Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans
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Reviews by STEG:
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Dark amber hue in color, off white fine bubbled head gloppy lacing as the beer goes bye bye.
Smell is sweetly acetic, like sweet red wine vinegar. Some brown sugar and light black pepper notes as well.
Taste is relatively different than the smell Very sweet throughout most of the palate progression with some light notes of that red wine vinegar smell cropping up towards the finish. It's oddly candy like until the finish.
Mouthfeel starts a bit airy in nature and progresses to a slightly slick middle with a mild carbonation throughout.
Overall not too bad. I would like to try more of the style before making any further judgements in this category. It's a bit too sweet for my liking and a bit odd in the smell and taste category but I hear that's fit to style.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2011 23:52:25 | More by STEG
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4.04/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
We split a bottle, screwing the cork and pouring into our tasting snifters. It shows a golden brown coloring, with only a film of a creamy tan head to show for. Spots of lacing replace this, but they are far and few in between. No haze or sediment are appreciated, but carbonation appears to be high. The aroma is both sweet and salty, giving notes of candied walnuts, strawberry and raspberry fruitiness, hot balsamic vinegar, oaky woodiness, musk and dust, white sugar, fermented red apples, wildly souring tart yeastiness, cucumber skins, and chemical chlorine bite. The taste to follow is immensely sweet. Flavor hails from syrupy cherry, strawberry, and raspberry sugars, with hollow plastics, glossed printer paper, white sugar, vinegar acidity, tart barnyard yeastiness, mild graphite, metallics and mineral-laden soil, tweed, commercial honey, and sweet, seeded raspberry jam. The body is light, but syrupy and thick when it comes to slurp, smack, and finishing pop. The mouth is left fully coated and satiated, with no real dryness. The abv is easy, and the beer drinks back like candy.
Overall, this was a nice experience. Although faros as a style are sweet, with cloying amounts of added sugars, Lindemans sure knows how to make a crazy sweet beer. This beer, for us, functions more as an after-dinner aperitif, much like a port or sticky brandy. We didn’t find any aspect of it to be offensive, but it is about as refreshing as a tall, warm glass of merlot. There is enough tartness from the yeast to help curb the large base of cloy, but again, the ultimate picture shows that stylistically, they did things right, without too much in one direction or the other.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 23:50:08 | More by TheBrewo
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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