Cassis
Brekeriet

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 14.79%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
49
From:
Brekeriet
 
Sweden
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  8
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Brekeriet Cassis is a black currant fruit beer/wild ale hybrid mainly fermented with Brettanomyces yeast.
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Reviews by Sabtos:
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Vibrant ruby red with a soft, pink blanket.

Smell is funky barnyard and horse blanket fairly strongly, with some rose petal, raspberry, and pepper supporting.

Taste is rhubarb, Flintstones Push-Up Pop, and blackberry. My drinking companion at the time noticed a hint of pickled cauliflower, and I noted some fresh, clean river water--a sort of mineral accent.

Tart, dry and acetic but not harsh.

Nov 07, 2016
More User Reviews:
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bark from Sweden

4.38/5  rDev +9.8%

Batch #3, 75 cl bottle.

The liquid is somewhat hazy, the colour red/wine red. The low white head sinks quickly into a thin lid.

The smell is dry with fine notes of mature red wine, black currant, and currant bush. Stong sour notes, some bitter herbs.

The taste is dry with lots of currant bush, black currants, and unsweetened black currant juice. Bitter herbs and growing tart notes reminding of malic acid. Hits of stable and horse. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is semi-sour with some sweetness. Hints of metallic bitterness. The long finish got notes of black currants and acid drops. The sour flavours sticks to my teeth.

The carbonation is medium to strong, the long lasting bubbles are large and fresh (but not sharp). The liquid is quite light.

This beer is exactly as I had expected it: Brilliant.

Aug 17, 2014
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Derek from Canada (BC)

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 27, 2017
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baggio from Sweden

4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 29, 2015
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drewone from California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Nov 13, 2014
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largadeer from California

2.45/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Beautiful dark red color, but otherwise pretty bad. Enteric dirty diaper aroma, spicy/earthy currants, strangely herbal tasting.

May 17, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle (@ 5.4% ABV) - not a lot of Swedish brews make their way to Alberta, and certainly nothing as fancy as this!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark salmon amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy pale pink head, which leaves some crooked Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it quickly and evenly subsides.

It smells of funky bacterial infection, wet wood, gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser spicy wheatiness, some minor lemon and musty black currant fruitiness, and a touch of leafy and herbal green hop bitters. The taste is big and tart black currant fruity notes, a prominent musty earthiness, dank barrel staves, some sour milkiness as it warms, a bready graininess and a still laid back wheaten cereal character, some edgy (but not particularly funky) Brett, plain mineral water, and an indistinct verdant hop bitterness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its quotidian frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, as the fruitiness mostly overrides the local troublemakers, as such. It finishes off-dry, the base malt and black currant fruit keeping the lingering tart and sour esters at bay.

Overall, this isn't a bad sour fruit ale, it's just that there is a strange combination of milk and soured fruit that kind of starts to get on my nerves after a spell. Maybe it's a too many cooks spoil the broth sort of thing, i.e. more complicated than complex.

Nov 19, 2016
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liquorpig from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 24, 2016
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wethorseblanket from California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Nov 10, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red body. Medium khaki head. Wispy surface.

Smell - Smells exactly like currants. Like currant jam or a currant juice concentrate. Not much else.

Taste - Sharp currant flavor. A little acidic. Drops off quickly. Musty finish.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Smelled really nice, but doesn't pan out.

Jan 13, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Nov 11, 2014
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Gotti311 from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Apr 14, 2015
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 08, 2015
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Mattias from Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Oct 05, 2013
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WillCarrera from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen, served in a mini tulip glass. Thanks Kristoffer!

A- Pours a vibrant fuchsia color with a thin, pink head, recedes to a collar.

S- Smells very nice actually. Mild tartness in the aroma, focuses more heavily on very juicy, fresh aromas of blackcurrant.

T- Way more tart than it smells, has a great acidity, really spot-on. Blended with the tartness is a nice, subtle, only a bit sweet blackcurrant flavor.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth with good carbonation.

O- I really enjoyed this beer, they've got the tartness down really well and the fruit character is very nice.

Jun 15, 2013
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

2.6/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

First, let me say that this beer is beautiful. Deep red, ruby tones. Pretty hot.
Unfortunately, it smells and tastes awful. It kind of reminds me of a skunk. Not like skunked hops, but that smell you get when you hit a skunk with your car.

May 17, 2015
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olradetbalder from Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Nov 13, 2014
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MattSweatshirt from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful beer to pour. Gorgeous red liquid coming out of the bottle fills the glass with a deep red body and a fluffy pink head sprouts up that slowly falls to a thin covering that hangs around.

Huge fruit nose. The black currants are poppin with some blackberry and raspberry as well. A little leafy and herbal.

Just like the aroma it is big on fruit with currant and berry flavors. A large herbal presence as well which is very interesting. On the sour side.

Lively in the mouth and fairly dry. Body is on the lighter side.

Really impressed by this.

Nov 05, 2014
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Kramerwtmf from California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Nov 09, 2014
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CheapBeerBuzz from California

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

May 17, 2015
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redfox405 from California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Nov 11, 2014
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Anonymous1 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle gifted by Blafa

A: Deep blood red with a light pink head.

S: Pungent/Ripe blackberry/dark fruits on the nose.

T: Just incredible sweet-tart black currant. Tangy with a dry finish. More tart than sour, so I assume the Brett is still doing it's work on this one. Alcohol is completely hidden.

M: Drinks like a cherry cola or carbonated Kool-aid. Very drinkable.

O: I love anything with black currants and I wish we could get this stateside. Tart and sweet without being medicinal. The mouthfeel could be improved.

Jun 07, 2013
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aztraz from Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Sep 28, 2013
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grze from Nevada

4.91/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had the beer at the Shelton Brothers festival and it was easily in the top 10 of the event. Keeping in mind there were beers like Cantillon Gueuze '05, West Ashley, Fou Foune or Blueberry Flanders available there. This is a fantastic wild ale (not sure why it's listed just as a fruit beer).

Feb 13, 2015
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UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 13, 2015
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 49 ratings