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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: CualityC on 05-13-2006

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine July 2007.

"Pomme" is French for "apple," and on this Lambic's la- bel, it states apple juice and natural flavor is added. Usu- ally "natural" flavor ends up being a clean, clear sterile extract used for consistency. Suffice it to say, the debate over what "natural" actually means is ongoing.

Head retention is pretty amazing, as it clings to the glass after each sip. Mild haze for a glowing golden-col- ored brew. Big aroma of a bag full of Green Apple Jolly Ranchers or a juice box was thrown in the glass. Very crisp and very smooth, with a fluffy moderate body. Big, tart and juicy sweet green apple flavor. Are we drinking a timid cider or a glass of fresh-pressed Granny Smith apple juice? A bit of Lambic funk seeps in with a mild cellar flavor; then some malt graininess comes through, which is just about enough vindication to pass this off as a beer. Finishes tart and sweet, with a long-lingering apple flavor.

Apple character is dialed up really high here--not bad at all, but this is certainly at the far end of the sweet Lambics. If you want more of the Lambic flavor to come through, let it breathe and warm up a little rather than drink it at the cold temperature (38-41° F) that is advised. Pair this with a walnut-and-grape chicken salad sandwich.

Photo of scott451
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let this warm up from fridge temperature. Poured into a large tulip. Slightly hazy gold. With a bubbly while head which soon diminished to a ring. Plenty of light lacing and sparkling carbonation.

A noticeably ripe apple smell. A bit towards the over ripe side. Unusual to say the least. Esters - not very beer like. Inviting. Taste is more ripe apple up front. A sweet burst then a cidery finish. A mild but persistent sharpness which lingers for a while brings up the rear..

Good mouth feel and carbonation. Very refreshing - just a bit one dimensional.

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

This is a really debated style of beer, and if you don't like it get over it. I enjoy lambic, and I enjoy Lindemans.
Pours a apple juice colored yellow with a white head and mountains of carbonation, good lacing. Smells of apples and light grain and malt. Tastes of granny smith apples with malt to lessen the sour. Mouthfeel is very nice and drinkability is high.

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

Reviewed from notes. I enjoy Lindemans, they are what they are. Like the candy of beer.

A- Murky yellow-green with a foamy cap that has good retention. A one of fine lace. Kind of looks like pond water or something.

S- Holy sour green apple upon opening, from many feet away even. Slightly funky but on the spot for green apples.

T- It's like a Jolly Rancher candy green apple. Sour and sweet apples all the way. Some yeast flavor as well.

MF- Creamy light body with smooth, silky carbonation. Tart tongue puckering.

DB- The Lindemans fruit formula. It is almost like candy-soda-beer. I enjoy the flavor but can see where others would not like this.

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a fluted lambic glass. Pours a slightly cloudy straw yellow. Has a 1.5" head that reduces with nice retention. Good amount of "champagne"-like bubbles keep this beer lively.

Smells of tart green apples, tempered with citrus and an underlying malt.

Taste is pleasantly tart, slightly sweet with ample green apple taste. Ends with a slight sour/bitterness.

Light mouthfeel, with fizzy bubbles teasing the tongue.

Highly drinkable, this is one of the wife's favorites!

Photo of dogfishandi
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz capped and corked bottle pulled from my cellar. i purchased this bottle on 7-18-2009 so has about 1 year and 2 months or so. slightly chilled poured into an oversized wine glass.

pours a golden pale yellow color with lots of rushing bubbles and a fair bit of sediment. speckles of blackish yeast floating around. big pure white head that was very retentive, lasted the whole glass. lots of sticky lace.

big wiff of sour apples, just like sour apple jolly ranchers. a slight bit of barnyard funk.

taste follows suit with the aroma. sour apple jolly rancher with hints of barnyard funk and caramel candy apple coming through, but mostly focused on the sour apples.

light and body, goes down very smooth and easy, could easily be confused with a non alcoholic drink. not too sour, but sour enough, just the right amount of acidity. fine sparkly carbonation that eventually settles out.

too sweet to drink a lot of, but i could see my girlfriend drinking this all night. has the drinkability of a smirnoff ice.

definatly a beer worth a try thats widely available. age has done this beer justice, mellowed it out some, and brought just a touch more funk out, but i wouldnt paticularly go out of my way to age it again.

Photo of cetherid
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

poured into a pint glass


pours a straw yellow. like your standard macrobrew lite beer. a small white head.


like sour granny apples. smells like an apple jollyrancher.


same as well. not an apple cider taste or apple juice. more like the sour apple tastes of candy. slight tartness at end.


light bodied. almost like a syrupy feel in the mouth as well.


a little too sweet to have more than 1 of these. not the best lambic i've had, but decent.

Photo of champ103
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color. A two finger white head forms on first pour, but recedes in a second to a ring. Light lace is left in patched here and there.
S: Big fresh green apples up front and center. I like that a lot. Very light tartness and some dusty funkiness. Simple but enjoyable.
T: Again, big fresh apples up front. Kind of apple cider like. Not really any musky funkiness that I love, and a little on the sweeter side.
M/D: A light to medium body that is crisp and dry. Not hard to drink. The bottle is gone in no time. Though not one I will reach for often.

Really a decent Fruit Lambic. Pretty simple, but enjoyable. Again, this is not something I will get all the time, but it is a good refreshing summer brunch or hot afternoon beer on an occasion.

Photo of tlazaroff
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from a flute glass.

A: nice 2-finger head, and color is a pale straw. A lot of visible carbonation, looks almost like champagne.

S: Smells a lot like granny smith apples with subtle sour notes.

T: Tastes like apples, but not apple juice or cider per-se. Not much else going on here.

M: It's a bit watery on the mouth, but gives you that puckering sensation that I get when I bite into a tart apple.

D: For me, I'd only have one of these. I probably wouldn't go out and buy these in any quantity unless for a special occasion.

Photo of sweemzander
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz. corked and capped bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

(A)- Pours a clear yet pale golden color. Produced a decent white head that dissipated to a thin film.

(S)- A bright and fresh granny smith apple-like tartness in front of a subtle dry straw/hay component.

(T)- Just like the smell. A burst of juicy apples with a light tartness followed by a subtle hay/straw finish.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance with a bright and fresh fruit profile. Minimal tartness. Smooth.

(D)- A tasty brew that could easily substitute champagne for any occasion. Fruity for sure with a tart crispness. However, it being a fruit lambic, it just tastes like an alcoholic apple juice. A gallon of this would be easy to consume though; goes down extremely easy.

Photo of kzoobrew
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review input from notes. Enjoyed 02/16/10.

Poured into Lindeman flute. Clear golden pear colored body. Effervescent one and a half finger head. Decent retention with a surprising amount of lacing.

Big apple aroma. Sweet and tart. Combination of natural apple juice and a rather processed artificial aroma. Not much else going on in the nose.

Sweet artifical apple flavor. Light touch of tartness on the back end. Very sweet and candy like, stops just short of cloying.

Light and crisp bodied. Sticky sweetness linger other wise finish is almost dry.

Very easy to drink. Flavors are not to my preference but not offensive. Could be enjoyable under the right circumstances.

Photo of Hojaminbag
2.91/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pomme has a dull, hazy, golden-yellow colored body with a nice white head that is made up of tightly packed little bubbles.

The aroma is packed with an artificial, green apple flavor, much like what you would find in a jolly rancher candy. Underneath the sugary sweetness there is a hint of tartness.

It seems that the aroma pretty much told me everything I needed to know about this beer, as the dominant flavor is a sugary sweet, artificial tasting apple flavor that reminds me of a jolly rancher. At least the flavor has a little bit more going for it than the aroma though. A funky tartness sits underneath all of that candy flavor, and there is even a faint flavor that reminds of a actual apple; as in a green piece of fruit instead of a green hunk of candy. Even that flavor is a bit strange, however, because it reminds me of apple skin more than anything.

Mouthfeel is fine. It seems that Pomme has the look and the feel of an decent lambic.

This one is a little bit too sweet for me, and the 375ml bottle was more than I wanted to finish on my own.

Photo of StephenRich
4.49/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Since 1809 in Vlezenbeek Belgium the Lindemans family has been brewing some of the worlds most authentic and flavorful Lambics. Lambics are ales which are fermented in open vats, allowing the local and wild yeast strains to float into the wort (beer before fermentation) creating a naturally complex, spicy, and typically tart or sour beer. Because of this, many Lambics are sweetened or brewed with fruits or fruit juices. In this case, the Lindemans Pomme Lambic is Brewed with apples creating a clean, crisp and bright beer bursting with fresh sweet granny smith apples.

The Pomme is 4% abv, and is available in both 750ml corked and capped bottles, as well as standard 341ml bottles. I shared a 750ml with some friends this weekend, who really had no clue what type of beer they were about to enjoy. Most people don't really know that beers of this sort exist; it is always a pleasure for me to be able to introduce to people something so exceptionally exciting and delicious like the Lindemans Pomme! The Pomme pours light and hazy shining golden yellow with a one inch pure white head which fades to a light film on the surface of the beer. It doesn't really look like anything to special, but wait until you smell it. The nose is erupting with fresh green apples, citrus, light spice, a touch of hops, and pure summer! Its very sweet on the nose with a light tartness (almost rhubarb) and cider like dryness.

Before you drink this beer, do me a favor. Hopefully its hot outside, if it is, go outside, make sure you are in the sun, and take a deep breath of fresh summer air. Now go for a nice gulp of the Pomme. Its amazing! It is so clean and fresh with rich ripe green apples, crisp carbonation and sweetness, light hops, a touch of spice and tartness, all finishing dry and refreshing. There is a lot of apple sweetness here, but also a creamy pear or melon like sweet coming out in the malts - this is still a beer, you know. Its not to complex, but your mouth will be delightfully dominated by the flavor of apples and honey.

Because this beer is so sweet, it is not really all that balanced, which really does work for what its purpose is. It is reeled in though by the natural dry tartness of the lambic, and its effervescent carbonation cleans off your palate making sure that it does not seem syrupy. It is really a pleasure to drink, and is an amazing beer to use to introduce people to real beer who may be afraid of beer.

I wouldn't pair this with to much, it really is desert on its own. However, creamy cheeses would work very well with this. Be sure to serve it cold between two and three degrees Celsius. And Enjoy!

Photo of earthboundagain
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Notes:

The color is almost a corn yellow; the head is white and is like a small cloud in my glass.

Ok the smell is like a sour candy apple, with a touch of yeast, and a slight funk.

The taste is not bad at all; we have a nice tart apple, mixed with some funky yeast, and some candi sugar sweetness to balance the beast.

The mouthfeel is super sticky and very bubbly; the beer is a sipper, unless you have a sweet tooth.

Photo of Landfill21
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very sour taste. Reminds me of a sour woodchuck. Definitely not as good as the Kriek or Frambois by Lindeman's. It is has a very sour taste, close to being overpowering.

Drank this in a pint glass. Color is rusty/hazy with sediments spinning about. There is a decent head that leaves a ring down the glass.

Photo of brianjay
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank this out of a tulip glass. My first lambic in recent memory.
The body is a rustic, hazy, dull gold. You can see some of the yeast sediment spinning around. The head is light yet creamy. Full of air pockets, it leaves a very attractive lace around the glass.
Smell is of green apples and sugar.
SOUR SOUR SOUR green apple Jolly Rancher taste. It escapes quickly, leaving a subtle dryness on the tongue. The body is lively and smooth.

Not a fan of the overpowering sourness, but seems to be an all around quality beer for its style.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second of my Lindemans two-pack with sampler glass. Shared this one with a few friends who are big on ciders.

Poured into a small tasting glass. A tawny brew, with a thin head and spritzy carbonation. Looks like cider.

Nose is green apple peel, yeast, sugar.

If you like apples and ciders (as I do), you'll enjoy this brew. The green apple flavor is juicy and tart, very enjoyable.

There isn't much complexity to the Pomme version, but the apple flavor is really superb. A great after dinner sipper. Hell, I could drink this for breakfast!

Photo of Gosox8787
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Split a small bottle of this with a friend. Poured my 3/4ths of the bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow in color and very clear. One finger white head that has almost no retention.

Aroma: Green apple aromas alomost exactly like that of a Jolly Rancher. Almost artificial tasting. A slight barnyard funk to it, but its completely overshadowed by the sweet green apple.

Taste: Much like the taste, the apple dominates. Some barnyard in there as well, but the apple is the star. The sweetest Lindeman's I have had to date.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Much like champagne.

Drinkability: Considering the low ABV and sweet flavors, this is pretty drinkable. The sweetness can wear thin after a while, but its not hard to have a couple of these.

Overall, a pretty one note lambic.Big apple sweetness, but not much else. It was enjoyable, but it tastes a bit much like a Jolly Rancher for my taste. A good introduction to the style at least.

Photo of velosuds
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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 michaelpcarney
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a light cider / Low foam / Settles to nothing

S - Green apples!! / Nice Finish

T - Sweet & Tart Green Apple / Light Yeast on the back

M - High Carbs / Very Sticky / Very Light

D - Apple Cider Soda / Too much sweets for another

Serving type: TAP

Photo of morimech
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into the Lindemans flute. Slight chill haze and pale golden in color. Very minimal head that does not hang around for long. A little lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is sour apples with just a hint of funky barnyard. Musty and appetizing all at once. The flavor starts with a dose of green apple that does not totally go away but gets complimented by some mild funkiness. Not as lip puckering as many other lambics but it still has a noticeable tartness. Light body with lively carbonation that seems to go well with this beer. Refreshing and easy to drink for a lambic. Worth a try if you like sour apple.

Photo of bagpiper2005
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a Lindemans gift pack containing this and the Framboise. Poured into the novelty glass included.

Pour: Effervescent apple juice color that developed a nice two fingers of head that retained fairly well and left traces of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Tart green apples with some sugary sweetness and you get some notes from the wild yeasts.

Taste: Tart, sweet green apple flavor, a bit yeasty, and slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very highly carbonated and light bodied. I agree with the other reviewers that say it's like sparkling cider.

Drinkability: Goes down very easily and is one of the most refreshing beers I've drank.

Final Notes: A must-try for green apple fans. Makes either a great dessert beer or breakfast beer. Liked this one a little better than the Framboise.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a pale, hazy honey color with a fizzy 1/2 inch white head that fades to nothing. No lacing.

S - Green apples, metallic yeast, and slight vinegar.

T - Sweet but tart green apple, slight vinegar, yeast.

M - Very carbonated. Makes your spit sticky like soda does, but has a dry quality to it.

D - Very good but very apple cider/apple soda like. Easy drinking and quite tasty.

Photo of AgentZero
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is what happens when you take your non-drinking fiancee' to a beer bar: you end up trying every Lindemans brew they have.

A - Golden color, little bit of cloudy stuff floating in there. Small white head.

S - Smells like granny smith apples. I don't know really what else to say, smells like apple juice.

T - Tastes like apple juice, maybe a little jolly rancheresque as well. But really, huge apple presense. It's not bad, but I don't really like apple juice.

M - Sugary, syrupy, heavy side of medium bodied. Very juice like.

D - Well, great if you like apple juice, it's not really my thing.

Photo of wahhmaster
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Lindemans flute.

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden color (like apple juice). Has a thin, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves considerable lacing.

Smell: I agree with most of the other reviews for this beer in that it smells almost exactly like green apple Jolly Ranchers. There is a subtle hint of spiciness in the background as well.

Taste: Slightly bitter and yeasty up front. Develops into a very tart green apple flavor. Very tasty. Probably one of my favorites of Lindemans lambics.

Mouthfeel: Light and bubbly, like champagne.

Drinkability: Another exceptional fruit lambic by Lindemans. Definitely worth a try.

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