very little balance but great apple flavor. A very nice dessert beer but like most Lindemans, I would really only want one in a sitting.

Gmann, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

flagmantho, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - this lambic is a hazy pear flesh color, with at thin white head and moderate carbonation

S - wicked green apple aroma that hit me from a few feet away, not too tart, but tart enough, some pear like aromas as well, also with some funky yeastiness

T - the flavor is like sparkling cider with the addition of yeastiness, some additional sour notes from the yeast as opposed to apple tartness

M&D - lively on the tongue with a dry champagne like finish, medium bodied levels of sweet fruitiness and tartness fom the apples and yeast, a nice lambic

sinstaineddemon, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of CRichardsMN
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Cloudy golden orange with a nice fizzy top.

Smell:
Very tart and sweet apple smell. Very similar to an apple jolly rancher or sweet tart.

Taste:
Very sweet and tart. Not a beer but to date the best cider I have ever had. Hard to rank within the current confines.

Mouthfeel:
Fizzy and light, very crisp.

Drinkability:
I really like this but just have to make the note it's not a beer in my traditional mindset. This could almost be warmed up and served like mulled cider. There is nothing that stops you from downing this though.

Comment:
This is worth re-buying especially for non-beer drinkers or wine drinkers.

CRichardsMN, Oct 29, 2009
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