Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans
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Reviews by dgilks:
4.13/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear copper colour with a persistent off-white head. Pretty streams of carbonation flow through the glass.
Nicely sweet and sour aroma with some nice funky overtones working their way through the nose.
Good balance between sweet and sour. While I am a fan of really sour traditional lambics and gueuzes, this works for me. I get a strong vinous character with tart grapes, peaches and stonefruit playing a role. The significant sweetness doesn't overpower cutting the sweetness enough to mean that this doesn't have to be a sipper.
Medium bodied with a soft carbonation, this is easy enough to drink. I would probably like it to be a bit thinner but that is hard to do when it has been loaded up with unfermented sugars. A tasy, drinkable beer even if it goes against my penchant for mouth puckering, stupidly sour wild beers.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2009 09:54:44 | More by dgilks
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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
82 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.