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


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RATINGS: 1125   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Poured a dark ruby/plum color with a vivid pink head that deflated quickly. The nose was black currant, spruce and mint with a slight damp earthiness. The taste started with tart and vinious currant, followed by fresh pepermint leaf and bready grains. The finish was tart and puckering, yet dry and sweet. Definitly a sipping beer; very different, good and orignal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6850) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 Bottled Red with a pinkish, maroon-like head. Sourish and fruity aroma. Rather sweet flavour with blackberries and some cedar.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beisen (90) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Interesting. Pours deep ruby red, with about an inch of foamy head. The head remained about a quarter inch for the entire session. The flavor was sort of like drinking a beer flavored sweet and sour pomegranate shake. It definitely was more like a cider than a beer. Not bad, but I dont think Id have it again, especially for the price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
doubelknv3 (1085) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Purple Haze colour and aroma had hints of Black Currant. I am not a huge fan of Lambic or other fruity style beers, but I did have higher expectations for this one, which I tasted at my favorite Belgium beer bar in Geneva. The front-end was too sweet and the finish was too sour for me to enjoy...so, I gave it to my wife who has served with me as a long thime CAMRA member and she left this quote in our beer diary, "If its beer you want, if you order this youve taken the wrong turn..."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (5025) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 A 750 ml bottle costing $9.45 at the North Coast Coop in Eureka, CA. This was the last of the four Lindemans Lambic and was the most difficult to rate. Poured a beautiful almost purple color with a head of the same color that lasted a long time and left wonderful lacing. Big nose of cherry and a touch of yeast. A feast for the eyes. Thick and rich, with remarkable smoothness. Flavor is very potent and I suppose is currents, but is a little odd to me. . Mouthfeel rich like all the Lamics. A ourch of tartness is there, but generally this is very sweet and almost overwhelmlming in its favors. My least favorite of all the lambics. But still not bad and very interesting to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Pours a purple color with light purple head. Aroma is slight funk, black currant, must, old barn smell and yeast. Taste is much the same but this was much more enjoyable than then Lindemans Kriek. Not as overtly sweet. Easy drinking and exceptionally tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkMagus (507) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Bright purple-red color--pinkish purplish, frothy, bubbly head. Sweet-and-sour cherry-like aroma with some musty, woody elements. Cherries and sour grapes dominate the flavor profile. Pretty overwhelmingly sweet and somewhat one-dimensional. Not bad, but not something thats worth going back to again and again. I felt like I was drinking a fizzy sour grape juice, which is pretty good, but not an ideal trait in the world of Lambics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Perfect purple color with blue tinted head. Aroma is somewhat stale but keeps a solid nose of black berry scent. The flavor, however, has gone very sour and is to tart for me to enjoy. Finished the bottle but thats cuz i paid ten bills for this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
] Pours a lightly cloudy rust-ruby color, topped by a ring of light pink foam that lasts throughout. Decent lacing. Interesting strong fruity aroma of currants, raspberry candy, and beet juice. The flavor is somewhat similar to the aroma, but a little more candied, with no beets. Medium body, adequate carbonation. Even though the underlying beer and lambic flavors are covered by tangy fruit and sweet fruit, this beer is tasty and enjoyable. Then again, I like fruit wines and melomels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrohn92 (105) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours maroon with a pink head of foam. This lambic had an intense bitter aroma and taste from some sort of berry.

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