Saturday, March 26, 2011

Brouwerij Lindemans - Cassis

Purchased From: Beltway Fine Wine
Serving Type: 750 mL corked, capped, and foiled bottle, poured into a fluted glass

This black currant-flavored beer is another fruit-infused Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans of Belgium. The beer pours a rich purply-maroon, very reminiscent of a red wine. The deep beet-like color is eye-catching and extremely consistent. The frothy head is pink and massive in size. The beer retains its head for sometime and the wispy lacing is elegant.

There's a definite cellary must to the nose with a prevalent dryness. The sweet fruitiness comes through extremely strong on the nose. A clear indication of what's to come. The black currants are extremely prominent and tasteful. The carbonation is way on the high-end, almost champagne like in texture. The sweetness is very strong, but not cloying. The finish is sweet, with a tart edge and very crisp. Like its Kriek cousin, this beer leaves your teeth feeling a big sugary. Another solid fruit beer with great potential  for non-beer drinkers.

Final Verdict: B+

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