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


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RATINGS: 1075   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2006
(05.20.06) 12 oz green bottle from Liquorama???? Poured clear purple with small pink head. Some particulates. Soft carbonation. Sour black currant with some catty aroma. Light-to-medium bodied lambic that starts with light malt sweetness and tart black currant. Finished dry with lingering tart fruit flavor. Surprising good sour lambic, not like the overly sweet Lindemans Framboise and Kriek lambics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16185) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle. Nice big pink head with good duration. Color is dark ruby. Fresh strong aroma of blackcurrant. Taste is blackcurrant and sour like it should be. Another hit from Lindeman. Original rating June 18th 2006 8/4/7/3/15. Rerated May 16th 2012. 8/4/8/3/15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Pours a surprisingly dark shade of purple w/ a big head of creamy bubbles. I really liked the nose on this--crisp, fruity and w/ a delicate edge of mint that adds a nice accent to the rest of it. Flavor is tart but w/ some sweetness, the mint accent comes across as rather strange and chaulky at this point but is not entirely unpleasant. Body is slightly heavy for a lambic w/ less carbonation than expected but it worked w/ the sweet/tart dichotomy of the beer reasonably well. Overall, I was surprised by how good this was. Itís actually a rather unusual and entertaining beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 15, 2006
This lambic was ok.. probably better than Lindemans peach but not as good as their cherry or raspberry offerings. Not as fruity as the others... this one actually tasted somewhat like beer. Not bad at all but when I am in the mood for lambic, i will stick to the cherry and the raspberry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KUEric (930) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2006
12 oz bottle: Pours a deep ruby to fire engine red color with no carbonation/lacing rising to the top, but a thick fluffy and stiff purplish head that folds down into layers as opposed to popping. Aroma is quite nice, just a little one sided, all berries all the time. A little in the way of flowers and not much else. The flavor is nice, a little acidic and bitter. The tastes are of berries. There is a little bit of a carbonated feel to it and a tangy aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3016) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
I like the way Lindemannís does their fruit lambics. This was the last of their fruits lambics for me, and I enjoyed it. The aroma was incredible, very strong berries and floral aspects. The pour was dark purple, hardly any light passing through, with a light purple-pink head that provided fantastic lacing. The flavor was much of he same with only a hint of lambic-ness underneath, balanced by some sugar to make this most drinkable. Mouthfeel was modearate with significant carbonation. My numbers are going to be higher than how much I really enjoyed this (fruit alert), but what can you do? Phenomenally greaet aroma, appearance, and flavor for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
EithCubes (5458) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle. Dark wine red pour, neon pink head. Smells of currant, sweet and tangy with a bit of dust. Tastes the same. Sourness is a bit milder than in the Framboise, on the whole a bit sweeter, too. That is, too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - MAY 28, 2006
another chickie lambic, pinkish purple with reddish head; the aroma is fruity with hint of currant. so is the flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours a reddish purple with a flourescent pink head. The aroma is a funky winery-bottling-room with some black currant; the flavor is an overwhelming blast of thick, sweet, sticky black currant (think melted sorbet or maybe even straight-up Torani syrup). The lambic character is in there somewhere, but one practically has to focus to find it beneath all the fruit and sugar.

As fruit juice, itís passable. As a beer, no.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Kind of a slight stale aroma. Very attractive cloudy burgundy in appearance with a fine bubbly head. Very tart - a slight metallic aftertaste - not really bad - just rather metallic. I liked the livliness of the carbonation. A refreshing drink to sip. This was my first experience with a lambic. Very unbeer-like. Different but good.

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