Lindemans Apple | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans AppleLindemans Apple

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Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

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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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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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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
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