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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Added by CualityC on 05-13-2006

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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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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 2" white head which dissipated quickly. Clear apple juice gold color. Smells mildy of sour apple. Taste is a fairly clean and tart green apple and truly it's like you just bit into a fresh one. It's not nearly as sweet as I anticipated and for that reason it stands completely opposite the last apple beer I tried which was more like apple pie. The sour of the lambic style comes through nicely in the end. A classy and refreshing fruit beer.

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Photo of jsanford
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml Corked Bottle poured into a Lindemans Flute.

A - Pours a clear, glowing gold with a thin creamy white head that settles to a thick cap and leaves some spotty lacing.
S - Definitely smells like apples, but in an artificial way. Think apple candy or apple soda or the like. Not to say this is bad, but it in no way smells like a real apple.
T - More Granny Smith apple apple flavors with some crisp grain and just the slightest bit of Lambic funk. Again, a bit artificial tasting, but not nearly as bad as some of the Lindemans "Lambics" I've had.
M - Slightly sticky, with a medium-light body and moderately crisp carbonation.
O - I wanted to hate this, but it wasn't too bad, really. Obviously sweet, and a far cry from "real" Lambic, but pretty tasty for what it is.

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Photo of DavidST
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a fluted Lindeman's glass, no clue on the bottle dating.

Pours a mostly clear light yellow color, with a white head, lots of effervescent bubbles stream non stop from the bottom to the top, a champagne type of look. Smell is mostly of granny smith apples not much else. Feel is light, high carbonation, a little tartness from the apples is present. The taste is kind of what I expected, its got a load of nice granny smith apple sourness which I like, followed by loads of sweetness, this is far closer to an apple cider than a beer. Overall an okay beer, not something I would normally get, perhaps a good dessert beer. None of these fruit Lindemans are my type of drink and if I had to choose one I prefer the frambrosie or the kriek over this.

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Photo of EnJeiBee
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - It poured a pale hazy golden yellow.

S - Granny smith apples are front and center followed by the slightest bit of mustiness. However, the apple scent seemed artificial in some respects.

T - Tangy apple and sweet tarts (as another review noted) with a citrusy finish

M - Light bodied and tart

O - This was very enjoyable. I expected it to be too sweet, but it wasn't at all. Outside of the semi-artificial apple scent, this met my expecations going in.

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Photo of match1112
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear golden with a huge head that quickly disippates and leaves a ring. you can see all the bubbles rising, looks like a glass of champagne.

S: huge sweet apple smell, that's it.

T: tart apple that makes your mouth pucker, and your teeth hurt from the sweetness.

M: slightly thick and syrupy

O: tastes great on a hot day but too sweeet to drink more than one.

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Photo of DCon
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 355ML bottle of this from 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar in Lafayette Square (St. Louis), MO for $5.56. Poured from the green bottle with green foil around the cap and top of bottle into a Budweiser Holiday Tulip Glass. Has no sign of freshness date but has L B07KAP on the back of bottle in white.

Aroma- Starts with HUGE Dekuyper Apple Pucker around. VERY sweet, and tons of apple. No real lambic aroma here but still appeals to the nose.

Appearance- Pours a 3.5 finger head and has a decent retention time. Light golden color body and effervescent. Leaves a good amount of lace.

Flavor- Strong puckering apple flavor but not much sourness. Could be acidic but not sure. Very sweet, fruity, and almost like a vodka flavored drink with too much added sugar/syrup.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, High Carbonation, puckering to the max, and leaves tartness on the palate.

Overall Impression- Had very high expectations for this beer because of seeing the Beer List @ 33 Wine Bar (Limited amounts of Cantillon, Lindemans, 3 Fonteinen, etc.). Beer was WAY too sweet for a lambic but didn't mind it. A very 1 sided beer with no real complexity and this concludes that this should be a "Fruit Beer" and not a "Lambic w/ Added Fruit". I'm on to the next Lindemans now!

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Photo of danmcg62
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a light orange color with minimal head retention.

S-Smells like apple juice with a hints of grass and grain. Not much else going on here.

T-Very tart apple flavor. It's like you're drinking a sour apple hard candy. That's pretty much the taste in a nutshell.

M-Mildly acidic and sour.

O-Overall this beer isn't too bad. I like to drink this kind of beer, specifically this brand, every once in a while to spice things up. It's not my favorite style, but it's good to have every once in a while.

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Photo of chocosushi
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large 750 ml bottle split between two glasses

A ~ Pale Green/Yellow. Looks pretty great, I enjoy what Lindemans does to their Lambics.

S ~ White grapes, refined sugar, & granny smith apples. Pleasant.

T ~ Sweet tarts (yes, the candy), Fresh grains, & Apple (skins and fruit) at it warms it progresses into the wonderful wet hay flavor of Lambic, following with Lemonade & Lime Zest.

M ~ This one is tarter than other blended lambics I have had and I enjoy that. Not overbearingly sweet at all.

D ~ Such an enjoyable brew, and I like how it is bottled as well. We got to use our lil' Lindemans tool on it. Also, I did not know that this one was 3.5 ABV. . . Definitely unique.


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

This beer was shared and reviewed with the girlfriend. This beer pours a bright gold, lightly hazy, and moderately light in body. My girlfriend says it has a fingernail's worth of head haha. It smells like a slightly sweeter version of the green apple Jolly Ranchers. It tastes like overly sweet apple juice with a sour tinge. It's also along the same lines as the Jolly Ranchers. It's a little too sweet. My girlfriend says it's not even close to the Peche. It drinks light but a little sticky, from far too much sugar. The flavor doesn't really linger too long. Overall it isn't Lindemans best effort but it's drinkable. It's a little sweet but it's ok.

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Photo of claspada
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma begins with sweet and tart green apples. Maybe a little mustiness in the background but not much. Pretty straight forward.

The taste begins with of artificially-flavored apple candy with an unrelenting sweetness; basically a green apple jolly rancher. Extremely juicy with cheek-pulling acidity and a puckering tart finish. Best cider I've had in awhile, but not a great beer.

The mouthfeel is medium-thin matched with medium carbonation.
Overall this tastes like a green apple cider plus a cup of sugar. Definitely one of the poorer offerings from Lindemans and no where as good as the Peche or Framboise.

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Photo of dfillius
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet
A: Gentle Pour yields 1/4 finger of fizzy white head with poor retention. Hazy golden color. I'd like better head retention please.
S: Very apple cidery like. Smells the same as a packet of dry apple cider mix or a green apple jolly rancher. Too sweet and fake smelling.
T: Sugary like a pixy stick out in front. Tart finish of a granny smith apple keeps it from being cloying. Tastes like a wine cooler. The flavor would be better without the smell involved.
M: Sweet then tart.
D: I'd drink again, but not a second glass or buy frequently at all. A dessert beer definitely!

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Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This lambic pours as a golden color with a decent looking white head on it. There just a bit of haze in there once it's all in the glass. The smell of fermented apples are there along with a little bit of funk and some sweetness. The taste of the beer is decent in my opinion. I think that it's a pretty reasonable mix between sweet and sour. The mouthfeel is pretty light and can be drank pretty quickly. In my opinion this beer doesn't compete with Floris Apple from Belgium.

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Photo of vandemonian
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lindemans Apple is a sweet, apple-flavoured lambic in the image of their other variaties. It's nice, if you like that sort of thing.

A: Yellow-orange colour and a decent head and lacing. 4

S: Sweet apple flavour with a hint of lambic funkiness. 4

T: Taste is sweet with a hint of acidic sourness and the definite taste of green apples. Yum. 4

M: Slightly foamy. 3

O: Very tasty. Although it gets a little sickly. 3.5

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Photo of Daredevil
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

flavored beers are currently the flavor of the time around here ... but funny enough the more artificial such flavors are the more poplar the brew is .... quite disappointing ...

Lindemans has a nice range of flavored lambics, which are all but artificial ....
unsurprisingly, "Apple" tastes like one of the better Irish ciders ...

.... maybe not something to compete the truly serious brews, but certainly a great party beer ....

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Photo of Brenden
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe it's the pour, or maybe it's my new Lindemans stange that I'm pouring it into, but this is a beautiful beer. A golden color with a touch of haze builds up a big, billowing crown of creamy, thick white head about two fingers high with great retention. Lacing is left plentifully, not in massive amounts, but what sticks to the glass is massively thick. The activity in the glass never ends.
Tart green apple comes off the nose immediately and, by far, most strongly. There's a bit of a grains presence underneath and a touch of hay, but the green apple, delicious in its own right, masks the real character underneath.
The same happens in the flavor, with the massively tart green apple being the show, but the other elements aren't quite as masked. Under the granny smith flavor are grains, hay, a touch of yeasty funk that I both like and find appropriate in this beer, and a nice sour edge that pulls through at the end of each sip.
The body is appropriately light, as is the not quite champagne-like carbonation keeping it crisp and lively. If anything, this should have a nice crisp bite to it, and it does.
It seems like the quality of a Lindemans lambic is in how much the real complexity and character come out underneath the fruit and how well it's balanced. This is a good beer, but less than Framboise, with my favorite thus far being Peche, the very first one I ever tried.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a lindemans flute. Kinda feels nice pouring a beer into its own glass!

Poured the color of cider (turbid). 3/4 inch head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells of cider and candy apple flavoring. Taste was rather unlike any other beer. The taste reminds me of apple champagne, if they made apple champagne from artificial apple flavoring. The most notable aspect was the slightly sour/bitter taste that was somewhat tricky to detect. I would have almost missed it if I hadn't been analyzing the flavors. The small alcohol presence came through and tasted like an American Adjunct-type flavor. The aftertaste starts out purely sweet apple candy flavoring. The finish is reminiscent of apple wine or champagne.

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Photo of generallee
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: This was part of a box set with a tall fluted glass and one other bottle of Lindemans Framboise. It was poured from a green capped and corked 355ml bottle into the fluted glass from the box set. The label has a description of the beer but there is no freshness date or abv%.

Appearance: It has a light hazy look with a pale tarnished or old gold color. In it there is a ton of champagne like carbonation. This helps support the tall, tightly packed head on top. The long lasting head makes for good sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: This has sweet and tart green apple notes with sweet bready malt and dry wheat.

Taste/Palate: Up front it has sweet bready and wheat notes full of tart green apple candy (jolly rancher) and sweet apple cider notes. It finishes with a semi-sweet tartness which is cut with some dry bready yeast notes. The palate is lively and well carbonated but still feels a little bit sticky.

Notes: I like this beer as a novelty beer. It is interesting but only in small amounts or as a dessert beer.

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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
2.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A: Slightly hazy, pale green. Head like champagne that faded fast and left nothing behind.

S: Cherry cough drops, apple skins, sour apple Jolly Ranchers, fresh apples. Get it?

T: Sour to sweet, apples, cool water, light traces of grains.

D: This ain't beer. I'll drink it in place of apple juice. Possibly a step up from Martinelli's Sparkling.

Value: Absurd to pay this much for a sparkling, watered-down fruity beer. But as you can see, price something high and lots of people will think it's great.

If I'm gonna drink a fruity beer, give me a Samuel Smith's Cherry Ale...

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

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Much like a apple juice, Carbinated head with some lacing.

Smell - Strong apple, sugar, some added fruit juices. Malts and some spices.

Taste - Pretty much like a wine cooler. Sweet, carbinated and lots of apple. SMooth and very easy to drink. Sugars are very present.

MOuthfeel - Sweet and a little bitter. Much like a juice drink tounge and palette is covered in suagrs and juice. Thin and not the slightest alcohol burn.

Drinkabilty - Very easy to drink but all the sugar and sweetness would be too much after a bottle or so. Not very much booze so yea you can drink alot but i wouldnt do so. A nice change up or to have on hand for a female that doesnt like beer.

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

Pours like apple juice but with a beer head. Smells like apple juice more then a cider though. Taste is strongly of apples with a finish of wheats and spices. It is a pleasant taste though not strong. It is very smooth and very easy to drink. If the cost were not so high it would be too easy to drink.

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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.7 out of 5 based on 785 ratings.
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