Cassis tasting notes
Cassis is a Fruity Lambic with blackcurrants by Hanssens Artisanaal. It was originallyh released as a limited export edition, but now is brewed in a regular basis. Aroma is strong, with raspberry and blackberry and some vinous hints. Flavour is bitter with sour frouits, vinous character and a oaky touch and a lot of drinkability.
Fruity Lambic is a variety of Lambic often produced like Gueuze Lambic—by mixin one, two and three year old Lambics in the same bottle. Fruit is added halfway the aging process, so the yeast and the bacteria can ferment all the sugars from the fruit. Most traditional styles of fruit lambic are kriek (with cherries), framboise (with raspberries) and druivenlambik (with muscat grapes). The flavour of the fruit should be evident, coming in hand with a sour flavour. When young, the beer preserves its fruity taste, but when aged the lambic character becames more dominant.