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Lindemans Apple | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans AppleLindemans Apple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium | website

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:
330
Ratings:
767
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
21.35%
 
 
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Photo of WeedKing4
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried a bottle of this at Gigs in London. Pours a golden yellow/orange colour. This instantly reminded me of a Jolly Rancher with the strong apple flavour and slight sour finish. It would be hard to drink a lot of this, but its crazy how much apple flavour they were able to get into it. Interesting beer.

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Photo of BigPlay1824
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a flute

A: pours a hazy goldenrod color with a few carbonation bubbles and a finger of pure white head with very fizzy large bubbles, dissipates rapidly, leaves a small amount of spotty lacing on the glass
S: very nice sour apple scent, reminds me specifically of the peel of a green apple as well as the old sour apple jolly ranchers i used to love
T: distinctly sour but not in the typical way from a lambic, more from the overall apple note, also has something that hits just momentarily in the back of the throat that reminds me of an old blanket
M: fizzy carbonation that hits quickly and disappears just as fast, smooth across the palate, leaves the mouth with a bit of a cloying feeling or stickiness on the back of the palate
O: a really delicious lambic, i enjoy it not necessarily more than their other lambics but rather just differently, the fruit notes are more up front and sour, its really delicious but one would have to be my limit on this one, delicious

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green bottle, nice and thick, pours a vibrant golden color, lots of tiny bubbles, sticks around, good lace. Aroma was pretty much jolly ranger apple candy. Not bad, enjoyable, definitely delivers on the apple promise.

Mild sour presence, adequate apple tartness, way over the top sweetening, I guess to make the sourness more palateable to people who drink lambics but don't want the sourness I guess. Not as sweet as the kriek or framboise, thankfully. Very reminiscient of an apple cider. If they would just take the flavor and aroma of New Glarus Apple Ale, but still keep the spontaneous fermentation here, but quit dumping a gripload of sugar into it, I think you'd have a very good beer.

Instead, the sweetness here really kills it for me, but thankfully, it isn't as bad as some of their others, but nowhere near as good as the gueuze.

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Photo of Converge
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip.

A - Pours with a frothy, slightly off-white head atop a amber-golden brew with moderate haziness. Decent head retention and some solid lacing that lasts for a while.

S - Piles of green apples, with tons of sweet and sour notes at the same time. Distinct Lindemans funk to it as well. Like many of Lindemans lambics, the aroma is almost completely comprised of the fruit focused on. I'm getting a hint of skunk to it as well, but overall this smells fruity, sweet, and inviting.

T - Starts off with a barrage of sweet green apple goodness, which then gives way to a more sour green apple notes, and eventually finishes with bready malt, mild funk, slight mustiness, and lingering tartness. Overall, it's not quite the green Jolly Rancher sugar bomb one might expect from this beer, and has a delicious balance of sweet, sour, and even musty.

M - Smooth, fine carbonation and a thicker body than one might expect here. Doesn't feel syrupy or cloying in any way, but a great feel overall.

D - Another fantastic Lindemans offering, but I wouldn't expect anything less from a brewery that's quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Definitely another one to revisit this summer on a nice hot day.

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Photo of grittybrews
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy gold with a finger of bright white head. Bright aroma of tart green apple.

Moderate carbonation and a somewhat light, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet apple and hints of honey up front with a lingering lemon/apple tartness on the finish.

Pleasant, tasty, and refreshing, but not quite as complex/balanced as their Framboise.

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Photo of nuclearwarfare
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After the removal of the lid, an immediate smell of apples, cigars and hints of musty basement are immediately noticeable. Following the cork being removed, instantly, the smell of pungent green apples overcomes the senses. When the beer is poured properly, when stored and kept at cellar temperature, produces a goldenrod, orange highlighted brew, topped by a 1.5 finger head. This eventually dissipates and leaves behind a thickly laced cap.

A light and fruity, bubbly beer with carbonation akin to that of a fine champagne. When consumed, it produces a warming sensation in the back of the throat. Sweet on the lips, highly carbonated on the tongue, and it tastes of pungent apples, with a little bit of funk and hints of wet hay as an afterthought. The sour and sweet are well balanced, and the sweetness is not that of an artificial syrup.

Overall, anfantastic beer for peoplenwho are not a fan of bitter hops in their drinks. Excellent post-nosh brew.

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Photo of CuteZombieDoll
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy golden, nicely formed head

S- Strongly sweet, strong apple flavor, with a tinge of sourness

T- Very sweet and apple like initially, followed by a sour flavor. Initially, the flavor is almost overwhelmingly apple flavored.

M- Not too heavy, and not too carbonated.

O- A great example of this style, but not my first choice of a beer, since this isn't my favorite style. Great if you like a fruit beer, though.

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Photo of dansmcd
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, yellowy gold with a thin creamy white head that settles to a cap with solid spots of lacing.

S - Golden delicious apples, very sweet, apple pie with cinnamon, sugary apple flavoured lollies.

T - Really sweet, kind of artifical apple flavour but not in a bad way, balanced nicely with a funky tartness.

M - Light body with an appropriately high carbonation.

O - Clearly not the most authentic of lambics but it is very refreshing and bloody tasty. Give it a shot.

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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.

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Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.67/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had always been a fan of Lindemans and I saw a two pack that came with a glass so I had to get it.

A: Perfectly clear light amber color: like a high quality apple juice. Bubble danced up the flute style glass with a light golden head.

S: Smelled like tastey apples. No offputting undertones whatsoever.

T: Amazing job of keeping the apple flavor while mixing it with subtle other fruity flavors.

M: Super smooth and drinkable. Perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall this beer far exceeded my expectations. I had had many cider style beers and wines before but this one did a great job of actually keeping the apple flavor and really bringing it to the front. As far as the apple flavor category goes this went above and beyond other offerings. It put the framboise to shame.

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Photo of TTAmod
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL enjoyed in snifter.

A: Clear gold with a frantically dissipating white head. Doesn't look too great.

S: Yum! Strong green apple...like a good cider.

T: Follows the nose, but there's a nondescript musty basement taste going on, too. I even pick up a bit of oak. Definitely more complex than...say....some type of hard cider. I like it.

M: Appropriately light and fizzy. Not bad, not bad.

O: I probably enjoyed this more than most people do. I'm a fan of hard ciders, and this one tasted like a hard cider aged in an oak barrel. It's complex, refreshing, and damn good. I don't know if Lindeman's just uses apple syrup or the real thing...and...frankly, I don't care because the result is amazing.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a Lindemans flute glass.

L - clear yellow color with a bubbly white head that thinned to nothing despite the constantly rising bubbles.

S - green apples, apple juice.

T - tart green apple flavor with a sweet finish.

F - crisp, light and very refreshing.

O - a good example of a apple lambic.

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Photo of scottyg354
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a straw yellow with a small fluffy head and minimal lacing. He disipates after a while.

The nose on this one has an odd funkiness too it, it's really hard to explain I almost want to say metallic funk. Apples are present as well.

Taste is slightly sour with a huge apple flavor. Think sour apple jolly rancher and you have a good idea. Personally I enjoyed it, probably won't be for all though.

Crisp and refreshing, definetely a good summertime brew.

Overall I enjoyed it as I enjoy almost all of Lindemans offerings.

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Photo of DreamInOrange
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355 ml bottle into a Lindemans flute. Dark champagne color and very clear with active carbonation. Two finger head that quickly dissipated. Smells really nice of apple, pear and some herbals, very sweet smelling. Taste mimics the aromas very closely. At first this was terrifically refreshing but as it went down and warmed a bit, the sweetness got a big cloying for me. This tastes very similar to pear ciders that I have had but with more carbonation. I would turn to this for a refreshing summer beverage.

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

Unk bottle date.

Nice, standard yellow ale with a scattered foam top. Excellent clarity. SMells like apple jolly ranchers. Smells nicely of green apples when sweet and ripe.

Nice, crisp apple flavor with the slightest sourness on it. Reminds me of, again, apple jolly ranchers. Thin with higher carb and a wet finish. Yummy beer.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 8 oz flute glass. Pours a straw yellow, with a one inch white head, that falls quickly. Very little lace. Smell is very strong apples and champagne. Taste is like hard cider and champagne were mixed 70% cider and 30% champagne. Body is fairly thin, I don't have very much experience with the style, I assume this is usual. Lots of carbonation and easy drinking, if you can handle some sour apple. This is so different than a beer, it amazes me that it is called beer. Not a bad change of pace.

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Photo of iBeer16
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a golden color. Pours with a 1" head, which is of a white color. A lot of lacing.

S: smell is very sweet, smells like a granny smith apple. Smells very fresh and refreshing.

T: very carbonated. Taste is similar to smell in that it resembled a granny smith apple. Very sweet, almost cidery.

M: sweet, not too sour and carbonated so keeps mouth flavor very engaged and on edge.

Overall, enjoyable, but I think that the black cherry flavor is more enjoyable personally. This one resembles apple juice/ cider too much for me to believe it is beer.

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Photo of BeerBob
4.82/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lindemans Pomme pours a slight hazy golden from a very dark green 12 oz glass bottle with a pry off cap covering a well placed cork stoper.

Classic head of white fine bubbled foam forms and then laces the sides of an "authentic brewery glass"

Nose is of Granny Smith apple pie, not slight, but intense, and in no way cloying.

Palate is of Granny Smith apple pie, with the bight of carbonation.

Incredibly delicious and would complement any apple pie as a desert treat.

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Photo of Lillie1128
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a relatively translucent pale amber with a small white head

S - An intoxicating odor of fermented apple juice

T - It's like sparkling apple cider with a little more body and a little bit of bitterness at the end. Just how I imagined it would be!

M - Light-bodied with some carbonation

D - At 3.5%, this is pretty down-able.

My first ever lambic. Such a treat!

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Photo of BigMike
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden yellow with a huge fluffy white head.

S: Sweet and sour apples. Some white grape and tartness.

T: Just like green apple jolly ranchers. Not much else to say.

M: Like the peche this one is sweet and coats the mouth with a sugary candiness.

Overall: Below average fruit beer. Seems more like a cider.

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Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It was short lived but did leave some lacing.

S - It smelled of crisp, tart green apple. Not much else but a little sourness.

T - Nice tart green apple flavor with a somewhat sour presence. A touch of grain and caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and biting. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice "gateway" lambic. There are better out there but this one is nice to share with a newbie.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes

Mostly clear yellowish golden color.  Lots of sticky white spots of lace with surprisingly nice retention. I'm not gonna lie, this looks nice. 

Smells like green apples, light oak with some earthy dank character in there.  Smells sweet...
The flavor reminds me  of green apple jolly ranchers...  Really sweet, but tart and slightly sour. Pretty sweet, and even the finish is pretty sweet...  

The body is medium, little syrupy, and in need of a bit more carbonation. 
Overall-- not bad. This is probably just behind the cassis in terms of my favorite from the brewery. 

As this warms, the musty funk increases--  and I like it even more.  The price is right, and I'm a fan of the availability...  Not sure if those things "should" factor into a review, but I'm allowing them to knock the "overall" up half a point.  

A: 4
S:  4
T:  4
M:  2.5
D:  4.5

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Photo of barleyroad
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance is gold with a nice foam. Hay this is a Lambic. So rate this as if it was not a traditional beer. Smell is of green apples, nice. The mouthfeel is very strong with bubbles and sits nice on the tongue, lays there slightly. The tastes is of a good green apple, a good old granny smith. Overall this is a Lambic and is nice. May we suggest you mix this half and half with some carmamel porter. Ahhhh, and that is from the Dutchman Hans. Enjoy this lambic.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
2.8/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Have you ever had a green apple blow pop? If so, then you know what this smells and tastes like. Add in a fizzy translucent golden appearance, and a spritzy feel, and there you have Lindemans Pomme. It is better than, say, cider, but worse than the other sweet Lindemans fruit Lambics.

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Photo of socon67
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured into a Lindemans lambic flute, this pours golden yellow with plenty of cabonation and a head of tiny bubbles.

S - Smells of apple, but similar to a sparkling cider. A bit artificial; I don't feel like this is real apples.

T - Taste is quite sweet and reminded me of a hot cider in the fall. The flavor comes off a little harsh, and the sugary sweetness is a bit much.

M - Would enjoy as a dessert wine. This is a bit of a novelty, and a bit too sweet as compared to more traditional lambics.

O - Not a big fan of the apple. Finding I like framboise much better. If you really like apple flavor this is worth trying. Otherwise I'd pass.

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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
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