jbruner (1726) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear bubbly gold from the bottle with thin dissipating white head. Aroma is sweet apples, definitely like green apple juice. Taste follows, sweet with a slight tart acidity, but nothing more than a normal green apple. Not bad, but nothing I’m going back to.
generallee08 (64) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: This was part of a box set with a tall fluted glass and one other bottle of Lindemans Framboise. It was poured from a green capped and corked 355ml bottle into the fluted glass from the box set. The label has a description of the beer but there is no freshness date or abv%.
Appearance: It has a light hazy look with a pale tarnished or old gold color. In it there is a ton of champagne like carbonation. This helps support the tall, tightly packed head on top. The long lasting head makes for good sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell: This has sweet and tart green apple notes with sweet bready malt and dry wheat.
Taste/Palate: Up front it has sweet bready and wheat notes full of tart green apple candy (jolly rancher) and sweet apple cider notes. It finishes with a semi-sweet tartness which is cut with some dry bready yeast notes. The palate is lively and well carbonated but still feels a little bit sticky.
Notes: I like this beer as a novelty beer. It is interesting but only in small amounts or as a dessert beer.
merc7186 (1496) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Golden Straw hue, White head, Great Lacing
S: Sour Apples, Funky Yeast
T: Sour Apple Jolly Rancher
M: Great Carbonation, Light Bodied, Crisp
Overall, a nice sour apple lambic that is very drinkable and easy to digest.
Graphirus (48) - - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a yellow beer with a big white foamy head that stays for long. There is some lacing. I can see a lot of particles (yeast) floating in the liquid, some as big as 2-3 mm wide.
S - Strong tart, yeast smell. Apple notes are very receded behind the yeast smell.
T - Taste is great. Very sweet, it opens up like a late harvest wine but more acidic, more sour. Yeast notes, malt, and, of course, apples.
M - Light texture, effervescent and astringent. In the mouth feels like a champagne but a little bit less carbonated.
O - An excellent lambic with the right combination of sourness/sweetness and very balanced aroma/taste. My only complain are the particles floating around but maybe that was my mistake, although I'm positive that I didn't agitate the bottle.
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Karol (357) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tapped at Hostinec Richtar Jakub. Absolute fantastic green apple aroma. Very refreshing taste with a great hoppy finish, although covered in apple flavor. A very tasty apple lambic.
coolpop (1304) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Poured pale gold with a large, foamy white head. Aroma and flavor are moderately tart, very sweet apple. Not a whole lot of complexity -- some grassiness, a light mustiness. The good thing about Lindeman’s? They are real lambics, that is, spontaneously fermented. The bad thing? They add so much sugar as to make their lambics quite candy-like. That’s why I prefer Leifman’s beers (while they aren’t lambics, they are traditional sour browns and very complex) or Cantillon (some of the best traditional lambics). This? It’s fruity, tart, but pretty one dimensional.
Calisky (186) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fort parfum de pommes, gout egalement tres bon de pommes un peu acidulé qui donne tout son sens a cette bière. peu de carbonation et fin de bouche rapide, mais tres bonne bière fruitée.
Obier (40) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kräftiges Apfelkaugummi Aroma das sich geschmacklich fortsetzt. Süß. 25% Apfelsaft und trotzdem Künstliches Aroma zugesetzt.
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HisBoyElroy (304) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is just way too sweet. I will never buy another one of these again. Just yuck.
pintbypint (2285) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml green bottle, corked. Golden pour with lots of white head. Nose has sweet and tart apple - some vinegary sourness behind. Taste is sweet, sugary, apple flesh, cider, Jolly Ranchers, caramel, some sourness, trace funk. Sweetened cider finish with a light sourness. I like the idea of apple lambic, but this one is bit sweeter than I would have liked.