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Lindemans Cassis | Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
709 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,169
Reviews:
351
Ratings:
709
pDev:
13.05%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 709 |  Reviews: 351
Photo of chuckgietzen
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of intransitive
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
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 mytu420
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think it is interesting that true Lambics are brewed only in the Senne Valley outside of Brussels. Kind of a French thing, claiming a valley to be the true source... but certainly different for beer, which American craft brewers have disproven... (except maybe for fruit Lambics.)

Review... I get why Lindeman's fruit lambics are rated about 15% lower than Cantillon or Drie Fontanien. Lindemans' uses more sugar and MJ probably is correct that it got sweeter during the last twenty years of his life. And I think it may have been altered at the suggestion of Lindemann's distributor, Merchant du Vin (whose marketing prowess puts it in the top three beer importers.)

But when you want a refreshing ale on a hot day before a leisurely lunch, this beer hits the spot. And it just did.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Catalin90
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375ml into snifter

Pours brilliant deep crimson
Big currant on the nose with a waft of funk and tart
Sugar syrup on the palate - a great beer is in there somewhere under all the added sugar, but it is so hard to find
A bit thick and syrupy from the sugar

Overall, just over sweet. I get that this is sugar added, but damn, they put a lot in...

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Photo of CPAles
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sherillc
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of vfgccp
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
2.19/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dougbreathe
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cleve1212
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shelby415
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A unique sour, but one of the best. Quite possibly my favorite Lindemans offering outside the Kriek. Took me forever to find one of these as its not as popular as their other offerings in my area anyway.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adamranders
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 709 ratings
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