Pomme (Apple)
Brouwerij Lindemans

Pomme (Apple)Pomme (Apple)
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Style:
Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #181
ABV:
4%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,740
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 14.09%
Reviews:
342
Ratings:
805
From:
Brouwerij Lindemans
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  20
Gots
  85
SCORE
84
Good
Pomme (Apple)Pomme (Apple)
Notes: Making apple beer goes back to ancestral tradition. The Celts drank it in abundance during their harvest festivals. All we have done is extend the pleasure to the present day by adding the juice of several varieties of apples to our delicious lambic. The tasting experience, which is quite exceptional, combines the sweetness of cider with the sourness characteristic of lambic. The Americans are crazy about it, which is why they say, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away".

12 IBU
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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml green bottle. Corked and capped, with foil wrap. Marking on label of 'L BD08PAP'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Half a finger of white head. Leaves some swirls of lacing.
Aroma of apple and mild funk from the wild yeast.
Taste is sweet overall, with lots of apple and a little pear. Minor yeast funk. Also includes a slight sour note.
Thinner, fizzy mouth feel. Very good carbonation.
More like a cider, but apple sweet here. Provides a good degree of refreshment. The aroma is the high point with the wild yeast holding up the ample apple.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Clear amber/cider orange. Head is one finger thick, dissipates quickly, little to no lacing.

Aroma has obviously tart green apples and sweet green apples too. Other fruity notes. Some bread malt and cracker as well.

Taste: tart granny smith apple peels, sweet and sugary apple cider, slight bread malt. Also sour upon each gulp. Altogether sweet, slightly sour, tart, and slightly bready.

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Photo of elnachooo
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

De un color claro, ligera y carbonatación media. Aroma a manzanas y un poco de levadura. En boca es dulce, de sabor intenso, con un final agridulce. Al beberla recuerda a una sidra.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Around a medium body with medium champagne like carbonation.
Aroma is tart apples, sweet apple juice, some malt, bread and cracker
Taste is sugary sweet, a mix of tart and sweet apples. A little grain in the background
This is not what I think of when I want a beer after mowing the lawn. Otherwise it's an excellent cider like beer with an amazing aroma and totally worth a try

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Photo of josanguapo
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Cervezas belgas, Almuñecar. Fine but more boring than other lindemans fruity variants.The apple notes are soft yet noticeable, and the sour lambic part is totally hidden. More like a carbonated apple juice than a beer

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Photo of EMH73
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden color with a half inch head that left some lacing. Smells of apples and some funk. Tastes predominately of Granny Smith apples (very tart), a bit of sweet apples, funk and a bit of hops. Tastes more like a very well done cider than a beer. Medium bodied and carbonated,dry finish.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought one 12oz. to try, poured into a snifter out of the bottle. Beer is a hazy orange color with a 1/2 inch head that quickly disappears. Smell is strong-- sour apples bigtime, along with some funky notes. Taste is almost identical to smell, but a faint taste of brett is also at the end of the mouthful. Beer is sweet and sour, very even, low carbonation, and finishes sticky with a pleasant apple aftertaste.

Beer tastes great, but this doesn't feel like a beer, more like a high quality apple cider. Still I enjoyed this Lambic overall. And of course, price is an issue-- $6.99 for a 12oz bottle is a bit high, making this more of a once in a while treat instead of a beer for session.

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Photo of captaincoffee
2.84/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I'm not a Lindemans hater. Their stuff isn't high-end lambic, but some of their offerings, like Peche, are pretty tasty. The Apple offering, however, is pretty much the least beer-like of the Lindemans fruit soda lambic. The smell and taste is more-or-less the same as a semi-sweet cheap cider like Strongbow. Blind, I think most people would assume this is a cider. Not much else to say. Certainly not to style, but even so, it just isn't one of the better ones from this producer.

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Photo of bronxite
3.09/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear with no head to speak of. Very sweet smell of apples, I was expecting a bit more tart flavor. Not much of a beer flavor to it so I was a bit disappointed.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a stange. Here goes. There was a nice light somewhat hazy pale orange to yellow glazed over sort of color with a fairly decent one finger white foamy head that left a decent amount of foamy light lacing. The smell had a super nice conglomeration of apples to spice to light/bitter hoppiness trying to invade my nose. The taste took those flavors and combined to flavor to assist in combining a nice real take that was quite flavorful into the beer itself. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body and had a fairly sessionable quality running about it. Overall, in my opinion, not a bad beer to have,, I’m unsure if I would seek this out again.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours golden with tall, long-lasting, foamy white head and nice lacing. Nose is of sweet apple, funky yeast, hint of hops and sourness. Body is medium and very tangy. Taste is very sour, funky, tart with balancing sweet apples. Finish is long and sour. Good refreshing brew.

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Photo of FBarber
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color. Frothy white head dissipates leaving lots of sticky white lacing on the glass and a thin white layer of foam on the beer. Sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell has a strong aroma of apples - slightly sweet, but no different from the smell you get when you bite into a fresh ripe apple. Almost cider like in aroma.

Taste is very apple forward. It tastes like straight up golden delicious apples. Sweet, with a slight tartness, but balanced overall. Id say its a touch sweet for a lambic, but its not too much. Also, the apple tastes quite natural and avoids tasting like apple juice or something fake.

Feel is crisp with medium carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish.

Overall a very good lambic. The apple works really well in the beer. I think this beer is under appreciated based on the reviews here.

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Photo of EMV
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

L: Pours a clear light golden color. Two fingers of white head... minimal retention. Nice lacing.

S: Granny smith apples. Not much else.

T/F: Sweet and tart... pressed apple cider, especially granny smith. Almost puts me in the mind of a green jolly rancher. Faint malts.... not much funk. Just a sweet and sour kind of sparkling apple juice.

O: Easy to drink, reasonably tasty... not overly complex, and again... 'green jolly rancher' comes to mind. Hard to call this beer... your non-beer drinking girlfriend will love this.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color with a slight haze to it, fizzy white head that fades quickly and no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a strong sweetness, apple are the dominate aroma, justifiably, but also fairly one note.

Taste starts out sweet with a good deal of tartness thrown in as well, apples are very well represented as the driving force, not much to balance out the sweet apples though, no hops whatsoever but not entirely surprised based on my past experiences with Lindemans, probably one of the most cider like beers I've ever had so if you enjoy cider you'll enjoy this, carbonation is medium-high and finishes sweet but the tartness prevents it from being cloying.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thick ass bottle made me think this was gonna be sour as hell, full of pressure from the bugs. Nope. Bright yellow color, solid 1" of white head. Aroma was sweet apple candy. Hmm.

Taste was overly sweet, some mild apple tartness. This one isn't as sweet as some of their others, but it is still close to balanced instead of sour. God please let them make an unsweetened version of this, this is a turn off to most people who are trying to get into lambics.

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Photo of Myotus
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured at 46°F from a 355ml (bottled on 03Dec14) into a snifter. Consumed on 30Dec15.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger's worth of white foam that shrivels into a line within 25 seconds. Gold in color with a moderate amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are moderate in quantity and medium in size. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of apple juice practically overpower the hints of the sour green apple acidity from the yeast.
TASTE: Very strong apple juice flavors enter initially and remain the only flavor on the palate for the longest 2 seconds of my life. Subtle barley and earthly yeast flavors finally come in along with hints of sour green apple acidity as apple juice flavors persist.
FEEL: Light-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough due to the carbonation. Finishes extremely crisp.
NOTE: From the aroma, I would not believe that this was a beer. Even from the taste, the barley and yeast flavors were hardly there to distinguish this as a beer. With all that being said, it still tasted great and my rating reflects that.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a relatively clear golden amber with a small head. Definite scent of apples. Sour-sweet taste with apple also present. Interesting.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, no bottled on date present. Another fruit lambic from Lindemans, this one their Belgian Apple Beer. No abv listed on the bottle.

Uncapped & uncorked and poured into a Unibroue La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.

A - Typical golden lambic body, with some minor yeast particulate visible. About 2 fingers of good sticky strands of lace. Looks good.

S - Aroma is pleasant enough: typical Lindemans mustiness, minor tart / yeast, and a mashed overriped green apple / apple juice aroma. Apple juice comes through authentically enough, but there is a bit of apple jolly rancher noticeable.

T - Taste follows the nose: minor tartness. Lots of juicy apple juice / apple cider. No real yeast or must is too noticeable. Would describe this one as sour either, more of a minor tartness. Slightly white sugary.

M - Feel is good. Smooth, crisp, minor tartness, easy-drinking, with excellent carbonation.

Overall, probably the least exciting of all the fruit lambics I've tried from Lindemans. More an apple juice / cider tasting brew than lambic. Enjoyable enough, however I think I'll stick to the Framboise or the Kriek.

Lindemans Pomme -----3.5/5

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

375ml bottle poured into a flute.

A: Classic lambic appearance. Dull golden with a mild haze. Rocky meringue-like head retains at three fingers and leaves clumpy, we by lacing everywhere it touches.

S: Acidic, very mild musty horse blanket, tart green apple, bruised apples, sugary green apple candy underneath.

T: Sour acidity starts to bite, but an artificial sugary sweetness quickly rises to meet it. Wild yeast flavors bring some rustic musty funk, but this too is rolled over by the sugary sweetness and beaten into submission. Hints of malt. Tart green apple, apple juice, and apple candy. Balanced sweet and tart finish.

M: Light-medium body. Round and smooth. Gentle carbonation is too meek for the style.

O: Lindemans unabashedly back-sweetens their lambics. As a beer geek, I find this frustrating. I can tell there's a lot of great tart and funky lambic character here that is just being tempered by the sweetener. Despite what I may think, what the sweetener does do is create a more balanced and approachable lambic that is friendlier to the neophyte. A good 'training wheels' lambic, if you will. So while it isn't the truest expression of the hallowed Belgian style, it does have a role to play and a spot on the shelf.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sold as "Lindemans Pomme" in Canada, because--you know--French.

Pours a surprisingly light colour, an almost orange-ish, pink-ish gold, translucent and with a weak cap of a finger of head that recedes but leaves decent lacing. Lots of visible carbonation.

Smell is . . . apples. Green apples, though not particularly tart green apple--more of the kind of "green apple" flavour you might find in a bubblegum (or Jolly Rancher). Beneath that (it really dominates) is a bit of Belgian yeast, slight barnyard funk, crisp pale malt. Smells good, but somewhat artificial. Like a sweetened cider with a faint, beer-ish base.

Taste is sweet, artificial green apple, though more of the beer's character comes through here: a bit of yeastiness, some sour cherry, wheat?, a touch of genuine sourness/tartness/tang, faint crackery, peppery malt. Again, good, though leans artificial. High carbonation, light--but quite syrupy--body.

Probably my least favourite of the Lindemans line-up that I've had, and struggles with tasting somewhat "artificial," but it's still a pretty nice, light, easy-drinking and fun beer. Though for my money, if I want an apple-flavoured beer, I'm going for Unibroue's Ephemere Apple.

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Photo of mtvolkens
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Had a definitely aroma of Belgian Yeast and apples, tasted like a dank cider. I wasn't the biggest fan, but that could be because it was a more confusing taste that was too sweet to be a beer, but too dank to be a cider. The Raspberry Framboise was much more enjoyable for me.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Disclaimer – I don’t like apples or apple cider, but we’ll see how I like this…

Appearance – A clear orange golden color with a very nice head and good lacing.

Smell – The smell is nice. Has the funky sweet scent of their other lambics, without too much apple.

Taste – Initially tastes like a typical Lindeman’s lambic; a nice sweetness with a little sour, but then the apple comes out, which as I said above, I’m not the biggest fan of. Still, not bad.

Mouthfeel – Kind of a fine champagne feel (not taste). Mouthfeel is very nice.

Drinkability – This was better than I expected. Very good for an apple lambic.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Lindemans Pomme a couple weeks ago for $6.49 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this one for a little while now and I thought I should give it a try, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a green 355ml corked and cap foiled bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks ok, it's got a nice design to it and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a fairly clear golden color that took on more of a golden orange color when held to the light with a little over a half a fingers worth of bubbly slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the apple being the first to show up and it imparts a mixture of apple juice and apple jolly rancher like aromas. Up next comes the funky yeast which is only a little vinegar like and it imparts a good amount of funky barnyard like aromas with some more tart apple aromas showing up towards the end along with some sweet malts. This beer had a pretty nice aroma and it was how I expected it would be.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the apples being the first to show up and they impart a nice tart apple cider like flavor with a little bit of those apple jolly rancher flavors showing up next. Up next comes the yeast which is much lighter than it was in the aroma and it's followed by some sweetness. On the finish there's some tartness and sweetness with a very apple like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but I wish the funky yeast showed up more.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, clean, a little sticky, a little crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a good example of the style and it seemed to be inline with the other lambics from Lindemans with this one showcasing apples and I think it does a good job of it and it makes for a good dessert beer. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, a little refreshing, clean, a little crisp, a little sticky, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, but I think half a small bottle is the perfect amount for me. What I like the most about this beer was how well the apple was showcased. What I like the least about this beer was that the funky yeast didn't show up in the taste like it did in the aroma. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for a nice dessert beer and I would recommend it trying it, especially if you like apple beers and dessert beers. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it, I think the sweetness and lack of complexity held it back a little, but in the end I did enjoy it for what it is. It's not a favorite Lindemans beer and it's a little above average for the style. Nice job guys, this was a tasty apple lambic, keep it up.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/9/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart green apple, pear, white grape, hay, grass, candi sugar, light honey, slight funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of apples, pale malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of tart green apple, pear, white grape, hay, grass, candi sugar, light honey, slight funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, pear, white grape, hay, straw, grass, candi sugar, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of apples, pale malt, and fruit yeast flavors; with a good sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is a very good sweetened fruit lambic style. All around good robustness and balance of apples, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This is more pleasantly flavored than the other variants, but still a nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass. Low to moderate carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.

Aroma is of apple cider with a sour finish.

Taste Is immediately of apple cidar, some lemony sourness middle of the palate, yeasty ale finish with some strange funk. The beer evolves as it warms ... More funk and more sourness.... DefInately interesting.

Not something for everyday. Pretty interesting beer. Great with all types of fruit desserts, such as a fruit tart! I give it a 81. This cost 6 dollars at total wine ... Not worth the price for sure !!!

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Pomme (Apple) from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 805 ratings