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 treehugger02010
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this first at Brewtopia in New York, NY, but I just had another one at Terresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa.
Appearance: A pale and green cloudy body with tons of carbonation that produced a nice size head no retention and not much lacing. (It was in the "official" Lindemans glass.)
Smell: Very much like candy green apples, think Jolly Ranchers.
Taste: More of the same, but not so much candy but more Granny Smith, real apples. Not overpowering at all, just plain awsome.
Mouthfeel: Rather crisp.
Drinkabilty: Super.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of TTAmod
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL enjoyed in snifter.

A: Clear gold with a frantically dissipating white head. Doesn't look too great.

S: Yum! Strong green a good cider.

T: Follows the nose, but there's a nondescript musty basement taste going on, too. I even pick up a bit of oak. Definitely more complex than...say....some type of hard cider. I like it.

M: Appropriately light and fizzy. Not bad, not bad.

O: I probably enjoyed this more than most people do. I'm a fan of hard ciders, and this one tasted like a hard cider aged in an oak barrel. It's complex, refreshing, and damn good. I don't know if Lindeman's just uses apple syrup or the real thing...and...frankly, I don't care because the result is amazing.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a flute)

A- This beer has a murky orangish-brown body like that of fresh pressed cider. There is a thin white bubbly head that turns to a film soon after the pour.

S- The smell of fresh cider with a nice tart green apple note in the finish has a very faint green apple hard candy smell in the background.

T- The taste of fresh green apple cider has a soft sweetness and then a tartness in the finish. There is a light carbonic acid bite in the finish that has hints of green hops that blend with the apple flavor. There is a slight wild earthy tartness in with the apple tartness that adds another layer of depth but it pretty faint.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel that has a faint astringent note in the finish with a fizz to lighten the mouthfeel.

D- This is a wonderful green apple cider that was delicious. Not sweet and not overly bity but just a nice crisp drink.

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Photo of hdofu
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like apple juice but with a beer head. Smells like apple juice more then a cider though. Taste is strongly of apples with a finish of wheats and spices. It is a pleasant taste though not strong. It is very smooth and very easy to drink. If the cost were not so high it would be too easy to drink.

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Photo of Phatz
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was one of the lightest sweetest most easy drinking of the Lindemans Line. As a non-beer drinker it was a favorite of my wife's and as a BeerAdvocate it was still worthy of my respect. Full of flavor and smooth easy refreshment. Beer ~ no. Green Apple ~ big time. It is candy-like sweet with loads of apples in the nose and mouth. Smooth and soft medium body with a crisp finish and a light sour balance to the sweet. Nicely done for what it is.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of grittybrews
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy gold with a finger of bright white head. Bright aroma of tart green apple.

Moderate carbonation and a somewhat light, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet apple and hints of honey up front with a lingering lemon/apple tartness on the finish.

Pleasant, tasty, and refreshing, but not quite as complex/balanced as their Framboise.

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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 LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 10/2010 notes. Poured into a Lindemans stange. Pours a light orange amber with a small white head. Pleasant sour apple aroma. Carbonated sweet and sour apple flavor finishing with sour apple and a slight bitterness. Pleasant light bodied lambic, much like a sparkling cider. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Gavage
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a golden yellow / light orange color with a short 1/2" white head.

Smell: loads of apples and a spicy yeast is easily detectable and very pleasant on the nose.

Taste: tart green apples, yeast, some soft spices and a hint of earthiness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp and a bit dry late. Aftertaste is long as the tart apples linger in the mouth.

Drinkability: this beer is very refreshing and easy to consume. Not a beer to have frequently, but a few times a year is just about right for me.

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Photo of scott451
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let this warm up from fridge temperature. Poured into a large tulip. Slightly hazy gold. With a bubbly while head which soon diminished to a ring. Plenty of light lacing and sparkling carbonation.

A noticeably ripe apple smell. A bit towards the over ripe side. Unusual to say the least. Esters - not very beer like. Inviting. Taste is more ripe apple up front. A sweet burst then a cidery finish. A mild but persistent sharpness which lingers for a while brings up the rear..

Good mouth feel and carbonation. Very refreshing - just a bit one dimensional.

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Photo of biteme398
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a flute glass. Very bubbly appearance and a solid head is retained. Towards the bottom of the bottle were numerous floating particles as well. The nose is, not surprisingly, apples with some brown sugar as well. The taste is very sweet, almost like hard cider with the apple being the dominant flavor. Although this has a one-dimensional approach at first sip, the beer's complexity becomes apparent at times, hints of sourness especially. Overall, a good beer that will definitely turn some off with its pungent apple taste but once you get past that, there is much to enjoy.

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Photo of bark
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

AKA "Lindemans Apple".

The liquid is cloudy; the colour is beige-yellow (much like unfiltered apple juice). The small head disappears quickly into a thin white ring.

The smell is a blend of fine matured sweet winter apples and the special flavour of lambic; sour, earthy notes of mouldering leaves and vinegar. Very nice.

The taste is as balanced and could be described as the smell: Delicious green apples and a (quite mild) lambic ale. The aftertaste got sweet notes of apple kernels and an earthy sour note. A bit like a good cider, but at the same time not at all like it.

The carbonation is, as it should, very strong with lots and lots of small bubbles.

I really like this one: Extremly refreshing, yet quite complex.

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Photo of maddogruss
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bottle of this into a glass mug.

A: Pours a nice, cloudy, golden body with a small white head with low retention and minimal lacing along the top of the beer and along the sides of the glass.

S: A nice, sweet, granny smith apple smell with sour undertones. Sour undertones are evident, but nothing too overbearing.

T: A nice, sweet apple taste with a dry, slightly sour finish. Excellent beer; reminds me of a green Jolly Rancher with a dry, slightly sour finish.

M: A little on the thin side, but still smooth overall.

D: A very drinkable beer overall. A great mix of sweet and sour tastes. Nice, smooth mouthfeel makes it an excellent session beer or a nice beer to drink all night. Drinking this beer is like eating green Jolly Ranchers with a kick.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass. Low to moderate carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.

Aroma is of apple cider with a sour finish.

Taste Is immediately of apple cidar, some lemony sourness middle of the palate, yeasty ale finish with some strange funk. The beer evolves as it warms ... More funk and more sourness.... DefInately interesting.

Not something for everyday. Pretty interesting beer. Great with all types of fruit desserts, such as a fruit tart! I give it a 81. This cost 6 dollars at total wine ... Not worth the price for sure !!!

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Photo of KTCamm
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Small Lindemans bottle with cap and cork, poured into a red wine glass.

Pours a golden color with a light deceptive haze. Wisps of white foam.

Strong apple smell. Taste is all apple, sweet at the start and tart at the finish. Becomes more tart as the beer warms. Foamy in the mouthfeel.

Easy to drink - good enough beer, delivers what you'd expect.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my stange glass. Nice head, and GREAT retention. Smells of green sour apples. Tastes nice but artificial. I would like to re review the previous lambics because I think they might have the same quality. Taste is good. I really think I might need to try some other lambics to understand the style. I like this beer, but from other people's reviews it seems like I really need to try other beers from the style to really understand it. Mouthfeel is good and clings well. The beer goes down fast cause it's liight and tastes like candy.

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Photo of jar2574
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apple juice color, with carbonation but no lacing. Looks like carbonated juice. Not appealing in the looks department.

I love the smell of a good lambic though. This one mimics apples perfectly, without a hint of artificiality.

Great taste as well. Appley, like a cider without the cinnamon flavor. It does what it's supposed to do amazingly well. This isn't a "manly" beer, it's a nice beer for the ladies or for a change of pace every now and then.

It goes down very easily, and it's very drinkable, although you will get a little syrupy after a while.

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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 roblowther
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a light, hazy yellow with almost no head. Smells of sour apples with an astringent note to it. Tastes crisp, sweet up front and a sharp finish to it. The apples are dominant but not nearly so pronounced as in a cider. The trademark lambic sourness is definitnely present & adds a nice interest to the flavor. The mouthfeel is soft with low carbonation. Drinkability is great! Very refreshing and an alcohol content that could make this one a session beer. I like all of the Lindeman's line & this one is no exception. Yummy!

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Photo of granger10
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This seemed like a good midday nice weather sipper so that's what I did. Pours a light golden with a modest fizzy head. Some lacing rings but not too much. Aroma is strong on the apples. There's a tart acidic element in there but its more sweet and sugary than anything else. I'm getting a small bit of brett or something similar in the backdrop. Taste is dominated by apples. A strong granny smith flavor ensues. There's not really a whole lot else going on. A definite sweetness arises but the tartness of the granny smith flavor with the sugar sweetness seem to work off each other quite well imo. I like the acidity and dryness in the finish. This is refreshing. Very cidery but that's probably expected. I might not be able to drink too many of these or really want another for awhile but I enjoyed this bottle.

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Photo of Suds
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a very cloudy, almost milky-white color, topped with a short and airy foam. The aroma is dominated by an intense green apple smell. It’s almost reminiscent of home-made cider and apple skins. There’s just a bit of grain notable as well, and a bit of tartness. You can’t discern if the tartness is from the beer or the apples. The flavor is bold and notably sweet. There’s a nice juxtaposition between the sweetness and tartness that works very well in this brew. The body is fairly light, and the finish is lingeringly sweet with a fleetingly sharp twang. All in all, this one’s very good. I wished that I’d had more when it was finished.

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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 bditty187
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, dull gold with some peachy-white highlights; I like the color quite a bit. Maybe I feared it would pour a fake bright green or something. Bubbly clear/white head, at the apex there was only a half finger of foam. The head faded fairly quickly to a soapy cap. The subsequent lacing was very spotty and didn’t cling very well. Overall, I have to complaints about the appearance.

At first I thought the nose absolutely rocked. It was tart with faint apple notes and some malt/wheat in the background. I was pumped. As the beer warmed up the jolly rancher green apple notes came to life. Interesting, maybe I should say odd. Moderate potency; straightforward… kind of chatty, I don’t mind the nose at all. It doesn’t smell like apple pucker so it is a winner in my book. I think it smells better than Unibroue Éphémère Apple. So take that!

Alright lambic purists, got your stones ready? I like this beer. This is NOT apple pucker or some shitty-ass alcopop drink. I purchased my bottle to share with my sister who does not like beer but loves Lindemans lambics. She disliked this beer because “it didn’t taste enough like apples.” Exactly. IMO, that is what makes this beer drinkable. Tart, green apples upfront followed by a quick burst of wheat/malt which fades to apple sweetness and some faint grainy wheat before yielding to a nice mix of tart and sweet apples, both candy-like and fleshy. There is a tart, mouthwatering aftertaste, which I found refreshing. IMO, this beer blows Unibroue Éphémère Apple out of the water.

Medium/medium-light in body, I think the mouthfeel fits this beer well, low and slightly creamy mouthfeel.

I think this beer would rock with creamy cheeses, like Brie, maybe some bleu cheeses or even some goat cheeses. Stone me. I’m no lambic rookie, I love Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon but I can dig a Lindemans because I know what I am getting. This is not a bad beer. I was expecting something a little different but I didn’t mind it. Hell, I’d drink it again. I purchased my 750ml bottle in Omaha, NE. Try one, you never know…

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Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. I enjoy Lindemans, they are what they are. Like the candy of beer.

A- Murky yellow-green with a foamy cap that has good retention. A one of fine lace. Kind of looks like pond water or something.

S- Holy sour green apple upon opening, from many feet away even. Slightly funky but on the spot for green apples.

T- It's like a Jolly Rancher candy green apple. Sour and sweet apples all the way. Some yeast flavor as well.

MF- Creamy light body with smooth, silky carbonation. Tart tongue puckering.

DB- The Lindemans fruit formula. It is almost like candy-soda-beer. I enjoy the flavor but can see where others would not like this.

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Photo of Strix
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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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Lindemans Apple from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.7 out of 5 based on 778 ratings.
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