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

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RATINGS: 1011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Hazy, dark ruby color with aroma of currants, cherries, and organic mustiness. Nice earthy fruit flavor. Tart and sweet, but not overly so in either case. Very smooth drinking. Second only to the peach among the Lindemans fruit lambics in my book.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2003
Full mixed fruit bouquet, cherry red, pours a large pink head. Great taste of berries. Not overly sweet, dry. Wonderful!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Sort of an unfair rating, because I did not relize before drinking this that I do not like the taste or aroma of black currants.

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 (8579) - Ursel, 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 (3760) - 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.


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