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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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892 Ratings
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Ratings: 892
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 40
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Faro |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stcules on 12-28-2002

ABV varies slightly
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Ratings: 892 | Reviews: 460
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3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Piana drobna, bardzo krótkotrwała. Po kilkunastu sekundach prawie całkowicie zredukowana, na środku szkła pozostała niewielka ilość pęcherzyków.
Zapach bardzo wytrawny, winogrona, wiśnie, cukier, minimalnie owoce kandyzowane, nuty kwiatowe ale i odrobina wilgotnego kurzu i ciemna jakby trochę przejrzała cytryna.
Nasycenie więcej niż średnie, miło łaskocze w język. Smak Faro jest niesamowity, lekka herbata z cytryną, winogrona, kwaśne wiśnie w słodkiej zalewie, czereśnie, maliny, nadpsute, wodniste - kompotowe truskawki. Jest też cukier kandyzowany, delikatnie przypalony. Każdy łyk przynosi lekką pestkową goryczkę, a w finiszu jest mocno wytrawny, kwaskowy bardzo pobudzający kubki smakowe i ślinianki. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty. Faktura gładka, a nawet aksamitna, super.
W Faro można się albo zakochać, albo je znienawidzić. Ja polecam z całego serca.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jul_dredd
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ian_B
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Colour of deep amber brown. Translucent with particulates, a weak head but a decent ring of retention.

Aroma of darkening black walnuts or their shells; something I'm sure few people will understand.

Taste very similar. I guess I should try Belgian candi sugar to understand what it is that flavours this beer. Slightly sour, but mostly sweet with the very odd flavour of black walnut. Don't know how else to describe this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corson
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwswigs
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Solid beige head, good retention, lots of lacing. Brew is crystal clear and a fairly dark amber color. Tons of bubbly action.

Tart, acidic, and slightly sweet aroma. Reminds me of honey and berries. Nice, moderate wild yeast aroma.

Extremely sweet! Like biting into a juicy tangerine. Lots of sugar and juice, with a bit of a citric bite following. Very little, if any, funk.

Silky, not quite syrupy, feel, relatively light, with a long wet finish.

This is a very tasty beer, but I can see why Faros are rated lower than other Lambics: it's extremely sweet, and there's less of a wild yeast presence. Still, I could easily see this replacing mimosas as a breakfast drink. Light, sweet, low ABV; not a bad beer at all.

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3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Locke
2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

To say they overdid the sweetness is an exaggeration. Sour does nothing to overcome its syrup-like feel and taste but in the farthest reaches of aftertaste.

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4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a tulip. A dark reddish bronze with a finger of quick-breaking white bubbles. Not a bad brettanomyces aroma. Green grapes, cherries, barnyard, some darker fruit, big brown sugar sweetness which portends things to come.

Palate is unfortunately far too sweet although I recognize that this style is supposed to be loaded with candi sugar. The tasty fruit notes on the nose do reveal themselves, with vibrant cherry, ripe pears, and hints of tangerine and lemon providing interest above and beyond the pervasive caramel flavor. I will say that the sour element improves over the course of a glass, presumably as one habituates to the sugar. The pear note starts to shift to something less ripe and some of the horse blanket shines through. Medium body with a perception of added thickness due to the sugar. Mellow carbonation. Finishes mildly tannic, vinous, fairly tart with an apple cider vinegar echo.

The fruitiness is a strength and this brew has some nice sour character if ones goes looking. Well-crafted if ultimately leaving one yearning for a legit gueze.

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EigenBeer
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.