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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Photo of Hunter
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Essentially the color of apple juice. Little to no carbonation, a head of light white bubbles forms quickly, dissipates even faster. Very little tracing to speak of.

Smell: A very lovely nose of green apple and florals.

Taste: Sweet, as you might expect, but the souring nature of lambic is such that it keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. Apple flavors dominate, initially sweet then sour on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light, clean.

Overall: One of the better pairings of beer and apple. The lambic retains enough presence that you don't wonder why you didn't simply grab a cider.

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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 SpeedwayJim
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
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 tlazaroff
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from a flute glass.

A: nice 2-finger head, and color is a pale straw. A lot of visible carbonation, looks almost like champagne.

S: Smells a lot like granny smith apples with subtle sour notes.

T: Tastes like apples, but not apple juice or cider per-se. Not much else going on here.

M: It's a bit watery on the mouth, but gives you that puckering sensation that I get when I bite into a tart apple.

D: For me, I'd only have one of these. I probably wouldn't go out and buy these in any quantity unless for a special occasion.

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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 Thehuntmaster
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

250ml bottle 3,5% Abv.
Served chilled in an oversized wine glass.
Best before: 24/05/2014

Appearance: Moderately hazed golden-yellow body, topped by a medium sized white head that fizzes away pretty quickly and doesn’t leave anything in the way of lacing.

Smell: Well yes, this smells like apple juice (not much of a surprise since the standard Lindeman’s geuze tasted just like apple juice). The nose is basically a combination of fresh green apples, sweet apple juice and tart apple flavoured candy. There is virtually no lambic character present.

Taste: As with the nose, the flavor is dominated by fresh green apples and tart apple candy. There is also a light grainy character and yet again no lambic character.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel here is actually surprisingly pleasant – light body with a medium level of fantastically smooth carbonation.

Overall: Well I preferred this to the Lindeman’s geuze, but it is still a little worrying that this stuff is marketed as lambic!

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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 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 brendan13
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Capped & corked, the first time I've seen this. I assume it's done to maintain freshness.
Golden straw colour with a medium sized head that quickly subsides. Very much like sparking apple juice.
Funnily enough an apple smell dominates the aroma. But the sweetness makes it more like a toffee apple candy bar than actual apples.
The taste is also along the same lines with some very faint maltiness in there.
Medium bodied mouthfeel & very spritzy.
Drinkable if your into sweet beers. Luckily I love apples and apple flavoured things but there are better beers that use apples that actually also taste like beer.

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Photo of geexploitation
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy head and an off-gold body that seems to have a tinge of green apple skin color to it. Aromas are of tart green apples; you can even smell a bit of the peel, it seems. On the tongue, softly tart apple flavors present first, before a cloying sweetness takes over. The whole thing is more Juicy Juice apple flavor rather than anything real. Quite acidic in mouthfeel, like a baby lambic, with medium carbonation and body. Overall, this is only OK; I can't imagine drinking this as anyting other than a dessert accompaniment. And even then, there are better choices out there.

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Photo of johnbjaeger
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This, as another BA aptly pointed out, tastes like green apple Jolly Rancher candy. For some people, this is a bad thing. I happen to like green apple Jolly Rancher candy so we're cool on this front. This one has a nice degree of pucker on the intake that hits first before the slightly cloying apple hits and stays through the finish. If you aren't down for that, you might not be happy.

Otherwise, it's a pretty average lambic that drinks easily, looks fine and tickles the tongue just enough. I am not sure how much of this I can stand, but a single glass goes down nice and fast.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a Chimay chalice. Nice golden body with a one finger white head. A little lacing along the glass.

Aroma is of tart apples. A hint of watermelon comes out as well.

The taste follows the aroma with a strong tart green apple taste dominating. I still get a hint of watermelon in the background.
Very sweet mix overall.

The overtly sweet tastes make this a little less drinkable for me.

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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 RoyalT
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – This is a very very light orange in color with a smallish head.

Smell – The apple is extremely tart. It’s not like apple juice or apple cider. It’s more like if you take green apple, smash it with a press, then just lick up the juice.

Taste – I thought this was going to be overly sour but it’s not at all. It’s just a good, raw, juicy apple flavor (as opposed to apple juice) with only the meat of the apple. There’s no apple skin flavor at all, just the juice of the flesh.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied and extremely tart.

Drinkability – I had no problem drinking this but it’s certainly not a Lambic and completely lacks the requisite malt base.

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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 goodbyeohio
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

smaller size. in a lindemans glass.

appears rather lambicy, yellowish with some darker highlights.. lots of fizz inside and a champagne head full of airy bubbles. aroma is extremely strong.. smellable from two feet away. green apple essence of candy and other artificial products. get specific? green apple jolly ranchers and/or blow pops. appeals to my 'lover of sour candy' side, but really makes me think twice about actually drinking it.

once i do, well, i taste artificial candy green apple tartness. what i am amazed by is the finish, which allows some muted funky lambic character to shine. makes me sad that this might have started as a decent beer, and been further polluted by these abrasively chipper sour syrups and whatnot. strangely, i keep drinking it.. and with each sip, i marvel at the contrast between the initial fruit barrage and the finishing woody funk. a complex beer? yes. overall? completely mindboggling.

worth a try in the way that it is different from such fruit-overpowering products like the framboise and the peche, but still cannot hold a candle to the cuvee rene... or even the gueuze. $5 wasted and this beer sampled.. i don't feel like a total ass, but my money could have been spent more wisely.

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Photo of DogFood11
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured gingerly it forms a tight and whispy white head that retains and never fades in the slightest bit throughout. Golden in color w/ lots of hyped up carbonation racing to the surface.

Obviously green apple is the core flavor here. Whats nice about this brew is that the tartness is rather balanced out somewhat by the ripe green apple. Those green jolly ranchers come to mind with each drink, tart up front and sweet as it goes on. Refreshing and crisp this is really well put together.

Notes: Certainly not one of my favorite styles as I tend to gravitate towards more traditional lambic styles and other spontaneous fermented products like Guezes, and Biere de Garde but, and a big BUT, this is a well brewed beer and I can appreciate the quality presented here.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a small, frothy white head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling aroma of green apples, baby!

Taste: The taste of artificially-flavored apple candy with an unrelenting sweetness. Juicy, cheek-pulling acidity. Puckering tart finish. Best cider I've had in awhile!

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Apple cider plus a cup of sugar. Some would say you have a recipe for disaster, but you really just have a recipe for Lindeman's Pomme.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green bottle, nice and thick, pours a vibrant golden color, lots of tiny bubbles, sticks around, good lace. Aroma was pretty much jolly ranger apple candy. Not bad, enjoyable, definitely delivers on the apple promise.

Mild sour presence, adequate apple tartness, way over the top sweetening, I guess to make the sourness more palateable to people who drink lambics but don't want the sourness I guess. Not as sweet as the kriek or framboise, thankfully. Very reminiscient of an apple cider. If they would just take the flavor and aroma of New Glarus Apple Ale, but still keep the spontaneous fermentation here, but quit dumping a gripload of sugar into it, I think you'd have a very good beer.

Instead, the sweetness here really kills it for me, but thankfully, it isn't as bad as some of their others, but nowhere near as good as the gueuze.

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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 brentk56
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a murky apple juice color with a modest head - drops to a ringlet right away but some of the splashes do stick

Smell: Ooh, but that aroma does smell like artificial apple flavoring; really sweet

Taste: Starts out moderately sweet, with some hints of sour and just builds from there; becoming sweeter as time passes

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Good for a few sips and then just becomes too cloying

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Photo of allengarvin
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Into a chalice glass, this pours a limpid amber color with a small head. Nose is very American cidery (that is, apple scented with an overlying sweetness). In flavor, it's almost identical to a bland cider like Woodchuck... except for a touch of pepperiness and a mere hint of vegetal sourness, and that is not a pleasant lambic sourness. Thin bodied, but not unexpected--enough carbonation to make it not unpleasant in mouthfeel.

Very disappointing. Perhaps mildly better than Lindemans Peche, but close enough to be tied for the worst beer of the Lindemans line-up of beers.

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Photo of Bananaman
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this one in a regular supermarket in Degerfors, Örebro, Sweden. I just had to buy a few of it.

The bottle looks pretty nice! The color of the beer is hazy orange/yellow with a small white head.

Aroma is mostly sweet apples and a light maltiness. Pretty nice smell actually.

Tastes clean of apple and some artificial sweetener. Some malts lurk in the background.

I'm not a great fan of artificial sweeteners and I think it's just plain wrong to add it in a beer, what ever sort of beer. But I am keeping that out my mind while reweiving the beer.

All and all, highly drinkable and a good thirst quencher (though the artificial sweetener leaves a quite unpleasent dry feeling in your mouth).

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Photo of Absumaster
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A bright golden beer with a thin head.

Smell of green apples on top of a sweet and artificial apple smell. No hops or malt in the smell.

Taste is sweet with a distinct apple juice taste. Body is sweet and sticky. This beer has been sweetened. There is absolutely no malt or hops to be tasted here. Even the expected tartness is not present. I understand that this is really great for people that don't like beer, but not for me. I will be mild in my judgement.

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Photo of DIM
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
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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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.7 out of 5 based on 777 ratings.
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