Lindemans Apple | Brouwerij Lindemans

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CualityC on 05-13-2006

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Photo of drpimento
2.35/5  rDev -36%
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 -17.2%
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 -5.7%
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 +3%
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 +3%
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 -2.7%
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 +12.3%
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 +5.4%
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 +0.8%
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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Photo of weatherdog
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

375ml bottle poured into a Lindemans lambic flute

It pretty much looks like apple juice with a pillowy white head.

Smells exactly like a green apple jolly rancher. You know that candy sweet little tart apple smell.

It tastes just like I melted a green apple Jolly Rancher and poured it in some neutral flavored beer.

Mouth feel is fine, the higher carbonation help a lot to lift the sweetness after your swallow. The drinkability for me quite low because of the sweetness.

I've had all of the Lindemans fruit lambics (thanks to my wife who is obsessed with them) as well as their other offerings and this is the first one I've taken the time to give a grade. I'm very torn as to what way to go. Lindemans obviously takes a different approach to their lambics than other Belgian brewers. They are making an approachable sweet fruit beer than is very non-offensive and gives any alcopop a run for it's money. i don't know whether to grade it on what I think a lambic should taste like or what Lindemans were trying to achieve with this beer. Tastewise it is very similar to NG apple ale but sweeter. I'm going to grade this on what I believe the brewery was trying to achieve with this beer. On that note it is a decent beer although I have a very had time drinking a full glass of these kind of beers.

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Photo of bbeane
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a snifter... light fizzy head that disappears quickly, and leaves a slight residue stuck to the glass. Beer is a golden straw color,bit cloudy with some sediment and light activity

S- Has no real beer smell to it IMO. Mostly just an apple/pear aroma

T- I guess for what it is, not bad... doesn't have really any beer characteristics IMO, but taste and smell seems that of is expected from the style. Tastes more like an apple champagne or wine. Starts out with an apple tart taste and finishes middle of the road... not sweet, not dry

M- Light bodied with light carbonation. Leaves a tart apple taste lingering in your mouth

D- Bit pricey. I suppose it's a very drinkable beverage based on body, profile, and alcohol... not really my thing though

CHEERS!!

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to schen9303 for sharing this one. 12oz. bottle poured into a Lindeman's Weizen glass.

A: vigorous pour creates a 4 finger coarse white head with great retention (maybe it's the glassware?). Brew is a cloudy faded greenish-yellow. Lacing is web-like, stringy, and sticky.

S: Granny smith apple nose with a hint of cloves and Belgian yeast at the end.

T: Sweet and very malty like a slightly sour apple juice. Unlike the other Lindemann's series though, this one comes with a surprise at the end. Sourness builds in the middle and crescendos at the finish, reminding me of an almost reverse lambic. There's also a trace of slightly detectable Belgian yeast throughout.

M: Light bodied and coarse. Very crisp with a slightly dry finish as result of the sourness. Clean with almost no aftertaste. Tartness hits and fades and it tastes just like juice again.

D: In my opinion, one of the better Lindemann's as the flavor at least varies a little here and has a bit of character with the building sourness and trace of cloves and Belgian yeast flavor. I'd have this again given the opportunity but wouldn't be too excited to seek it out. On the other hand, quite a sessionable beer.

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Photo of Kromes
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a cloudy yellow straw color with a thick white head. Good lacing down the glass.

S: Smells like a tart sour apple with a little bit of belgian funk.

T: A big sour apple tart flavor to this beer. It reminds me of a cider with a big sour bite to it.

M: High carbonation gives the beer a spicy fell on the tongue. Finishes very dry.

D: Goes down very easy....however it is very sweet and sour so that may limit the amount of drinkability.

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

Poured a pale golden, some head, left lacing.

Smell definitely reminiscent of green apple jolly rancher.

A bit of tart jolly rancher in the taste, on top of a more general appley peary flavor, finishing with a yeasty more typical beer-like taste.

Carbonation bubbly.

If you're in the mood for something sweet, this was a nice little dessert number.

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

Pours a hazy straw color with a rather small pure white head that settled into a ring. Very nice granny smith apple aroma, quite sweet which reminds me of the green apple jolly rancher. The taste is of sweetened apple juice, more red delious than granny smith. Some nice apple skin tartness. Definitely very sweet, not much tart or sour. Very nice apple flavor. A nice light feel with tingly carbonation, again sweet on the palate with a touch of tartness. A very sweet lambic with very little balance but great apple flavor. A very nice dessert beer but like most Lindemans, I would really only want one in a sitting.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: very pale golden hue with a slight haziness; one finger of bristly foam head. Lots of apparent effervescence in the body.

Smell: very strong, tart apple scent. Almost so strong as to smell artificial; it almost smells like a sour apple jolly rancher. I just feel like the aroma could be more natural-seeming.

Taste: nice and tart with a good apple flavor. It's not quite as artificial-seeming on the palate than it is in the nose.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, but a good level of carbonation leaves a nice creamy mouth feel. I like it.

Drinkability: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts here. Perhaps it is the tartness or just the refreshing nature of the style, but I find this beer eminently drinkable.

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

A - this lambic is a hazy pear flesh color, with at thin white head and moderate carbonation

S - wicked green apple aroma that hit me from a few feet away, not too tart, but tart enough, some pear like aromas as well, also with some funky yeastiness

T - the flavor is like sparkling cider with the addition of yeastiness, some additional sour notes from the yeast as opposed to apple tartness

M&D - lively on the tongue with a dry champagne like finish, medium bodied levels of sweet fruitiness and tartness fom the apples and yeast, a nice lambic

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Photo of CRichardsMN
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Cloudy golden orange with a nice fizzy top.

Smell:
Very tart and sweet apple smell. Very similar to an apple jolly rancher or sweet tart.

Taste:
Very sweet and tart. Not a beer but to date the best cider I have ever had. Hard to rank within the current confines.

Mouthfeel:
Fizzy and light, very crisp.

Drinkability:
I really like this but just have to make the note it's not a beer in my traditional mindset. This could almost be warmed up and served like mulled cider. There is nothing that stops you from downing this though.

Comment:
This is worth re-buying especially for non-beer drinkers or wine drinkers.

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Photo of davexisxrabid
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass. Produced a slightly cloudy yellowish gold color. Nice one inch head; fluffy with good retention and good lacing.

Wheat bread aroma, apply juice, and a slight medicinal aroma.

Flavor of apple juice with another odd sugary aftertaste. Does have that fermented apple, almost cidery flavor but not the tart zing I was expecting.

Light/medium bodied. Good carbonation and not too sweet; won't become cloying.

Good drinkability but it tastes a bit too much like apple juice for me. Cider would be a cheaper alternative.

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Photo of beertunes
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into Lindemans logo flute glass. Poured clean, clear golden yellow, about the same color as a Golden Delicious apple. An over-aggressive pour yielded about 3 inches of fluffy white head that had very good retention and lovely, moderate lacing.

The aroma is most definitely apple. An almost cidery scent with a hint of yeast underneath. The taste is refreshing, certainly apple obviously, but most of the features we generally consider "beer" are underneath the fruit.

Body is light, but effervescent, and pleasant on the tongue. The drinkability is very good, not as sweet as some of the other varieties offered by this brewery. Overall, a refreshing change of pace if you're in the mood for something different, or want a mild sipper with a meal.

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Photo of botham
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bottle poured into a snifter. pours a golden amber color with a half finger of off white head that leaves no lacings and has poor retention. clear in the glass.

aroma is of strong green apple, quite similar to sour apple candy. the sweetness is candy-like with a very sweet aura. there is a light tart note in the background that is enhanced by a subtle sourness that works well with the apple.

taste is more of the same with a light effervescence. very sweet and fruity with a light sourness. almost overbearing in its sweetness. with more of a sour note, the sweetness could be alleviated a bit.

mouthfeel is sweet. really sweet. sticky in aftertaste. the sourness imparts a light tartness, but it doesn't stand up to the sweet notes.

drinkability is decent. for BAs who love sugary liquids, solace can be found here, but the fruit and sweet notes seem to overpower any chance of other notes to balance them out.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful light golden color, slightly hazy, with large rocky head with good lace all the way down. Nose is straightforward apples, apple cider-y, and a sharp miscellaneous citrus zing in there too. Palate offers a great sweet 'n sour flavor with apple as the focus, and the yeasty bready flavors are there to complement nicely. Finish is long and sweet, and is very appetizing.

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Photo of Rayek
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter, because I didn't have access to a flute at the time.

A: Pale orange, with yellow highlights and a slight haze. The cream head starts out small. It recedes quickly, but never disappears. Leaves occasional wisps of lace.

S: Apples, apples and more apples. That is the aroma of this beer. It's quite sweet and very one dimensional.

T: There's no mistaking this for a Pomme. The beer starts out with a crisp green apple tartness that's bolstered by a fair amount of carbonation. Sweetness comes in quickly with an intensity of flavor that borders on making this taste more like sparkling apple juice than beer. Thankfully it doesn't quite get there. Tartness returns for the finish, this time accompanied by a hint of sourness.

M: Syrupy body has a touch too much carbonation.

D: The sweetness of this was almost too much for me. Tastes mostly like thick sparkling apple juice with a tart kick. A little more subtlety would have made me happier.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 355ml green bottle, green foil around neck and cap, abv listed as 4.1%. The bottle is capped and corked. Pours out a hazed golden hue, frothy white head that settles to a thick cap.

Pleasant sweet green apple aroma, with accompanying tartness as well.

The flavour lives up to what is promised as well, although this is a one-dimensional trip all things said and done. Sweet and tart green apple, dry crisp finish, aftertaste like champagne.

Dry, champagne-like mouthfeel, akin to a nice dry cider as well.

It works for what it is, I'm not the biggest fan of fruit lambics, but there is no fault that I can find with it either. If you have a hankering for apple then this lambic won't let you down.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy apples batman. Purchased a bottle of this at a local beer store, probably my favorite lambic from Lindemanns. Its a good drink. Yellow and cloudy in color. Carbonation formed a complete and tall head, three fingers, fell off by head remained steady. Nice carbonation, filled the area with an huge smell of sour apple. Its an apple beer and it does not fail to deliver apples. Goes down easy, a very good beer IMO. I need to research lambics more to see if its a good example of a lambic. I've heard people complain that Lindemanns does not make "true" lambics. Not sure about this.

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