Lindemans Apple | Brouwerij Lindemans

783 Ratings
Read the review
Lindemans AppleLindemans Apple

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

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

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 783 |  Reviews: 333
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of cwreay90
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Agold
2.71/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a clear golden body with a bit of nice white head with good retention.A bit of spotty lacing clings to the outside of the glass. The aroma was not as sweet or cloying as the framboise. It gave me hope that maybe this would not be the sweet mess that that beer was. Some green apple and very mild funk. The flavor was like a melted green jolly rancher. Sweet, sour apple, not very appealing. Mouthfeel was way too heavy and carbonation was too low. Interesting beer, but it was really just not at all my preference. Way too sweet, almost like sucking on a hard candy.

 580 characters

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

Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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.

 436 characters

Photo of imfinished
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This does not taste a thing like beer, but it is tasty, nonetheless.

68 characters

Photo of mixed_master7
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kzoobrew
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review input from notes. Enjoyed 02/16/10.

Poured into Lindeman flute. Clear golden pear colored body. Effervescent one and a half finger head. Decent retention with a surprising amount of lacing.

Big apple aroma. Sweet and tart. Combination of natural apple juice and a rather processed artificial aroma. Not much else going on in the nose.

Sweet artifical apple flavor. Light touch of tartness on the back end. Very sweet and candy like, stops just short of cloying.

Light and crisp bodied. Sticky sweetness linger other wise finish is almost dry.

Very easy to drink. Flavors are not to my preference but not offensive. Could be enjoyable under the right circumstances.

 676 characters

Photo of poskok
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of toppoop
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Barnsley
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of jordanimal
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of gilgar
4.73/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of hotsudge
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of shadow1961
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lindeman's Pomme Lambic pours out a creamy head over a cloudy gold
brew. The nose is just wonderful- crisp tart apple. The flavor is apple up front,
with a bit of oak, and a more tart, vinous apple finish. The mouthfeel is smooth
and crisp. The head leaves nice rings of lacing all the way to the bottom of the
glass. There's a slight apple aftertaste. Altogether tasty. This is my favorite Lambic
from Lindeman so far. Good stuff.

 436 characters

Photo of treehugger02010
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this first at Brewtopia in New York, NY, but I just had another one at Terresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa.
Appearance: A pale and green cloudy body with tons of carbonation that produced a nice size head no retention and not much lacing. (It was in the "official" Lindemans glass.)
Smell: Very much like candy green apples, think Jolly Ranchers.
Taste: More of the same, but not so much candy but more Granny Smith, real apples. Not overpowering at all, just plain awsome.
Mouthfeel: Rather crisp.
Drinkabilty: Super.
Don't drink and review.

 545 characters

Photo of Focusf111
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of EPICAC
2.69/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I chilled this in the fridge for half an hour and served in one of my New Belgium snifters.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden-orange with a white foamy half-inch head that recedes to a persistent thin layer with nice lacing.

Smell: Very strong candy-like sour apple aroma, that overpowers everything else.

Taste: As with the smell the palate is dominated by a candy-like sour apple flavor. There's a faint hint of wheat in the finish, but it's mostly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and full-bodied with mild carbonation and a slight dryness in the finish.

Drinkability: The sweetness of this beer is too much for me.

Overall: Given that this is a Lindeman's fruit lambic I expected it to be on the sweet side, but this was too much. I definitely prefer Lindeman's other fruit lambics to this. It's like drinking a sour apple Jolly Rancher.

 850 characters

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!

 998 characters

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

 272 characters

Photo of Skabiski
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.7 out of 5 based on 783 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More