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 Tone
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark red color with lighter red along the bottom of the glass. 1/3 inch head of a pink color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of currant, sweet malt, yeast, tart malt, slight hops, and some acidity. Fits the style of a Lambic. Mouth feel is sharp, acidic, and tangy with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, strong tartness, currant, and slight hop. Overall, a new an interesting brew (never had a currant beer). Reminded me as a wine/beer combo and I rather enjoyed it.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: poured smoothly with a light pinkish head, is a dark rich purple in color yet dark red in the light, slight carbonation

Smell: very fruity and sweet, almost sour, kind of a wine scent to it, very appealing, slight slight alcohol on the back end

Taste: sweet upfront before it becomes sour on the end, good flavor and complex for a lambic, very sweet and good currant flavor, almost like a light dark red wine

Mouthfeel: well carbonated so good amount of tingling on the tongue, very smooth and refreshing

Drinkability: very drinkable, great flavor, aromas, and appearance. a little too sweet to drink more than one but overall it's a very good tasting lambic

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a stange. The appearance is a purple/pink colored body that starts off with a finger’s worth of a foamy white head; lacing is sporadic and clingy all around The smell starts off with some raspberry, and as she warms, there’s a light blueberry combining to mainly make it semi-sweet but yet carries a somewhat tart/sour connotation to it. The taste is centered around some raspberry and blueberry combination of tart to sweet balance-ness, gets kinda juicy (must be authentic); sweet sticky aftertaste; watery juicy finish. The palate is light to medium sort of body with a somewhat softer carbonation to it, and somewhat sessionable. Overall, this is a lambic I could drink again. This didn’t come across as too vinous, overly tart or too sour.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark red in color, nice carbonation, nice foamy pink head, nice lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of grapes, and black cherries.

T - The taste is sweet/tangy and highly carbonated.

M - Medium body.

D - Drinkable. This is a lambic offering from Lindemans, would recommend at least once in a lifetime.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Still haven't figured out how to turn down free beer. Even though I don't respect that these are called "lambics" this one was OK.

Beer is purple, deep purple, and forms a thick head of small bubbles that is also purple in hue. Some lacing on the glass.

Beer is sweet and mildly tart in the aroma. Mostly sweet with this almost grape juice aroma to it.

Beer is medium to light in body with decent carbonation. Mild tartness at the corners and a lot of sweetness. The more I drink the more it tastes like carbonated Welch's grapejuice. Interesting but not a repeat. Unless of course its free.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a deep wine purple with a half finger head and light sticky lacing left on the glass

S: I was getting some funky corky aromas with good grape notes that made the cut with slight acidic tartness.

T: nice grape tarness like the nose with good sweetnees that is not over baring. After a couple sips I get a little funk flavor as well.

M: light to meduim body with light carbonation with a sweet dry finish.

D: very good lambic I think its one of my favorite beers from lindemans. I like that the cassis adds sourness to the overall taste.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark red-purple color with a pink head. The aroma is tart and has a lot of red wine characteristics. The flavor is very similar to red wine and has some other fruit which is guess is the currants. There is also a little bit of tartness. High carbonation and medium mouthfeel. This has nothing in common with other Belgian lambics but as far as fruit beers go, this is a decent one.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a champagne flute.

Appearance: deep red brown color with a 1-finger pink head.

Smell: earthy berries and malt. Tart aroma.

Taste: sweet and very tart. Lots of blackcurrant and berry flavor; not particularly bitter. This does well because I happen to like berry fruit in beer.

Mouthfeel: light-medium body; quite carbonated. I like it.

Drinkability: lambics simply do it for me. I like it.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark, reddish-black; pours with a nice, pinkish head; some retention, nice lace.

S: Fruity, candy-floss, black currents, tartness hints at a slight funkyness.

T: Quite tart. Black current flavour throughout, dominating the aftertaste. Crab apples, fruit bread, and subtle hints of chocolate. I'm not particularly fond of black currents, but its a good amount of natural flavour... taste score is pushing a 4.5.

M: Light to moderate body (substantial for its strength), puckering tartness, moderate acidity, dry finish; moderate carbonation.

D: Approachable, not too funky, but a little tart for my liking.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lindemans Cassis

Pours a cherry color, nice soapy head and lace. Aroma is full of sour berry. In the flavor, sweet berry flavor and a sour lambic funk flavor making for a nice sweet/sour combo. Light bodied, mild carbonation and a dryish finish. Solid lambic beer, as is everything from Lindemans.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 355 ml corked bottle. Sampled on August 23, 2012.

It pours reddish-purple and looks like currants with a thin but long-lasting head that leaves lacing.

The aroma is tart and fruity with a vague barley malt backdrop.

The body is very nice and falls into the medium range with a smooth, comfortable feel on the palate.

It is very difficult for me to judge the taste because Lambic fruit beers are low on my list of styles. Tart, sour and fruit but there is a notable character of malts balancing it out at the end. Low ABV so it would be easy to have a couple of a hot day.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BARFLYB
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of biegaman
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A splendid drink really. Fantastic colour, rare and unique to cassis beers. Purple body and bubbly, pink head. Tart and lively aroma. More tartness than fruityness, some lambic yeast makes its way through. Carbonation on the high side, but doesnt distract from anything. Tasty, black currant flavour. Drinks far too easy! Its always hard to find much to say about these fruit lambics, there never is, and yet I enjoy them (as Im sure many do) as much as any other style. Excellent beverage for so many occations, wish I had more! Fine beverage simply overall. Thanks to Dr.Jay for hauling this one into the country for me and the special lady.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark purple with two-finger pink head and a lot of lacing down the glass. Tart fruits and a little oakiness in the smell, with grapes and something like blue berries/black cherries also. A great sweet taste of berries and black cherries in a medium, semi-creamy body with a tart and crisp backbite that balances the beer. A great sipper that is more enjoyable than a bottle of red wine in my opinion.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours with a frothy, initially 1/2-finger thick, purple stained, off-white colored head, that sits on top of a deep, very dark purple colored beer. The beer does show a brilliantly clear, cherry red color when held up to the light. This smells intensely of sweet, syrup-like fruit; Concord grape jam, candied prunes, a sort of vegetal fruit character ( sort of ripe cucumber / unripe-melon if that makes sense), a green grape character. The aroma is very lightly funky too, with touches of musty, damp earth and a slight mold character.

Despite expecting it, this beer is still shockingly sweet, though it is not to the point of being syrup-like in consistency. A bit like a concentrated fruit juice, though it still has a distinct, green, vegetal note to it. Slightly tannic, at least enough to slightly coat the teeth and palate, also somewhat thick, though it is still fairly drinkable. Very fruity tasting & I suppose it tastes just like Cassis syrup, though having never tasted this I can't say for sure; the fruit tastes like a mix of prunes, green grapes, a touch of kiwi, and perhaps even a touch of cherry cough-syrup. Not really funky at all in the flavor and any sourness is completely drowned out by the sweetness.

Very easy drinking, as long as you can get past the ample sweetness. I have a hard time thinking of this as beer and the sweet fruitiness is just a bit overwhelming. Really not what I want to be drinking, but as a fruit cocktail it is not half bad.

Purchased: BevMo, Tucson AZ

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Photo of Zorro
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque dark purple, I can't see through it.

Smell is a typical Lindeman Fruit Lambic, powerful fruit smell.
Smells like Black Cherries.

Taste is sweet and tart with a noticeable bitterness and woody character. This is an intense fruit beer. There is enough acid in this to irritate your tongue if you hold it there.

Mouthfeel is good.

An intense fruit beer that is just too much for a session beer.

This makes a good dessert beer, drink it alone or with vanilla Ice Cream.

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Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Raziel313
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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