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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

609 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | 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.

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Brianmerrilyn

New York

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried out Lindemans' Peach over the summer while camping and wanted to see how the green apple would taste. I've read about it' use in other beers and felt this would be a good educational quaf as well as a way to get my wife try a a swig.

A: Poured into a oversized wineglass to show off
and burnt yellow moving to dark orange with heavy clouds swirling inside.

S: As lambic goes, this is properly fruity of it's name on the sour side, along with yeast and deep fermented fruit.

T: Tart rush of flavor moving to cloyingly sweet. Unlike wine coolers and other fruit drinks, this fruit flavor blast comes in a veteran delivery system. The mixture of sweet and sour is in perfect balance on this one.

M: Thich and heavy with a big portion of sugar. Sticky and full bodied will coat your throat for a long time. I'm not sure how anyone could put more than one of these down.

D: Lindemans knows what they are doing in the lambic category. I enjoyed the very sweet and mature mix of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 04:02:57 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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adamette

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 750 ml bottle that I purchased at Chuck's Fine Wines in Chagrin Falls, Ohio into a clean, clear tulip glass. I do not own a flute type of glass which would likely be most appropriate. I bought this in the complete series of Lambics from Lindemans that Chuck's carries in order to sample them all.

A Unique non translucent light brown yellow body with a minimal head that dissipates within a minute or two. It is not unlike a thick cider might look.

S Sweet green apples and why not? I do not get much else in the smell but it is an inviting one.

T Sweetness is big (as is the other Lambics that I have tried from Lindemans) and the tart frsh green apple taste is way in front. It continues through to the aftertaste and a nice apple nectar taste is left behind. As it warmed the taste actually improved like a warming Cider might.

M Moderate with big apple tart and sweetness.

D Fair to good since this is certainly a dessert beer.

Notes: This beer really delivers on what it promises, an apple based Lambic and so I will give it a high rating for accurately portraying those tastes.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 21:02:03 | More by adamette
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sonicdescent

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Goblet. Pours a nice murky gold with a thin layer of head that sticks to the glass as it moves around. Smells as it probably should=sour apples.

Taste is also good if unsurprisng..could it be Apples? the interesting thing here is that I can taste a variety of apples as the drink progresses across the palate, and it isn't as sugary as I was expecting from Lindemans..much closer to the Kriek than the Framboise in sugar content. If both of those sound crazy sweet to you, stay away. Otherwise, mouthfeel is close to a sparkling wine and drinkability is mixed but good: Very easy to drink but so rich as that you probably won't want another.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 05:39:33 | More by sonicdescent
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daythree16

Tennessee

4.58/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a straw-golden color with just a touch of haze to it. Nice sticky one-finger head.

Smell is exactly like a green apple jolly rancher or any other type of green apple candy. There's a nice natural green apple aroma but also a touch of that artificial candy sweetness. Taste starts with sweet apple, then fades to sour granny smith, then completely dries up with a bit of a puckering finish.

Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. The sweetness hinders the drinkability somewhat, but I could still drink this for a while.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 05:17:18 | More by daythree16
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gdfan47

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- pours a ciderlike green with a little bit of a white head
S- Apples, sugar right up in your grill
T- Like apples , very very sweet , like a cider, but not the kind of ciders I like
M- good, just very sweet and not as sour as I would have hoped
D- average, it has a very low abv, so it would be easy to drink alot of these if you had to drive, but it is very sweet

overall not a bad lambic, just a little sweet. I would rather check out a new cider before trying this again though

wouldnt be bad with desert , but hard to drink more than one

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 22:13:33 | More by gdfan47
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

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

Reviewed on 3/29/08. Bottle. Poured a light orange with a wispy white head. Aroma and taste of tart sour apple, a good mix of sweet and sour flavors. Very drinkable. I had forgotten how much I love this beer! My favorite of the Lindemans.
Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20
3.9/5

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 02:32:07 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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BierFan

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce green bottle into a cervoise.

Appearance: A white cap of foam with a body that appropriately looks like apple cider.

Smell: Some green apple smell with an odd funkiness to it. Perhaps the cork is to blame for the funk.

Taste: Tart green apples. Not as big of an apple flavor as I expected.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 19:56:48 | More by BierFan
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diamondc

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Fizzy, bubbly, some scattered lacing, hazy golden color.

S: Vanilla, honey, green apples (duh ..), not as much funk as their Cassis but it's there.

T: It took me a while to find the green apple flavor since I taste mostly vanilla & honey flavors. Kind of on the sweet side of that apple flavor instead of tart which I would have preferred.

M & D: Kind of syrupy, yet a good sipper. The sweetness gets kind of grating though. Very much like some good cider.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 02:37:09 | More by diamondc
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Bananaman

Sweden

3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this one in a regular supermarket in Degerfors, Örebro, Sweden. I just had to buy a few of it.

The bottle looks pretty nice! The color of the beer is hazy orange/yellow with a small white head.

Aroma is mostly sweet apples and a light maltiness. Pretty nice smell actually.

Tastes clean of apple and some artificial sweetener. Some malts lurk in the background.

I'm not a great fan of artificial sweeteners and I think it's just plain wrong to add it in a beer, what ever sort of beer. But I am keeping that out my mind while reweiving the beer.

All and all, highly drinkable and a good thirst quencher (though the artificial sweetener leaves a quite unpleasent dry feeling in your mouth).

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 08:13:26 | More by Bananaman
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CampusCrew

Florida

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

I tried this but I gave it to my wife since she likes ciders. It was good and my wife seemed to really like it

appearance: hazy golden

smell: sharp apple

taste: deep apple flavor

mouthfeel: very high carbonation and very tasty

drinkability: very easy and smooth

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 23:57:38 | More by CampusCrew
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baos

Indiana

2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

All the fruits I've reviewed recently are from notes.

Bottle into my favorite Mason bicentennial jar.

A: Decent head that fades over a pale body pretty quickly.

S & T: Jolly ranchers apple flavored. Can't get around it. Maybe a hint of Granny's apple pie in there but the predominate nose and tastebud is green jolly rancher.

M: Not too bad.

D: Too strangely artificially flavored for me. Although i am sure they use real ingredients; they wind up with green jolly ranchers.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 20:10:53 | More by baos
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Traquairlover

Virginia

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

750ml bottle, poured into snifters.

A = Cloudy golden yellow with small white head, light lacing.

S = Apple cider, baking spices, cinnamon, baking soda, powdered sugar. Very refreshing.

T = Strong sour taste of almost ripe apples, some sugary sweetness, but not enough to overpower the nice distinct sourness from the yeast.

M = Medium bodied, great mouthcoating.

D = I could drink this stuff at the drop of a hat, very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 01:33:10 | More by Traquairlover
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wcudwight

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Similar looking to a carbonated apple juice, including the lack of head on this one.
Wonderful smelling. It's like holding a green apple blow pop up to your nose.
I expected Granny Smith apples in the flavor and instead got Green Apple Jolly Ranchers. Way to sweet and too much like candy for me.
The huge amount of sugar in this one makes the mouthfeel sticky and syrupy.
I did a lot of complaining in this review but overall it is an interesting beer but it's just not what I expected. I'm glad I tried it but I don't think I'd try it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 01:54:20 | More by wcudwight
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DoubleJ

California

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2008 23:12:56 | More by DoubleJ
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awolcfh5150

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally found this when I moved to Seattle. Golden appearance with a decent head. Smell is nice. Almost of Granny Smith apples. It's got a sour taste. Just like the aforementioned Granny Smith. That's nice because it's never good when a brew is sweet. The mouthfeel is nice. A bit acidic but not over bearing. Drinkability is good. It goes well on a warm day.

I mentioned in another review that I was a bit disappointed by the ABV % in the Lindemans. I have found a nice trick to raise this in the Pomme. Get some apple schnopps that's about 20 proof and poor a shot in the glass then pour your Pomme. It makes the beer a tad sweeter but doesn't over do it. It's adds more alcohol as well as a bit more taste :-)

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2008 00:30:28 | More by awolcfh5150
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zdk9

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours out a pale orangy goldenrod. There's about a finger of whipped eggwhite head that leavs a few pocadots of lacing.

S- Good. The complexity of this one doesn't quite blow me away as the cherry lindemans did, but it's still there. There's a good amount of wine muskiness with strong yeast overtones. And then handfulls of fruit on top.

T- Fruity, of grannysmith green apples. There's also just a touch of butter, actually no I think that it's much closer to olive oil. The apple is dominant but this is still a delicious beer.

M- A tad too sweet and sour

D- I like it. I liked the cherry more as this one seems to be more imbalanced, but I still wouldn't mind having another.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 04:27:22 | More by zdk9
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kshankar

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks yellowish with some bubbles. Basically looks like some white wine. Someone else said dark apple juice..I can take that too.

Aroma: Green apples and not much else.

Taste: Sour, and tart. Tastes pretty good...but its basically sour apple with alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Its light, but I'm not sure its supposed to be anything else. The tartness does enough to make it an interesting drink

Drinkability: Bit too fruity for me. Still good though. Not your typical beer either. Maybe an after dinner beverage?

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2008 07:17:16 | More by kshankar
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nrbw23

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Pours a yellowish gold color with a descent white head.

S- A pretty overpowering apple smell and that't about it.

T- Just like the nose, very sweet, and tons of apples.

M- Fizzy carbonation and light to medium in body.

D- Reminds me more of apple juice/cider than beer no thanks for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 00:00:31 | More by nrbw23
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webmanspidey

Michigan

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

Tastes and smells like sour green apple candy. Not much more to say about it.. it is a sour tarty/fruity beer that is good for a change of pace or to suggest to those who do not like your typical malty hoppy beers. Drinkable in the sense it is not too strong, but too much of that fruity taste gets old kind of fast.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2008 04:01:23 | More by webmanspidey
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like most Lindemans Lambics, this is more like candy than beer.

A- Looks like a hazy, unfiltered apple juice

S- Smells sweet, but with a spike of sour apple, like a Jolly Rancher.

T- Taste is excellent, like a candy apple but even more sweet.

M- Moderate mouthfeel with a sticky quality

D- Drinks good, but too much sugar to pound back

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 06:17:08 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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nrpellegrini

Maryland

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

Amazing.

It smelled and tasted just like a sour apple airhead... the chewy, sugary candy. Wow, this beer had so much flavor. It was a mix between apple juice, apple cider, and some sparkling sweet flavors. I couldn't find the beer in this Lambic either. I could of had a couple bottles, the sweetness would have been something to deal with, but it was too good. I recommend to all, but wheres the 'beer'?

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 05:33:36 | More by nrpellegrini
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow-ish color with a white head. Aromas of green apple and cinnamon. In the taste, again green apple and cinnamon. A bitter, sweet and sour apple mouthfeel, with a dry green apple and spice aftertaste. Taste almost like apple cider, dryer than most Lindeman's, and not as sugary.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2008 01:04:24 | More by OWSLEY069
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

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

I have had this beer numerous times since it was released, and I am just now getting around to reviewing it. Here we go:

Appearance: Pours a still clear orangish golden color with only a few bubbles there to make a head. It had a few bubbles rising, so it isn't COMPLETELY flat.

Aroma: The smell of tart green apples is unmistakable. There is also some other fruity aromatics in here, and I pick up pears in particular.

Taste: It hits your cheeks at first sip with the sour apple and attenuation. Once your palate gets used to it, you can actually pick up a bit of funk in this one. It has a slightly horsey flavor that may be an indication of age since it is so flat. The overall flavor is a bit watery with plenty of flavor. The mouthfeel is definitely lacking since the carbonation is so light. I am sure that other examples I have had were more carbonated.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer, and actually one of my favorite in the Lindeman's fruit beer collection. It actually leaves a bit of the funk in rather than drowning it in syrup. This particular bottle must have a bit of age on it, but it doesn't taste bad at all. I would certainly drink this beer again, and recommend it...though the score from this review won't be the best because of this particular bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 23:47:35 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A bright golden beer with a thin head.

Smell of green apples on top of a sweet and artificial apple smell. No hops or malt in the smell.

Taste is sweet with a distinct apple juice taste. Body is sweet and sticky. This beer has been sweetened. There is absolutely no malt or hops to be tasted here. Even the expected tartness is not present. I understand that this is really great for people that don't like beer, but not for me. I will be mild in my judgement.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2008 09:21:49 | More by Absumaster
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jophish17

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

355mL bottle purchased a month or so ago at Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville GA

Aroma: Not very strong, mostly apple, overall the smell disappoints but it certainly isn't bad

Appearance: Cloudy golden body with a little bit of white head that dissipates without lacing too much

Taste: Lots of green apple flavor with a sour twist. I love apple juice and think of this as apple juice with some tartness and alcohol (or so says the bottle, you can't find it)

Feel: pretty light body with fair carbonation

Drinkability: easy, like an apple soda, I could drink this all day

A great drink for an apple lover like myself.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 00:05:06 | More by jophish17
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