Floris Apple | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerBeing on 05-14-2007

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Reviews by MarcGetty:
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4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Floris Apple is a solid, easy to drink the whole bottle fruity whitebeer that I recommend everyone should try. Unlike other über-sweet Lambics that you can enjoy 6 or 8 ounces of before they become too sweet, it is easy to drink an entire 12 ounce bottle of Floris Apple.

It pours like a krystalweiss, but with a little more head. Clear, golden in color and with two fingers of head if poured well. The apple smell is solid, but not overpowering and does accompany the taste perfectly.

Unlike some other lambics that have a syrupy taste and mouthfeel, Floris Apple is crisp and goes down the gullet with ease. While it is easy to drink one, drinking more than one can be overpowering due to the sweet taste, however, it is still very drinkable, just not in volume.

If you have not had the opportunity to sample Floris Apple, I suggest you do so. It is a great gateway beer for those who don't like beer.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Floris Apple... no date... no alcohol content.
Strange for a lambic style beer to not boast either. Poured into Lindemans lambic glass flute.

A- Pours a faint apple juice color with very little head that leaves a small ring around the glass. More lacing than head weird.

S- Smells straight up like apple cider. Spicey red apples and a hint of cinnimon.

T-M- Taste is very off from any lambic i've ever had, not one ounce of bitterness to be found. It seems like it has replaced the typical bitterness with sweetness. Taste like sweeted apple juice, light notes of cinnimon and apple zest. Mouthfeel is watery and smoother than apple juice due to lack of acidic feel.(vitamin c)

D- Well its drinkable but maybe for breakfast or hell for lunch break at work. Not one bit of alcohol presense or bitterness.

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Photo of SIRIUS2
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Delirium Tremens tulip glass during a beer brunch at Tyler's Taproom in Apex, NC.

Bright and clear yellow gold with a good 2 fingers of bright white head. The head retention was fantastic, reducing to a thick spread of foam that lasted throughout the first course of the meal. Great white lacing all the way down the glass.

Aromas of fresh tart apples, something on the order of vanilla, and just a slight hint of yeast on the nose. Very inviting.

I tasted this alone and then with food. On its own, this brew has a crisp, tart apple bite with plenty of residual sweetness. That interesting lambic bite is definitely present but the brew overall is a bit more sweet. Truthfully, I think the additional sugars aided in the heavier mouthfeel. The finish is relatively short, though I did sense a long bit of sweetness on the linger.

Then I tried it with food, specifically some shaved ham, french bread, and brie. Whoa! Not only did this brew bring the food alive, but the beer suddenly came into a whole new being. It melded perfectly with the other flavors and textures and yet the carbonation and tartness cut right through the fats in the cheese to cleanse the palate perfectly for the next bite. Absolutely fantastic.

I felt that this brew was easily enjoyable by itself but pairing it up with the right food really brought it to life. If you have the opportunity to try it, do so, especially if you enjoy the lambic style. Highly recommended.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, a surprise find at a beer bar not known for backing up their ambitious list with what's actually in the fridge. The waitress actively tried to dissuade me from ordering this, huh.

This beer pours a hazy, very pale golden yellow colour, with one fat finger of bubbly and soapy off-white head, which leaves a drooping paint job of cobwebbed lace around the glass in its wake.

It smells of sweet apple puree, my sisters' hairspray when I was much younger, subtle grainy pale malt, and musty flowers. The taste is way too sugary, yet still somewhat tart and fruity apple, over a thin grainy malt, and mild earthy, floral hops.

The carbonation is quite sedate, barely a hint of frothiness is perceptible, the body a decent medium weight, being buoyed by the fruitiness as it is, and syrupy smooth. It finishes still damned sweet, the sugary, faintly tart apple ruling the roost.

Diabetics beware - this borders on a veritable sugar overdose, if that wasn't made patently clear already - yet the somewhat fake apple (even though it's apparently real) character doesn't really bother me, in fact it's kind of tasty, in the dessert realm. Perhaps my obstinate reaction to the pushy waitress has helped inform this opinion, and is thus the culprit.

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two fingers of creamy white head and a hazy gold body. 3.5

Smells like a candied apple, which is good for the style, I suppose. 4

Tastes like really really nice sparkling apple cider, if a trace drier for being technically beer. Not overly sour for an apple lambic, nor overpowering, though it lacks subtlety. 4

Mouthfeel is nice and plasantly foamy without being 'sparkly'. 4

Overall quite nice, though for the price, you could as easily get nice sparkling cider. 4

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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of goodbyesoberday
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This is not a fruit lambic, it's a mid-strength beer with artificial apple flavour added (and juice too according to the label). If you like something sweet and fake or if you have a genuine passion for apple bubblegum then you'll love it. Otherwise, picking this one off the shelf fails to meet my expectations of a fruit Belgian.

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Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Antyk
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer brewed with apples and spices.

A: Pours a golden applesauce color with a huge tart green apple aroma upon opening.

S: Sour green apples on nose, spicy tartness.

T: Big fresh red apples starts this beer out, with some sugary sweetness which fades to a nice subtle green apple tartness for a finish. Flavor is quick to dissipates off the tongue and very clean overall. Fruity and very spicy, some brown sugar and cinnamon notes as well detected as well as a nice cotton candy presence from the yeast.

M: Crisp and drinks more like an apple juice then a beer with little alcohol detection. Body is thin and juice like.

D: Refreshing on a hot summer day and good drinkability.

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Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Greystalker
4.08/5  rDev +13%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jmarsh123
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours cloudy straw with a minimal white head and little lacing.

Smells like apple juice. Somewhat similar to NG Apple with a little more funk and a bit more sweetness.

Tastes somewhat like apple cider, but again a kind of artificial sweetness to it and it came out more as warmed.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Very cloying.

Artificial sweetness and the warmer it got the more undrinkably sweet it was. If you are splitting a 12 oz bottle 3 ways may be ok otherwise no way.

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Photo of matjack85
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.37/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.2 oz. brown bottle served in a stemless, oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Thin 1/2 finger head that fizzles out into a thin ring that stays 'till the end, and it leaves some great lacing. It's a cloudy, bright yellow color.

Smell: It has a simple, very sweet and pleasant smell. A mix of malt with red and green apples.

Taste: The sweet and sour taste is great and something that's not found in any other brew. The sour of the green apples dominate, but it's balanced nicely by a red apple and malt sweetness in the background.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and medium bodied with very little carbonation. It's light and very easy to drink.

Overall: Despite the sweetness on the nose and palate, everything feels nicely balanced, surprisingly. This beer is not cloying at all and doesn't have that candy flavor that turns away a lot of people from these types of fruit beers. It's great, very simple and refreshing. Proof that a good beer is not just about having a thousand flavors crammed into a bottle.

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Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a small collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of apples are present in the nose—these mostly seem like apple juice and not like the apple Jolly Rancher aromas I've seen in other fruit lambics.
T: The taste is similar to the smell except that it has a light amount of sweetness along with faint bits of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather pleasant to drink and the apple aromas and flavors don't seem to be artificial.

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Photo of ThaCreep
1.52/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

The nose is very aggressive and smelly apple syrup very sweet. It does not feel the taste of beer or the taste of white beer, completely embedded in a glucose extremely disgusting for any beer lover. The product is clearly focused on marketing but very young to drink like syrup of fruit juice, both make a soft drink for at least the same taste, it was not alcohol that goes with it.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
2.96/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very white head, fades fast but leaves some decent patchy lacing.

Smell is all apple, very little else, slightly sweet.

Taste is also very much apple, not tart, definitely on the sweeter side, the apples are very reminiscent of granny smith apples, not my favorite apple variety but decent enough.

Wouldn't have minded a little tartness, taste very much like softly carbonated apple juice.

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Floris Apple from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 118 ratings