1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

Not Rated.
Lindemans AppleLindemans Apple

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

686 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 686
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 41 | 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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (14) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lindemans Apple Alström Bros
Ratings: 686 | Reviews: 319 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of beerwolf77
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of weatherdog
3.77/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of bbeane
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
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!!

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of Kromes
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of Strix
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of Gmann
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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

Photo of CRichardsMN
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of davexisxrabid
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass. Produced a slightly cloudy yellowish gold color. Nice one inch head; fluffy with good retention and good lacing.

Wheat bread aroma, apply juice, and a slight medicinal aroma.

Flavor of apple juice with another odd sugary aftertaste. Does have that fermented apple, almost cidery flavor but not the tart zing I was expecting.

Light/medium bodied. Good carbonation and not too sweet; won't become cloying.

Good drinkability but it tastes a bit too much like apple juice for me. Cider would be a cheaper alternative.

Photo of beertunes
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into Lindemans logo flute glass. Poured clean, clear golden yellow, about the same color as a Golden Delicious apple. An over-aggressive pour yielded about 3 inches of fluffy white head that had very good retention and lovely, moderate lacing.

The aroma is most definitely apple. An almost cidery scent with a hint of yeast underneath. The taste is refreshing, certainly apple obviously, but most of the features we generally consider "beer" are underneath the fruit.

Body is light, but effervescent, and pleasant on the tongue. The drinkability is very good, not as sweet as some of the other varieties offered by this brewery. Overall, a refreshing change of pace if you're in the mood for something different, or want a mild sipper with a meal.

Photo of botham
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bottle poured into a snifter. pours a golden amber color with a half finger of off white head that leaves no lacings and has poor retention. clear in the glass.

aroma is of strong green apple, quite similar to sour apple candy. the sweetness is candy-like with a very sweet aura. there is a light tart note in the background that is enhanced by a subtle sourness that works well with the apple.

taste is more of the same with a light effervescence. very sweet and fruity with a light sourness. almost overbearing in its sweetness. with more of a sour note, the sweetness could be alleviated a bit.

mouthfeel is sweet. really sweet. sticky in aftertaste. the sourness imparts a light tartness, but it doesn't stand up to the sweet notes.

drinkability is decent. for BAs who love sugary liquids, solace can be found here, but the fruit and sweet notes seem to overpower any chance of other notes to balance them out.

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

Beautiful light golden color, slightly hazy, with large rocky head with good lace all the way down. Nose is straightforward apples, apple cider-y, and a sharp miscellaneous citrus zing in there too. Palate offers a great sweet 'n sour flavor with apple as the focus, and the yeasty bready flavors are there to complement nicely. Finish is long and sweet, and is very appetizing.

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

Poured into a snifter, because I didn't have access to a flute at the time.

A: Pale orange, with yellow highlights and a slight haze. The cream head starts out small. It recedes quickly, but never disappears. Leaves occasional wisps of lace.

S: Apples, apples and more apples. That is the aroma of this beer. It's quite sweet and very one dimensional.

T: There's no mistaking this for a Pomme. The beer starts out with a crisp green apple tartness that's bolstered by a fair amount of carbonation. Sweetness comes in quickly with an intensity of flavor that borders on making this taste more like sparkling apple juice than beer. Thankfully it doesn't quite get there. Tartness returns for the finish, this time accompanied by a hint of sourness.

M: Syrupy body has a touch too much carbonation.

D: The sweetness of this was almost too much for me. Tastes mostly like thick sparkling apple juice with a tart kick. A little more subtlety would have made me happier.

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

From a 355ml green bottle, green foil around neck and cap, abv listed as 4.1%. The bottle is capped and corked. Pours out a hazed golden hue, frothy white head that settles to a thick cap.

Pleasant sweet green apple aroma, with accompanying tartness as well.

The flavour lives up to what is promised as well, although this is a one-dimensional trip all things said and done. Sweet and tart green apple, dry crisp finish, aftertaste like champagne.

Dry, champagne-like mouthfeel, akin to a nice dry cider as well.

It works for what it is, I'm not the biggest fan of fruit lambics, but there is no fault that I can find with it either. If you have a hankering for apple then this lambic won't let you down.

Photo of drabmuh
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy apples batman. Purchased a bottle of this at a local beer store, probably my favorite lambic from Lindemanns. Its a good drink. Yellow and cloudy in color. Carbonation formed a complete and tall head, three fingers, fell off by head remained steady. Nice carbonation, filled the area with an huge smell of sour apple. Its an apple beer and it does not fail to deliver apples. Goes down easy, a very good beer IMO. I need to research lambics more to see if its a good example of a lambic. I've heard people complain that Lindemanns does not make "true" lambics. Not sure about this.

Photo of brundo4
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 mL champagne bottle into flute. Initially quite bubbly. Mild head, fine and white. Dissipates quickly but good lacing is left. A bit cloudy, like a lightly filtered hefeweizen. Very nice color, golden at its lightest, amber at its darkest (picture shows the colors slightly darker). Regardless, quite alluring.

Very sweet on the nose. Apples, as one might expect, but in a bit of an artificially strong way. Fruity, like something from my childhood that I cannot quite place. Perhaps the smell produced when making Jello (pouring the powder into the boiling water?). A bit grassy. Good balance of flavors. Very pleasant. Invigorating yet pacifying aroma.

First taste is very sweet upfront. Delicious green apples, sweet yet tart and tangy. Then comes a subtle bitterness from carbonation, almost like the quinine of good tonic water, but less bitter. Again, good balance of flavors, light malty sweetness, but apple surely is the idea here. Second taste yields a subtle citrus flavor just beneath the surface. I am not well versed in lambics, and so this one tastes sweeter than others I have had but not cloyingly so. As it warms, strong sweet apple taste fades slightly and a nice malt bass with some tart apple comes through.

Mouthfeel is soft and light. At first quite smooth and silky. Then, as carbonation builds, it floats nicely on the tongue, like a mousse. A cottony cloud, really. Extremely light. Thin but not too much so. Still very smooth, despite high carbonation. Feels a bit thicker as it warms.

Very easy to drink for its sweetness. A bit off-putting at first taste. Makes one wonder how many one can actually have, but seems a very drinkable beer after all. Generally a bit sweet for my taste, but would have another and plan on doing so. Still, not entirely sure how many I could have without tiring of the sweetness, or getting a headache.

All in all, a delightful beer.

Photo of Chinon01
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Hazy greenish-yellow color with thin head and minimal spotty lacing.

Nose - Tremendous green apple jolly rancher flavor with apple skin, flesh and pit. Cidery and a little earth too.

Taste - The attack is sweet with Belgian yeast bliss and more jolly rancher with a pronounced tart finish and a little dirty sock funk.

Mouthfeel - Nice silkiness with bristling finish.

Drinkability - Only decent due to sweetness.

This would go well with a Thanksgiving dinner or chicken salad.

Photo of clayrock81
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this over dinner w/ my non-beer drinking wife b/c she tried the Framboise earlier and now all of a sudden likes lambics. Poured a clear gold, almost yellow even, body w/ a well-carbonated two-finger head that quickly died and left little lacing. A tart apple smell, almost like apple juice and little else. Goes down watery and slick but not in a bad way. A quite tasty and easy going "fruit" beer and I enjoyed the glass I had. Taste is more sweet than tart, as I didn't find myself puckering at all like some tart lambics I've had. More than a glass or two of this, though, and I'll probably be feeling a little ill.

Photo of brianlg
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my unibroue tulip glass on Easter Sunday to enjoy with dinner. It pours a very cloudy tan/yellow color with little head. There is a huge smell of granny smith apples on the nose. Very tart. The taste is good, it tastes like crisp apples. It reminded my a lot of a hard cider. I probably couldn't pick out the difference. Mouthfeel was nice and smooth. It wasn't bad, but I would prefer most of the other flavors over this, especially framboise.

Photo of DRGinLBC
2.67/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: We all agree that there was a lot of sediment floating around, very cloudy with a dark yellow/tan tint to it.. also it had very little head and no lacing on the glass.

S: As soon as we lifted the rim to our noses... the strong smell of tart, apple almost floral was escaping the glass.

T: We all agreed that it reminded us of sparkling apple cider. Not much of a beer flavor it was more like a glass of wine. Also not much carbonation ... very caramelized.

M: The mouthfeel was very smooth and will not make you belch... the carbonation was so small that it did not cause any discomfort in your stomach.

D: We feel that this beer is very feminine and can be enjoyed on a sunny, summery day outside.

**Thank you to Nick and Candace for the complete review**

Photo of Pauly2X
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- Clear gold with a light green tint, wispy head.

S- Crisp tart apples with some very light ethanol notes.

T- Sweet apple up front. Tarness takes over quickly and dominates throughout.

M- Clean and crisp.

D- The tartness is the only obstacle here.

Great for what it is. Overall just not my thing.

Photo of becktone
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Done horizontally with Floris Apple

From notes 1-26-09

Eye: Color is more like that of cider, tan and extremely cloudy. Head is a mix of foamy and creamy, some standing bubbles breaking the smooth surface of the creamy foam. Retention isn't as good, this being a thick blanket is some places and a much thinner poor of cloth blanket in others.

Nose: Big aroma of granny smith apples, sour apple candy comes to mind, kinda like sour apple blowpops. It reminds me of the way that cinnamon apple pop tarts smell. All in all it smells great. Overall the aroma is pretty mild, not strong but not weak, something stronger would be better. More tart than the Floris, I think, also the floris is more like freshly sliced apples, delicate and subdued, subtle. This is more like applesauce with some spices. Floris is more of a pure apple aroma.

Tongue: This one is a bit more tart, a bit more sour and drier with less sweetness and less apple taste. The apple that does come through is definitely like granny smith though. Overall its much more earthy, I can taste that there's a similarity between this and their framboise, the actual lambic flavor comes through more. There's more of a wild yeast nature/brettanomyces (spelling?) going on here. However, there is less complexity in this beer's flavor than there is in the Floris.

Feel and Drinkability: This beer is definitely heavier on the palate than the Floris, it also has a drier finish which compliments the forwardness of this beer's more forground lambic flavor. Carbonation feels spritzy. This beer is easy to drink, though I think that if I'm in the mood for something like this I'll srping for the Floris instead.

Photo of gonzo46and2
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellow / dirty orange / light brown with a nice head that didn't fully diminish.

Aroma is fresh green apples skins.

Taste is light malts, with green apple but not too cidery and little to no hops.

Mouthfeel is soft carbonation, sweet and sour palate.

Very drinkable indeed. Good summmer and fall drink.

Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
83 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.