Lindemans Cassis | Brouwerij Lindemans

very good
699 Ratings
Lindemans CassisLindemans Cassis

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

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Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Brad007
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark red color, almost transparent. Only slight carbonation. Aroma is strong with blackberry showing through. Somewhat tart and sour as well. Taste is very tart and mouth-puckering and finishes with a beautiful bouquet of blackberry. It's almost as if this isn't a beer. It's quite sweet and tart at the same time. Devilishly drinkable as well.

I may be a newbie to lambics but I feel this deserves a high rating because of the effort put into it and how delicious it is.

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Photo of Unchi
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of wattoclone
4.99/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinks like a red sweet tart with a hint of beer in the finish. There should be more low ABV brews this good.

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Photo of hdofu
4.9/5  rDev +27.3%
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 intransitive
4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

look - deep purple, jewel tones, lovely frothy head
smell - syrup, lots of berries, jam
feel - lighter than the smell implies, but still substantial... an appropriate effervescence to balance the sugar, though it's certainly not over-sweet like de Troch.
taste - definitely rich berries, berry jam, red grapes, some citrus rind.
overall - a beautiful and accessible lambic, especially for noobs to the style. immensely likable.

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Photo of Apotheosis
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of ElviraS
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of GeoChase90
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of zvanwink
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Indybeer
4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Where do I start. This is my first Lambic, it pours a deep purple and has an enormous head that really lasts. The aroma of currants dominates everything about this. It gives you that pucker you expect, without overdoing it, and finishes nicely. The more you drink, the more the complex flavors start presenting themselves. This is a great after dinner, Sunday afternoon, kick back and relax drink. Looking forward to trying Lindemans other Lambics

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Photo of JPNesker
4.71/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The last of the trad lambics ..

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Photo of techdiver
4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful clear deep reddish-purple with a substantial frothy head that lingers nicely. Also displays nice lacing. The aroma of currants is pervasive. Taste has initial slightly sour currant taste that leads to a slighty sweet finish. Very enjoyable, hard to stop sipping. Good carbonation, just a great way to finish a meal. Skip the dessert and have one of these.

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Photo of Jemonster
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Deep purple with very little head. Looks like grape soda.

S: Nice berry scent. Rich and fruity.

T: Fruit all the way! Nice and sour berry flavors. No hops as expected, then yeasty bread finish.

M: Bubbly and refreshing as expected. Wonderful.

O: I love these lambics. This one actually competes with the raspberry for me.

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Photo of Adfirmus
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Serving type - 12 oz. Champange style bottle, deceptively larger than the serving size would suggest.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful burgundy color with a matching but a bit lighter colored head, nice and full. Fades into a nice thick covering on top.

Smell - Sweet, fruity, and berry-like tartness. Smells good. Winey smell aswell

Taste - Nice full fruit flavor, berries, dates, and red grapes. I think this is very complex. The malt is over shown by the fruit flavors and the hops are not existant, but the berry wine-like flavors leave a nice slightly bitter dry flavor. Not to tart in the middle and I think it's very balanaced. I'm enjoying the sweetness, I don't think it's too sweet at all, and I enjoy hoppy and bitter beers. Taste is a blend between a Champange and a fruity Red wine, for me and is what it made me think the most of instead of classic beer flavor.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability - Nice good carbonation, with a full mouth feel. Some may find the sweetness too much. I probably wouldn't have more than one or two.

Overall - This is my frist true Belgian lambic (I won't talk about the SA Cranberry Lambic) and I am very impressed with this one. I liked it a lot. I surprised by the complexity of the fruit and wine-like tart flavors. I will be getting this again.

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Photo of nebula1999
4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thekanna
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark purple into my Piraat tulip, with a rock-solid, foamy finger of pink head.

S: Faint-ish aromas of berry sourness, pear, and a slight herbal background.

T: Pear onset devolves into a gorgeous blackcurrant flavor, the taste of carbonated blackcurrant juice. Slight hop bitterness leads to a strong tartness at the end.

M: Carbonation and sourness makes the mouth pucker. Juicy and excellent.

D: Wow this is a delicious beer. It tastes almost exactly like a blackcurrant juice/ sparkling water concoction that I used to make for myself. Possibly one of the best lambics I have tried, and I'm surprised more breweries don't make blackcurrant lambics.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice sweet cherry flavor yet tart and some funk as well. Nicely done.

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Photo of Boto
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle: An excellent Lambic. It has a somewhat sweet, fruity aroma to it. It also has a nice sour aftertaste to compliment the slight sweetness of the beer. The black currant taste is very evident, but not overdone. Nice purplish head, on top of a beer that has an almost grape juice color. Very heavy. The Black Currants are a nicer flavor than the Krieks or Boons. Definitely a one at a sitting brew.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.57/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baycop21
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PirateUlf73
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Slightly hazy reddish-purple color with a light-purple head.

S: Very sweet malt scent with a jam-like fruity twang. Underneath aromas of blackberry and plum lies an interesting smell that might best be described as "funky," but not necessarily in a bad way.

T: Quite tart on the palate. Rich flavors of blackberry, blueberry and plum dominate. Slightly sour on the sides of the tongue, but in a nice way. Very fruity, but still very much a beer. I love it!

M: The pleasant surprise. Lighter side of medium-bodied, but the finish is quite soft and very dry. An interesting sensation, and an enjoyable one at that.

D: Sweet enough to go down easily, complex enough to curl up with for an evening.

Well, my first real go at a (fruit) lambic was a smashing success. It is said that first impressions are paramount, and I can tell that this one may end up being my favorite of the Lindemans line of lambics (alliteration!), as I've always had a fondness for blackberry preserves on my toast and bagels. There was a point in my life when I would have not touched a lambic with a ten-foot pole, so if I can do it, you should too (if you haven't already).

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Photo of drpimento
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Solid hit. Served at a good temperature and with a huge, pinkish, foamy, frothy, thick head that settles to a light cover and last for a while, plus lots of lace. Color is a cloudy, pink, dark amber. Aroma is currants, yeast, vinegar. Flavor is foremost natural currants, sweet tart, malt. Body is spot on perfect all the way around. Finish is like flavor and doesn't deviate, of good length, with a slow taper. Could cook like a madman with this. Very good beer!

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