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Brewed by Brouwerij Lindemans
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lindemans Cassis is a lambic made from local barley, unmalted wheat, and wild yeast. After spontaneous fermentation the lambic is aged in oak. Black currants are added creating a secondary fermentation and yielding an ale of exceptional flavor and complexity.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2005
3,5% ABV.
Pours unclear deep red colored with a solid pink head. Aroma of Ribena, black currants with mint tones. Flavor is very heavy also of black currants again with that funny tone of mint. Good sourness in the end. A nice and refreshing beer, but more like a fruit beer than a lambic! Quite impressive for a 3,5% beer!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Once more, I’m missing the allure of a fruit lambic. This pours a deep burgundy color with a tall, creamy pink head. The aroma is very fruity, of course, and somewhat tart. It’s got a fizzy mouthfeel and tastes like sweet/sour currants. Finishes on a tart, fruity note.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2005
375ml bottle: pours a nice grape red burgandy color, with a lavender head. the a aroma a tart, musty and fruity with hints of horseyness and oak. the flavors is a quite balabced tart and sweet currant grape like. sour and acidic, yet very sweet for a lambic. there is a slight woody, farm character on the end.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2004
My first Lambic!! Bottle poured a dark burgandy with a small redish head. Aroma if fruity with a hint of mint and tart. Flavor is great! fruity sweet with a tart tangy finish. Very very good!! I guess I’ll be buying more Lambics!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Pours red with a pink head. Very fruity aroma with a faint malt background. First taste is very tart--the rest mellow out very nicely. Good, but the Framboise is better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9903) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Pours grape juice red to hazy amber with a pink head, fizzy and some thin lacing. Aroma is strong of oak and then mint with hints of grass and malt. Flavor is fruity and tart with a mint finish. Palate is fizzy and the tartness makes your mouth water.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9258) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Lightly hazy, reddish orange ale with a mid-sized, pink, fizzy head. Good retention and weeping lace. The nose is fruity, earthy and herbal. The flavor is sweet and adequately tart. Medium-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Long, tangy finish. For all the reasons I don’t like black currants, I like them in this lambic. They are bitter-sweet. Good in beer. Bad on their own or in syrups, jams, etc.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2094) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 10, 2004
dark black red with pink head. tart wood aroma that is a bit corky. dry sweetness that is level throughout. taste of currants throughout. a peppermint taste in the finish. this would be much better for breakfast than it is at this time of night.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Bottle. Deep burgandy body with a deep pink head. The nose is not good. It reminds me of the smell I would smell when I used to weed our garden by hand-like very spicy hay. The taste on the front end is tart and a little sweet. The finish has the aforementioned weedy taste followed by a nice lambic sourness. All in all, this is multi-layered and complex. One one layer it is kinda nasty, on the other layer it is a good sourness. A very odd beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1719) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Purple color, with a pink head. Aromas of currents and mint. Flavor is similar to the aroma. It starts out sweet, but get a little sour as it goes. Interesting, but not really my thing.


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