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St. Louis Premium Cassis

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Emelgem, Belgium


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2009
Tasted 17/02/2009. 250ml bottle from Beerstore. Dark brown, approaching black, with a a pink head that shoots through rather quickly. Rich fruit sweetness and a strong acidity on the nose. The same in the mouth where it balance of sweetness up front and tartness out back that Jerry Hall would be proud of. For a beer of 3.2% this little 250ml cassis has more punch than Muhammed Ali. Itís closer to fruit drink than beer (let alone lambic) but it is magic all the same. I liked it a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Pours dark with a decent purple head. Fruity aroma mostly consisting of blackcurrant and grape. Taste mostly follows aroma but is quite tart. A good beer for almost anyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (3077) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2008
0.25L bottle, thick stable pinkish red head, that looks like candyfloss, clear extremely dark red colour, rich aroma of cassis. Taste dominated by powefull sourness with the cassis fruit in the back and just a touch of bitterness. Long sour aftertaste with just a touch of dryness creeping up your throat. One of the best fruit lambics i have had so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours a very dark red. Takes strong light to get through the glass. Head is a sort of purply beige. Didnít last all that long. Aroma is dark, tart berry. Med body. Itís tart and itís sweet. Itís quite astringent. There is a black current aspect - Iíve had the jam - but this is stronger and different. This lambic is one of the better sort - sour! Iíve looked for this for a long time. Worth the wait. Finishes sweet/tart/sour and fruity. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Pours a deep, blood red, so dark that an otherwise translucent body appears opaque unless backlit. Very pretty. A well-retained dark pink/violet head leaves thin sheet lacing behind, only after repeated sips diminish the liquid level in the glass. Thatí s good retention. The aroms is lots of fun, midway between simplistic fruit beer and a well-developed tart fruit-bomb with stylistic lambic underpinnings. This particular aroma, much more so than any of the other three St.Louis fruit lambics(I use the term lightly), leaves a gateway for a modest breach of lambic tartness and funky acidity to reach the spotlight. Still restrained, itís noticeable here and ties the loose ends of a full-on fruit attack together, very heavy black currant notes and light grape preserves not so overwhelming that itís completely one-dimensional. Very soft acetic notes seem to separate fruit from other components, thus yeast and tartness are admirably composed and not totally clouded. Still seems like a fruit beer, but a very nice one with some refreshing interludes. The flavor is introduces an adequate, at itís very least, brand of sourness, imparting a tang that bears down on massive currant tastes. The fruit is certainly a liquid extract added late but it still makes for a really tasty beer. Light tartness and light acidty are grainy and lemony, respectively. Sweetness is very high but doesnít get cloying or jammy. The palate tingles with further acidic induction, soft but ample carbonation spreading the pleasing flavor across the tongue. The body is medium and lightly sticky. The finish is lightly sweet, lightly drying, moderately tart/sour and quenching even though itís very full and fruity. Very good, much better than the other fruit beer offerings from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck, save for one - the Kasteel Rouge. Pretty delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Hazy dark purple and big pink head. Aroma is sour and bigtime on the blackberries. Flavor is sour and tart as hell blackberries. Taste like freakin grape juice. Really hard to describe other than itís about an 8 out of 10 on sourness and taste like blackberry juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4491) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 11, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2010 Re-Rate: the best lambic available in Israel. (3/11/2009 1:33:44 PM) Realy good looking beer with a deep purple-red below a pinky purple head, impressive aroma of forest fruits with white wine acidity, cheese and even some vegy notes, a deep flavors of citron, herbs and blackberries accompanied by a realy pleasant dry finish hoppy notes can be sensed as well. A really good one tough I believe It does not suite everyone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle into a pint glass. The aroma on this is oddly like barrel aged beers - wood, vanilla, cream, and tannins. The flavor is big fruit, lots of sour, and even some nice lambic funk. With some time one can even find some smoked meats in the mix and a bit of berry skins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Iím liking this premium series. This pours out a rich, deep purple with an almost lilac creamy head. Black current greets the nose with a sweetness that carries into the flavor. Nice carbonation, fizzy mouthfeel. Refreshing. On the sweet side but I like it like that. Not a traditional fruit lambic but that my be in its favor for some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2006
A deep, reddish/pink body beneath a holding, raspberry-hued head... like the frothy skin on top of hot Jell-O. Aroma finds peppery currant with sawdust and caraway. Flavor accomplishes its mission as a nice representation of black currant, tart and fruity, while it finishes dry yet lingers long.

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