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Lindemans AppleLindemans Apple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CualityC on 05-13-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
332
Ratings:
774
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
21.35%
 
 
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Photo of mikeg67
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +4.9%
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 -6.5%
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 +3.2%
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 -20%
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 +5.4%
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 -1.4%
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 -3.2%
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 -7.8%
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 +2.7%
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 -7.3%
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 +3.5%
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 +1.4%
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 +2.2%
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 +9.5%
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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Photo of benfons
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear golden colour, descent head for a lambic

S: obviously apple, some yeast

T: apple juice, alot of sugar, but still some acidity is thereµ

M: medium body, low carbonation

O: A pleasant beer, not as sweet as most of the beers in the style, which is a good thing. No complexity but you don't really expect anything more.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into matching Lindemans tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear apple juice golden with a thick, and frothy bright white head. Sheets of impressive stick lace was left down the glass.
S: Cheesy notes of funk mixed well with sweet and dry notes of green and golden apples. The yeast adds a nice gym sock funkiness. Thankfully not as cloying smelling as some of the other flavors.
T: Apple is green and tart, but there’s still that characteristic Lindemans candy sweetness to the flavor. In other words, this reminds me of apple hard candies. The funky yeast from the nose is all but overshadowed by the sweet and lightly tart apple juice. Sweet sugar lingers long after the swallow.
M: Medium-full body, viscous, almost syrupy or greasy mouthfeel. Carbonation is low and soft, and lightens up the mouthfeel a touch. Drinks well and finished fairly crisp despite the sweetness.
O: One of the more preferable flavors in my opinion. Still way to sweet for me to drink regularly. I gave the second half of the bottle to my unknowing wife, who as if on cue exclaimed: “It’s like a jolly rancher!”

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Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice golden amber with a decent head. Tons of sediment at the bottom. Smells like apple and tastes like it too. Nice clean and refreshing. Reminds me more of a champagne than a beer. Sweet with no link to a beer. Nonetheless, a nice refreshing beer for a summers day.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lindemans' Pomme Lambic.

A: Half a finger of head. Clear apple cider tone, with just a few tiny black flecks. Decent lacing.

S: Tart green apple, but with a touch of some dryer apple and some caramel notes. Very faint perfumey quality.

T: I had a customer tell me this tastes just like green apple jolly ranchers. While it does half a light jolly rancher-like sweetness, it doesn't remind me of that. I'd say it's more akin to apple pie filling, with a touch of added tartness. Slight backing dryness.

Not much to say on this one. I think I like berries and cherries better for tart beers, but this is a nice change of pace.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of Richard-Carla
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I really like Lindeman's Framboise (raspberry juice! great!) and have been curious about the apple for a while. So, the apple is good but not amazing. It's like fizzy apple juice--which is what I was hoping for--with a hint of beer taste, which makes it more interesting than apple juice. It tastes light and not too too sweet, and I would definitely have it again, but I would probably go to the raspberry first.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy medium amber color with a one finger of fizzy white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time, leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a sour and tart green apple aroma mixed with some lighter bits of yeast. Some sweeter apple cider smells are there as well accompanied by a light grassy aroma. Overall the aroma is of a nice tart green apple cider smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet apple cider flavor with a bit of sourness mixed within. The sourness is of a light lemon nature upfront with the flavor growing more tart in nature as the flavor advances due to some more intense green apple flavors coming to the tongue. A yeasty flavor develops initially after the taste begins, with it losing strength at the end of the taste. While the yeast fades and the tartness increases, a light hay flavor and a bit of a funk and vinegar all come to the tongue, mixing with the rest of the flavors to leave a nice sweet but still quite tart apple cider flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light with a carbonation that is composed of tiny champagne like carbonation bubbles. Both the lighter body and higher level of tiny carbonation bubbles are fantastic for the sweet and tart apple flavors of the brew making this a very refreshing beer even in light of its tart and sour nature.

Overall – A sweeter and tasty apple Lambic that is a rather easy and pleasant drinker.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the green, corked bottle marked L-C16LAP. Sampled on January 29, 2014.

I am never impressed when I have to use a corkscrew to open a beer but that's the way it is. The pour is hazy yellow with a quick lasting white head.

The aroma has a solid green apple character with buttery malts. It reminds me more of a cider than a beer. But I expect that is the point.

Light to medium body.

Loads of tart or sour green apples in the flavor with a smooth enough malty character hidden deep within. It is what it was meant to be.

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Photo of Roguer
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extremely fizzy, although the too-large head does fade well enough to allow more of a pour. Head is solid and flat white. Beer is transparent, albeit slightly cloudy, and the color of apple juice, appropriately enough.

Smell is of tart apple candy, across the room. It smells artificially flavored (although I'm sure it's natural). The apple is so overpowering that I can barely get a hint of yeast and wheat in the background.

The yeast comes through more prominently in the flavor, which thankfully is nowhere near as dominated by apple as the nose. Apple is certainly present, but you can tell it's a nice wild Lambic. Very light funk from the yeast balances against tart apple juice, with wheat giving it just a nice enough backbone.

Slightly syrupy for an overall medium body, with a nice lively feel, and a very slight puckering effect. Very drinkable.

I was not anticipating a good beer after the aroma, but this is really quite good. It's not as good as their Kriek or Gueze, but I haven't had any other Pomme Lambics to compare it against. I'm sure it's not the best in the style, but it's still very tasty. Recommended.

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Photo of JG-90
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lindemans Pomme is a light, yellow golden color that is crystal clear. Pours a moderate sized head with okay retention and moderate lacing. Smells of sour green apple, earthy mustiness, and a bit of funk. Also a good deal of candy like sweetness.

Starts with sweet apple, then a blast of sour green apple (not as an intense sour as compared to other lambics though). With a musty finish with a touch of funk. Mouthfeel is light with above average carbonation, a bit sticky from the sweetness.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on 12/31/13.This one came in a 2-pack (A Raspberry one as well as with a cool flute glass.). Has a bottle cap AND have to open the 355ml (12 ounce) bottle with a cork screw. This is a first! Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into their beautiful flute glass.

Pours a nice crystal clear golden in color with a thing white head. Some lacing was seen with each sip unlike a hard cider or a Redd's even. The aroma is of fresh apples and grain. That taste wasn't as strong as the aroma but was pretty good. Lots of apple taste with a slightly dry finish. Not too sweet as some other hard cider type drinks

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