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Lindemans Cassis - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
86
very good

582 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of leedorham
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Backer2004
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.

Photo of brownbeer
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a purpleish red color with a fluffy pinkish-purple head.

Aroma is lightly funky and winey/grapey with a hint of blueberry. It has a concord wine feel.

Sweet plums and dark fruit blend with a mild acidity, somewhat sugary, which holds back the potential a little.

A good substitute for the ever hard to find sweet red wines. Not bad.

Photo of slimntubbs
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Deep purple with crimson highlights & a loose, yogurty pink head.

Smells of cooked berries - presumably currants, though I'm not sure what characterizes currants - so let's say cooked blueberries & blackberries, with a sweetness that reminds me of Manishevitz or the sweet grape juice used in communion when I was a kid. Nice berry flavor, with plenty of sugar.

Strong berry juice flavor, like the leftover juice in a bowl of sugared berries, with a mild-to-medium tartness around the edges & in the aftertaste. Still ends strongly berry-juiced & sweet, but the tart flavor does a nice job of balancing out.

Medium-light-bodied, with some viscosity from the sugars & a nice light acidity.

Not bad -- pretty sweet, as it is with the Lindemans crew, but with actually more tartness than I was expecting. Still, a little of this goes a long way, & the one is plenty for me until I move onto something a little less sugary.

Photo of maddogruss
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of jayhawk73
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red color w/ a light purple one inch head. Good carbonation and lacing on this lambic. It definitely looks the part of black currant. Nose is yeast, funk, berries, grain. Very sweet to the smell, which was expected. Wow. Taste is superb for the style. This is probably my personal favorite of the lindeman lambics that I've had. Sweet, but not overly so. Tart as well. But it almost has a smooth quality to it that makes it workable. Mouthfeel is tart, medium, and lightly carbonated. Very nice. Overall, this was a pleasant surprise. As far as lambics go, this is a winner. Recommended if you're a fan of the style. Cheers.

Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Exeter
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

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.

Photo of ahommell
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Photo of Focusf111
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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!

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.

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of vwbus7
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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) ;) .

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
86 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.