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


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RATINGS: 1185   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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mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Poured a rushing, deep purple with at first a large foamy head, that dissipated to a small, light head. Aromas of mostly blackberries, some sugary sweetness. Flavor is a bit tart at first, then sour, then a really nice grape bubblegum comes out. A really delicious beer.

shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2007
Happy 29th Birthday to my wife!

April 21, 2007 - Today was my wife’s 29th birthday and so she received a bottle of Lindeman’s Cassis Lambic as part of her gift from me (she has really been wanting to try this one). These tasting comments are mostly hers... Lindeman’s Cassis Lambic is really pretty. It is purple in color (like grape juice) and transparent with a foamy pinky-purple head. The head lasts the entire time and leaves delicate, feminine lacing. The aroma is currants with a hint of funk (musty?) and yeast. The flavor is definitely currant all around and it has a moderate level of sweetness. [I also thought that is had some ripe mulberry taste and tartness to it.] The mouthfeel is thicker than expected (like thin syrup), but well received. There is some sparkling sensation on the palate, but it isn’t overdone (light carbonation). It is also very smooth and nice to drink. Overall my wife thought that this was a very good and interesting Lambic. She enjoyed the different and farily uncommon fruit, but didn’t think that the Black Currant was quite as good as the Lindeman’s Peach or Raspberry... Happy Birthday!

355 ml (12 fl oz) corked and capped bottle from River’s Bend.

agl108 (1306) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 12 oz. bottle at Zeno’s, Penn State. Poured deep ruby with pink head. Unexpected bitter, sweet berry flavor.

Jerre (3823) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2007
Bottle, 25cl. Dark red to ruby color with dark red-pink head. Aroma: sweet fruity. Medium body. Full sweet fruity, light sour palate. Finish is fruity, sweet-sour.

JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2007 Darker blue-purple color with almost no head. Very sweet aroma with a nice berry taste to match. A bit tingly and pretty tasty. One of the better lindman’s beers.

RichardGretton (4785) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Dark purple beer with a light head. The aroma is dulled berry fruits and the flavour is nicely sweet, fruity and quite tart. Overall a nice drink.

Dedollewaitor (16384) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Dark amber with red hew. Fruity blackcurrant all over this. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. Very sweet & a bit synthetic but def. drinkable!

Marko (6088) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 7, 2007
Bottle from a shop here in Split
The last Lindemans available here in Croatia. Label says 3.5%, but the importer’s sticker says 4%. Odd. Anyway, I don’t like blackcurrant much, so I was a bit reluctant to try this. It poured a deep, nearly black red with the pinkest head Ive ever seen. It’s firm, thick, and went away slowly leaving heaps of lacing and remains. The nose is almost all sharp dusty yeast, with just a hint of underlying fruitiness. The taste, however, shows a surprising lack of yeastiness after that (or not, knowing Lindemans). Light blackcurrant and black grapes with a sharp (for the brewery), but not all that unpleasant, acidic finish that turns into an acidic, long aftertaste, some metal, some weak, weak yeasty funkiness, and that’s pretty much that. Nice enough.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2016 Bottle 3.5% , this is red in colour, a easy drink that sweet fruit and uncomplex Tap at six degrees sept 2016...deep red.. Thin pink lacing sweet fruit front.. Juicy blackcurrant... Soft sweet fruit.. Long tart blackberries

Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle: Poured a deep dark blue color lambic with a big foamy purple head with good retention. Aroma of cassis syrup is dominating and gets pretty close to being gross but stays within a reasonable limit. Taste is dominated by the cassis with some weak notes of sourness and tart. The taste is also very sweet which I usually would mind but I thought it provide a refreshing edge to this beer. Overall, without being anything close to traditional lambic I thought this was a refreshing option that I wouldn’t mind having again.

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