Brouwerij Lindemans

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Brouwerij Lindemans
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #116
Ranked #19,159
3.84 | pDev: 12.76%
Aug 29, 2022
Aug 28, 2001
Very Good
Notes: Is it a sparkling wine or a beer? That is the question amateurs of exceptional products ask when they discover our Cassis for the first time. Cassis Lindemans is a fruity beer made from a lambic base which, thanks to its shades of dark purple and its aromas, is spontaneously reminiscent of wine. The taste of Cassis Lindemans on the palate is inimitable: intense and sparkling with a sour-sweet finish.

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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330ml bottle into a lindemans flute. No freshness dating.

Looks good, deep dark burgundy body with a pink tinged head. Leaves layers of lacing.

Aroma of wine and grapes.

On tasting, sweet and tart. Some red wine notes. Good black currant taste, a berry I particularly like. Some faint wood notes from the oak aging.

Mouth full, finish sweet tart berry.

Overall, one of the better of Lindemans fruit lambic. Then again, I partial to the fruit added here.
Aug 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
250 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 3.5%. Dark red colour, moderate pink head. Intense aroma of blackcurrant juice. Intensely sweet and sour flavour, with loads of sweetened blackcurrant juice. A beer to be had with a fruit dessert, perhaps. You really have to be partial to blackcurrants to drink more than one bottle. I know some people like to mix this in a porter. I haven’t tried that, but it might work.
Jul 26, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Jan 29, 2022
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a foil-topped bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy grape-juice colored pour. 1.5 fingers of pink-tinged head... great lacing.

S: Fruity and vinous. Grape, raisin, plum, and yeast.

T.F: Sweet/tart and fruity. Loads of grape and plum. Raisin... yeast... spice. Wine and oak. Well carbonated/sparkling. Sweet more than tart. Fruit finish.

O: A delicious sweet/tart and fruity/vinous brew. Really liked this and Lindemans rarely misses.
Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jul 19, 2021
Rated: 3.38 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Jun 21, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by IRONRakkasan from California

Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2021
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
this bottle, I am told, is nearly two years old. poured into a Lindemans flute

pours clear wine-red body with billowing fluffy foam magenta-pink head that has very high retention rate and leaves only the occasional splotch of lacing, but honestly mostly stayed up billowing as I was constantly refilling the relatively small glass!

aroma is syrup sweet and sour/tart dark berry (black currant, of course), fresh grass, aged woodiness, and grape funk

taste follows, mostly being taken over by funky sweet and sour black currant. faint fresh grass hop in the wings.

medium-light carbonation, medium body - very soda-like, syrup forward. feels natural though, unlike syrup-sodas. slightly dry hoppy finish, but it's faint. nothing sticks around for long.

I keep saying soda, but this would be more accurately described as what soda attempts to mimic, but misses by a mile because of, well, you know, such mass production or some other excuse for using cheap as hell ingredients and corner cutting methods to churn out a buck. as "big" as Lindemans is, or isn't, this comes off as masterful craftmanship by comparison. "the best alcoholic grape juice soda you'll ever sip" is underselling it, but I wouldn't question anyone for suggesting it...
Jan 09, 2021
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A departure from my typical preferences for traditional lambic, but i’m running out of new ones to try. Luckily this one from Lindemans wasn’t cloyingly sweet.

Dark reddish to purplish tone, opaque with a couple fingers of pastel purple pink foam that has lasting surface coverage. When backlit, it’s bright crimson and clear, with visible carb trails. Ample sticky lacing all around the glass. Sediment left in the bottle. 4

Pleasant smell, tart and vinous black currants, leafy green, musty wet wood, fairly natural and thankfully not artificial. 4.25

Fruity and vinous black currant, tart and sweet, a bit sugary on the lips. Tiny bit of musty funk that seems more cork-related. Fruit forward, thankfully not artificial or medicinal. 3.75

Light bodied, fairly light on carbonation, easy drinking. 3.5

Surprisingly not bad. I was expecting a sweet sugar bomb, but the sweetener is balanced somewhat by the natural tartness of the black currants. Probably still not my first choice, but worth a try if you like a cassis lambic. 3.75

Lambic - Fruit #160
Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had their Framboise a little earlier - this is a dark red beer - black-looking with no light behind it - with a dark pink foam head a few fingers tall - more subtle than their Framboise, this is a deeper, less sweet, less bright, less tangy lambic - has wine-like notes, a moderate sweetness, mild tartness, and a bit of woody tannin toward the finish...
Jul 19, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
25cl bottle. Dark red colour with a foaming, pink head that leaves arcs of lacing. Ribena nose. Intense, but rounded, blackcurrant flavour with a soft & fruity aftertaste. Semi-sweet, light bitterness and a sour tang. Smooth with a long, dry finish. I'm not a fan of fruit beers normally but this one hits the spot. Lovely balance, funky but fresh, not too saccharin. Would go down very nicely as an aperitif or a dessert beer.
Mar 17, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Nov 29, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by Robertas from Lithuania

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by Eltrandos from France

Oct 14, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark purple body with magenta tinted foam, pretty to the eye. Smell is laced with sugary black currants, with a touch of tartness, candi sugar, and red grape. Taste is sickly sweet, like many in the series, with the black currants dominating the sugar bath. Close to a cassis juice than anything, the liqueur cassis has more bite for goodness sake! Feel is sugary, syrupy, and cool. My dentist thanked me for not finishing the glass
Sep 30, 2019
Rated: 4.53 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep, dark purple in color with purple and pink tinged foam covering a fingernail around the rim and half of the middle. Heavy lacing. The aroma is of tart black currants and dark grape. I’m tasting tart, but quite approachable black currants. The mouth is very dry and crisp. This is a very easygoing and flavorful lambic.
Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by Gaddabble from Ohio

Jun 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Dark violet/maroon in appearance, deep in color, hazy, little to no head retention and lacing.

Very unripened blackberries and raspberries dominate the aroma, along with purple grape juice/currants. Yeast is noticeable, along with notes of wine, licorice, and vinegar. Very tart and sour in its pungent smell.

Taste follows the nose well, very crisp and tingly. It really does taste more like a unique wine than a beer with the presence of the currants. Altogether, sour, tart, fruity, funky, crisp, and smooth.
May 03, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.53 by Hophazzard from California

Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania

Nov 22, 2018
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Rated by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Purple candy, interesting sweet black currant
Oct 06, 2018
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
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.
Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Livyatan1996 from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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.
Sep 15, 2018
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
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.
Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
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.
Jun 18, 2018
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Reviewed by The_Bujon from Ireland

4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
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.
May 19, 2018
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Reviewed by REDAMI from Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.
Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

Mar 17, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by JuiceMan818 from California

Mar 08, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jan 18, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Dec 31, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by coenbust from England

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by stephenlee from England

Nov 25, 2017
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