Lindemans Apple | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans AppleLindemans Apple

Brewed by:
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 wahhmaster
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
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 drabmuh
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
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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Photo of athensbeermaster
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This lambic poured a very hazy pale lime green. The pure white fluffy head looked like snow had fallen on a green-apple tree!
The smell of grannysmith apple and candied sugar.
The taste was the same as the nose except at the finish, some good tart apple rhine gives a good semi-dry finish. The last lingering quality felt like you had a greenapple jollyrancher!

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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 WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a 1/2" white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is great! I'm a huge green apple fan and this really hits the spot. It's intense and refreshing; very nice. The taste is good. It has a nice green apple flavor that is mildly tart and full of fruit flavor. It goes down like candy and really satisfies. This is one delicious beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is another great offering from this brewery. I'm not a fan of the less fruit, more sour lambics. This one is highly drinkable and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours from capped and corked 12oz bottle a cloudy orange yellow with a small head of foam that soon shrinks to a few islands in the middle and it has some lacing

The smell is delightfully nice of green apple.

The taste tastes of fresh green apples with a slight sweetness and some wheat and yeasty flavour as well. It has a medium body and light carbonation and tastes ever so good. I love green apples. ;^) Man, that fruity flavour lingers on in the aftertaste and I can't help taking another sip or 2 to satisfy my taste buds. Good Fruit beer!

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Photo of Frozensoul327
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second Lambic. Pours out to a mildly hazed golden yellow color with a small head of white foam. No lace. A medium high level of carbonation. Aromas of apples, sweet malt, sour fruits and some floral notes meet the nose well. Taste is near exceptional; full fruit flavors of apples, lots of sweet candied sugar, yet the sourness factor arises and changes the focus of the palate to the more subtle notes of mild malt and grass. Mouthfeel is smooth and zesty, very refreshing. Drinkability is good. This is a great alternative to many fruity wines and has really opened my mind to the Lambic style of beer. Recommended.

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Photo of CRichardsMN
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden orange with a nice fizzy top.

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

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

Fizzy and light, very crisp.

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.

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

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Photo of Hibernator
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Lindemans Pomme Lambic
750 ML green bottle
Served in a Duck Walk vineyards champagne flute

Pours a hazy and cloudy mustard yellow. Fluffy head on top that leaves magnificant trail patterns of sticky lace all over the flute glass.

The aroma is so intense with ripe apples coming to the forefront. Reminds me of a the first whiff when you take a bite from a Granny Smith apple.

Super juicy and sweet mouthfeel with a highly carbonated punch. Granny Smith apple tartness. The lambic yeast funk hides underneath the fruity bombs. Apple cider acid blends with enjoyable sour flavors. The flavors are nice, but just a little superficial overall. I'm not sure if this truly a lambic, but it's so good.

This lambic is just way too drinkable. It's incredibly refreshing and crisp.

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Photo of DESTRO
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

ok,i love apple anything, so im gonne like this no matter what. this pours out a nice sunset color. looks welcoming. smells like a big fat green apple. granny smith style. taste? oh man, your either gonna love it or hate it. i love it. its like a liquid green apple jolly rancher. sour and a bit puckering, apple all over. oh my. lively carbonation. its like a candy for the beer drinker. one is easily enough and it takes care of my sweet tooth perfectly. my new favorite offering from lindemans.

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Photo of nrpellegrini
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


It smelled and tasted just like a sour apple airhead... the chewy, sugary candy. Wow, this beer had so much flavor. It was a mix between apple juice, apple cider, and some sparkling sweet flavors. I couldn't find the beer in this Lambic either. I could of had a couple bottles, the sweetness would have been something to deal with, but it was too good. I recommend to all, but wheres the 'beer'?

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Photo of tozerm
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pomme. It's a good thing. The best thing about this beer is the aroma. Like the other Lindemans offerings it's like smelling a big bowl of fresh (apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches). The aroma makes my mouth water. I definitely like the green apple characteristics of this beer. The sour flavor matches very nicely with the sourness of the Lambic base. For my money this is the least sugary sweet of the Lindeman's fruit beers. Worth seeking it out.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Chinese gold, or gold with an amber tinge, some particles suspended within (flecks of iron colour particles) little beige foam, slight cloudiness.

S: Apples, apple juice, beer malt, apple cider, sweet floral orchard, flowers in bloom.

T: I get the apple cider qualities of a light crisp sweetness, crisply carbonated body, then the apple juice, lambic sour, musty mould qualites, with a dry finnish. Slight sweetness of the apples to balance it.

M: Light body to medium body, well carbonated, dry with dry finnish.

O: Delicious and refreshing beer. Glad to have found this one though it was overpriced. Not one I would particularly go out of my way for as a cider where available would do the trick if you are going for this sort of flavour. I do enjoy it immensely, and it has more body than most ciders. Would go well with fatty meats.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked some of this up for my wife and I to enjoy on our anniversary. She loves fruity lambics, and I will never turn one down.

Poured my allotment into a flute glass. Pours a clear pale orange/gold with a large white bubbly head on top. A nice looking beer. Nice tart nose. Big apple notes, fresh from the tree. Mild funk noted - very muted.

Crisp and bubbly mouth. Drinks spritzy and refreshing. A nice beer to toast with. Tart green apples. Sweet juicy flavor. Light tart finish. Not cloying and not too funky. A nice balance of tasty goodness here. I dig it, and my wife loved it. I could see this being a regular in the warm months, and would make a nice alternative to cider in the fall!

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

11.2 oz green capped and corked! bottle > flute glass.

Pours out with an active, thin green color with a massive 2" high crown that is dense and very fluffy with very slow dissipation and ultra-sticky lacing. Very clumpy.

The aroma is spicey, sour-green apples with cream. slight herbs and spices. The aroma is noticed the second the cork is popped.

The flavor is of sweet green candy apples, the "sweet zone" is directly hit on the first sip but quickly and delicately changes to a tart and sour wild-yeast taste. Think: Green apple jolly rancher with sweet tarts.

This stuff is light, champagne-like airiness, but very smooth and creamy due to the very robust and fluffy head.

Very low alcohol makes this easy to drink and it makes a fine desert-style beer.

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

Poured into a Lindemans glass.

A: Pours a golden yellow that shows lots of carbonation with a thin white head.

S: Smells like tart apple.

T: Follows the smell. Lots of green apple with a bit of tartness.

M: Light with some prickly carbonation.

D: Medium. Only thing working against this is the strong tartness.

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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 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 BEERchitect
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As if this beer isn't good enough from the bottle. Even smoother, richer, and cleaner from the tap. Very cider-like with apples and berries under a very sugar sweet maltiness and added apples. Very tart and acidic, evident in aroma and flavor. Vigorously carbonated for a playfull effect in the mouth. Astringent feeling, but not overly so. Finishes with a big apple flavor, syrupy sweetness and carbonated dryness and tartness. Sweet almost to the point where it hurts the teeth. Though I love the beer, the sweetness and apples over-take what would be pronounced Belgian Beer flavor.

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Photo of stephendr
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light brown – frothy white head – jolly rancher sour apple, caramel, yeast, pepper nose- candy red apples, sour green apples, caramel (caramel covered apples) – medium body – sweet/sour aftertaste Light brown – frothy white head – jolly rancher sour apple, caramel, yeast, pepper nose- candy red apples, sour green apples, caramel (caramel covered apples) – medium body – sweet/sour aftertaste

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Heroe's, on to the beer:

Apple beer for lunch? Let's see how this looks like a witbier with a very faint yellow color and hazy body. this beer leaves very good lacing on the glass. I could type the words "green apple" and "green apple skins" over and over, but I'll use those terms just this this once. There's a lot of that flavor in this beer. The end of each sip turns tart and sour before it dries up. It's light in the mouth and semi-crisp with a just a kiss of alcohol.

I've found another Lindeman's offering I'd rather have then the widely available framboise (raspberry). Give this to a non-beer drinker and see how they'll react. Delicious!

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Photo of Zorro
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355 ml corked and capped bottle purchased at the Beverage Warehouse in Culver City.

Not that powerful a pop when the cap was pulled. I am rewarded with a hazy apricot colored beer without any real head formation. This does a good imitation of fresh pressed apple juice.

Smell is sweet and sour apples with the fresh and slightly pithy smell of apple skins. Underlying Lambic funk gives up some woody and spicy scents mostly cinnamon. This one has an additional fruit scent of cherry. Little bit of candy mostly cotton candy aroma.

Taste is sweet sour spicy and bitter all at the same time at the start. Lots of apple flavor and a fair amount of Lambic funk to add spice. Lots of apple skin and a fairly strong bitterness level. RedHots cinnamon candy best sums up the spice and sweetness of this beer. Tasty beer, better than most of the other Fruit Lambics Lindemans makes.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Tasty and flavorful Lambic here. Sweet enough that your girlfriend would drink it but with enough subtle flavors to keep a beer geek interested.

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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 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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