I poured a 12oz bottle into the official Lindemans flute glass. It was bottled on 1/20/14 and cost $6.49 $0.54 per ounce).
Appearance: Beautiful shade of magenta/indigo. Pours to a large, pink, foamy head which laces and retains very well.
Smell: Cherry puree.
Taste: I’ve drank all the Lindemans brand of lambics and I’ve enjoyed
them all equally for the same reason: they taste delicious. What’s not
to like? The only catch, as is with all beers of the ballpark, is that
it doesn’t really taste like traditional beer but more like a light
bodied carbonated wine. Nothing in the way of true barley or hop
character, which is understandable, though I can’t help but feel like
I’m drinking an FMB.
The palette is pretty simple: cherry juice. Actually, it’s a combination
of cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors even though it’s only made
with red cherries. Plenty of tartness, though it’s restrained. Some
added sugar and “natural flavors” are in here I’m sure, though they
aren’t faux or distracting, so the result is a well-balanced,
Drinkability: Refreshing as juice, but much more satisfying. A perfect
level of carbonation with a smooth finish and slightly tart/fruity
aftertaste. Ideal with cheesecake, though it works perfectly fine on its
own. The ABV is estimated somewhere between 3.5 and 4% which makes it
ideal for sessioning (if only it were priced like a session beer rather
than a gourmet indulgence).