Lindemans Cassis | Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans CassisLindemans Cassis
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Lindemans CassisLindemans Cassis

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

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

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

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.04/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 4/3/2008 (bottle):

Pours a reddish colored body, with a big pink colored head that is somewhat lasting. Has a sweet dark fruity aroma, but not much else is present there. Has a sour sweet and creamy taste, Fruity. Some sweetness is lingering.

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3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
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 Fenris244
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a stupidly long-stemmed champagne flute.

Purple in colour, 2 finger champagne like head, moderate retention with some lacing on the glass, a small ring of bubbles was always apparent

Musty in aroma, some grapeish aromas as well, a syrupy sweetness was underneath the grape aroma

Grape flavors, pleasant tartness, an almost tannin like quality was there.

Very light in body, fizzy and effervescent.

Overall, good, not great, wouldn't get this if the apple of the peach is nearby. Guess this is the red headed stepchild of the lambics I've had, not bad but not noteworthy either

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

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3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep purple in colour with an odd pink head. This beer is really a one note wonder: loads of cassis aroma and flavor, but not much else going on. There’s not much lactic sourness, yeast, orwheat malt character at all. It starts out light on the palate, and gets a little heavy and cloying as time goes on. All of that being said, I like cassis flavor quite a bit, so this wasn’t all that bad for me.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
3.14/5  rDev -18%
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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3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a green bottle into a cervoise.

Appearance: Dark dark ruby red body, nearly black. Large pink head and pink lacing.

Smell: Doesn't smell that good. Very sweet and fruity but the smell is far from appealing.

Taste: Very sweet. So sweet that it made my cheeks pucker.

Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel that you would expect from something so sweet and sugary.

Drinkability: Grew tired of it after half a glass. Nothing was wrong with it, but it's not something that I would care to have another of.

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3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes, 01-12-06

Pours a vary dark hazy purple with a thick two finger pink head that slowly recedes to a rocky cap, that leaves behind tons of lacing. It's kind of strange to see a purple head on my beer.

Smell; very sweet with a very strong black currant smell. There's also a bit of a sour smeel in the background.

Taste; very sweet and fruity to start, followed by a slightly puckering sourness. It was a little hard to pick out at first because of how sweet this beer is, but there's a bit of a peppery spiciness in the finish, that makes this slightly more enjoyable. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. This is so sweet that I had a really hard time finishing it.

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3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Offa
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is tasty but too sweet and fruity for me and has almost no yeasty-sour lambic quality since the cassis dominates the drink too much. with too little complexity.

It's very deep purple red with a big, dense, pink head that lasts forever and leaves pretty good lacing.

The aroma is heavy blackcurrant with a light yeasty mustiness.

The taste is predominantly blackcurrant, first mostly sweet then in the finish more tart and light but remaining throughly cassis in flavour. The lambic-yeasty quality and sourness are barely evident at all, almost non-existent, probably because the cassis overpowers it all.

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3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is an almost purple color with a massive off-white head.

S: Great currant aroma to this one. Mildly tart with plenty of sweetness. Lots of grapes, almost like grape jam/jelly, and there is a mild funk/musty quality to the nose.

T: The flavor of this beer is just dominated by a sugary sweetness. There is an excellent grape flavor to the beer, but it is sort of like overly sweet grape jam/jelly.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: This would have been considerably better if it wasn't so overwhelmingly sweet.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was my first experience with a Lambic style. I am a wine lover in addition to a beer lover, so I was expecting to fall in love with this, though I think the opposite happened. My experience started off with a brilliant looking pour. I was amazed at the clear wine colored beverage with a foamy pink head. The aroma was beautiful, like a wine.

The taste and mouthfeel is where my experience began to take a turn for the worse. It tasted like a cheap wine, and after a few acclimatizing drinks it began to taste like a Juicy Juice. Despite the fact that it tasted like a kids' juice and has a low ABV, the drinkability is very low. I don't think I will experiment with any more Lambics in the future.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Lindemans Cassis from Brouwerij Lindemans
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