Lindemans Cassis | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
86
very good
705 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:
705
Reviews:
351
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BigBry
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared a big bottle in Nashville at The Flying Saucer
Beer poured slightly hazy, dark purplish color (others said it was pink, but I didn't think so), with a thick foamy head. Foam faded slowly leaving a rocky pile of bubbles, and chunks of lace around the glass.
Smell is more tart than sweet currant juice, some yeast mustiness. The taste has same notes as the smell, sweet and tart berries, slightly sour fruitiness, finishes slightly yeasty and grainy.
The carbonation is low than expected, I assumed it would be overly fizzy like a champagne. Enough bubbles to maintain the head and give a tingle on the tongue, but still stay smooth with a solid body.
As good as the Framboise, maybe even a bit less sour.

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Photo of Satanlicker
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Wrigfen
1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of draheim
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355mL (L G12KCA) into a tulip. Pours a clear ruby-red grapefruit w/ a 2-finger pink head, good lacing.

Aroma is sweet, fruity, w/ a slight lactic acidity. Raspberries and a hint of stomach acid.

Taste is brightly tart, fruity, sweet. Almost syrupy sweet, like a berry soda. Tartness hits on the back end. Acidity is clean and crisp.

Mouthfeel is light and sharp but a little sticky. Taste lingers.

Overall this beer is different from anything else I've had. A bit too fruity & sweet for my taste, but for what it is it's not bad.

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Photo of Focusf111
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of kp29
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby red with slight purple tones. Has a good amount of carbonation. Smells of berries, dark fruit, I assume currants (if I knew what those smelled like).

Initial tart fruit flavors followed by a good amount of sweetness. Berries, currants, reminds me a little bit of a sparkling red grape juice but with more a good deal more tartness.

Definitely not as sweet as say the Lindemans Peche variation with the tartness but still a good level of sweet fruit flavors. I typically enjoy the sweeter fruit lambics so I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of ScottStache
2/5  rDev -48.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Jonada
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.85 out of 5 based on 705 ratings.
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