Pomme (Apple)
Brouwerij Lindemans

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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #175
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #40,298
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 14.09%
Reviews:
352
Ratings:
822
From:
Brouwerij Lindemans
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  20
Gots
  87
SCORE
84
Good
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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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pomme pours a golden color, with not much head. Aroma is clean, light, apple notes. Flavor is very clean and crisp, with a nice mellow apple flavor. Good body and feel. Overall, a nice easy sweet, apple lambic.

Jun 10, 2021
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elettronik from Italy

3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is presented as a lambic apple flavored beer.

It comes in 25cl bottle, with a nice golden and a bit cloudy content.
For the smell, the apple flavor cover nearly all the others, with a little hint of wild yeast.
At the taste, the smell sensation are confirmed.

In the end is a nice refreshing beverage, with a strong apple flavor, that cover all the lambic original flavor. It's sugary, and remind the apple ice-cream.

May 16, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

2.41/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

375 ml capped & corked green bottle, from Gulating Ølutsalg, Stavanger. ABV is 3.5%. Deep golden colour, moderate white head. Aroma of apples and artificial "apple" candy. Very sweet flavour, apples and apple candy galore. I'd prefer a decent cider, if you please. Might be better with ice cubes. Won't buy again.

May 09, 2021
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emerge077 from Illinois

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

Pours a bright gold with some seemingly unfiltered haze. There is yeast in the bottle, surprisingly enough, but still pasteurized. Two fingers of foam, a nice collar of lacing, and a thin unbroken skim across the surface before the first sip.

Aroma is sour apple candy, then sweeter apple juice, not completely artificial, thankfully.

Tart and crisp, more tartness than the Peche I just had. Clean apple taste, sugary sweet, with a balancing acidity coming through quickly afterwards. Not getting any wild yeast or complexity as advertised on the label, but it’s not bad. Brisk carbonation and a fairly dry soda-like finish.

Overall it’s not my favorite, but it’s more drinkable and less sweet than Lindemans Kriek, Framboise, and Peche. Makes a decent apertif or cheese pairing, but it just makes me want a traditional lambic instead.

Fruit Lambic #168

May 09, 2021
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a vibrant medium gold color with moderate carbonation and soapy white lacing.

S - Aroma is vibrant apple with a slight "twang".

T - Crisp apple from start to finish with a mild amount of tart sweetness.

M - Light medium body with sprightly bubbles on the tongue.

O - This is more of a cider but very enjoyable.

Dec 29, 2020
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Personally I prefer Lambic and Geuze that are more dry, tart and with some bitterness.

Look: dark golden with a thick white head

Aroma: apple juice

Flavor: wheat biscuits, apples, sweet apple juice, a slight hint of the yeast.

Body/Overall: light to medium body, I think it is a decent Lambic

Nov 04, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours almost the exact color of apple juice with a minimal white head. Smells like sour apple candy. Taste is like sour green apples, but slightly sweet. It's not super sour but more so than apple juice, it's very similar to a granny smith level of tartness. As it warms up there's just the slightest bit of funkiness to it that's really enjoyable. It's very delicately carbonated, and it really works with the style. Overall truly an awesome beer.

Sep 20, 2020
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bret27 from California

3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to tulip. Served almost at room temp.
Essentially looks and smells and tastes just like apple cider. Maybe some yeasty esters, oak and a little more body.
Pretty good but not nearly as good as the Raspberry version.

Feb 24, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle
Stella Artois

Gold color, thin ring of white head

Aroma smells exactly like high school football parties to me - tons of skunky pot, tons of bad fruity liquor, some sweaty jerseys....WHOA. Never had a beer take me straight back to high school before, that's uncanny, like 15 years ago? That's magic dude.

Flavor is green apple, apple juice, skunk weed, slightly cidery, slight corn, slight wheat malt, and some slight funk.

Feel is nipping and carbonated, slightly acidic like apple juice, works for me

Overall not the best apple beer but still pretty darn good and does the trick after a bunch of stouts

Jan 03, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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.

May 28, 2019
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

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.

Apr 03, 2019
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elnachooo from Spain

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.

Feb 27, 2019
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

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

Feb 03, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

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

Aug 05, 2018
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EMH73 from New York

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.

May 27, 2018
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Davedrinkinbeer from Indiana

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.

Feb 25, 2018
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captaincoffee from Virginia

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.

Jan 10, 2018
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bronxite from New Jersey

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.

Sep 09, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 10, 2017
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

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.

Nov 04, 2016
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FBarber from Illinois

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.

Oct 15, 2016
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EMV from Pennsylvania

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.

Apr 16, 2016
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deltatauhobbit from Maine

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.

Mar 28, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.

Jan 26, 2016
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Myotus from Texas

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.

Dec 30, 2015
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