Lindemans Cassis | Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans CassisLindemans Cassis
709 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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Photo of granger10
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This offering comes out a deep burgundy red color with purple on the sides. A nice tall, airy, frothy pink head sits atop the glass and maintains good retention. Aroma was sweet, kind of berryish with some yeast notes evident. Taste had more of a purple grape flavor than berries imo. Body is light and a bit watery, not too syruppy at all. The sweetness is dominant and the yeast doesn't really hold it back. The finish however gives me some acidity and washes away the sweetness quite well. This was a fairly good beer, Cassis wouldn't be my first choice to add to a lambic, but it worked well here.

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Photo of MarkoNm
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one turned out to be a nice surprise.
Pours with a deep purple color, clear, and a wine head, about a finger or two of it. The fruity aroma immediately tells you there's some black currant here, plus there's also a slightly wine smell present. The taste is very sour, not acid like, but it really tastes like black currant. The finish is towards the sweet side, perfectly completing this great beer. Definitely recommend it.

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Photo of clvand0
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish-purple color, well carbonated with a large head and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet and spicy with some fruit. The flavor is tart, as expected, with some grape or dark berries. Very sweet and tart, but very enjoyable as well. If it weren't so expensive, I'd get this more often.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep, clear ruby red dolor. Poured a lumpy 3 finger cherry head with excellent retention; it didn't give way until kI started to drink it. Sticky webs of lace all over the glass.

S: Sweet black currants; that's about it. A little sour in the background that grows as I got used to the sweetness.

T: Sweet black currants. Transitions right to a tart/sour finish.

M: Light body. Moderate-to-ample carbonation. A nice balance as the sweetness can manifest a fuller body.

O: Not anything like beer. As drinkable as fresh fruit juice, but too sweet to drink a lot. I'll have my dessert in a glass.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lexicondevil
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first BA review - brought this one back from Brussels (which I now feel stupid for doing, as i've seen it quite a few places). The appearance is sharp, with a nice pink head on a purplish body. Taste is sharp and sweet. Pleasantly sparkling in the mouth giving way to a strong currant aftertaste.

Simple, yet fantastically unique (at least for most of us who can't find another cassis). While I don't like many fruited beers (including most Lindeman's), this is the exception.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep ruby red/purple color with 2 fingers of purple head that lasts for a few minutes before fading down to a decently large cap

S: Lots of sweet black currant comes through, along with some grape. Not much else really

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a wave of black currant and grape, with some mustiness and quite a bit of sweetness. Again, not much depth after that

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A good cassis lambic with quite a bit of sweetness as per usual with Lindemans. The only downfall is that it's a one trick pony with no depth behind the black currants and grape. Good to try at least once though

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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 brownbeer
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a purpleish red color with a fluffy pinkish-purple head.

Aroma is lightly funky and winey/grapey with a hint of blueberry. It has a concord wine feel.

Sweet plums and dark fruit blend with a mild acidity, somewhat sugary, which holds back the potential a little.

A good substitute for the ever hard to find sweet red wines. Not bad.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgotcher
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a purplish color with pinkish head and lacings of course.

Smell is fruity all the way.

Mouthfeel is smooth but dry and puckering sour tartness is very strong. There seems to be some kind of mustyness to this, it is my first cassis lambic so not really sure if it is intentional or not (wild yeast?). I kind of adds to the mystery.

Anyway I like it.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bottle from "BEERA" Store in Sofia.

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Photo of SeanRedd
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Open the gates to another universe and relax, relax. The Leffe of Belgie Pales... Lied's currant Cassis is exotic enough not to dissapoint, while available at your local supermarket. (I have never heard of a currants.) The bacteria is present; knawing and snapping. Dry and magically colored. Sour and tangy. Elegant but a tad too bar mitzvah. An honorable introduction to a sour ale lifestyle worth indulging and embracing.

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Photo of Higravity
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a very nice change of pace. A good base beer for the sweet tartness of the Black Currants. It poured a lovely pink-purple white a pnk head that dies to spots of carbonation. A lovely taste of latic spoiled beer and a heady dose of Currant flavors and sweetness. A good beer to sip with friends. It was a little syrupy and I would drink a whole bottle by myself, but enjoyable and pleasent. By far my favorite of the three common Lindeman's beer.

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Photo of jenitivecase
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 37,5cl bottle into a glass. Studying abroad in Germany means never having appropriate glassware.

A: Pours a cloudy deep maroon color; very hazy and surprisingly opaque. Generates a big fluffy pink head which drops down to a quarter-inch of resilient pillowy bubbles. Leave behind rather impressive lacing.

S: SO MUCH FRUIT. Obviously, lots of cassis scent, lots of sweetness. Some sour tang from the yeast is also present. Not incredibly complex, but definitely delicious-smelling.

T: Very up-front... wow. There is just lots and lots of sweet cassis taste, with a sour bite on the end. This is incredibly flavorful. It's not exactly as complex as I could hope for, but it's definitely tasty. I had been a little worried that the aftertaste would be too sweet and therefore cloying, but it's really just a strong kick of tanginess with some sweetness thrown in, which is quite nice. My only real complaint is the lack of complexity, but that certainly doesn't mean that this isn't tasty.

M: Feels very liquid on the palate and then goes down smooth. Carbonation is present, but not very assertive. Nothing super outstanding here, but also nothing wrong with it.

D: God, it's like candy. It's incredibly easy to drink, but sweet enough to make the idea of more than one bottle seem like kind of a bad call. I'm pretty sure that after this bottle, I'll have had quite enough sugar.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into flute.
A: Pours a light garnet color with high carbonation producing 1 inch thick light pink head.
S: Cassis with a hint of grape juice.
T: Like the aroma, pretty straight-forward. Cassis.
M: Light and effervescent. Very nice mouthfeel...champagne-like.
D: Highly drinkable. Excellent with dessert, goat cheese, and lighter fare.

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Photo of draheim
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
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 TastyTaste
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an odd purplish color, very fizzy, with a nice creamy pink foam. The smell is very sweet and fruity, like a comination of cranberries and grapes, very candy-like. Taste is also extremely sweet, with tartness an afterthought. This beer is very sugary, I would've like to see more tartness and body in it. Still, it was good, and my first experience with currants.

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Photo of hobbes2112
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, foil, capped and cork....protective much?

I am very inexperienced with lambics so come into this one no knowing really what to expect.

The pour looks a lot like the sparkling grape juice that I used to drink at Thankgiving when I was still at the kids table. Fairly large, extremely purple head that leave some lacing. Color is very dark, opaque really.

Smell is like a slightly spicied version of the currant juice you can buy. Sweeter than just plain currants and a tiny bit of something pine, possible spruce.

Taste is well in line with the smell, high in the currant content and really wonderful tartiness. I had a hard time finding any of the more subtle elements of the nose in the taste, but it is still good.

I like the carbonation level, it is consistent and really adds to the tart experience.

This is fun for once in a while, in fact I might bring some of this home for the holidays to replace wine.

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

Photo of soulgrowl
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: A pretty concord grape juice color with ruby and plum tones. Pink marshmallowy head is kind of frothy and kind of small with sub-par retention.

Smell: Black currants (duh) and red wine with plums and dragonfruit.

Taste: Nice and tart, with an apple cider vinegar-like sourness. Black currants, fresh cranberries, grape seeds, and a slight wheat flavor. Not too sweet, this is a tasty beer that would be even tastier with brie or dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy yet syrupy, not bad but not particularly good.

Drinkability: This is a fairly refreshing lambic, lacking in complexity but not too heavy or sugary. Probably would go over well at parties.

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Photo of milesmayhem
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2nd following the raspberry, the Cassis is another delicious 3 year masterpiece from Lindemans. Lovely ruby pour with a delicate white head of foam. The nose is worth a good 10 minutes of savoring. Very sweet and rich flavor like pure juiced cherries fills the mouth. Addictive and would go great with cheesecake.

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