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Lindemans Cassis - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
86
very good

538 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

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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neonbrown82

Nebraska

3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was my first experience with a Lambic style. I am a wine lover in addition to a beer lover, so I was expecting to fall in love with this, though I think the opposite happened. My experience started off with a brilliant looking pour. I was amazed at the clear wine colored beverage with a foamy pink head. The aroma was beautiful, like a wine.

The taste and mouthfeel is where my experience began to take a turn for the worse. It tasted like a cheap wine, and after a few acclimatizing drinks it began to taste like a Juicy Juice. Despite the fact that it tasted like a kids' juice and has a low ABV, the drinkability is very low. I don't think I will experiment with any more Lambics in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 01:34:14 | More by neonbrown82
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Offa

California

3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is tasty but too sweet and fruity for me and has almost no yeasty-sour lambic quality since the cassis dominates the drink too much. with too little complexity.

It's very deep purple red with a big, dense, pink head that lasts forever and leaves pretty good lacing.

The aroma is heavy blackcurrant with a light yeasty mustiness.

The taste is predominantly blackcurrant, first mostly sweet then in the finish more tart and light but remaining throughly cassis in flavour. The lambic-yeasty quality and sourness are barely evident at all, almost non-existent, probably because the cassis overpowers it all.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2008 18:22:23 | More by Offa
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BierFan

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 19:47:18 | More by BierFan
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womencantsail

California

3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is an almost purple color with a massive off-white head.

S: Great currant aroma to this one. Mildly tart with plenty of sweetness. Lots of grapes, almost like grape jam/jelly, and there is a mild funk/musty quality to the nose.

T: The flavor of this beer is just dominated by a sugary sweetness. There is an excellent grape flavor to the beer, but it is sort of like overly sweet grape jam/jelly.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: This would have been considerably better if it wasn't so overwhelmingly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 07:12:28 | More by womencantsail
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

09-08-2013 22:47:51 | More by JamesStreet
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Backer2004

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Okay, this one disappointed me. I ordered this as part of a flight which included the Lindemon's Framboise. This one just did not compare to the latter. Too bitter, even for wild cherries (do not expect this to taste like the fake sweet cherries you get in the syrup). No head, lacing, or carbonation. More like cough medicine than a fruit lambic.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2005 19:09:55 | More by Backer2004
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-02-2014 17:51:32 | More by KCBeerNerd
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a blood red color with an off white head. It appears that there is quite a bit of carbonation in the beer.

The aroma is sweet, berries play in the background, and slightly funky.

The beer tastes very sweet with hints of berries and finishes with a little bit of tartness. You can tell that it is highly carbonated as it seems to have a little bit of bite or crispness from the carbonation.

Overall the beer is okay, it is certainly drinkable it just happens to taste like a box of kids juice that is carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 12:53:09 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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TR0219

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-01-2014 13:13:28 | More by TR0219
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RoyFokker

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-02-2014 19:09:48 | More by RoyFokker
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KillaB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-29-2013 09:11:11 | More by KillaB
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Boone757

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-08-2013 11:24:45 | More by Boone757
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leedorham

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-21-2013 18:35:42 | More by leedorham
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-05-2012 07:48:14 | More by JellyJacket
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mattizmyname


3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-26-2012 19:03:57 | More by mattizmyname
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sneaks2210

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-17-2012 16:31:48 | More by sneaks2210
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gelasin

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-22-2014 00:02:22 | More by gelasin
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Poupae

Thailand

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-09-2013 13:12:44 | More by Poupae
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aristeros

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Crave Kitchen in El Paso TX. First Lindemans.

Attractive bottle, somewhat blah label. Thought surprised at the pop top but there was a cork underneath that was super-annoying to remove. Poured into a tulip.

Pours a violet red, small pink head, little retention. Very visible carbonation. Looks great

Mixed berries, mostly tart and a bit acidic. Somewhat like wine, chablis acidity meets a mellow burgundy. On the edge of the nose is a yeasty funky smell like some eastern euro beers that's not entirely unlike sweat.

Taste is sweet berries up front, no funk, turning to black cherries, sweet and sour. Very active carbonation helps it, but pretty simple and it's not as complicated as I'd hoped.

I was thinking of something more along the lines of, say, a Three Philosophers. This is like fruit juice meets champagne. Not my thing. Wife will have to finish it off while I crack something else.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 01:58:58 | More by aristeros
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beertunes

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into Lindemans flute. Poured a dark maroon color with almost 3 inches of dark pink head that had very long lasting retention and light lacing.

The aroma was very sweet, as expected from Lindemans, with a solid malt undertone and lots of fruit. Again, as usual with Lindemans take on these things, the beer was very sticky and sweet, yet had a solid malt and grain base.

The body was full and sticky. Drinkability is good, but a little tough, depending on your sweet-tooth at the moment. Overall, a good, solid brew. I generally prefer to use the Lindemans beers as a blend with a bigger beer, Stouts or certain Strong Ales, and lord knows the ladies loves these beers. They're all worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 00:27:27 | More by beertunes
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a Lindemans 200th Anniversary wine glass. Cloudy, darker fuschia color, topped with a full two fingers of pinkish-lavender head, which receded mostly but never completely disappeared, leaving random specks of lacing on the glass. In the nose, berries and more berries, somewhat vinous, with a little musty funk. Not bad. A little bit of puckering tartness up front in the taste, giving way to a wave of sweetness, currants and grapes, candy, jam, Jolly Ranchers, Juicy Juice...overload, simply too sweet. A subtle grassy finish. Let's just call this a fruit beer, not a lambic. Medium body, mouthfeel was syrupy with sweetness, but still had a tart twinge that kept the drinkability decent. Overall, I'd say maybe it's a good dessert beer, but not something I'd purposely buy again. I really just wanted something from Lindemans I hadn't tried yet to christen my glasswale.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 16:42:16 | More by Rifugium
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

After trying the Framboise & Peche lambics from Lindeman's, i just had to try the Cassis. It got to be an expensive night.

Appeance was very dark purple, with almost no light getting thru to chekc clarity. Head dropped off quickly.
Smell was quite heavily berry with a hint of something lingering in the background I couldn't put my nose on.
Taste was very much currant/berry as expected, quite tart & sour, not sweet like the Framboise. Aftertaste was quite strong and really brought those background flavors to the front. Very heavy pine/turpentine flavor that just hung around to the point of being annoying. Only went away when the next beer was drank.
Mouthfeel was quite smooth, nice lightly carbonated feel across the tongue, very much like a champagne or (gasp!) a wine cooler.
Drinkability, other than the aftertaste, is good, easy to drink but would only have one and would definitely have my next selection ordered before I finished this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2004 04:46:52 | More by PorterLambic
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crckrmn

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 23:04:46 | More by crckrmn
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

PWIP! Lilac lavender hues containing champagne like bubbles with a pinkish 2” frothy head cap and a sticky lace painted to the glass.

Deep woody scents of children’s cough syrup and sugar.

First swigs: Grape juice concentrate and puckery sour lemon juice. Earthy organic floral flavors. Aftertaste of copper penny and mineraly and a whisper of port wine.

Crisply carbonated with a tight acidic sizzle feel.

Last swigs: Like a raspberry pancake syrup. Medicinal in the nose and a bit sticky gooey to be overly drinkable. Reminds me of DFH Au Courant 2004. This lacked the “lambic” bight that the other Lindemans have. $5.75 mini green wine bottle with the punt in the bottom. Label explains that the wheat is unmalted and the currants are added in secondary.

Beer is good. Happy interesting beering.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2005 00:56:21 | More by blitheringidiot
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - 2" pink head with great retention. Leaves behind a good bit of pink lace. The lambic is a dark purple color.

S - Powdery fruit. Berries. Slight diacytel??

T - Tart fruit. Sour. Then sweet. Hint of wood.

M - Thin body with lively carbonation.

D - Refreshing but not all that interesting. Decent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2006 01:40:40 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
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