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 Gosox8787
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Split a small bottle of this with a friend. Poured my 3/4ths of the bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow in color and very clear. One finger white head that has almost no retention.

Aroma: Green apple aromas alomost exactly like that of a Jolly Rancher. Almost artificial tasting. A slight barnyard funk to it, but its completely overshadowed by the sweet green apple.

Taste: Much like the taste, the apple dominates. Some barnyard in there as well, but the apple is the star. The sweetest Lindeman's I have had to date.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Much like champagne.

Drinkability: Considering the low ABV and sweet flavors, this is pretty drinkable. The sweetness can wear thin after a while, but its not hard to have a couple of these.

Overall, a pretty one note lambic.Big apple sweetness, but not much else. It was enjoyable, but it tastes a bit much like a Jolly Rancher for my taste. A good introduction to the style at least.

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Photo of velosuds
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes - enjoyed this earlier in the week with my sister-in-law while on vacation.

A-Pours a clear apple cider color with a one finger off white head that leaves modest lacing on the glass.

S-Apples, sweet, ripe, and tart apples. Quite nice.

T-Nice balance of tart and sweet apples with some mild hop bitterness. Very fruity and festive. Good cold, and as it warms.

M-Very smooth and well carbonated. Feels too good to be beer.

D-I like the lambic style, and this is good. Wish it weren't so expensive.

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Photo of michaelpcarney
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a light cider / Low foam / Settles to nothing

S - Green apples!! / Nice Finish

T - Sweet & Tart Green Apple / Light Yeast on the back

M - High Carbs / Very Sticky / Very Light

D - Apple Cider Soda / Too much sweets for another

Serving type: TAP

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Photo of morimech
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into the Lindemans flute. Slight chill haze and pale golden in color. Very minimal head that does not hang around for long. A little lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is sour apples with just a hint of funky barnyard. Musty and appetizing all at once. The flavor starts with a dose of green apple that does not totally go away but gets complimented by some mild funkiness. Not as lip puckering as many other lambics but it still has a noticeable tartness. Light body with lively carbonation that seems to go well with this beer. Refreshing and easy to drink for a lambic. Worth a try if you like sour apple.

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Photo of bagpiper2005
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a Lindemans gift pack containing this and the Framboise. Poured into the novelty glass included.

Pour: Effervescent apple juice color that developed a nice two fingers of head that retained fairly well and left traces of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Tart green apples with some sugary sweetness and you get some notes from the wild yeasts.

Taste: Tart, sweet green apple flavor, a bit yeasty, and slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very highly carbonated and light bodied. I agree with the other reviewers that say it's like sparkling cider.

Drinkability: Goes down very easily and is one of the most refreshing beers I've drank.

Final Notes: A must-try for green apple fans. Makes either a great dessert beer or breakfast beer. Liked this one a little better than the Framboise.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a pale, hazy honey color with a fizzy 1/2 inch white head that fades to nothing. No lacing.

S - Green apples, metallic yeast, and slight vinegar.

T - Sweet but tart green apple, slight vinegar, yeast.

M - Very carbonated. Makes your spit sticky like soda does, but has a dry quality to it.

D - Very good but very apple cider/apple soda like. Easy drinking and quite tasty.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is what happens when you take your non-drinking fiancee' to a beer bar: you end up trying every Lindemans brew they have.

A - Golden color, little bit of cloudy stuff floating in there. Small white head.

S - Smells like granny smith apples. I don't know really what else to say, smells like apple juice.

T - Tastes like apple juice, maybe a little jolly rancheresque as well. But really, huge apple presense. It's not bad, but I don't really like apple juice.

M - Sugary, syrupy, heavy side of medium bodied. Very juice like.

D - Well, great if you like apple juice, it's not really my thing.

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Photo of wahhmaster
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Lindemans flute.

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden color (like apple juice). Has a thin, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves considerable lacing.

Smell: I agree with most of the other reviews for this beer in that it smells almost exactly like green apple Jolly Ranchers. There is a subtle hint of spiciness in the background as well.

Taste: Slightly bitter and yeasty up front. Develops into a very tart green apple flavor. Very tasty. Probably one of my favorites of Lindemans lambics.

Mouthfeel: Light and bubbly, like champagne.

Drinkability: Another exceptional fruit lambic by Lindemans. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of DIM
3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a: This was a clear, bright golden color. It poured with a large, firm, sticky white head.

s: Smells like apple juice, I was hoping for more cider character. Very sweet smelling, very little to remind me of a traditional lambic, just a hint of earthiness.

t: This is just too sweet for me. I taste apple juice and little else. Some suggestions of wheat and a barely noticeable bit of tartness.

m: A bit on the heavy side for what is supposed to be light and refreshing.

d: I'm sure this is as they intended, its just lacking in tartness and is too sickly sweet for my taste.

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Photo of Tballz420
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big active white head on top of a bubbly, hazy, light gold brew. Fair ammount of lacing. The scent is pretty sour, apples and barnyard. Very sour taste, makes ya pucker up. Apple juice is the main course, pretty sweet. Very active mouth, pretty thin and wet. Me likey

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Photo of irishkyle21
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a bright white head that disappears almost immediately. Lots of bubbles racing to to top. Golden yellow in colour.

This beer does taste and smells similar to the green jolly rancher candies (fine by me cause I like them). Lots of sweet and soury apples and a little barnyard funk.

The only difference between the nose and the palate is its a little sweeter on the tongue. This is one of those beers that are great on a very hot day but having more than one or two and it becomes a little to sweet for my liking.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma is strong apple with some light tartness. The flavor is a mix of apples, both sweet and tart. The beer tastes a lot like apple cider. Medium high carbonation and medium mouthfeel. This has nothing in common with other Belgian lambics but as far as fruit beers go, this is a good one.

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Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle. I like the dual fastening system, which requires two separate tools to open, like there's a secret inside worth protecting or something.

This beer pours a hazy, medium, um 'apple juice' yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, billowy, and densely foamy off-white head, which leaves some wildly erratic, swirling eddy lace around the glass in its slow and meandering wake.

It smells of tart and sweet apple juice, mild earthy yeast, and a sort of sour apple pie crust graininess. The taste is candy-like sweet n' sour green apples, musty apple cider, a saccharine grainy, and somewhat bready maltiness, faintly funky yeast, and some light earthy, grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is moderate, just a wee frothiness here and there, the body medium-full in weight for the style, kind of fleshy, and yet smooth by the same sword. It finishes off-dry and generally clean, the yeasty apple fruitiness hard to deny or dispel entirely.

An enjoyable fruit-laden lambic, one that relies on the inherent tartness of the apple, with little in the way of extra sugar, rendering a decent balance between the tart and the sweet. Along with the cassis and the raspberry versions, there seems to be a divide developing in this line of entry-level fruit lambics, i.e. sweet, vs. not so sweet.

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Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured clear golden yellow with a very slight haziness. There was a small white head that quickly died down into a thin layer of bubbles, which later only surrounded the edges of the glass. The level of carbonation is light.
S: The aroma is strikingly very similar to Jolly Rancher candy - sweet green apples.
T: The taste is nearly identical to the smell, except there's a slight bit of sourness in the finish.
M: The beer feels light bodied on the palate, similar to sparkling cider. It's sweeter, but doesn't taste that syrupy because of the carbonation.
D: Very easy to drink. I could easily have lots of these in a sitting but it's a good beer to start out before moving on to other styles.

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Photo of cudmud
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: One finger of foam and a nice steady stream of bubbles. This brew has a clear, but hazy appearance.

Smell: This beer has a rich, strong apple smell and is combined with a citrus hint of hops.

Taste: This beer has a killer apple taste that is nicely balanced with hops. However, it's very sour. Perhaps too sour.

Mouthfeel: Velvet, creamy, and smooth.

Drinkability: It's good, and I'll drink it again, but I don't think I can drink more than one per night.

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Photo of Briken
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The aroma from this hits you immediately. Pour this into a snifter and it just blasts your olfactory senses. It's not just a sharp sour apple aroma, a little alcohol and wood bleed through. It has a fairly standard cider look to it with a bit of foam. High carbonation gives this a club soda feel. The taste is crisp and refreshing with a green apple peel tartness with a little lemon and oak underlining it all. Certainly not a preference of mine, but for a lambic it is very pleasant.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured into my Carlsberg 250ml glass. It is a hazy yellow color with a couple inches of white head. I could smell the green apple as soon as I pulled the cork. The aroma is pretty intense. I also get a musty basement smell, too. The taste is really sweet up front like a honeycrisp apple. Then there is some sourness through the middle, but it finishes on the sweet side. It reminds me of apple juice with some sourness in it. I happen to like apple juice. As far as the Lindemans fruits go, I like this, and the cassis is the best IMHO. These beers tend to be really sweet and tough to drink more than one.


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Photo of Tone
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong apples, tart malt, and slight yeast. Fits the style of a Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a high carbonation level. There is a strong tartness present, as well. Tastes of apple, yeast, tart malt, and slight sweet malt. Overall, an average lambic.

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Photo of BillyBoysPie
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a flute.

Pours a hazy golden color with a clean white head. Plenty of lacing, plenty of foam hangs around.

Crisp, tart apple and rhubarb. Very clean, very tart. Excellent.

Pucker up. Tart apple with a few hints of malt. Very, very dry. The apple flavor is very clean, and there's plenty of depth there.

Plenty of fizz. Really clean, easy to drink, but so dry you won't want too many. Great for before dinner as an alternative to a champagne or martini.

Really great, but something this dry needs food or a meal soon after.

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Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Lambic. Very good, but not very beer-like at all. Basically it looks like apple juice. It smells like sour apple. You pretty much get what's advertised here. Taste like apples, of course. It is slightly sour, but nothing unbearable. The drinkability is very high on this. I look forward to trying more Lambics after having this.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from12oz bottle into Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours very light, cloudy caramel color with a very small, quickly dissipating white head.

Smell: Smells like apple cider with a bit of yeast.

Taste: Tastes like tart apples all through it, with just a touch of breadiness and bitterness toward the end.

Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth, with only a little bit of natural carbonation and a sticky, refreshing finish.

Drinkability: A very good lambic- probably my favorite one yet. Very fruity, but that's expected.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a 12oz bottle with the girlfriend last night. Review from notes.

A- Pours a semi-hazy brownish yellow color. One finger white head comes and goes while leaving a great looking blotchy lacing everywhere. Looks nice to say the least.

S- This smells like a ton of sour apples hitting you in the face. Artifical smelling at the same time....almost Jolly Rancher like. There is a light fresh apple juice smell to this as well. Simple but that is all it needs.

T- This is like sucking on a Jolly Rancher! Any sort of sourness that would have been in the beer is but in the backing of this beer so the whole forefront could be something of a sweet apple taste. Flavor is very one sides with it just being apples. Nothing wrong with this at can't compare it to other lambics though.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is very high in this beer making it fizz on your palate. Jolly Rancher sour apple notes on the palate and into the aftertaste. Flavors are crisp and this is a clean tasting beer.

D- I would have no problem drinking all of this by myself. The big candy flavor profile this one brings off though leaves me to only drink up to 12oz at a time before moving onto something else. Good beer for the girls or people who say they don't like beer.

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Photo of Macca
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a very hazy dark golden colour. Very persistent centimetre or two of white head.

Green Granny Smith apple aromas dominate the nose with some big funky notes as well. Interesting to say the least.

The same flavours come through on the palate. Some great acidity cuts through. There is a lolly-like character to it as well. Sherbet perhaps?

Really enjoyed this. Couldn't do anymore than 1 at a time though.

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Photo of niklas0770
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The liquid is misty golden, looks very inviting and leaves a 1 - 2 finger thick lid on top of it.

The smell is very sweet with some traces of sourness. I didn't pick up much more than the obvious apple. (Granny Smith)

The taste is almost like sour apple candy when it hits you, very distingt. It tastes almost artificial... But the aftertaste brings you a little surprise. A very round and gentle, almost warm taste of nougat.

Unfortunately this beer was to sweet for me and with kind of aggressive carboration. Very enjoyable on a hot summer day in between two lagers, but no more.

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Photo of armock
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of sour apple

T - Follows the nose lots of sour apple its like drinking an apple jolly rancher

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it

D - This is one of the few fruit lambics that I can drink the whole pour of granted I only get the stuff when its on special at the bar but its worth a try sometime

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