Lindemans Cassis Lambic (375ml Bottle)
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 flavour.
Dark reddish purple pour with a pinkish purple head. Big currant nose, some mild sourness is noted, kinda wheaty. big, sweet currant flavor, juicy with a mild sourness late - kinda like red grape juice. A touch of wood in there somewhere. Excellent lace and head retention. Decent carbonation keeps this from coming off sticky.
Lambic Style - Fruit
Lambics are wheat beers made with stale hops and fermented with wild yeasts and other microorganisms, traditionally only on the Senne Valley in and around Brussels. The most traditional of the fruit lambics are kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry). In modern times, peaches (peche), blackcurrants (cassis), grapes, as well as more exotic fruits are used. Traditional lambics are commonly denoted by the term "oud", which is a reference to "old-style", and these are the most sour. More commonly, though, lambics are sweetened to cut the intense acidity. Serve with sharp cheeses or pickled dishes, or use in the preparation of mussels.