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Lindemans Apple - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

686 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hammarby on 04-30-2007

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Photo of rkuhnel
3.88/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of guitarmage
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of allengarvin
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Photo of objectivemonkey
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of pvsob
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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!

Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of Phatz
4.1/5  rDev +12%
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!

Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of medic25
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of zuggy9
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of Kookiekwan
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Photo of claytri
4.94/5  rDev +35%
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.

Photo of gonzo138
2.6/5  rDev -29%
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

Photo of geexploitation
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of ciderfaerie
2.18/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pomme poetry

appearance: cloudy peach thick crazy white foam

smell: super candy blowpop almost perfumey

taste: is there such a thing as apple cough syrup?

mouthfeel: thick apple perfume bitter usual carbonation tart sour

drinkability: eh. too sweet too sour too thick too perfumey

additional:
stuck with a whole bottle - stick with raspberry
whatever you do, don't drink the fuzz
interesting but not good

Photo of Suds
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a very cloudy, almost milky-white color, topped with a short and airy foam. The aroma is dominated by an intense green apple smell. It’s almost reminiscent of home-made cider and apple skins. There’s just a bit of grain notable as well, and a bit of tartness. You can’t discern if the tartness is from the beer or the apples. The flavor is bold and notably sweet. There’s a nice juxtaposition between the sweetness and tartness that works very well in this brew. The body is fairly light, and the finish is lingeringly sweet with a fleetingly sharp twang. All in all, this one’s very good. I wished that I’d had more when it was finished.

Photo of Zorro
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355 ml corked and capped bottle purchased at the Beverage Warehouse in Culver City.

Not that powerful a pop when the cap was pulled. I am rewarded with a hazy apricot colored beer without any real head formation. This does a good imitation of fresh pressed apple juice.

Smell is sweet and sour apples with the fresh and slightly pithy smell of apple skins. Underlying Lambic funk gives up some woody and spicy scents mostly cinnamon. This one has an additional fruit scent of cherry. Little bit of candy mostly cotton candy aroma.

Taste is sweet sour spicy and bitter all at the same time at the start. Lots of apple flavor and a fair amount of Lambic funk to add spice. Lots of apple skin and a fairly strong bitterness level. RedHots cinnamon candy best sums up the spice and sweetness of this beer. Tasty beer, better than most of the other Fruit Lambics Lindemans makes.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Tasty and flavorful Lambic here. Sweet enough that your girlfriend would drink it but with enough subtle flavors to keep a beer geek interested.

Photo of oelergud
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful glowing orange brown translucent body. Amazing retention and lace. White head with a full range of bubbles.
Tart green apple with an underlying malt base. Cinnamon comes to mind but maybe only through association.
The taste is incredible. Tart apple all over the palate stomping everything else to the ground. Faint hops at the end of the aftertaste puts a nice end to the green apple which would otherwise get too overwhelming.
Good medium body and good drinkability though 1 bottle is enough for some time to come.

-Oelergud

Photo of Phocion
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into the flute with a pale, mildly cloudy golden color and a thick white bubbly head.

Aroma is strongly green apple, as should be expected, with a healthy earthy background. The apple scent, however, seems very artificial.

Sour apple with a strong wheaty bite. Very tarty. The flavor seems much more natural than the nose, fortunately.

This thing is tarty enough to be refreshing, but a bit too sweet. Very silky mouthfeel. I'm new to the world of lambics, but this seems to lack substance aside from the apple. Nonetheless, it's worth a try, though next time I'll probably go back to the gueuze or try something new.

Photo of bditty187
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, dull gold with some peachy-white highlights; I like the color quite a bit. Maybe I feared it would pour a fake bright green or something. Bubbly clear/white head, at the apex there was only a half finger of foam. The head faded fairly quickly to a soapy cap. The subsequent lacing was very spotty and didn’t cling very well. Overall, I have to complaints about the appearance.

At first I thought the nose absolutely rocked. It was tart with faint apple notes and some malt/wheat in the background. I was pumped. As the beer warmed up the jolly rancher green apple notes came to life. Interesting, maybe I should say odd. Moderate potency; straightforward… kind of chatty, I don’t mind the nose at all. It doesn’t smell like apple pucker so it is a winner in my book. I think it smells better than Unibroue Éphémère Apple. So take that!

Alright lambic purists, got your stones ready? I like this beer. This is NOT apple pucker or some shitty-ass alcopop drink. I purchased my bottle to share with my sister who does not like beer but loves Lindemans lambics. She disliked this beer because “it didn’t taste enough like apples.” Exactly. IMO, that is what makes this beer drinkable. Tart, green apples upfront followed by a quick burst of wheat/malt which fades to apple sweetness and some faint grainy wheat before yielding to a nice mix of tart and sweet apples, both candy-like and fleshy. There is a tart, mouthwatering aftertaste, which I found refreshing. IMO, this beer blows Unibroue Éphémère Apple out of the water.

Medium/medium-light in body, I think the mouthfeel fits this beer well, low and slightly creamy mouthfeel.

I think this beer would rock with creamy cheeses, like Brie, maybe some bleu cheeses or even some goat cheeses. Stone me. I’m no lambic rookie, I love Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon but I can dig a Lindemans because I know what I am getting. This is not a bad beer. I was expecting something a little different but I didn’t mind it. Hell, I’d drink it again. I purchased my 750ml bottle in Omaha, NE. Try one, you never know…

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

Dull gold/amber colour, pretty hazy, with a short cap of white foam off the pour. Larger bubbles settled into a ring, while fine bubbles remained on the surface. Some lacing. The green apple aroma is dominant, but there are notes of apple skins, tartness and a peculiar earthy sweetness as well. There's a solid tartness present, but it's overshadowed somewhat by sweetness. Apple flavour is present throughout and the finish is of intense sweet apples. Medium/light body with a bit of stickyness. The carbonation is adequate, but not as lively as I'd hoped. I liked this beer, it's tart and palate cleansing, but it didn't make a huge impression.

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