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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

643 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | 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 jmc44
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured an unappetizing, muddy-water brown color with tight, thick white head. Head leaves a nice lacing.

Smells like sour apple candy; very sweet, and hides most malt and other aromas. The apple is definitely overpowering.

Tastes like it smells, finishes somewhat crisp and tart. Like drinking liquid jolly rancher candy; which I guess is what the style should be, but you lose any and all complexity and potential complementing flavors.

Slighty slick and medium bodied; not unpleasant to drink. I'm sure if you can handle the sweetness, you could knock back a lot of these in a session.

Too sweet for my tastes, like the other Lindemans I've had, but good for what it is and great to bring people into the world of better beer - drastically different from any "real" beer.

jmc44, Apr 19, 2007
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This a cloudy, straw-colored beer with little to no head. The aroma is sour, yeasty, and prettymuch smells like green apple jollyranchers. This is an intensely sweet beer with a cracker dry grain contribution that knocks out the bottom to make it drinkable. The luscious green apple flavor is tasty but obscures this beer's complexity. This is a great beer if you feel like drinkin candy.

JudgeRoughneck, Apr 03, 2007
Photo of athensbeermaster
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This lambic poured a very hazy pale lime green. The pure white fluffy head looked like snow had fallen on a green-apple tree!
The smell of grannysmith apple and candied sugar.
The taste was the same as the nose except at the finish, some good tart apple rhine gives a good semi-dry finish. The last lingering quality felt like you had a greenapple jollyrancher!

athensbeermaster, Apr 02, 2007
Photo of shadow1961
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lindeman's Pomme Lambic pours out a creamy head over a cloudy gold
brew. The nose is just wonderful- crisp tart apple. The flavor is apple up front,
with a bit of oak, and a more tart, vinous apple finish. The mouthfeel is smooth
and crisp. The head leaves nice rings of lacing all the way to the bottom of the
glass. There's a slight apple aftertaste. Altogether tasty. This is my favorite Lambic
from Lindeman so far. Good stuff.

shadow1961, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of Sycodrummer
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the 750ml bottle into a small flute the beer was a bright champaigne color golden bronze. A dense fluffy pure white head was quick to fade but left some sticky chunks of lacing.

The nose is all apple juice and sweetness. Not much else here, it smells like a bottle of Mott's.

The taste is also similiar to apple juice. Fairly high carbonation levels with a slight granny smith tartness that attempts to balance the sweetness. Overall, carbonated alcoholic apple juice comes to mind here. Not complex (don't think it was meant to be) and not too over the top sweet, as the apples do a little to offer balance. This is a green apple Jolly Rancher in beer form.

Light body, with ample carbonation.

About what I expected. The taste is certainly not bad, just not very interesting and too sweet (like most of their lineup). I could see it paired with a fresh fruit dish, salad, or a tart dessert.

Sycodrummer, Feb 28, 2007
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."

--Carl Sagan


Medium maize, like a darker than usual cider. Maybe it's the label, but I half expected the color to be Granny Smith apple green. The cap is sheep's wool white with a 'bubbles stacked atop bubbles' appearance. Now that I think about it, this is pretty much what an apple lambic should look like.

Plenty of people compare beer of this sort to Jolly Rancher candy. This one, more than most, is a dead ringer for the similarly flavored candy (sour apple, my favorite). It smells like most other so-called fruit lambics: plenty of sweetness, plenty of fermented fruit and a subtle, funky yeastiness.

There are no surprises on the palate, with the possible exception that Pomme might be a tad more salivary gland tweakingly tart that the other Lindemans offerings. Even though they're even more cloyingly sweet, I much prefer beer like this to just about any hard apple cider that I've had to date. I think it's the explosiveness of the fruit flavor, the interaction between sweet and sour, the lack of sulfites, the spiciness and the understated fermented funkiness.

The mouthfeel is as expected for a beer with such a high sugar load. It's full, sticky and lush. The ABV might make it amenable to sessioning, but I can't imagine doing so because of the gut-wrenching sugariness. One bottle, consumed extremely slowly, is more than enough in one sitting.

Lindemans Pomme threw me no curveballs. After drinking Cassis, Framboise, Kriek and Peche, I knew what to expect from the apple version. If you like incredibly sweet, moderately complex fruit beer, and don't mind laying out some cash on occasion, give this one a whirl.

BuckeyeNation, Feb 22, 2007
Photo of jasonjlewis
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my stange glass. Nice head, and GREAT retention. Smells of green sour apples. Tastes nice but artificial. I would like to re review the previous lambics because I think they might have the same quality. Taste is good. I really think I might need to try some other lambics to understand the style. I like this beer, but from other people's reviews it seems like I really need to try other beers from the style to really understand it. Mouthfeel is good and clings well. The beer goes down fast cause it's liight and tastes like candy.

jasonjlewis, Feb 15, 2007
Photo of rkuhnel
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This 750 ml; bottle set me back $9.45 at my local North Coast Coop in Eureka, CA. It poured a nice interesting peach color with a large and white foamy head. Lots of lacing made you realize this was not just apple cider. Nose is apple however, and not much else. Very sweet with moderate carbonation and a light mouthfeel. Quite drinkable but way overpriced for what you get.

rkuhnel, Feb 12, 2007
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a flute glass. Appears a slightly cloudy, pale yellow amber with under an inch of white foam. Smells of freshly sliced, tart apples. Tastes of crisp, tart green apples, pleasantly sweet and sour flavors. Moderate carbonation. Very refreshing and clean. I tried half the bottle with ice, and the other half without. I prefer this beers with a little ice to cut down the sweetness a little. I would love to try this again with some nice, sharp cheese.

ClockworkOrange, Feb 09, 2007
Photo of guitarmage
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very cloudy straw color, darker almost guava near the bottom of the glass, bubbly white head, semi sticky lacing.

Smell: Apple cider, tartness, dry, sour apple aromas.

Taste: Apple cider, very light maltiness, slight alcohol warmth, tartness and very dry, a little puckering at the end.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, but present, mildly fizzy, medium bodied, slightly coats the mouth.

Drinkability: A very tasty beer, clean, tart, apples, apples. It's difficult however for an untrained taster to separate this style from a sparkling apple cider. Definitely a different, smooth mouthfeel, but very similar in flavor upfront.

guitarmage, Feb 04, 2007
Photo of scruffwhor
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a apple cider yellow/pale amber. Mild carbonation and a small fizzy head that quickly leaves. The aromas are like the squelching juice from a Granny Smith or a Fuji apple dripping down your chin after a juicey bite. But no farmhouse, earthy aromas though. The flavor really captures the apple, Granny Smith particulary, tart and dry. Yet very juicey. Hints of teh Belgian countryside, but does lack a bit of the "lambic" style tartness that I was looking for. Just fruity and apple-y. Nice to sip while sittin up in bed after a draining evening before.

scruffwhor, Jan 30, 2007
Photo of allengarvin
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Into a chalice glass, this pours a limpid amber color with a small head. Nose is very American cidery (that is, apple scented with an overlying sweetness). In flavor, it's almost identical to a bland cider like Woodchuck... except for a touch of pepperiness and a mere hint of vegetal sourness, and that is not a pleasant lambic sourness. Thin bodied, but not unexpected--enough carbonation to make it not unpleasant in mouthfeel.

Very disappointing. Perhaps mildly better than Lindemans Peche, but close enough to be tied for the worst beer of the Lindemans line-up of beers.

allengarvin, Jan 30, 2007
Photo of objectivemonkey
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Holy Jolly Rancher Batman!! Pop fizz apple, a nice light cloudy gold with white fizzy head, lots of carbonation, my first thought is 'oh oh, alcopop.' At first smell, lets you on in that direction, all apples, very sweet ones at that. The taste is just the same, somewhat beery, but simply drowned out in a granny smikth apple bonanza, jolly ranchers, those wicked cool caramel covered apple candies on a stick, just like that.

Yet, I kind of like it. I had the kriek just a few weeks ago, and either I hated it because I really don't like cherries as much as I think, or because it just wasn't as appealing at the time, or whatever, I don't know. What I do know is, it was a long day, it gazed at me from the fridge shelf, and I was intrugued, and its turned out to be quite refreshing. Now, I doubt I"ll go for it again any time in the remote future, but hey, what the hell.

objectivemonkey, Jan 27, 2007
Photo of pvsob
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a light, hazy gold with little head and little to no lacing.

Smell - Sweet/tart apples and some yeast.

Taste - Starts off very sweet, but this gets trampled by the sharp crisp tartness of the apples. I picked up some earthy yeast flavor as well toward the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium with plenty of carbonation.

Overall - A decent Lambic, but not my cup of tea. It's still worth a try if you haven't had it before. Cheers!

pvsob, Jan 25, 2007
Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Leaves some trails of lacing.

The smell is of green apples with a candyish sweetness.

The taste is of green apples with sweet champagne. Cidery. Sweet and sour.

The feel is light - almost effervescent. Apples stick around - dry finish.

Overall, it is between cider and a mamosa - substitute apple juice for orange juice. Personally, my least favorite of the four main fruit lambics of this brewery - too cidery and sweet - Maybe cider drinkers (and Jolly Rancher enjoyers) would appreciate this more. It does pair well, though, with salad with apple slices in it.

jwc215, Jan 19, 2007
Photo of Phatz
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was one of the lightest sweetest most easy drinking of the Lindemans Line. As a non-beer drinker it was a favorite of my wife's and as a BeerAdvocate it was still worthy of my respect. Full of flavor and smooth easy refreshment. Beer ~ no. Green Apple ~ big time. It is candy-like sweet with loads of apples in the nose and mouth. Smooth and soft medium body with a crisp finish and a light sour balance to the sweet. Nicely done for what it is.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Phatz, Jan 15, 2007
Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle, capped and corked.

Cloudy golden appearance under a smallish white head that fades to a ring.

Very apple-y smell, with wheat and light malt.

Taste is tart and VERY apple-y. Sour-apple finish. Very pleasant.

Mouthfeel is round with soft carbonation.

Very drinkable at 4.1%. A bit pricey for what you get, however.

ColoradoBobs, Jan 03, 2007
Photo of medic25
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My Christmas Eve beer... Pours a hazy brown color, like an apple cider with a foamy head. Aroma is overwhelmingly one of apples. Taste is quite tart, a touch of the sour lambic, but for the most part a fruity apple flavor. Sweet aftertaste, but not too cloying. Very drinkable; not a beer I'd drink every week, but pretty tasty.

medic25, Dec 25, 2006
Photo of zuggy9
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This lambic pours a somewhat translucent golden amber with a nice frothy head with good retention, and thins to some lace. The smell is strong apple with a nice yeasty qualities. The taste is quite sweet, and reminds me of a snakebite with overly sweet cider. Different and rather pleasant, but with a bit of a sour aftertaste. It has low carbonation and is rather light. I'm not inclined to drink many of these, but I'd easily have another.

zuggy9, Dec 23, 2006
Photo of Kookiekwan
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a deep straw color with a sponge-like foam over the top. This beer is slightly hazy, with moderate lacing and reminds me of apple cider. The aroma is unmistakably apple, it seems to leap from the glass to your nose. The flavor is not as sweet as some other beers from Lindemans but it is slightly tart and it’s faintly sour in the finish (it seems like a combination of apple cider and Jolly Ranchers). The mouthfeel is on the lighter side with moderate carbonation giving it a champagne-like zing. Overall this beer is quite tasty and very easy to drink once you have one you will definitely be hooked.

Kookiekwan, Dec 21, 2006
Photo of claytri
4.95/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer poured a cloudy gold with an off white head. The aroma was green apple. The taste was really more of green apple cider or cocktail than even gueze, but it was wonderful stuff. The feel was wonderfully dry and crisp allowing you to really see the beer underneath this one. I like fruit lambic's, but this is the first pomme I've had and I found it to be delightful. Now this is heavily influenced by my love of green apples, but I have definately added a favorite I will be searching out and purchasing this beer. If it was up to me I'd have it for breakfast every day it was just a wonderful beverage.

claytri, Nov 05, 2006
Photo of gonzo138
2.55/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a hazy clouded golden color, has a big frothy head that retains well enough and laces decently

S- smell a semi tart/semi sweet apple aroma, smells a bit "artificial" in some aspect, cant quite place it though

T- a bit too sweet for me, tastes like a green apple jolly rancher, doesnt have that kind of sharp sour taste (which I really enjoy) like you get from more traditional lambics

M- low/moderate carbonation, light body

D- much too sweet for me, other lambics ive had are more sour, less carbonated, less sweet, thats how ive come to understand the style, even those arent super drinkable, this is ok at best, would not really recomend this one

gonzo138, Oct 30, 2006
Photo of geexploitation
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy head and an off-gold body that seems to have a tinge of green apple skin color to it. Aromas are of tart green apples; you can even smell a bit of the peel, it seems. On the tongue, softly tart apple flavors present first, before a cloying sweetness takes over. The whole thing is more Juicy Juice apple flavor rather than anything real. Quite acidic in mouthfeel, like a baby lambic, with medium carbonation and body. Overall, this is only OK; I can't imagine drinking this as anyting other than a dessert accompaniment. And even then, there are better choices out there.

geexploitation, Oct 29, 2006
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Taking one for the team after this one is kicked at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse, Ename tripel will be flowing on draft imagine how lucky we are to have a true tripel flowing after this candy inspired fruit ale. Appears a pale golden apple juice with a light white colore head leaves thin specks of lace with each sip. Arom has tart apple, granny smith if you will pretty sharp acidity quality in the smell. Taste howevery is overwhelmingly sweet with Jolly Rancher green apple abundancy with more sweet than tart literally sugary in flavor not so much ciderish but more or less arificially injected with concentrated sugars. Mouthfeel leaves a dry coating on the palate lighter body overarl with spritzy carbonation for this lighter bodied ale. Drinkability well no thanks especially after trying so many fine beers over the years at the Creekhouse.

WVbeergeek, Oct 26, 2006
Photo of Dogbrick
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Sep 22nd, 2006: The beer is a hazy golden color with a medium white head that dissipates fast. Slick lacing. The aroma is all Granny Smith apple, with a bit of yeast. Light and crisp body with a tart apple character. Sour apple dominates the flavor, with a mild sweetness showing up here and there. The finish is mild and fruity with touches of spice. Decent overall.

Dogbrick, Oct 17, 2006
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