Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans
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Reviews by DoktorZee:
4.18/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a fancy bottle (silver foil top, cork under the cap!) into a schooner. No obvious best before on the bottle.
A - clear amber with an initially huge, fluffy head (2 fingers) that leaves behind some chunky lacing.
S - sour apple, yeasty and a hint of skunk in the background, slightly astringent
T - exceptionally refreshing: controlled tartness runs throughout the entire experience, sour apple, ripe fruit, with a hint of skunk in the background, some orange rind on the back of the tongue. Just a hint of initial sweetness is totally destroyed by the sour.
M - light with an explosive shot of carbonation on each fresh swig, sourness sticks in the back of the throat with a vengeance
D - quite drinkable if you can adapt to the sourness
Very interesting and refreshing. Not yet familiar with the Faro style of Lambic, but I'll definitely be researching this style. This beer is delightful if you're a sour fan. Not for the faint of heart!
[Very interesting reading the other reviews as I don't get the extreme sweetness - it's there initially, but for me is totally destroyed by the sour elements. It's not the bottle as my wife found it super sweet. Perhaps I'm a freak!]
[After a bit of research it seems to be the difference between a sip and a swig - if you're doing small sips, this seems really sweet; if you take a few big swigs the sourness just sticks in your throat and dominates. Interesting implication for tasting styles.]
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2011 21:11:32 | More by DoktorZee
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3.44/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Light copper color with practically no head.
Strong predominant aroma of horse blanket, sulfur and sweat.
Much sweeter flavor and less sour than I expected given its bold aroma. Tart and very sweet flavor with notes of cherries, champagne vinous, apple vinegar and lots of candied sugar. Dry aftertaste with hints of leather.
Medium body with a medium carbonation and an acid feeling.
Interesting that given the big sour aroma I was expecting some heavy tartness, but it is reasonably friendly, with sugar superseding its sourness. Actually, it is a bit too sweet for my taste with a relatively lower complexity. But it was worth it to try this.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2014 20:18:44 | More by FLima
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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