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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3.44/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Light copper color with practically no head.
Strong predominant aroma of horse blanket, sulfur and sweat.
Much sweeter flavor and less sour than I expected given its bold aroma. Tart and very sweet flavor with notes of cherries, champagne vinous, apple vinegar and lots of candied sugar. Dry aftertaste with hints of leather.
Medium body with a medium carbonation and an acid feeling.
Interesting that given the big sour aroma I was expecting some heavy tartness, but it is reasonably friendly, with sugar superseding its sourness. Actually, it is a bit too sweet for my taste with a relatively lower complexity. But it was worth it to try this.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2014 20:18:44 | More by FLima
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.