Cassis
Brouwerij Lindemans

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Style:
Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #138
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,667
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 12.89%
Reviews:
361
Ratings:
732
From:
Brouwerij Lindemans
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  27
Gots
  67
SCORE
87
Very Good
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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.

5 IBU
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Photo of Hophazzard
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Goliath
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This lambic pours a deep purple color with subtle brownish hues. A light pink head appears and just as quickly leaves.

The aroma is great, reminds me of jam. A general fruitiness showcasing blackberries.

First taste is mildly tart with with a big blackberry flavor. yeast is subtle but apparent. Also a little dry. Kind of gets old quick as it is really sweet, definitely a bit cloying.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation.

Drinkability is medium to high as the flavors are not overwhelming, but it could definitely be too sweet after a while.

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Photo of patre_tim
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of gonzo46and2
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

By far my favorite of the Lindeman's fruit lambics.

Pours a dark red to purple color with a maroon head.

Smell is herbal, earthy and sweet from the black currants. I love this aroma.

Taste is very nice with a bit of dryness that you don't see much of with the lindeman's fruit lambics. The rest will seem too sweet after trying this one.

Mouthfeel is soft carbonation, sweet, and sour.

Drinkability is much higher for this one to me because it's a bit drier.

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Photo of adamcthomp
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of bobsy
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purple body with a frothy pink head. Aroma of roses, and fresh summer berries. Sweet blackcurrant taste with some funkiness and a woody finish. A little too sweet for my liking, but good nonetheless. Pleasant carbonation and light body. I could drink this like juice, although I prefer my fruit beers to have a stronger emphasis on the malts and hops than this one demonstrates.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a cranberry red, with a reddish tint on head.

S: sour fruitiness of berries

T: Brewed with black currant berries gives this beer a sweetness in the beginning and a very sour tart finish. Flavor is very rich, clean and natural. Deep rich flavor like a black currant puree with a huge sour finish. Pucker up for this one. Great beer to finish with. Definitely one of the best for its style.

M: Fruity, tart and leaves a lasting coating on the tongue. Woke up the next morning and felt like I just drank this 5 min. ago.

D: very nice, easy and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CPAles
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biernack
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rayek
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Flute.

A: Holy purple beer Batman! This beer looks like grape juice coming out of the bottle. A thick, dense and foamy purple cap has great retention and leaves a nice amount of chunky lace. Certainly a unique look.

S: Super fruity. Smells of sweet currants and other dark fruits. A mild sourness helps provide balance.

T: Very sweet and tart. The currants from the nose dominate the flavor in an almost one dimensional way. A sour bitterness provides balance against the sweetness. Finishes dry, with a combination of sweet dark fruit and lemon tartness.

M: The juicy body has about the right amount of carbonation.

D: The perfect after dinner beer. I only wish I'd had some desert to go with it. An experience I won't soon forget.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdofu
4.9/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dark black like a ravens wing with a rasberrish colored head, smell is intensely fruity. Taste is really really sweet with a bit of a bitter finish, It is oh so thick like the fruit. It is insanely drinkable and at such a low abv I can see myself putting a few of them under the table

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Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a reddish purple with a pink head. Some lacing as you drink it. Scent is fruity. Taste is slighlty sour with some acidity. Yum!

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Photo of Offa
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

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Photo of Dactrius
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kasper
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dirty magenta with a small fizzy pink / off-white head that goes poof in a hurry.

S: Aromas of musky blackberries and grapes...there are familiarities to wine due to use of currents (dried grapes).

T: Reminds me of blackberries more than anything...tart but still very sweet. Alcohol almost completely absent, nonetheless.

M: Medium bodied, velvety...low carbonation.

D: This is a tasty alternative for me once in a while, but I'd never drink more than one in a sitting.

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Photo of Jonada
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of Brenden
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes are a few nights old.

Cassis is a purplish, light plum color. The pink head is tall and foamy, settling into something more substantial and rocky, never less than one finger high. Lacing is dropped pretty thickly.
The aroma screams currants, like a mixture of plum and grape on the nose. Yeast is evident but not overdone, with grains coming through just enough. A bit of tartness and Lambic wet hay/horseblanket funk pull through to add complexity rather than distraction.
The flavor is essentially the same, sweet and tart balanced by yeasty and wheaty with little hops presence to speak of and a pale malts presence. As it goes, tartness starts just at first nip on the tongue as a bit of sourness, fading out straight off to the tart and sweet (and bready) mix that makes it delicious.
This beer is well-carbonated but not overcarbonated with a nice crispness to it. The finish is surprisingly clean and the lightly sticky though not syrupy body works. Otherwise this is semi-dry in a light, almost medium body.
Great stuff, my second favorite (possibly tied with Framboise) to the Peche.

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Photo of DrunkenMonk
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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