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Lindemans Cassis - Brouwerij Lindemans

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very good

606 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 13
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out the color of ruby red grapefruit juice with a small, fizzy, pink head. It left no lace.

S - It smelled very sweet. Really loads of grape-like aroma.

T - It tasted very fruity almost like grapefruit juice. It doesn't really taste beer-like but it tasted great.

M - It was fizzy and champagne-like. A light bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good lambic. It was very sweet and tasted quite good.

Photo of Goalcam
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This review is based on comparative lambic beers. This is a really good cassis (black currant) beer. It is less tart than a kriek and a little more sweet. If you enjoy a rouge or sour but one with less bite then you will enjoy this one. I am still comparing the Lindemanns and Timmermanns but right now they are comparable.

Photo of puboflyons
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 355 ml corked bottle. Sampled on August 23, 2012.

It pours reddish-purple and looks like currants with a thin but long-lasting head that leaves lacing.

The aroma is tart and fruity with a vague barley malt backdrop.

The body is very nice and falls into the medium range with a smooth, comfortable feel on the palate.

It is very difficult for me to judge the taste because Lambic fruit beers are low on my list of styles. Tart, sour and fruit but there is a notable character of malts balancing it out at the end. Low ABV so it would be easy to have a couple of a hot day.

Photo of sommersb
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 02-12-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 750ml green bottle, corked with pry-cap covered in foil
Glassware: Flute
Purchased: Single from Chuck's, Bowling Green, KY

A: Plum-colored (purple) beer with a tall pink head. Shows excellent lacing and head retention.

S: Aromas are of big fruit notes - kind of hard to describe what fruit exactly, but I've never eaten a black currant either. Also has some tart and musty smells.

T: Taste is as expected from the nose, with a very sweet and fruity flavor, similar to a red grape juice. I also get some sourness, like a sour candy is both sweet and tart.

M: Prickly in carbonation and with a medium body. Finishes just as in the taste, with fruity sweetness paired with a bit of tart.

O: Much like the other Lindemans fruit lambics, this is a very sweet affair and seems quite non-beery. That said, it is flavorful and interesting and seems well-suited as an after dinner or dessert drink.

Photo of biegaman
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A splendid drink really. Fantastic colour, rare and unique to cassis beers. Purple body and bubbly, pink head. Tart and lively aroma. More tartness than fruityness, some lambic yeast makes its way through. Carbonation on the high side, but doesnt distract from anything. Tasty, black currant flavour. Drinks far too easy! Its always hard to find much to say about these fruit lambics, there never is, and yet I enjoy them (as Im sure many do) as much as any other style. Excellent beverage for so many occations, wish I had more! Fine beverage simply overall. Thanks to Dr.Jay for hauling this one into the country for me and the special lady.

Photo of Rayek
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Flute.

A: Holy purple beer Batman! This beer looks like grape juice coming out of the bottle. A thick, dense and foamy purple cap has great retention and leaves a nice amount of chunky lace. Certainly a unique look.

S: Super fruity. Smells of sweet currants and other dark fruits. A mild sourness helps provide balance.

T: Very sweet and tart. The currants from the nose dominate the flavor in an almost one dimensional way. A sour bitterness provides balance against the sweetness. Finishes dry, with a combination of sweet dark fruit and lemon tartness.

M: The juicy body has about the right amount of carbonation.

D: The perfect after dinner beer. I only wish I'd had some desert to go with it. An experience I won't soon forget.

Photo of drmeto
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ML bottle
Served in a Lindemans flute

It is the color of grape juice. It is deep red with copper highlights. Each pour yields about half a glass of pink hued head. Globs of the pink foam cling to the sides of the glass.

The smell is like a glass of fruit juice in a dank basement. Funk and juice collide.

The taste started out nice and tart. I liked the combination of the black current and lambic. Once I poured the second glass the sweetness begin to be a little much. This beer does not lack flavor.

Medium mouthfeel

This beer is good but a little goes a long ways. A 750ML is a little too much for me. I wish the old lady was here to split it with. She likes this sort of thing. I think the Cassis is my favorite of the fruit lambic from Lindemans. I would recommend a small bottle for one person.

Photo of santoslhalper
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours a truly wonderful dark ruby with a fizzy, purple head.

Smell: The smell is wonderfully fruity, and highly complex. It's sweet and sour, and wonderfullly balanced.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is an incredibly tart fresh raspberry taste. The amount of raspberry is huge, but there's not too much complexity. It's not an artificial flavor, but could be more balanced and enjoyable. The mouthfeel is tart and fizzy.

Drinkability and Overall: While this is definitly not Lindeman's best offering, this is stilla beer I could enjoy all night. It's so authentic tasting. I think a little bit of age would really give this the kick it needs to be phenomenal.

Photo of DrJay
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had a very clear, ruby colour and poured with a solid cap of pink foam. The fine bubbles showed good head retention and produced some chunky, sticky lace. The aroma was of tart berries and currants, a bit minty with some earthy, blueberry flesh. It reminded me a bit of being in the forest after a rain storm. It was very sugary sweet up front, with berries and currants cutting the sweetness at the midpoint. Leafy mint and moderate tartness lingered. Medium bodied with lowish carbonation. It was a little palate coating and had a decent texture. Quite easy drinking and a good fruit beer. The sweetness was a little high for my tastes, but worked well with the tartness. I really liked the minty character too.

Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a black caged,capped,corked bottle and pours a deep purple colour with very nice carbonation that leaves a pink two finger creamy head with subtle lacing,the aromas are straight out blackcurrants with some hints of funky sour cherry,it has an above average mouthfeel with a nice sweet blackcurrant taste that only finishes moderately mouthpuckering sour with no hint at all of alcohol and tastes alot like a nice blackcurrant juice but a perfect balance in my mind between sweet and sour this is definately a very easy drinking lambic and would recommend this one for people just starting to venture into lambics.

Photo of kmpitz2
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep rose color. The nose is distinctly sweet black currant, as I would have expected. There is a nice sourness and a tart black currant fruit flavor on this. There is also a sweetness, almost a bit too much for my taste. Mouthfeel is moderate with a nice dancing carbonation. Drinkability is good on this one. I could drink a whole small bottle in a sitting and be content.

Photo of mizx
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mistofminn
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed Lindemans Framboise so when I saw that all Lindemans Lambics were on sale at Surdyks, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try another kind.

Pours a deep raspberry-cherry color. Produces a cotton candy pink head that is surprisingly creamy and dense. Head retention is something else, there was pink head on top of my brew for quite some time. Lacing is present, but not overly impressive.

A sour and tart nose. I don't know what this "cassis" fruit is that I'm smelling, but I have a feeling I like it. Very sweet.

The taste is pretty much what you would expect. The wild yeast leaves a slight woody aftertaste that you can barely pick out from the sweet and sour combination the cassis gives off. Powerful tart, mouth puckering goodness. I really like this.

For some reason, the mouthfeel is my favorite part about this one. Maybe it's the sour tart characteristic, or the ever so subtle carbonation, or the creamy and refreshing citrus character. I'm not sure, but I'm a fan.

I don't even care if this isn't traditional beer. I don't even care if some would consider this a wimpy beverage. I like it, and I'm going to keep purchasing it. This is definitely a celebratory brew.

Photo of jkhara12
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Overlord
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a sickly red, semi murky color. No real head, just a thin crust. Leaves thin red film on glass. I'll be frank: not an attractive presentation.

Smells sour and tart: more like raspberries than currants. The taste is, once again, sour and mildly funky. This isn't a true geuze or lambic by any means, it's much too sweet, and lacks the complexity. Still, I do like the currant sweetness and acidic bite. One bottle is way too much for one person at one sitting, though. The mouthfeel has just enough mouthfeel to liven it up.


Photo of secondtooth
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich ruby amber, with minuscule head and minimal lace.

Aroma is tart berries, both sour and quite appealing.

Taste is up-front tart berries again, with plenty of sourness. Really quite tasty and, after so many hoppy beers, this rich, complex, and delicious beer proved a welcome change from the norm. I'd drink this again, easily.

Photo of mooseo
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark plum in color with no head, just a thin strawberry film with bubbles.

S - Berries, concord grapes, sour cherry. Some tartness coming through.

T - Sweet dark fruits (black cherries, raspberry, plum, grapes,) up front, followed by a mild tartness and a hint of sourness in the finish. Slightly acidic.

M - Smooth, medium body, decent carbonation.

O - A delicious black currant lambic. Although super sweet, its a highly drinkable and enjoyable brew.

Photo of Suds
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma of friut lambics always suprises me. Other fruit beers often seem artificial and overdone...not a good friut lambic. Of course, I always seem to think that they're more fun to smell than to drink. No difference here. Deep purple, almost black color with a dark lavender head. Charachteristic tartness and candylike sweetness. Very fizzy and very thin. This one was an adventure to drink.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a little light but as the glass filled turned into a nice dark cherry color.
S: Smells like rasberrys with hints of grape and other darker fruits. Probably smells like black currants but I've never had one of those so...
T: A lot like the framboise style but maybe with a little more body in this one. Fruity and easy to drink. Lots of flavors here.
M: Sits light with a little lingering bitterness. The sweetness overpowers for sure.

Overall another good showing from lindemans. This is certainly on par with their other brews and I would recommend it for anyone.

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany with a cherry-red tone and a slightly reddish tan head, rather inviting. Aroma is rich and yeasty with a fruity overtone, a mixture of cherry and blueberry - must be currant. Lip-smacking flavor is slightly sweet, pleasantly sour, mainly cherry and blueberry - currant? - with undertones of malt and yeast. Texture is very smooth and leaves behind a light tingle.

Photo of TruePerception
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Lindemans Cassis Lambic:

Appearance: very dark red, nearly black, about a finger of pink head;

Smell: decent sour smell, dark berry, hint of roasted malt;

Taste/Mouthfeel: dark berry (almost chocolatey), boysenberry/cranberry/raisin, good sourness;


Poured into a pint glass.

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

Appearance – This is an awesome, shiny purple Lambic with a big, grape head.

Smell – The rich, tart grape juice is unsweetened and supported by rank, sour, farmy horse notes.

Taste – This is like drinking sour grape juice with a malty barnyard backbone.

Mouthfeel – This one is light to medium-bodied with some easy carbonation. The complex mouthfeel is a battle royale between the tart and sour notes.

Drinkability – This was very entertaining to consume and clearly the liveliest of the Lindemans family I’ve had to date. It is juicier than its Lindy cousins and probably my favorite of the bunch (although I think I’ve rated them all about the same).

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Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
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