Lindemans Apple | Brouwerij Lindemans

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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
Ratings:
782
Reviews:
332
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.78%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
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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 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.

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

Photo of Antyk
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adamranders
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of byronic
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
2.55/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mcrawford
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of taters21
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sandlin73
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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 Jeremy7
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 stephenlee
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.7 out of 5 based on 782 ratings.
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