Let’s Drink: Lindeman’s Cassis Lambic


cassisPersonally, I am a big fan of lambic beers. The intense fruit flavors, low ABV (no more than 4%), and none-to-few hops please my palate. Plus, I have a lot of experience in drinking them since I am allergic to wine.

This beer had a lot to live up to considering that I love Lindeman’s Framboise and Kriek varieties already. Cassis lambic gets its flavor and robust color from black currants. Lambic, by nature, is highly carbonated, and this one is no exception. The head started thick, but quickly bubbled down to a manageable level. The aroma is very similar to wine. The currants add a bolder flavor than I have come to expect in a lambic and does not leave me as refreshed as I would like. When the beer first hits the tongue it is sweet and light, but by the end of your throat it has become a little sour and tart, which is okay but leaves me wishing for more.

I will say, like all lambics, keep the bottle cold because the flavor loses a lot when warm.

If calories are a concern, this lambic is about 16 calories an ounce.

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