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Lindemans Cassis - Brouwerij Lindemans

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very good

568 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | 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 LittleCreature
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - 5.0
Two fingers of tight, mauve head sit above a dark, burgundy body. Good head retention and left rings of sticky lace.

Smell - 3.0
Sweet, perfumy and fruity with a little lambic funk.

Taste - 2.5
A little lambic tartness and a suggestion of wooden barrels, largely drowned out by the sticky sweet blackcurrant syrup, reminiscent of Ribena. Too sweet, but pleasant enough.

Mouthfeel - 3.0
Very fine and light carbonation, increasingly syrupy with warmth, leaving the mouth sticky.

Drinkability - 2.5
Over sweetness reduces drinkability.

OVERALL - 3.05
As I say with all over-sweet fruit lambics, this beer is best enjoyed very cold. The warmer it gets, the more the sweetness overwhelms any lambic character. Nice enough, but not for those who appreciate traditional fruit lambics.

LittleCreature, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of shadow1961
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lindeman's Cassis Lambic pours out a pretty pink head over a deep ruby
brew. Carbonation is hard to guage due to the brew's opacity, but the nose
has a strong berry odor. There's also something a little vinous and sour in the
background. Flavor is mellow, tart and fruity, and the finish is a little tannic.
Mouthfeel is round yet also a little dry as well. Of all of Lindeman's Lambics
I've tried so far, this is the one I've liked the best- it's not overbearingly sweet;
and is more like what I've read a traditional Lambic is supposed to be like.
Aftertaste is faintly of berries. Not bad.

shadow1961, Mar 13, 2007
Photo of atigerlife
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark purple with a small purple/red head that dissipates rather quickly leaving a collar. Decent lacing. Very unique looking. Intriguing.

Aroma is sweet with dark fruits. Some barnyard smell in there also.

Taste is sweet, currants and earthy. Tart and dry at the end. Reminds me of kicked up grape juice.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and cleansing. Slightly dry.

Overall, a very enjoyable and refreshing brew. Unique and tasty. I couldn't drink too many, but nice to have a glass or two.

atigerlife, Oct 21, 2007
Photo of Focusf111
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Focusf111, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle corked and capped, 3,5% Abv.
Served chilled in a tulip wine glass.
BBE 09 Dec 2012

Appearance: Call me girly, but I love the look of this beer. Deep crimson red body (a few small particles floating around) with a creamy, bright pink head. The head displays good retention and leaves chunky lace clinging to the glass.

Smell: Immediate blast of sweet and tart berries - though I'm not sure I would have guessed black currents.
I'm pretty surprised to find some funk - musty, wet hay, undergrowth and a touch of wine vinegar - in the nose .

Taste: As with the smell, the taste is dominated by dark berries. Certainly sweeter than other fruit lambics, but a welcome tart finish keeps the beer from becoming cloying. Funk is hidden behind the massive berry flavour with only a touch of mustiness noted.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fine, spritzy carbonation. Perfect for the style.

Overall: Great dessert beer, if I could get this locally I would buy a fair amount!

Thehuntmaster, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Dave1999, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

KiMiRaiK, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of frank4sail
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Red berry color with a clingy foamy pinkish sheen. Soft berry scent. Has a huge burst of sweet-tart frit flavor with a very dry finish. Your tongue is left dry and wanting to drink more of "the desert" at once! I first tried this a week ago at a tasting in Phila. and had to go out a buy a bottle this week to taste again (it is still great) . Not quite as sweet as their other lambics. Great to finish off a date (if I was allowed to date) ;) .

frank4sail, Mar 30, 2002
Photo of vwbus7
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of ahommell
4/5  rDev +4.7%

ahommell, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
Photo of Exeter
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Exeter, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -47.6%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

nitter, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

kybeerdrinker, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of DoctorDog
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 355 ml/ 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. No freshness/best by date indicated.

A- Deep burgundy in appearance. Pours with ~2 fingers of pinkish head, which fades slowly to a thin cap.

S- A light aroma of tart berries.

T- Sweet and mildly acidic berry flavors, with a solidly funky kick on the finish.

M- Crisp and well carbonated.

D- Decent desert sipper. One would be the absolute max.

Future outlook: Interesting and decent enough, but probably not one that I will actively seek out again.

DoctorDog, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

DbbC, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Jonada
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle served in a Lindeman's flute glass

Appearance: Dark, almost blood red color. Fairly hazy with a light pink/purplish head. Left some nice lacing as well

Smell: Tart red berries, raspberry, currants, oak. There's a bit of a funky, musty aroma as well, but the fruit is what dominates.

Taste: Raspberry, cherry, black currant, and oak with some very mild funk. Tart upfront and in the finish with a sugary sweetness in the middle of the mouth. While the beer has some tartness, it's not sour at all.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium to high carbonation. Almost like a carbonated fruit juice drink

Overall: Not bad, but not great either. It's a good intro lambic or for those who like them sweeter. If you like your lambics sour and funky though, this isn't the one you're looking for.

Jonada, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of nineworldseries
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

nineworldseries, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from New Years Eve 2010:

750 mL bottle at 42 degrees into a Boon Kriek flute.

A: It pours a less-than-opaque black color with purple hues and a finger of pinkish-purple frothy head.

S: Sweet and sour dark fruits and berries as well as some yeast-induced funk.

T: Sweet at first with blackberries, currants, and plums, and ending very sour.

M: The feel is champagne-esque with heavy carbonation and a medium-light body.

D: It doesn't wreck the palate like some other lambics and makes for a delicious dessert.

bucklemyshoe, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Sparkling Grape Juice. However with better lacing.

Smell - Sparkling Grape Juice. However, probably a bit more stale or cardboard like.

Taste - Sparkling Grape Juice. However, slightly more bitter.

Mouthfeel - Sparkling Grape Juice. However, slightly more creamy.

Overall Drinkability - Sparkling Grape Juice. However, it's beer.

ZenAgnostic, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of jwswigs
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

jwswigs, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of lgmol
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

lgmol, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Beervana
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Beervana, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jerefreakinmiah, Nov 12, 2013
Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
86 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.