365. Lindeman's Pomme Lambic

365. Lindeman's Pomme Lambic

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits tonight. I chilled this in the fridge for half an hour and served in one of my New Belgium snifters. Lindeman's Pomme is a fruit lambic, though apples aren't a traditional fruit. Lindeman's fruit lambics also tend to be sweeter than traditional lambics. They also lack the tartness and dry finish of traditional lambics. BJCP Style Guide.

Appearance (4.0): Pours a hazy golden-orange with a white foamy half-inch head that recedes to a persistent thin layer with nice lacing.

Smell (2.5): Very strong candy-like sour apple aroma, that overpowers everything else.

Taste (2.5): As with the smell the palate is dominated by a candy-like sour apple flavor. There's a faint hint of wheat in the finish, but it's mostly sweet.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Smooth and full-bodied with mild carbonation and a slight dryness in the finish.

Drinkability (2.5): The sweetness of this beer is too much for me.

Overall (2.9): Given that this is a Lindeman's fruit lambic I expected it to be on the sweet side, but this was too much. I definitely prefer Lindeman's other fruit lambics to this. It's like drinking a sour apple Jolly Rancher. It almost seems like it could be a girly mixed drink that Ward orders at Cricket's.

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