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Lindemans Cassis - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
86
very good

606 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 13
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

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Ratings: 606 | Reviews: 329
Photo of shigg85
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle of this at Vivo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Not the first cassis i've ever had, but the first that i've openly known to be a "Belgian beer." Promoted as a peach flavor which I was able to find traces of in the flavor. The appearance was an amazing purple with a grape-hued head like nothing i've ever seen... almost like grape juice but a beer. The taste was a little sour which I found as distracting from what could have otherwise been a great peach brew, but I imagine that is the nature of cassis. Overall, if you are looking for a great fruity drink, I can totally recommend this in place of a red dessert wine.

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of cornucopia
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of rogueleonardi
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of slimntubbs
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Beerenauslese
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark reddish purple clear body poured into a Lindemans flute. Nice 3/4 inch head of purple foam. Lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Gotta give this one credit for appearance.

Smells of cassis syrup and musty wood.

Tastes fruity, but not of fresh cassis juice, but an approximation, like a flavored lollipop. Balanced tartness and sweetness, with a bit of a tannic finish. I can taste a saccharine like sweetener.

Body is light and carbonation is moderate giving it a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

I love cassis, and there is nothing I would like better than a traditional lambic with cassis berries added to the barrel. Unfortunately, this is not such a beer, as it is made with artificial aromas and sweeteners (Acesulfame K). I hope the rejuvenation of Lindemans will restore the credibility that it has lost. Despite my fondness for cassis, I am avoiding this beer until it is made with all natural ingredients. Now it is time rinse my mouth of the saccharine taste.

Photo of 1p5v
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of BilbosNuts
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a reddish purple color that has some carbonation bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. It has a frothy head that is white tinted with some light purple.

S: It smells really tart and almost a bit sour. The sweet black currant fruit dominate the aroma.

T: The taste is a dead on representation of the aroma. It has that big tart taste with a touch of sour and the sweet fruits dominate.

M: Its body is on the lighter side but is loaded with a high carbonation level. The flavors dance on the palate and finishes very sweet.

O: I haven't had many lambics, but this seems to be a great representation. The hops and malts are nonexistent and allow the sweet black currants to take over nearly every aspect. It wasn't overly sweet or tart, a good balance between the two characteristics.

Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of harrymel
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled: unk

Dark red, Bordeaux red with a good finger of soapy raspberry shaded foam. Leaves behind a pink lace. Pretty beer. Color reminds me of Blushing Monk. Smells of tart cassis berries and some hints of, dare I say, funk?

Taste is sweet and tart with berry flavor. I've only had fresh cassis a couple times, and this is more like a pungent bluberry for me. I like it. I wish it were a little more tart, but this provides a sting behind the jaw as it is. Thin syrup body with hi carb and a semi dry finish. I like it.

Photo of bbadger
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a deep purple color with a light pink colored head on top. The smell of the beer was fruity with a wine like aroma to it. The taste of the beer was almost a lot like a red wine, fermented grapes and sugars with just a touch of funk in there too. The mouthfeel of the beer was light and moderately carbonated. Overall this brew was good but not something that is great. I would drink it again but not often.

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of josefnewsong
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of kmwilson76
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of drpimento
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Solid hit. Served at a good temperature and with a huge, pinkish, foamy, frothy, thick head that settles to a light cover and last for a while, plus lots of lace. Color is a cloudy, pink, dark amber. Aroma is currants, yeast, vinegar. Flavor is foremost natural currants, sweet tart, malt. Body is spot on perfect all the way around. Finish is like flavor and doesn't deviate, of good length, with a slow taper. Could cook like a madman with this. Very good beer!

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
86 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.