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Lindemans Cassis - Brouwerij Lindemans

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very good

552 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001)
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Photo of mwilbur


3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into flute.
A: Pours a light garnet color with high carbonation producing 1 inch thick light pink head.
S: Cassis with a hint of grape juice.
T: Like the aroma, pretty straight-forward. Cassis.
M: Light and effervescent. Very nice mouthfeel...champagne-like.
D: Highly drinkable. Excellent with dessert, goat cheese, and lighter fare.

03-09-2009 03:10:06 | More by mwilbur
Photo of crckrmn


3.33/5  rDev -12.8%

Poured from bottle into an Imperial Pint glass

A- A dark reddish color with a finger of head that dissipated quickly into a thin consistent layer

S- Barnyard with underlying fruit aromas

T- Fruit upfront with a sour finish. Overly sweet for a lambic

M- The mouthfeel is a little thick, coating your whole mouth

D- Would make a good dessert beer, however not a beer I would sit down and have a session with. A little overly sweet to do this.

03-03-2009 23:04:46 | More by crckrmn
Photo of Adfirmus

West Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +23%

Serving type - 12 oz. Champange style bottle, deceptively larger than the serving size would suggest.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful burgundy color with a matching but a bit lighter colored head, nice and full. Fades into a nice thick covering on top.

Smell - Sweet, fruity, and berry-like tartness. Smells good. Winey smell aswell

Taste - Nice full fruit flavor, berries, dates, and red grapes. I think this is very complex. The malt is over shown by the fruit flavors and the hops are not existant, but the berry wine-like flavors leave a nice slightly bitter dry flavor. Not to tart in the middle and I think it's very balanaced. I'm enjoying the sweetness, I don't think it's too sweet at all, and I enjoy hoppy and bitter beers. Taste is a blend between a Champange and a fruity Red wine, for me and is what it made me think the most of instead of classic beer flavor.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability - Nice good carbonation, with a full mouth feel. Some may find the sweetness too much. I probably wouldn't have more than one or two.

Overall - This is my frist true Belgian lambic (I won't talk about the SA Cranberry Lambic) and I am very impressed with this one. I liked it a lot. I surprised by the complexity of the fruit and wine-like tart flavors. I will be getting this again.

02-28-2009 16:47:53 | More by Adfirmus
Photo of Hojaminbag


3.98/5  rDev +4.2%

Appearance is a dark purply red color with a head that is a lighter hue of the same color. Not too much retention and no lacing.

Smells pretty tasty, like wild berries and grapes. Slightly tart, a little woody.

Flavor follows right along with the nose and is pretty tasty. A mixed blend of berries, tasting like a mixture of raspberries, grapes and a touch of blueberries to me. Is that what black currants taste like? I have no clue. Also a slightly tart bite that is pretty subdued. A woody, oaky flavor is rather pronounced too, which is also pleasant. A pretty good beer overall I'd say.

Mouthfeel is thin and well-carbonated and slightly puckering, but only very slightly.

This one is pretty drinkable by avoiding being too sweet or overly tart. Pretty balanced and smooth, this is probably my favorite out of the fruit-Lindemans beers I've tried.

02-19-2009 20:43:53 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of david131


4.18/5  rDev +9.4%

A- A deep blood red, but clear beer with a creamy pink head. The lacing is astounding. Pretty appealing.

S- Biscuity malt, a little bit of vinegar, and some berry aroma. Surprisingly aromatic for 4% ABV.

T- Very sweet with some berry flavors. This kind of reminds me of a soda, and the fact that it is only 4% makes it that much better. It is very sweet, enjoyable, and refreshing, and it is kind of nice to be able to drink a tasty beer at a steady pace.

M- Tart, sweet, and smooth. Pretty dry. Everything seems to be in order here.

D- A sweet, tart, enjoyable beer that is a nice departure from all of the heavy big beers. This is a perfect example of a quality beer at a low ABV that is done very well. It may not kick your ass, but hell if it isn't good.

02-16-2009 04:09:18 | More by david131
Photo of gonzo46and2


4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

By far my favorite of the Lindeman's fruit lambics.

Pours a dark red to purple color with a maroon head.

Smell is herbal, earthy and sweet from the black currants. I love this aroma.

Taste is very nice with a bit of dryness that you don't see much of with the lindeman's fruit lambics. The rest will seem too sweet after trying this one.

Mouthfeel is soft carbonation, sweet, and sour.

Drinkability is much higher for this one to me because it's a bit drier.

02-13-2009 01:59:46 | More by gonzo46and2
Photo of DannyS

New York

4.05/5  rDev +6%

Served in an Ommegang 14 oz. beer goblet, poured from a 355 ml bottle.

A - Kind of like unfiltered grape juice. A nice dark reddish violet with a thin, purplish head.

S - A bit of vinegar or blush wine on the nose, currants start to come out as one smells it longer.

T - A bit more tart than the average Lindemans' lambic, but I love sour flavors, so I'm happy, and it still has that characteristic sweetness I've come to expect. The black currant is up front with only a little bit of nuance and typical beer flavor. Like most of their lambics; not very complex, but pleasant.

M - not too thin, but smooth and fizzy. Nothing unique, but it works.

D - I enjoy these as dessert beers and occasional treats, and they're easy drinking, but one is enough. They're pretty filling.

I haven't had much luck finding any other lambics in my area, but Lindemans has definitely piqued my interest in fruity beers. They do lack in nuance, but they're a great starting point for me.

01-28-2009 21:29:54 | More by DannyS
Photo of adamette


3.63/5  rDev -5%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle that I purchased at Chuck's Fine Wines in Chagrin Falls, Ohio a few weeks ago. Poured into a clean, clear Great Lakes Christmas Ale snifter, the closest thing that I own to a flute glass.

A minimal dark pink, maroon head which dissipates within about 30 seconds to just some trace bubbles. Body is a nice dark cherry cloudy but translucent. Nice look. There is less sediment as in their Frambiose.

S Interesting dark cherry scent, not nearly as sweet as the Frambiose.

T Much more wine like than the other Lindeman's that I have had. Fruitty and a bit sweet but much more of a wine bite than the Frambiose. I am thinking that the Black Currants themselves lend themselves to having more of a bite and as I repeatedly sip this beer I realize that the taste is very much like cranberry sauce.

M Moderate to full with big tastes.

D Fair. This is a beer with low ABV but it tastes like cranberry sauce and so I would not likely have this repeatedly.

Notes: I am trying to complete all of the Lambics from Lindeman's after being impressed with the Frambiose. It continues to be interesting. I am glad that I found this one at Chuck's.

01-02-2009 02:43:53 | More by adamette
Photo of cvfish


3.63/5  rDev -5%

A - Pours a blue-purple color that produced light purple head that disappears to leave a nice lace around the glass

S - Dates, which I guess is the black currant

T - Foriegn, fruity flavor the has a little exotic twist to it

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation

D - Sweet drink, can't have too many because of the sweetness, but once in a while it is good

12-16-2008 01:42:01 | More by cvfish
Photo of beckje01


3.83/5  rDev +0.3%

A- Very red with a thin white head very dark.

S- Sweet and a hint of sourness.

T- Good fruit flavors with a little dryness very nice.

M- Good activity and nice thickness.

D- Very nice and refreshing. A good night cap or desert and easily shared with others.

11-24-2008 06:30:47 | More by beckje01
Photo of BierFan


3.2/5  rDev -16.2%

Poured from a green bottle into a cervoise.

Appearance: Dark dark ruby red body, nearly black. Large pink head and pink lacing.

Smell: Doesn't smell that good. Very sweet and fruity but the smell is far from appealing.

Taste: Very sweet. So sweet that it made my cheeks pucker.

Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel that you would expect from something so sweet and sugary.

Drinkability: Grew tired of it after half a glass. Nothing was wrong with it, but it's not something that I would care to have another of.

11-21-2008 19:47:18 | More by BierFan
Photo of mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%

Bottle at Chaucer's Pub- Decants a deep purple liquid, sporting a creamy billowing purple head. Lots of retention and lace going on here. The nose was pretty straightforward but enjoyable. Aromas of black currant, concord grapes, berry jam, a smidgen of hops.Tastes of sweet and tart cassis, a bit of yeasty funk, add some hops also. Quite tart and tight on the finish. Good.

11-21-2008 15:45:48 | More by mrmanning
Photo of baos


3.78/5  rDev -1%

Bottle into favorite jar.

A: Pinkish purple with pinkish head.

S: Berries and yeast. A very good smell.

T: wow this is tart then it hits you with the berry sweetness. A very nice fruity beer even if you aren't fond of the fruit brews.

M: Medium.

D: Pretty good

10-25-2008 19:55:51 | More by baos
Photo of BeerImmediately


4.35/5  rDev +13.9%

Me first Lindemans. 355ml, capped and corked (nice effect).

Poured into Duvel glass. Black cherry in color, with medium-sized pink head. Nice sticky lacing.

Cool smell - bouquet of roses (and baby's breath), with a touch of fermented grapes / red wine.

Taste was really nice - a winelike quality of grapes and tart rasperries.

Mouthfeel was very smooth, with only a hint of tart bite.

Found this to be extremely drinkable, and a great dessert accompaniment to cheescake.

10-20-2008 01:29:39 | More by BeerImmediately
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer


4.38/5  rDev +14.7%

A- The color of red wine but less translucent with a beautiful sparkling pink head that surprisingly leaves some lace

S- Smell is sweet and tart berries but also has a mask of farm scent. As it warmed a got a slight flavor of wintergreen that mixed with the farm scent to make it slight more pleasing

T- The taste covers up the farm scent and gives your sweet tooth a berry present. There is also a tartness on the tongue that brings the essence of blackberry into full recognition

M- Feels light and slick and slightly syrupy

D- Drinks very well with a complex balance of flavors that my palate couldn't describe

09-17-2008 06:30:49 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Photo of SeanRedd

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

Open the gates to another universe and relax, relax. The Leffe of Belgie Pales... Lied's currant Cassis is exotic enough not to dissapoint, while available at your local supermarket. (I have never heard of a currants.) The bacteria is present; knawing and snapping. Dry and magically colored. Sour and tangy. Elegant but a tad too bar mitzvah. An honorable introduction to a sour ale lifestyle worth indulging and embracing.

09-07-2008 03:18:34 | More by SeanRedd
Photo of JRed

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +12%

Dark purple color with purple cloud of a head on top, quite beautiful. Intoxicating scent of currant, blueberries, and grape. Mouth watering taste of currant, blueberry, and sour mixed fruit that engulf the tongue and take advantage of it. Thick, yogurt feel of a beer that seems like mixed fruit in a blender rather than an alcoholic drink. A great accompaniment with dessert, (think pie) or European breakfast. Enjoy a sensuous indulgence that is to be appreciated.

09-07-2008 03:17:42 | More by JRed
Photo of bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%

Purple body with a frothy pink head. Aroma of roses, and fresh summer berries. Sweet blackcurrant taste with some funkiness and a woody finish. A little too sweet for my liking, but good nonetheless. Pleasant carbonation and light body. I could drink this like juice, although I prefer my fruit beers to have a stronger emphasis on the malts and hops than this one demonstrates.

09-02-2008 19:50:28 | More by bobsy
Photo of elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

Red in colour, with a thick head of pink foam. Head sticks around until the very end.

Smells of roses, strawberry and a bit of lambic funk. Faintly medicinal in the aroma as well.

Well balanced taste of sweet and tart. Stawberry and cranberry fruitiness. Just tart enough to be mouth watering at the end. Really good taste.

Medium bodied and just a little sticky. Carbonation is tingly. Overall this is one of the better fruit lambics I've had.

08-27-2008 03:27:41 | More by elricorico
Photo of rye726


4.18/5  rDev +9.4%

I found this to be quite good and one of Lindemans better lambics . The color is a deep purple with a creamy ruby head. Silky lace. The nose has tart currants, barnyard funk and oak. The taste is similar. Great balance of sweet, tart and funk. Crisp body goes down very well. I coud drink this brew all day long.

08-26-2008 05:34:06 | More by rye726
Photo of kasper

New York

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%

A: Pours a dirty magenta with a small fizzy pink / off-white head that goes poof in a hurry.

S: Aromas of musky blackberries and grapes...there are familiarities to wine due to use of currents (dried grapes).

T: Reminds me of blackberries more than anything...tart but still very sweet. Alcohol almost completely absent, nonetheless.

M: Medium bodied, velvety...low carbonation.

D: This is a tasty alternative for me once in a while, but I'd never drink more than one in a sitting.

08-22-2008 03:30:32 | More by kasper
Photo of OWSLEY069


3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours a purple-ish/ red color, with a small faint purple-ish/ white head. In the aroma, sweet red grapes, and blackberry. In the taste, a small tartness, grape, and blackberry. A tart bite, and medium mouthfeel, with a dry grape juice aftertaste. Dryest of the Lindeman's, very grape juice like.

08-12-2008 23:17:07 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of maddogruss

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

Poured this into a flute glass.

A: Pours a dark purple body with a small, fuchsia head with nice retention and a nice lacing along the sides of the glass, through the finish.

S: A very bittersweet smell with hints of blackberries in the undertones.

T: Similar to the smell. A bittersweet, blackberry taste that was a bit biting to the tongue. After a few initial sips, the bitterness seemed to disappear and the sweeter. blackberry taste becomes more evident.

M: A light and fairly refreshing mouthfeel. Carbonation is evident, but nothing overbearing.

D: A fairly drinkable beer. The blackberry currants may seem a little harsh at first, but they smooth out and become quite appealing. A nice lambic, overall.

08-08-2008 23:52:31 | More by maddogruss
Photo of coldmeat23


3.78/5  rDev -1%

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Chilled to approx 38 degrees

Very dark purple liquid which gives off the faintest hint of redness when back-lit. HUGE head with great retention and EXCELLENT lacing.

Smell is of dusty tart black currants. Maybe some grape skins.

Taste is of purple sweet tarts. (This is what black currants remind me of, though.) Sweet flavor enveloping true tartness. Dusty flavor, like the nose had. Slight alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel could be better. Way too thin for my tastes. Almost no feeling of carbonation.

I drink this every now and then, but if I want Lindemans, I usually reach for another flavor.

07-27-2008 21:38:17 | More by coldmeat23
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

A - Poured from the 375ml bottle a hazy purple with a couple of centimetres of pink tinged fluffy white head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - Sweet dark berry aroma with a slight funky, sour hint.
T - Very sweet berry fruit flavours in the taste like the smell along with some slight sour notes as well.
M - Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation. Lingering sweetness.
D - A tasty beer indeed. Not something for every day drinking but a good desert beer either by itself or perhaps with some chocolate based dessert.

07-25-2008 11:49:36 | More by brendan13
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