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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic

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714 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 714
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.53%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Faro |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly

(Beer added by: stcules on 12-28-2002)
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE
Bottled in 2011
Poured into a Drie Fonteinen '3' glass

Lindemans Faro seems to be a solid representation of the style, using a mildly tart lambic base blended with amber Belgian candi sugar to impart a caramel color and sweetness to the resultant beverage. With strong lemon tartness, sugar sweetness, and malt with blackberry flavors, those able to tolerate a semi-sweet lambic beer with light funkiness will be rewarded.

Pours a good-sized head, about 2cm, of medium-sized, off-white bubbles, which quickly settle to a thin ring around the glass. Produces very few small spots of lacing. Out of the light, the body is a dark mineral brown color; in light, this is a brownish-orange or amber, with orange highlights. Modest carbonation readily visible.

The first aroma I notice is something like a very mild graham cracker, which immediately makes the beer inviting and delicious. Over time, I notice more of a mild combination of farmyard hay and compost, old lemon meets tart apple, and malt sweetness with a definite nod towards the amber Belgian candi sugar used.

Opens with some serious amber Belgian candi sugar sweetness on the tip of the tongue, blended to a lemon-like tartness. Tartness increases as the beer moves farther back on the tongue; malt heartiness and amber Belgian candi sugar increase. Mid-palate starts to pick up a bit of oak character with a dash of mild farmyard wet hay. Moving beyond this point, I get black and red raspberries with a noticeable sweetness detectable at the sides of the tongue. Closes out with lemon and tart apple meeting amber Belgian candi sugar. Aftertaste remains tart and has mild caramelized sugar flavors.

Beer is medium-bodied with a moderate carbonation that gently foams this up on the palate. Resulting mouthfeel is pillowy and smooth, with a very tart, dry finish that makes not having another sip difficult.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 06:11:05 | More by falloutsnow
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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.