Lindemans Cassis | Brouwerij Lindemans

very good
697 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Converge
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into a Lindemans pokal.

A - Pours super effervescent, with a fizzy magenta head of bubbles. The beer is a deep ruby hue, really red. Head bubbles down to a thin rose-hued ring.

S - A little funk, a little sweet, and a little tart. Some mixed berries, black currants, with some slight sour cherry and raspberry notes. Note an intense sour aroma, but just enough to remind you that this is a lambic. Distinct Lindemans funk of mild wet hay, but not too much barnyard. Smells enticing.

T - A great balance of sweet and sour. Primarily black currant upfront, but notes of cherry, raspberry, and blackberry. Mild funk, nothing overbearing, but just enough to give you a bit of flavor. Hay, light yeast, and a bit of wheat. Finishes with a mild tart feel.

M - Carbonation is way too high for my liking. Medium bodied, but the carbonation hurt this one for me.

D - A tasty and enjoyable offering from Lindemans, as usual. Not exactly a traditional lambic, and not at all a blow-your-socks-off sour, but a flavorful and drinkable brew with an excellent fruit taste.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a blood red color with an off white head. It appears that there is quite a bit of carbonation in the beer.

The aroma is sweet, berries play in the background, and slightly funky.

The beer tastes very sweet with hints of berries and finishes with a little bit of tartness. You can tell that it is highly carbonated as it seems to have a little bit of bite or crispness from the carbonation.

Overall the beer is okay, it is certainly drinkable it just happens to taste like a box of kids juice that is carbonated.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a stange glass.

Look - deep red in color, with about three fingers' worth of red, almost pinkish colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell - fruity-smelling, as you'd expect. Dark-smelling, like a barleywine.

Taste - You can definitely taste the black currant, bitter in the middle,which permeates into the finish and is pretty strong.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced overall, not really leaning any which way or the other.

overall - pretty interesting, not terribly thought-provoking, but still good.

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Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single corked bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. Though my wife is a huge fan of the ale world, she always digs a fruit beer. Ah hell, I do too. Poured into my Lindemans flute glass, which incidentally I picked up two years ago at the same beer store. Full circle.

A hazy cherry-currant hue, with some champagne-like carbonation that quickly burned off. About a half-inch of light pink foam that receded into a fine ring. Lots of sticky lace.

Nose is predominantly lambic - tartness, acetic, a bit of that barnyard smell - but with a slight currant and apple smell lingering there.

An interesting and enjoyable lambic, that interplays sweet and tart successfully. As soon as I finish puckering at the brew's tartness, a sweet currant flavor would rush in to take its place. The finish is long and bitter, with a bit of barnyard musk competing with some soft currant and strawberry notes. Could have been very cloying, but the tartness works well.

Body reminds me a bit of fruit juice with some fleshiness to it, a bit thick, with moderate carbonation and some stickiness.

Nice lambic, with enough sweetness and tartness to please both camps. The currant flavour is subtle, but enjoyable.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of mooseo
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark plum in color with no head, just a thin strawberry film with bubbles.

S - Berries, concord grapes, sour cherry. Some tartness coming through.

T - Sweet dark fruits (black cherries, raspberry, plum, grapes,) up front, followed by a mild tartness and a hint of sourness in the finish. Slightly acidic.

M - Smooth, medium body, decent carbonation.

O - A delicious black currant lambic. Although super sweet, its a highly drinkable and enjoyable brew.

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Large raspberry coloured soapy bubbly head, lasting only a minute or 2 to leave a thin cap of large bubbles. It's a beautiful deep magenta that makes me consider it a good choice for a mixed cocktail.

S: Sharp scent of cassis, apples and red berries along with a strong presences of minerals. What strikes me first is the forward scent of the fermented berry. While you get the initial hit of sweetness, a tart dry taste/feel hits up at the back of the mouth.

T: Sweet flavour of cassis is unmistakable, so is the strong mineral taste. High levels of sweetness and acidity with no after taste. So similar to a cassis Italian soda that I find the flavour one dimensional.

M: Light mouth feel with a Italian soda level of carbonation. I think it's a little too high on the carbonation.

Overall: Definitive cassis flavour and smell, although a level of sweetness I find unpleasant. Reminds me of a wine cooler, in the initial sweet flavour followed by the tart/dry after taste. I'd like to try in mixed cocktail, but won't be drinking it on it's own again.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Until I can fully train and educate my fiancee on the best beers of the world, I will continue to fulfill her desire for Lambic beers.
We have tried as many Lindeman’s offerings as possible, and I’d have to say that we both agree on the Cassis being one of their finest products.

The Black Currants give this Lambic a rather unique aroma, and unlike the Pomme this one does not have an unpleasant aftertaste. I’d rate this one among the best of the Lambics!

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Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a little light but as the glass filled turned into a nice dark cherry color.
S: Smells like rasberrys with hints of grape and other darker fruits. Probably smells like black currants but I've never had one of those so...
T: A lot like the framboise style but maybe with a little more body in this one. Fruity and easy to drink. Lots of flavors here.
M: Sits light with a little lingering bitterness. The sweetness overpowers for sure.

Overall another good showing from lindemans. This is certainly on par with their other brews and I would recommend it for anyone.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of shigg85
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle of this at Vivo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Not the first cassis i've ever had, but the first that i've openly known to be a "Belgian beer." Promoted as a peach flavor which I was able to find traces of in the flavor. The appearance was an amazing purple with a grape-hued head like nothing i've ever seen... almost like grape juice but a beer. The taste was a little sour which I found as distracting from what could have otherwise been a great peach brew, but I imagine that is the nature of cassis. Overall, if you are looking for a great fruity drink, I can totally recommend this in place of a red dessert wine.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Beerenauslese
3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark reddish purple clear body poured into a Lindemans flute. Nice 3/4 inch head of purple foam. Lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Gotta give this one credit for appearance.

Smells of cassis syrup and musty wood.

Tastes fruity, but not of fresh cassis juice, but an approximation, like a flavored lollipop. Balanced tartness and sweetness, with a bit of a tannic finish. I can taste a saccharine like sweetener.

Body is light and carbonation is moderate giving it a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

I love cassis, and there is nothing I would like better than a traditional lambic with cassis berries added to the barrel. Unfortunately, this is not such a beer, as it is made with artificial aromas and sweeteners (Acesulfame K). I hope the rejuvenation of Lindemans will restore the credibility that it has lost. Despite my fondness for cassis, I am avoiding this beer until it is made with all natural ingredients. Now it is time rinse my mouth of the saccharine taste.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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