The Cassis Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans in Vlezenbeek, Belgium pours out a dark cherry red in color and is topped with a large, purplish-pink colored head that slowly reduces down to a film with nice collar. On the nose, aromas of grape juice, black currant, light funk and a little earthiness. In the mouth, flavors of sweet and very tart black currant, some grape juice and a little earthy funk. Medium bodied. Fine carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. Thick sheets of lacing on the glass. The finish is long, tart and full of berries.
A good fruit lambic, but not overly complex. Big on the fruit flavors and enough tartness to override any sweet. A good beer to drink by itself or to pair with a chocolate dessert or plain cheesecake. Recommended.
355ml bottle, 4.0% ABV
Beer 232 of 366 for 2012