Lindemans Apple | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans AppleLindemans Apple

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CualityC on 05-13-2006

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Photo of kristenspaintings
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This lambic flavor tastes exactly like biting into a tart apple, core and all. It has a definite "wow" factor that the raspberry version doesn't come close to.

This may be a little on the sweet side to be a technically perfect lambic. My impression is that they're supposed to be quite sour. This definitely has a sweetness that makes this an excellent choice for someone who thinks they don't like beer.

I'd recommend it to anyone serving cheese, fondue etc.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottle, poured into flute glass

A- pours bright and crystal clear golden color with a big foamy and sudsy head that retains long after the pour,leaving behind some nice lace

S- this smells just like freshly pressed golden delicious apple juice, there's a trace of yeast funk that gives it musty, straw-like aroma

T- the apple flavor isn't as strong as the aroma, it's actually pretty sweet and has an apple skin flavor. Surprisingly tart, nearly puckering mid-palate with more apple, dry and yeasty finish with just a hint if barnyard funk

M- light body with low prickly carbonation slightly foamy mouthfeel with a dry finish

O- this was much more sour than expected, much more than their framboise. I dint know if the two years of age has anything to do with it or not. The sour notes were very enjoyable, but the apple flavor itself seemed rather one dimensional

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up since it was on sale at Beermuda for $5.50

A - Very crisp clean orange tinted yellow, almost like apple juice with a solid 2 inches of pure head.
S - Very sour to be expected with little apple core mostly bright unfiltered apple sourness and a yeasty funk on the nose.
T - Well it's much different than a sparkling cider or "apple ale" it actually has some apple pit and core taste to it. Moderately earthy it taste of fresh juices and a bit of pear actually.
M - Very clean doesn't have a sour texture that will take the enamel off your teeth but it is very juice/cider like.

Overall I could see why this was marked down with a new "apple ale" every five minutes this one was pushed way in the back. Still like the sour cherry and Framboise it taste more real that that artificial stuff. Even for just under 6 bucks its really not worth a revisit.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like fermented apples and some sweetness. Taste follows with a good sweet/sour balance. Just a bit of funky yeast presence. Not bad overall but I wouldn’t seek it out again.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A hazy slightly murky body, golden orange with a slight murky brown quality to it as well. There's a few light dark chunks of yeast and trub even with a slow pour. Head is not very large makes about a finger of creamy white, but stays around quite a bit. Retention is good with a nice puck and simple lacing, and a roaring small carbonation rising in the middle of the glass.

Nose is apple and juicy. More closely like box juice quality, and not cidery either. Slightly sweet but not large on the sweetness. Hints at green apple but not acetaldehyde stong. Faint dry ripping barley in the background slightly.

Palate is sweeter than the nose. Box juice apple and light wet feel. Comes out more red tasting than green from the nose. Slight pear sweetness on the finish a bit. Good coating in the front particularly on the teeth, with a slight toothpaste cleanliness.

Overall it's not that cidery but it's not quite beer either. It's alright, but considerably sweeter on the palate than on the nose.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz bottle into a snifter.

pale yellow, mild head. big sweet apples on the nose. taste is very very sweet. Apple taste is very strong. that's all there is. light bodied , mild carbonation.

overall extremely sweet. desert beer here. it is what it is.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked some of this up for my wife and I to enjoy on our anniversary. She loves fruity lambics, and I will never turn one down.

Poured my allotment into a flute glass. Pours a clear pale orange/gold with a large white bubbly head on top. A nice looking beer. Nice tart nose. Big apple notes, fresh from the tree. Mild funk noted - very muted.

Crisp and bubbly mouth. Drinks spritzy and refreshing. A nice beer to toast with. Tart green apples. Sweet juicy flavor. Light tart finish. Not cloying and not too funky. A nice balance of tasty goodness here. I dig it, and my wife loved it. I could see this being a regular in the warm months, and would make a nice alternative to cider in the fall!

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a cloudy brown/yellow with a fluffy off white head, some of which sticks around on the top of the brew until the end. Good lacing and strong carbonation.

The smell is apples, bubble gum sweetness, tartness, sweet malts and funky yeast.

The taste follows the nose with apples bubble gum, a heavy sweetness with a tart sour candy taste. If there are hops in there it is hard to taste them, this brew is both sweet and sour.

The mouthfeel stings with sweetness and carbonation. The carbonation fizzles so much it is hard to swish this brew around in the mouth.

Overall this is a solid fruit Lambic, the fruit in this case being apples, is there in abundance. This is a sweet, refreshing brew which will go down well on a hot summer day. I don't think I could drink to many of these in a row without something a little bitter in between in order to balance out the sweetness but the sour helps to balance the sweetness and this brew is well balanced between sweet and sour.

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

Poured from a bottle into a flute, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, yellow-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a frothy, light, bright white head that forms a sparse surface coating as it settles. Aromas of apple tart and sweet, with some subtle grassy highlights. Flavors are more richly sweet than the nose leads you to believe, with a tart, candy-like apple sweetness blended with hints of a roasted apple sweetness. Light, crisp, and effervescent in mouth, the beer has a tangy sweet aftertaste. Light, crisp finish with a subtle tartness lingering behind.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale Gold; cloudy with yeast sediment; no head

Aroma: Just like sour apple jolly ranchers

Taste: Tart, sweet green apples; sweet, juicy finish; really quite good, though not beer-like

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of Kmat10
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- Pours a hazy golden color with little carbonation, one finger of white head that goes away fairly quickly, little lacing

S- Sweet green apples with a touch of sour

T- Pretty sweet green apple, touch of sourness

M- Fairly light, smooth, light carbonation

O- Very nice tasting beer, bit too sweet and not sour enough for my liking though, could easily confuse it for a cider

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Photo of patre_tim
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Chinese gold, or gold with an amber tinge, some particles suspended within (flecks of iron colour particles) little beige foam, slight cloudiness.

S: Apples, apple juice, beer malt, apple cider, sweet floral orchard, flowers in bloom.

T: I get the apple cider qualities of a light crisp sweetness, crisply carbonated body, then the apple juice, lambic sour, musty mould qualites, with a dry finnish. Slight sweetness of the apples to balance it.

M: Light body to medium body, well carbonated, dry with dry finnish.

O: Delicious and refreshing beer. Glad to have found this one though it was overpriced. Not one I would particularly go out of my way for as a cider where available would do the trick if you are going for this sort of flavour. I do enjoy it immensely, and it has more body than most ciders. Would go well with fatty meats.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

250ml bottle 3,5% Abv.
Served chilled in an oversized wine glass.
Best before: 24/05/2014

Appearance: Moderately hazed golden-yellow body, topped by a medium sized white head that fizzes away pretty quickly and doesn’t leave anything in the way of lacing.

Smell: Well yes, this smells like apple juice (not much of a surprise since the standard Lindeman’s geuze tasted just like apple juice). The nose is basically a combination of fresh green apples, sweet apple juice and tart apple flavoured candy. There is virtually no lambic character present.

Taste: As with the nose, the flavor is dominated by fresh green apples and tart apple candy. There is also a light grainy character and yet again no lambic character.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel here is actually surprisingly pleasant – light body with a medium level of fantastically smooth carbonation.

Overall: Well I preferred this to the Lindeman’s geuze, but it is still a little worrying that this stuff is marketed as lambic!

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Photo of Hunter
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Essentially the color of apple juice. Little to no carbonation, a head of light white bubbles forms quickly, dissipates even faster. Very little tracing to speak of.

Smell: A very lovely nose of green apple and florals.

Taste: Sweet, as you might expect, but the souring nature of lambic is such that it keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. Apple flavors dominate, initially sweet then sour on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light, clean.

Overall: One of the better pairings of beer and apple. The lambic retains enough presence that you don't wonder why you didn't simply grab a cider.

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Photo of biteme398
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a flute glass. Very bubbly appearance and a solid head is retained. Towards the bottom of the bottle were numerous floating particles as well. The nose is, not surprisingly, apples with some brown sugar as well. The taste is very sweet, almost like hard cider with the apple being the dominant flavor. Although this has a one-dimensional approach at first sip, the beer's complexity becomes apparent at times, hints of sourness especially. Overall, a good beer that will definitely turn some off with its pungent apple taste but once you get past that, there is much to enjoy.

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Photo of magictacosinus
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into the brewery's trademark flute glass. No freshness date on the bottle.

After a light pop (not as loud the Framboise was), this pours into the glass with a white champagne appearance that quickly turns into an unfiltered, cloudy, pale brown color that makes this look very much like cider. Bubbles are pretty explosive here, rising in small curtains of carbonation to the top of the glass underneath a decent, yet persevering half finger of foam. Overall, it does indeed look like a strongly infused apple Lambic, and is both elegant and casual in its presentation.

At the tip of the nose, I'm definitely getting traces of candied green apple notes, to the point where it seems far more like candy than actual apples. Luckily, the smell reminds me very vividly of apple hard candy that I used to eat while growing up in Brazil... Literally smelling this beer takes me back to those moments of eating the candy and running around familiar playgrounds. Not too sour here so far - although there are noticeable yet lightly tinged spicy yeasty phenols. Smells fresh, although it's definitely more on the sugary side than the tart realm!

The flavor the is far less sweetened, on the other hand - especially if you let this warm up a bit. Don't get me wrong, the candied apple aromas really are at the front, but they are quickly replaced by slightly dried, cider like consistency combined with a sourish finish and a little bit of woodiness. The wheat is a little bit more present here, although, just like with my experience with the Framboise, the primary beer ingredients made during primary fermentation take a backseat from the the apples and natural flavor added during secondary fermentation. Still, it's pretty relaxing to drink and makes a good aperitif... The texture is pretty wet at first, which compliments the apples in a juicy feel, and yet the finish is slightly dry, and, luckily, a little tarty. My only complaint is the slight sweet astringency here, but it is quickly covered over by the sour flavors.

In this case, I must say that my enjoying of this beer definitely comes from bias on my part to its flavors taking me back to my childhood memories, where candy was quite predominant. It's still pretty mellow, and exactly as I expect an apple beer to be. Looking forward to trying more from Lindemans soon.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We crack the cap and cork and pour a brew of golden honey coloring. It puts up a brief half finger tall head of fatty white bubbles. These fizz away into aggregates across the top of the liquid, with punctate lacing left around the glasses. There is no real haze to it, but tiny flecks of sediment bob about. Carbonation appears active. The aroma is fruity and tart, much like green apple Jolly Ranchers. The malts are pale, with stark metallic yeast tying in with it. There are both fresh and synthetic apples, with the juiciness and flavoring of real green apples, but the soured tartness of candies. With warmth comes a bit more musk and a light herbal quality. Our first impression is that the flavoring is very sweet and juicy, with just the right amount of tartness to balance and give that amazing lambic pucker. As we sip, sugary sweet green apple juice, tartness of Smarties and apple candy, pale malts, and musky metallic yeast start things off. The peak follows through with an enhanced bite and pucker to the sour side of the flavoring, with the tartness of raw green apple skin and seed really punching up. This continues through the end, but with much more balance from that pale malty base, and more dripping wet juicy sweetness of those juices. The aftertaste breathes with an herbal bitterness, apple juiciness, synthetic candy bite, muskiness, flashes of metallic yeast, and a sweet red grapey quality that makes it taste almost like a fruity wine at times. The body is medium but syrupy, while the carbonation is medium. There is great froth and slurp to the sip, with nice cream and bubble to the lip. The mouth is initially coated with wet, satiating juiciness, but eventually dries with mild astringency and pucker. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks very easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the wet juiciness of the included fruit. Each sip of this beer left your mouth watering for more, but with just enough punch and pucker to the tartness to make you take your time. The nose is fresh and soured, again, with all the necessary fruitiness and pop for a solid execution. The feel follows suit, making the case for this guy even stronger.

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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've only had the pleasure to try Lindemans apple and raspberry lambics, and I definitely prefer the apple to the raspberry. When poured, the head was a beautiful and fluffy white with the color of the beer being a cloudy amber, similar to the color or apple juice but without the clarity. It was tart and crisp, sour with the pleasant tastes of the wild yeast very much in the background and subdued. The carbonation was very appropriate; not overly or under. Medium thin mouthfeel. Lindemans pomme lambic was enjoyable and easy to drink; it's a great "celebration" beer that can easily be used in place of a Asti champagne.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Translucent golden hue with a thin off-white head.

Aroma: Apple, vinegar.

Taste: Like green apple candy. Very sweet up front and then tart on the back end. A pleasant flavor but nothing all that interesting.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but very robust for such a low ABV. Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Literally like drinking sparkling apple juice. Would I drink it again? If I'm in the mood for something sweet.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 750 mL bottle into a mug, amber colored with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving lifht lacing, contains suspended particles from secondary fermentation

S: smell is of hard apple cider, a little yeast

T: tastes strongly of apples, sweet up front, sweetness continues through fininsh, slightly sour aftertaste

M: syrrupy and thick with just a bit of carbonation

O: strongly apple flavored beer suitable for non-beer lovers as an introduction to the lambic style

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Photo of tectactoe
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color with a touch of gold; funny enough, it looks like apple juice. Decent head, easily brought back to life by swirling the glass. The smell is heavy on the green apple and apple skins. And when I say heavy, I mean HEAVY. It smells like an apple orchard and not much else. Very sweet and tart aroma. The taste, as you probably already may have guessed, hits first with green apple. Tart and sour up front; think apple pucker or a green apple sucker. Once the tart sharpness subsides a bit, a sweetness comes through and washes everything over. A touch of funk is detectable in the background and definitely becomes more prominent as the beer gets warmer, but it is always secondary to the apple flavors. Very juicy and cider-like overall. Yeasty around the edges and leaving a slight yeast coating in the mouth, but not a great amount. Nothing notable on the grains or hops - they're certainly there, but it's hard to detect much else other than the apple and the very slight, corky funk. Thin body, lots of carbonation.

This stuff is tasty. But I'm slightly biased towards green apple. It doesn't have a strong beer character, and even the "lambic" notes are secondary to the tart and sweet flavors and aromas of the apple. This stuff is certainly delicious but I'd have to limit myself to one. Almost more of a juice than a beer.

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Photo of davey101
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L H06 JPO which according to a thread on here it was bottled August 06, 2010. This came out of a Lindemans gift box and it was covered in dust. 12 oz corked and crowned bottle into the accompanying flute glass. Glass tilted so the word "Pomme" faces me at all times. This isn't the Kriek!

A - Pours a crystal clear golden yellow color with a thin cap of bone white head. Plenty of sticky lacing and retention. Rising carbonation. Yes, this does look like apple juice.

S - Sour apples and wet cardboard. The apples smell fantastic, the oxidation does not.

T - Tart and acidic apples lead into more robust and sweeter baked apples. The aftertaste does have the beginnings of that distinctive oxidized flavor. Still pleasant and very drinkable. Mouth feel is almost syrupy with a nice prickly carbonation.

O - Maybe a touch too old, but its still a tasty fruit lambic. The general hatred towards this brewery is understandable but fruitless (pun) in my opinion. They don't produce uber limited stinky brett walez, they make attainable and well priced sweetened fruit beers. If you like apples, you won't hate this beer.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Bevmo in Pasadena/California/USA.
A: Average looking carbonated beverage that has alcohol in it.
S: Light aroma of apple.
T: GREAT APPLE TASTE! I enjoyed drinking Lindemans Apple! This drink tastes exactly like a sour green apple! I prefer Lindemans Apple when the bottle has been chilled.
M: Good carbonation. Bubbly!
O: I like Lindemans Apple!

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/01/12 notes. Poured from a 375ml bottle into a glass.

a - Pours a hazy bright yellow-burnt orange color with one finger of fluffy white head that leaves quickly, and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet green apples, Belgian yeast, fruity malts, and a tiny bit sour. Smells a bit like hard apple cider.

t - Tastes follows the nose but a little sweeter. Tastes of sweet green apples, light Belgian yeast and spice, and fruity malts. Like sweet hard cider.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation evident. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall another good lambic from Lindemans, though not my favorite, as I like dark fruits better. This one is straight up sweet green apples; I think if you like hard cider and apple juice you would really like this one.

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Photo of Dentist666
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0.375l bottle.
Pours slightly cloudy reddish-golden beer with decent off-white head and specific sediment. Smell of cider and green apples, no more. A taste follows the smell - sour apples, good carbonation, light body. Very light and drinkable summer beer.

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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.7 out of 5 based on 778 ratings.
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