Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans
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Reviews by kmpitz2:
4/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Crystal clear golden color with a tight ivory head. There's a very solid cascade of bubbles working up the side of the glass. There is a huge staying power on the head due to the carbonation. Looks good. The aroma is a dichotomy between barnyard and sour fruityness. There is an upfront mustyness that plays with an underlying sour apple fruityness. The aroma is actually a bit subtle. The flavor brings a mild tartness as I take the first sip. Following this comes a tart cherry mixed with grape skin and black currant. There is a lot of fruit in there. The aftertaste brings some mustyness and a slight raw wheat flavor as well. This one is very light on the tongue, with a lively carbonation. Not having any other experiences with a faro, I really don't have a point of comparison, but knowing a bit about the style, I think this falls with a standard deviation of what I would have expected before opening it. I like it. Overall, this is a good beer. I think it would fit the bill when I wanted something sour-ish but not puckering.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2011 01:33:36 | More by kmpitz2
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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.