DocLock (7828) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Super Saver. I think we have to judge this one for what it is, an apple lambic/fruit beer. In that regard, the comparisons to cider or a girlie drink will be inevitable, but I think they are misplaced here. Lindeman’s makes good lambics/fruit beers, thus it is no surprise that they should consider using different fruits. The aroma here is huge Granny Smith apple, with some malty bready notes. The palate is Granny Smith apples, with some initial malty sweetness that becomes tarter as it warms. There is a depth of flavor in this that exceeds most ciders I’ve had save the ;ikes of Cidre Dupont et. al. Frankly, I think my wife or sister-in-law would hate this, but I’ll test my theory this weekend. For me, this one was great. Lindeman’s achieved their goal with this. I’ll be getting a case after Memorial Day.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Jimmack 06. Clear yellow in color with a nice white fluffy head. Appley, jolly rancher aroma. Green apple, Jolly Rancher flavor. Tart. Sweet tasting. Finish is sweet. Finish is tart. Ok.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the JimMack Invitational ’06. cloudy light yellow color, fluffy white head. aroma of apple flavored jolly rancher candy. flavor is like apple juice and apple soda - like martinelli’s sparkling cider. slight fruity tartness in the finish. good for the kids. thanks Jim!
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Jimmack Invit. "06. Someone said this smells just like an apple jolly rancher. Right on. Taste and nose is all swet apple candy. Not balance, all sweet.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml. bottle. Hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is all apple Jolly Rancher candy. There may be more there but I can’t get past the JR. It is a good thing I used to love that candy. Flavor was sweet apples and little else. If this beer was nice and tart it might have been really enjoyable. However it was way to sweet and started to get to me after only a few sips.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jimmack Inv. 06. Pours a hazy medium gold with a nice white head, but fades. Aroma is pure green apple- kinda like jolly ranchers, or otehr artificial green apple candy. Green apple aroma is usually an indication of infection , but obvioulsy it is supposed to be here. Flavor is very sweet without much tartness, similar to other lindemans friut beers. Too much apple becomes very annoying towards the end and is so sweet, it is almost cloying. Interesting beer, but only doable iin small samples. No way could I finish a whole bottle.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2006
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 Bottle shared at Jimmacks. Gold with a small head. You can smell the green apple from a room away. Taste isn’t sickeningly sweet but not dry either. You can tell this is brewed for the ladies..
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Wall to wall apples, and I don’t care. Misty lime-green with overpowering aroma of ...apples. Can smell it coming a mile off. Appley beginning, middle and finish. Tastes completely unlike any ’beer’ or ’alcoholic’ drink I’ve sampled before or since, but is that a bad thing? Bramley apple-pie-and-custard nectar in a glass. Revelatory, but probably cloying after a couple of flutes. Try it and see. Perfect dessert beer. Van t’vat in Brugs Beertje.
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
had this at the LI beerfest. This was one of the best offerings at the merchant du vin table. Of course it was all apples, start to finish. Can’t wait for it to hit the market.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
37.5 cl bottle, ’bbe’ July 07. Dark golden with a greenish shine, light haze and small white head which leaves solid lace. Strong artificial apple aroma. Very sweet taste, apple juice (’Granny Smith’), just traces of lambic. Syrupy palate with strong carbonation.