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

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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.

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2.6
TrefwoordPunk (1326) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2008
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours a dark red with a small pink head and a strong smell of cassis. The mouthfeel is soft and the taste is pretty sweet and really high on fruit, this doesn’t feel or taste like a beer at all. And that the bad thing about this fruit lambic, it is easy-drinking and refreshing, but there’s just nothing beerish our lambicish about it

3.6
ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pours a reddish blood color with a medium sized pink head. Nose is berries, sour funk, wood, and grass. Taste is pretty mild and sweet, nicely balanced and refreshing. Pretty good mouthfeel is nice and thick.

2.4
FlacoAlto (4234) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2008
Pours with a frothy, initially 1/2-finger thick, purple stained, off-white colored head, that sits on top of a deep, very dark purple colored beer. The beer does show a brilliantly clear, cherry red color when held up to the light. This smells intensely of sweet, syrup-like fruit; Concord grape jam, candied prunes, a sort of vegetal fruit character ( sort of ripe cucumber / unripe-melon if that makes sense), a green grape character. The aroma is very lightly funky too, with touches of musty, damp earth and a slight mold character.

Despite expecting it, this beer is still shockingly sweet, though it is not to the point of being syrup-like in consistency. A bit like a concentrated fruit juice, though it still has a distinct, green, vegetal note to it. Slightly tannic, at least enough to slightly coat the teeth and palate, also somewhat thick, though it is still fairly drinkable. Very fruity tasting & I suppose it tastes just like Cassis syrup, though having never tasted this I can’t say for sure; the fruit tastes like a mix of prunes, green grapes, a touch of kiwi, and perhaps even a touch of cherry cough-syrup. Not really funky at all in the flavor and any sourness is completely drowned out by the sweetness.

Very easy drinking, as long as you can get past the ample sweetness. I have a hard time thinking of this as beer and the sweet fruitiness is just a bit overwhelming. Really not what I want to be drinking, but as a fruit cocktail it is not half bad.

Purchased: BevMo, Tucson AZ

3
omhper (25963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2008
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Deep purple, pink head. Tart evident black curant aroma. Sweet black currant flavour with a fair amount of drying vinegart acidity. Tart enough to be refreshing, but with a very straight forward and overpowering black currant flavour, taking away the complexity of the lambic base.

3.3
mjg74 (3205) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle from Bev4Less. Pour a purple color. Aroma is somewhat tart with a bit of a berry smell as well. Somewhat sweet fruity flavor up front. Some tartness in there. Not super tart but good sweet/tart combo.

3.6
tomciccateri (1035) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 21, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours an opaque dark purple with a light pint frothy head. Sharp berry aroma. Light body, full mouthfeel, slightly sweet (berry) flavor balance, late very slightly tart finish.

3.7
Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2008
A little too sweet but not bad overall. Color is dark hazy purple. Sweet heavy raspberry taste (I don’t know what currants taste like).

3.1
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2008
(bottle): Pours a reddish body, Big pink head, somewhat lasting. Sweet dark fruity aroma, but not much else. Sour sweet creamy taste, Fruity. Sweetness lingering.

3.7
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2008
Red/purple pour. Lovely fruity aroma with yeast notes. Flavor is a thirst quenching blend of fruity sweetness and sourness, with essentially no bitterness. Somewhat fizzy palate. Delicious lambic.

3.7
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours a clear and bright ruby red with a full pinkish/lavender head -- a very striking and unique looking beer! Aroma is sweet and tart, with a strong cherry scent complemented by hints of yeast, wood, and other less distinct fruity tones. Taste is medium-bodied and smooth, with a tart flavor of cherry and black currant along with slight hints of woodiness and earthiness on the finish. A wonderful sipping beer that would make for a fine dessert.


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