Lindemans Cassis | Brouwerij Lindemans

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86
very good
702 Ratings
Lindemans CassisLindemans Cassis
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
702
Reviews:
350
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 702 |  Reviews: 350
Photo of FBarber
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
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 +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a stange. The appearance is a purple/pink colored body that starts off with a finger’s worth of a foamy white head; lacing is sporadic and clingy all around The smell starts off with some raspberry, and as she warms, there’s a light blueberry combining to mainly make it semi-sweet but yet carries a somewhat tart/sour connotation to it. The taste is centered around some raspberry and blueberry combination of tart to sweet balance-ness, gets kinda juicy (must be authentic); sweet sticky aftertaste; watery juicy finish. The palate is light to medium sort of body with a somewhat softer carbonation to it, and somewhat sessionable. Overall, this is a lambic I could drink again. This didn’t come across as too vinous, overly tart or too sour.

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Photo of Roguer
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a surprisingly dark red, with a pink head with excellent retention and production.

Quite tart with a little rustic funk on the nose; not particularly sweet or juicy.

Flavor leans toward sweet raspberries; I'm not hugely familiar with black currants or elderberries. This is definitely raspberry-ish, although not quite as sour. Typical Lindemans sweetness on the palate, sugary and slightly syrupy. A very pleasant level of sour and tartness; virtually no funky wildness.

A little thicker feel than I expected; it clings to your palate for quite a while with a long, sticky finish.

Another solid, very tasty brew by Lindemans, but lacking in depth and complexity as typical of their entry offerings. Certainly nothing I would turn down.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of morrowd3
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
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 Dewsby
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vainosuomi
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of matcris
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Red up to the light, small head that does linger. Lots of raspberry-like foam.that lingers a while, and leaves a nice lacing. The aroma is a bit of white vinegar, and red wine, and overall, very fruity. The flavor, again, very red wine-like, fruity. Not overly bitter, nor, overly sweet. Balanced. Carbonation is full, feel is light and dry.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted into a stemmed wine glass. Purple brown hazy color, almost opaque, with a thick, foamy pink rose head. Sweet, but slightly sour nose with aromas of currant and fresh muffins. Clearly a currant flavor with a slightly sour yet pleasant finish. Reminds me of sucking on a lollipop, frankly. Very light bodied. The Framboise was a big hit around the house; this is a close second.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dull purple if that is even a thing. Plenty of carbonation but traditional notions of head, retention and lacing are somewhat out of place in a beer with spontaneous fermentation and sugar additions it seems. Aroma leans towards dark cranberry, brown malt, wheat and dark cherry/grape.

Taste is once again sweet, but not as sweet as some of the Lindeman's offerings. This one comes close to balance between the mild earthy sour notes and the slight tartness.

Ultimately this is still a fail compared to the Cuvee Rene series that they have going. Still a below average lambic

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Photo of josanguapo
3.07/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Alcampo. In Teku glass. After dinner. 25cl. Pleasant, the fruit doesnt feel artificial nor excessive and the sourness is just the adequate. However, in the long it ends up tiring a bit

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngEo
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an extremely deep red, nearly opaque. Tinge of brown. Thick, fluffy head has a light purple hue. Lace sticking all over.

Nose is funky yeast and sour, with a helping of grape juice. Funky yeast follows through into the taste's forefront, followed quickly by the currant tartness. Blackberry, grapeskins and berry jam. Finishes dry with some sugary sweetness.

A decent brew. Will have to explore this style further.

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Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masters
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.85 out of 5 based on 702 ratings.
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