Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans
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Reviews by jerryjeff:
4.22/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Aroma-Seems to have mainly an apple ciderish scent to me with maybe some toffee. A bit of pear possibly.
Mouthfeel-Finely carbonated, feel some tartness on the sides of the mouth.
Appearance-Brown/amber without haze. Poured to little head which quickly disappeared, but still have fine carbonation bubbles a few minutes after pour.
Taste-Initially get sweetness in the front of the mouth but bitterness along sides soon follows, sweetish/sour all at once and rather interesting. Not sure if as good as a blended geuze but is very good.
Drinkability-Rather, if price wasn't an issue. I'd love to see how much I could get through. This is truly more of an accent piece or initial drink most likely though.
Overall-I will almost certainly purchase this again at some point and am really into lambics just in general. This seems a bit more straight forward than a blended geuze, but I really enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2011 23:39:05 | More by jerryjeff
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This beer had a feel of champagne. Fruit, raisin, grape, orange smells and flavors. There is a tart and a bit of a sour front end followed and cleaned by a sweet almost desert whine flavor. You can feel the higher PH in your mouth and there is a drying back end.
Over all it is an OK beer but nothing to seek out. I am sure than any place selling this would always carry a different better beer to buy
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 01:30:57 | More by mesatrin
3.26/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Sampled this with some spicy Chinese food tonight. The beer looks inviting; burnt orange color with a quickly-diminishing head of very small, tight bubbles. Smell is very sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet and sugary, with a slightly tart-bitter aftertaste that does not linger. Soft, creamy mouthfeel.
Not great, but certainly not bad or off-putting in any way. This is my first time trying Lindemans' Faro, but I had sampled several of their other beers and have found them to be well-made and enjoyable, without blowing my socks off in any way. They pair well with dessert, or spicy food.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 13:59:03 | More by gregb13
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep brownish cherry red color with a red tinted head. Upon serving there is a lighter tinted, almost cream, colored head floating atop the brew. The small head fades over about a 3 minute time frame leaving some light bits of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma was most potent of some aromas of a Belgian candied sugar and some darker fruits of cherry and raisin. Some more funky aromas were there as well, consisting of a hay like and grassy smells along with a old leathery and somewhat grainy and barnyard like smell, which when mixed with the sugar and fruit smells produced a rather weird smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet flavor with tons of Belgian candied sugar flavors and a little bit of a darker fruit taste. A lighter grainy taste as well as some sourness is present upfront both of which grow slightly stronger throughout the taste. While some sourness comes to the tongue, it remains relatively light, being largely overshadowed by the sweeter flavors. A little bit of a hay like taste and a bit of a funky and lactic acid taste also come to the tongue more toward the middle and the end. The mix of flavors that finishes up the taste ends up leaving a rather sugary sweet, but lightly sour and funked flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. While the higher carbonation was fantastic for the sweet and sour flavors of the brew, a slightly thinner body may have been more appropriate for the sweeter and sour nature of the beers flavor. Even said though, the feel overall was still rather appropriate.
Overall – Sweet and sugary with a lighter level of funk and sour. If looking for a sweeter and more sourbrew then this is a good go to, but for me it was a little too sugary to likely want on much occasion.
Serving type: on-tap
01-12-2014 02:23:32 | More by Darkmagus82
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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