Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans
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Reviews by downes51:
3.35/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A warm spring day here in Antwerp provided the perfect excuse to crack a bottle of Faro. I wonder why they double lock the bottles, with both a metal crown and a cork? Perhaps to guarantee the cork doesn't pop when you don't want it to, and it's a cheaper solution than wiring it up? Whatever the reason, it's worth the trouble getting inside. I was rewarded with a beer of pleasing light brown appearance, the natural carbonation was just right. The next thing you notice is how sweet it is. To be honest I didn't like this at first but I had got used to it by the time I had finished my second bottle. To summarise, not a world-beater but a nice cooling beverage, just the thing on a warm day.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2005 20:13:17 | More by downes51
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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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