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 Tballz420
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +4.6%
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 -1.9%
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 +8.1%
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 +2.7%
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 -0.8%
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 +6.2%
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 +7.3%
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 -11.1%
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 +10.8%
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 +16.2%
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 +7.3%
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%
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 +12.2%
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 -3.2%
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 +0.8%
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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Photo of drpimento
2.35/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Somehow I think I'm being a little too generous here. Anybody else remember the horror that was Apple Bach from Cherryland? Anyway, poured with a smallish off white head that soon subsided and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a hazy amber. Aroma is solid tart apples. Flavor is solid sweet tart apples. Body is ok and carbonation is fizzy. Finish is like flavor. Doubt that I'll ever have another.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drank this from the a 375 ml bottle into a Lindeman's glass.

The beer pours a maize clear color with a 2 finger white head that has good retention and lacing.

Everyone compates this to an apple jolly rancher and that exactly what it is. It is a green sour apple, very sweet and wonderful.

The taste is not as great or sweet as the aroma. It doesn't have a ton of sweetness doesn't really taste like an apple and has too much bitterness to it but not a lambic bitterness. I've had the Floris Apple and it dominates this beer.

The feel is light and not entirely drinkable.

Overall, this isn't great.

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Photo of goldbot
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellowy brown color. Looks like a nice dark champagne with lots of carbonation and white, bubbly head.

Smells of apple, just about exclusively. Basically cider with a touch of sourness from the brett.

Tart apple. Very sweet up front; the yeast and sourness kind of takes backstage to the sweetness of the apple. Turns a bit drier as it is going down, but leaves a very sweet aftertaste which is almost unpleasant.

The feel is a bit powdery and crisp, but the sweetness adds a very full body. This beer was too sweet for me. I am the same with sweet and dessert wines. They are just too much for me. Still the flavor is good, and I like the hints of sourness present in it.

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Photo of bobsy
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizza Plant.

While these Lindemans beers are classed as fruit lambics, I don't approach them expecting something similar to a Cantillon or a Drei Fonteinen. The sweetness and lack of funky sourness precludes that. Instead I view them as a Belgian take on a fruit beer and removed from your traditional lambic. As such, I really like them for what they are.

Pours the colour of apple cide with absolutely no chance of seeing anything through the glass. Capped with a small, clipped white head that leaves some nice lace spots on the unique Lindemans branded glass. Fresh pressed apple juice aroma betrays this beer's simplicity. Likewise, the flavour is ridiculously simple. Fresh apple juice, with a bit of a sour green apple character taht's amply balanced by sweetness. Its actually pretty well-constructed for what it is, and it makes a nice light dinner beer. Nothing in the nature of true lambic character.

Overall, a nice fruit beer, whose simple flavour and quenching body make it an easy drinker. I'd take the framboise any day, but this is pleasant enough.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To start this review off i'm not much of a fruit beer kind of person but i have to say damn this is an excellent beverage. The fact that it is a beer frightens me.

A- Pours a light orange tangerine like color fluid with large bubbled head that leaves a nice loosly bubbled head. To my suprise has so lacing from top to bottom, minimal though.

S- Strong sour apple scent dominates with a barely there malt smell faintly showing in the nose. Fresh ripe green apples make the mouth water.

T-M- Once again sour green apple with a sharp bitter bite followed by very light malt and yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is superb with tangy dry feel that only invites you to drink more.

D- Highly drinkable and with nothing to convience you otherwise... maybe if you dont like apples.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in Lindeman's flute glass that was provided as part of the gift set.

A: mildy hazy yellowish orange, a quickly dissipating white head, heavy lacing

S: granny smith apples, candy like smell (like an apple jolly rancher), and a little bit of cinnamon on the tail end

T: lots of tart apple as the nose suggests, taste a lot like sour apple candy, not a whole lot in the way of grain profile or lambic funkiness. The taste is pleasant, but since I am reviewing it to style, it takes a hit. Does not remind me of a lambic, rather a candy/fruit bomb

MF: high carb, effervescent, thin body

D: this makes a good dessert beer, but not much else as its sweetness can get to be cloying after a few sips. Like I said, it has a pleasant taste, but it tastes nothing like a beer.

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

This came in a gift pack with a bottle of the framboise and a Lindemans fluted glass. The glass is very nice and the lambic was above average also. It pours a hazy pale yellow with a frothy layer on top. I love the smell. It is like pure fresh apple juice. The taste is sweet and sour. It starts as sweet apple then the sour lambic follows and the sweetness comes back at the finish. It feels dry but no carbonation. This the other lambics it seems to be a great drink for toasting. I probably would not want more than 2 in a sitting.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from the lindemans gift set. drank out of the glass that it came with.

A- it pours out a very normal looking slightly hazy golden colored body with a small fleeting white head on top. small spots of lacing are left behind.

S- sitting a couple of feet from the glass i can smell fresh green apple. very intense. thats about it for this one though. one dimensional and to the point.

T- the taste is much like the smell. a blast of green apple. sweet and somewhat tart also. a little bit of earthiness in here along with it.

M- light to medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. leaves the mouth surprisingly dry for as juicy this tastes.

D- if you like green apple jolly ranchers, this is for you. if you dont, then you should probably avoid. one bottle was plenty for me.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The little lady downs this stuff by the gallon so I talked her into splitting a bottle with me.

Poured into my Lindemans flute the beer is a slightly hazed golden yellow. The stark white head billows up the skinny glass to a full four fingers high. The head fades to reveal a decent amount of sticky lace.

The aroma is a mix of sweet and sour apples along with a hint of barn yard funk. Musty with a touch of yeast.

The flavor is not as pronounced as the nose. Macintosh apples along with red delicious. Slight yeasty funkiness and a dry finish. Very champagne like.

Light body with loads of carbonation. Dry and crisp.

Overall a plesant drinker. One glass is about all I can handle though. Great dessert beer.

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