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

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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Though I'm no good judge of lambics yet, I did enjoy this one. The beer is garnet in color, with a frothy pink head. It tastes throughly of currant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Dark ruby red like a merlot. Purple head with lots of purple lacing. Smells like cherry sucrets or dark cherry shasta. Lightly tart flavor with some overlaying sourness with subtle ease. A nice fruit balance but a trad on the cloying side. Finishes cloying but tart enough to offset some of it. Easy to drink even with this though. Interesting lambic, really reminds me of when I used to grind up cherry sucrets and make cherry sour-throat smoothies.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7806) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2003
Absolutely superb cardinal-red beer with deep-cyclamen head, slowly collapsing. "Pure" blackcurrant nose, like cassis-sherbet or cassis-icecream. Slightly sweet nose. Again, cassis-ice like taste, but with a good sweet-sour balance, nearly tart. Taste is less aritificial, candisweet-like than the nose. Palate remains too sweet, though. Virtually no indication of lambic, the acidity is purely fruity in character, like citric acid. Tart, mouthfeel not light. Dry-out effect on the teeth and gums. This is a perfect soft drink for somewhat larger children. IMO, it's not beer, and doesn't deserve the name lambic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Nice purple colorsmall white head that faded fast.The aroma was hard to describe since i don't know what a currant is i won't get to involved with the aroma other then to say that it is unique.The flavor was much the same being a bit grape like at the middle and i just can't explain the beginning flavor,Very tart slightly sweet and the after taste is tart and that currant taste i guess.It certainly is a unique brew and very good but i guess i prefer framboise a little more for the flavor.Well worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Red/purple color. Very sweet and noticable use of the currants. Slight tartness and vinegar taste but the sweetness heavily prevails. A little dryness on the end too. It is refreshing and tangy, just too sugary.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3395) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
I found a Lambic I like, and it is this. Purlpe/red color with a grape juice head. Smells like the Cassis liquer and I did not notice the rotten hay smell I always get in Lambics. Very fizzy mouthfeel, like pop rocks. There is a little sour in here, but with an appropriate sweetness to balance. Still not a beer, still too tangy, but enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Taste from a bottle at Monks Cafe in Philly. I'm not a lambic fan but this wasn't bad. Taste and smelled sour. Had a purplish color to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1011) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2003
A nice appearance and good aroma start this one. The flavor is a bit strange,and quite tart, but also nice. My first cassis lambic, so I'm not certain what to compare it to. As such, this rating will have to stand alone for now.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2003
Ruby red with a small head. Nice black currant aroma and taste. Sweet, but not sickly sweet. I think it is nice but you cannot drink a lot. Sharing one with a friend is ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2003
This is a strange beer...it has an unusual taste that requires closer inspection. Obviously not as good as the Framboise (Raspberry) lambic, but also not too much of a let down. The aroma smells very strange...I'm not really a fan of the smell. The taste is OK, but not worth the price. If you're going to pay this price, get the Raspberry.


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