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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 11
Gots: 43 | 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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Ratings: 691 | Reviews: 319
Photo of Brad007
4.92/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark amber/blonde color with minimal head. Strong hints of apple in the nose with some sourness detected as well. Taste is tart and similar to apple cider. There's some sourness at the back of the throat but it's more like a mild pucker. It's damn irrestible and very easy to drink. You might not notice that it's a lambic at first. Excellent all-around.

Photo of treehugger02010
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this first at Brewtopia in New York, NY, but I just had another one at Terresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa.
Appearance: A pale and green cloudy body with tons of carbonation that produced a nice size head no retention and not much lacing. (It was in the "official" Lindemans glass.)
Smell: Very much like candy green apples, think Jolly Ranchers.
Taste: More of the same, but not so much candy but more Granny Smith, real apples. Not overpowering at all, just plain awsome.
Mouthfeel: Rather crisp.
Drinkabilty: Super.
Don't drink and review.

Photo of Gusler
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer from the 350ml caged and corked bottle pours a hazy deep gold color with a modest creamy white head, that fades away leaving the lace to seal the glass with a fine sheet. Nose has a terrific “Granny Smith Apple” sweet and sour aroma with a wet “gunny sack” musty tone, astringent, but likeable nonetheless. Start continues the sweet and sour astringency with the top light in its feel. Finish has a barbarous acidity, followed by the “green apple” sweet and sourness, face-puckering dryness, but it has everything I look for in a good Lambic.

Photo of jar2574
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apple juice color, with carbonation but no lacing. Looks like carbonated juice. Not appealing in the looks department.

I love the smell of a good lambic though. This one mimics apples perfectly, without a hint of artificiality.

Great taste as well. Appley, like a cider without the cinnamon flavor. It does what it's supposed to do amazingly well. This isn't a "manly" beer, it's a nice beer for the ladies or for a change of pace every now and then.

It goes down very easily, and it's very drinkable, although you will get a little syrupy after a while.

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

This beer was poured at 48º from a 750ml capped and corked (not in the off tasting sense of wine) bottle. It was poured into a 22 ounce Bordeaux wine glass with a resulting white foamy head and a bunch of bubbles hurriedly rising to the top. The true wheat and apple qualities were verified with the cloudiness and apple cider or dull weak tea appearance.

The apples were very evident during the pour and more so when sniffing from the brim. This reminded me of an apple drink be it cider or juice. It was very appealing.

The taste was clean, smooth and refreshing with Granny Smith running around all over the place. At first there was a hint of sour and then it softened with time. The taste stayed a while but did not overstay its welcome.

This was kind of a moderate feel in the mouth as it was not a heavy contemplating beer or a light not much there effort. There were however some light and refreshing tendencies.

This was my first attempt at this style as far as evaluating. Previous fruit flavored beers have left a mark on me as too sweet or tart and I am pleasantly surprised with this offering. I will have to keep Lambics in mind for the future. I would also recommend serving this warmer than the 38º to 41º referenced on the label unless you are drinking in the heat of the summer.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours from capped and corked 12oz bottle a cloudy orange yellow with a small head of foam that soon shrinks to a few islands in the middle and it has some lacing

The smell is delightfully nice of green apple.

The taste tastes of fresh green apples with a slight sweetness and some wheat and yeasty flavour as well. It has a medium body and light carbonation and tastes ever so good. I love green apples. ;^) Man, that fruity flavour lingers on in the aftertaste and I can't help taking another sip or 2 to satisfy my taste buds. Good Fruit beer!

Photo of AlephNull
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A friend raved about one of these lambics, so I picked up the Pomme to give her a shot.

A- Pours a bright, cloudy gold color with only a bit of head that recedes as a ring on the glass and a couple of floating spots.

S- Heavy apple cider scent. Brings me back to toasts as a child with soft apple cider while parents used wine or champaign.

T- Sweet Apple cider dominated with a bit of a malty caramel... A bit more complex than your average cider, but certainly more cider than anything else.

M- Middle to heavy body, only lightly carbonated.

D- This is a nice flavor, but not very beery. I'm a little disapointed, but it's quite drinkable.

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

Bone white ring with a murky yellow (apple juice) looking body.little spots of lacing on my glass.

Sour apple

Sour apple taste with some sweetness.

Really nice and refreshing with a creamy head that stays patchy in my glass.

I like this beer,its my 2nd offering from Lindemans and my favorite so far.I will have this again the future.Good beer.

Photo of ElGordo
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the capped and corked 12oz bottle into a Lindeman's flute. Body is a rich golden color, topped by a large, sticky, bubbly white head that's going nowhere until it's disturbed. Nice aroma of sweet green apples, almost exactly like an apple Jolly Rancher, accompanied by just a touch of mustiness.
Palate is more sweet green apples, a touch of sweet pale malt, and just a little bit of lambic astringency. A lingering sugary sweetness becomes kind of cloying on the finish, limiting the drinkability. Overall, though, an enjoyable dessert beer.

Photo of Onslow
4.72/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good lacing.. Strong sweet apple smell, emanated around the table to the delight of the other guests (Ma,Heather,Alan) ...
Golden haze in colour

...A fine brew indeed...

...SweeT, TangY, RefreshinG, WonderfuL ...
had at BJ's, damn that waitress was cute!"

Photo of Durge
2.76/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Yellow-gold cloudy concoction with a minor bubbly head and very little lacing. The smell is of sour, crisp apples and some earthy/compost-like stuff. The taste comes off as a fizzy tart apple and yeast blend, like granny apple soda or champagne. Kind of a refreshing experience for a few sips if you think more soda than beer, and it seems drinkable enough, like any soda could be, but it is too sweet for me to want more than a taste of this stuff I think. I recommend you ask for a sample size of this before you commit to a full portion. It was alright for a try though.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a cloudy beige color lambic with an average bubbly head with good retention. Aroma of semi-sweet apple is dominating with some light tart and oak notes. Taste is also dominated by some apple notes (probably apple concentrate) and some light tart and oak notes. Full body with some average carbonation. I would have like more sourness and oak which would have brought more complexity and would have been a perfect match for the apple.

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

We bought a half bottle of this to try since my fiance had the amazing idea of toasting with beer rather than champagne at our wedding! Since most of our guests (and my future wife) wouldn't like toasting with a RIS or DIPA, we thought that some selections from Lindeman's would be palatable for everyone.

A - Solid cloudy orange brew with a big three finger head in my champagne flute. Lots of sticky lace coats the glass, and the head settles to a bubbly cap.

S - Fresh green apples with some spices and caramel. Fresh, vibrant, and sweet over the sour base notes.

T - Tart green apple skin and juicy green apple pulp. A hint of caramel sweetness reminds me of a caramel apple. Cider-like, but much more complex and yeasty.

M - Medium to full bodied with some foamy carbonation. It's a little bit gluey feeling to me.

D - This is probably my least favorite offering from Lindeman's, but it ain't bad. It's much more beer like than a cider, and the tart green apple flavors are quite refreshing.

Photo of BDTyre
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing golden, unfiltered apple juice colour. Very opaque and cloudy. Small but dense head. Brown sugar, tart apple and caramel apple scent.

Taste is brown sugar and green apples, with hints of wheat and hop. Very distinct green apple, tart taste...not at all like a cider.

Decent drinking, but can be a bit cloying especially as it warms. Very nice in the summer when chilled.

Photo of Viggo
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Goodbar in Buffalo, thanks Amanda!

Pours a cloudy yellow/amber, thin white head, leaves some decent lacing, thin ring sticks around, otherwise kind of unappealing, kind of dull. Smell is very sweet, sugary, apples, sourness, strawberry and a touch of vanilla, but overwhelmingly sweet. Taste is insanely sweet as well, tastes like a sour apple jolly rancher, very sugary. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation, almost cloying. Much too sugary for me, weird synthetic apple aroma/flavour.

Photo of Naerhu
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of arguemaniac
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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.


Photo of UnionMade
2.89/5  rDev -21%
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.

Photo of roblowther
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
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!

Photo of brendan13
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Photo of biegaman
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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!

Photo of mobud
3.59/5  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.

Photo of Hammarby
3.55/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of jmc44
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.64/5  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.

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