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

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

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1.16/5  rDev -69.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of BeerManDan
1.76/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

The high point of this beer was when it was still in the bottle. After pouring this ruby purple color beer with a light purple head everything after that was down hill. The smell was overpowering and I had a feeling I was smelled Eucalyptus Oil. The taste was, well after the first sip of this beer, which tasted very tart and had a sour taste that puckered my tongue to my stomach. This beer from Lindemans is there absolute worst brew! One sip and the rest went down the drain! No kiding, it tasted like sour, puckering, tart Eucaluptus leaves! There might have been berries, but I could'nt find them.

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Photo of ScottStache
2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of chippo33
2.11/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jesse13713
2.16/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Never seen this before today. At $11 a bottle I have high expectations.

Appearance - Wow. This does not look like beer at all. This looks more like red wine with food coloring/berries added. You can definitely tell berries were added to this brew. A rich and frothy pink and purple head that covers up a magenta purple brew.

Smell - The smell is not very pleasant. Smells like rotten sour blackberries. Sort of a spoiled fruit smell.

Taste - Extraordinarily sour and tart. Entirely too sweet thanks to the berries. The berries are quite tasty; but this really does not taste like a beer. More like concentrated fruit juice. To pinpoint, this tastes like concentrated grape juice that I didn't add enough water to.

Mouthfeel / Drinkablity - Drinkable. But I didn't want juice; I wanted beer. This is entirely to sweet with a sour berry pucker. Concentrated and unbalanced. Something about it is off. I am extremely dissapointed that I spent so much money on this beer.

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Photo of YvesB
2.19/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rastaman
2.2/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Kind of like drinking Ribena, which means its very drinkable, but not complex in any way, it was OK.

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Photo of mschofield
2.2/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pours a reddish-purple, highly carbonated and topped with a 1 1/2 finger pinkish-white head. Leaves puffy bits of lacing.
Wine, clove and spice aroma, chamomile candle note, some dark fruit under all that perfume.
Grape, sweet taste with a bit of tartness. Very oily and candlelike, tastes like drinking a perfume.
Medium bodied, I couldn't get through a glass of this.

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Photo of marc77
2.22/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The rocky, light pink head tops an attractive, slightly hazy deep ruby hued brew. Belgian lace is left down the glass. Sugary, black currant aroma w/ a hint of tartness. The lack of complex "wet horse" Brettanomyces in atoma as typical for style is lacking in this brew, leaving the aroma akin to that of a wine cooler. The taste is dominated by a borderline overbearing sugary, one - dimensional sweetness, while the tartness is perceptible in the finish. The black currant flavor is quite assertive and when coupled with the sweetness leaves me with the impression that I've just tasted a carbonated wine cooler. This is not a good example of Lambic. It lacks the tartness and complexity of a true lambic and is cloyingly sweet. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Not recommended at all.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
2.42/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a dark colour, almost black but with traces of pink holding it up to the light.

Smells quite sweet with a hint of sour funk.

Tastes pretty awful. Sweet blackcurrants dominate, with added sugary sweetness and a sour, alcoholic kick. Sickly thick mouthfeel.

This beer makes me feel sick, it's so sweet and sickly.

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Photo of matjack85
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Masspike84
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of cochranez
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of nineworldseries
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Burkbom23
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Dactrius
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of rowingbrewer
2.53/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.56/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Courtesy of BBF 2011. Poured from a 750ml corked and capped bottle into Lost Abbey stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a frothy 2 finger pastel pink head with great retention. Beer is a dark, near opaque purple. Lacing is stringy and spotty with great stick. A real good looking beer.

Nose is aromatic sugar and sweet currants. Some nice mustiness going on in this one too.

Here's where this one starts to break down. Opens overly sweet back currants that dominate the whole experience from start to finish. Aftertaste is more of the same. Very simple and way to sweet.

Light bodied and highly carbonated. Oily and juicy in the mouth and goes down dry and filmy. Finish is dry with a sweet, lingering aftertaste. Not the best.

Not a traditional lambic, this one is made with a ton of artificial sugar added. Incredibly sweet and very very simple. ALmost like fruit soda. Really not my cup of tea.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
2.62/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Yikes. Well this stuff smells great, like fruit punch. The appearance is a deep reddish purple, looks like carbonated wine. The smell is quite powerful, and the "beer" has a thick red head on the top. I guess thats the proof that it truly is beer. The taste was not too great, and was far too sweet for me. Some may enjoy this, but as one who rarely drinks wines or champagnes, I will stick to beer that tastes like beer.

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Photo of JaredWolgemuth
2.73/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The initial pour was a crowd pleaser! The reviews came right down the middle, out of 6 reviewers we had threenthat said amazingly good and three that were dumbfounded. If you like wine, this is up your alley. If you like dark heavy beer, try another road. Some of us will have this again, some of us will not.

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