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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: 12
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 Naerhu
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As my 777th beer review, I hope this one will be lucky.

Looks strikingly like any ole lager, but with excellent white head.
Intense apple aroma that you can smell a half a room away. On closer inspection, an interesting mix of apple core, perfume and a touch of earth.
Sweetness is the overwhelming flavor of this beer. I would bet that there is more sugar than alcohol in this beer. This is liquid apple candy. Very tastey, but at this level of sweetness, I cant say that this is beer anymore. Of course, true to style, there is no bitterness.
Medium carbonation on a medium body.
Very drinkable, but its just not beer to me.

Naerhu, Jul 02, 2007
Photo of arguemaniac
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sweet apple juice aroma with an unexpected caramel note. Slightly sugary cider character and Granny Smith tartness both blend quite well with the sour, acidic limbic qualities. The caramel makes another appearance, too. Clean apple finish.

Apples, apples, and more apples; that’s the name of the game with this one. And, frankly, it’s a better fruit for lambics than most; the Granny Smith tartness and lambic sourness work really well together.

Recommended…

arguemaniac, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of UnionMade
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy gold, topped with a big, puffy white head. I was half expecting this to pour bright yellow-green, to match the unnatural color of some of their other varieties. Hold a decent couple millimeters of head throughout. Heavy, syrupy green apple scent. Very much like sour apple hard candy. Not entirely what I like in a beer, of any variety. The flavor is somewhat more beer-like, with light wheaty grain barely surfacing under the omnipresent green apple Jolly Rancher syrup. Nicely effervescent though, with a soft, fuller texture. Not a whole lot going on aside from the apple. With the malt, it comes across as one of those $1 apple pies you find in the gas station. The definition of the word cloying. Some faint lambic sourness, but not much to make note of. Really, half a bottle was more than enough for me, and it took me a while to get through just that. More like a sickly sweet apple soda than a beer. The bottle was a gift, so I can't complain too much.

UnionMade, Jun 01, 2007
Photo of roblowther
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a light, hazy yellow with almost no head. Smells of sour apples with an astringent note to it. Tastes crisp, sweet up front and a sharp finish to it. The apples are dominant but not nearly so pronounced as in a cider. The trademark lambic sourness is definitnely present & adds a nice interest to the flavor. The mouthfeel is soft with low carbonation. Drinkability is great! Very refreshing and an alcohol content that could make this one a session beer. I like all of the Lindeman's line & this one is no exception. Yummy!

roblowther, May 28, 2007
Photo of brendan13
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Capped & corked, the first time I've seen this. I assume it's done to maintain freshness.
Golden straw colour with a medium sized head that quickly subsides. Very much like sparking apple juice.
Funnily enough an apple smell dominates the aroma. But the sweetness makes it more like a toffee apple candy bar than actual apples.
The taste is also along the same lines with some very faint maltiness in there.
Medium bodied mouthfeel & very spritzy.
Drinkable if your into sweet beers. Luckily I love apples and apple flavoured things but there are better beers that use apples that actually also taste like beer.

brendan13, May 26, 2007
Photo of biegaman
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presents itself with bubbles but no real head. A semi-clouded off peach coloured body. A tremendous aroma of apples! A blend of golden delicious and granny smith brand. Plenty both sweet and lightly tart. The apple flavour suits the lambic style nicely. The flavour also carries an intricate blend of apple varieties. Sugary, lightly sour. This is one lambic that might not appeal to everyone, but I personally would consider buying it again for sure.
Special thanks to Amanda at Mr.Goodbar for the sample!

biegaman, May 23, 2007
Photo of mobud
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A- Slightly cloudy with thin white head and active carbonation.

S- Tart sour apple.

T- Again tart sour apple, but very bright and refreshing.

M- Light with sweet tart feel on the back of the throat.

D- Nice little drink, but for the price and bottle size I could find something else to hit my lambic jones.

mobud, May 02, 2007
Photo of Hammarby
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Very cloudy golden orange. Looks like fruit nectar. Yellowish white head.
S: Green sour apples and sugar.
T: Apple, good balance of sour and sweet tastes. Some malts in the aftertaste, but the apple and sweetness is totally dominating. The malty tones tends towards oatmeal.
M: Tiny pricking bubbles of carboration. Below medium body.

My first review of this one felt unfaire and I had to revisit this one after consulting BA:s and SHBF:s style guidelines. Good drinkability, even though it's not as refreshing as a kriek, it goes down quite easily.

Hammarby, Apr 30, 2007
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
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