Lindemans Cassis | Brouwerij Lindemans

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3.83/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,869
Reviews:
358
Ratings:
724
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 724 |  Reviews: 358
Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purple candy, interesting sweet black currant

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark blacberry color . Body was just above average with a decent amount of champagne like carbonation. Overall a very nice feel to this beer.
Aroma is black grape juice, black currant juice, some yeast and a mild tart sour funk also show up in the aroma .
Taste really follows the nose on This one. It is a little sweet in a sugary way but is also a bit dry. The sweetness isnt over done and it allows the mild sour,tart, funk flavors to come through.
Overall it's an excellent high quality beer.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

man i really love me some berries. 750ml bottle, yanked the cork out and dumped it into a tulip. deep red, almost purple once it was in the glass, with a nice soft pink head that has left huge spots of lacing. lots of yeast on the nose with a lingering underbelly of black currant/dark berry notes. those currants come through on the taste more and blend wonderfully with the slightly tart yeast and wheat notes. i could drink several of these. feels almost fluffy in the mouth, with a wet coating and tinge of tart being left behind. glad i picked this up.

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Photo of EMH73
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours purple with a thin ring of pink head. Smells of blackberries, raspberries, grapes and a bit of sour funk. Really smells more like a wine than beer. Tastes of tart blackberries, grapes, raspberries and some sweetness as well as sourness. Light bodied and carbonated, somewhat tart mouth feel.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Libeertarian
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From notes taken 08/10/17:

First pour looks like brandy or rye in direct light, only darker, an orange pinkish red. Last pour is an opaque pink and peach toned medium dark brown. There was sediment a plenty. Head is a light pinkish beige, extra fluffy, moderate retention. In bottle, vinegar or old wine and licorice, fun combination! In glass, raspberry, grape, and cranberry, all fermented. Black currant definitely to be found in this palate, but akin to a juice mix of raspberry, cranberry, white grape, apple, with hints of something dark and strange at the very beginning, like licorice. So sweet and tart, too easy to drink all at once. High acidity and astringency. Light to medium in body, extra fine squishy sudsiness, noticeably superior to that of the Framboise, assuming effervescent spritz isn’t your ideal.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thought I would give this a whirl in the hot blazing afternoon sun.

Pours a deep plum, solid body like a pure 100% juice.
No head as such, but wasn't expecting one from this lambic.

Aroma is intense, take in a couple of massive blackberry lungful's, tinged with a slight sour scent...awesome.

Taste.....Wow! Forget Ribena, this is all the fruit drink you need in your life... The same intense blackberries evident in the aroma, dance a merry dance on your tongue, with that nice light fizz from the lambic style. Simply excellent.

Feel is a touch sharp, but not too tart.

Overall, a fantastic brew, even if the fruit beer world is not for you....just wish it had a touch more abv, and that I had bought a crate of these, am sure they will improve with a little aging. No surprise of its gold medal status in the Brussels Beer Challenge.

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

Poured from 355ml bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - purple pour with a rose tinted foam which dissipates quickly

S - Musty, tart on the nose, kinda like sweet-tarts, wine notes, grapes

T - Sour funk, blackberry, grape, tomato type acidity, not overly sweet

F - Semi-sharp tartness on the tongue which mellows quickly, moderate carbonation

Overall quite refreshing, not as sweet as other Lindemans but an excellent lambic.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coenbust
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houborg1
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Oleg85
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brilliant dark purple with a persistent, pale violet bubbly blanket.

This smells like grape, raspberry, and blackberry while also bringing to mind red wine.

Taste has all the same attributes as the aroma that comprises the black currant/elderberry bouquet, and is lightly tart and quite jammy, but with a little bittering greenery. The original juicy.

Cassis has a light to medium wet juicy feel with a mouth puckering tartness.

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Photo of yaron73
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bottle from "BEERA" Store in Sofia.

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Photo of brl
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark ruby color with a pink tinged off white head. This bottled gushed everywhere when I opened it. In the glass the head dissipated steadily leaving some spotty sections of bubbles on top of the beer. When held to the light the beer is perfectly clear.

Smell has notes of tart blackberry, raspberry and currants, Hints of balsamic vinegar come through with some noticeable tartness in the nose.

Taste is immediately tart - notes of blackberry, raspberry, currants, and some balsamic vinegar notes. There is a definite mind flavor that permeates the beer. Its interesting, but the more of the beer I drank, the more I liked it. Some minty grain on the back end lingers through the finish. No discernible hop flavors. There is a sweetness to this beer that you'd expect from a Lindemans lambic - that being said, this is the least sweet Lindeman's lambic I've had. There is much more tartness and vinegary qualities to this. Keeps the sweetness subdued for the most part.

Feel is full bodied and much more robust than I'd expect for a 3.5% beer. However, its not too heavy. Moderate carbonation. Smooth. Slight tartness puckers the tongue throughout the beer especially up front. Dry tart finish leaves you wanting more.

Overall this was probably the most unique Lideman's lambic. Much more sour/tart with the strong vinegar notes. I wonder if this bottles was older ... considering the place I got it, I wouldn't be surprised if it was older. Very nice lambic and one Id definitely drink again.

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

Photo of 54V4G3
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 724 ratings