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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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767 Ratings
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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 35
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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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NoHipTee

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Must confess my bias before reviewing this beer. Spent part of my formidable years in Belgium.

This beer certainly took me back.

The appearance is not all that special but the smell is delicious. Keep in mind that this is a dessert beer. (not the sand dune dessert but the sweet after dinner kind)

The taste has some sour notes that only serve to accent the sweet smell.

Mouthfeel is smooth as expected. A delicious beverage.

I expect my rating to be a little over the top.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 04:52:45 | More by NoHipTee
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rootbeerman

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured into duvel tulip

A: pours a deep reddish amber, with a thin half finger white head that fell to a thin layer.
S: dry sour sweet, a bit of funky barnyard and plastic aroma. this funk is growing on me.
T: a great balance between an almost lemon like sourness and a sweet toasted sugar sweetness, but it leans more toward sour. also a bit of band-aid from the brett.
M: light and quite crisp. semi-high carbonation
D: very drinkable, wish this were two things, cheaper and easier to find!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 05:04:41 | More by rootbeerman
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robertgurley

New York

4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip glass; extremely light fruity flavor, tart and acidic with a clean finish. Very similar to other Flemish beers, but w/ an added sweetness (no doubt from the Belgian candi sugar) that almost completely masks the alcohol bite.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 22:18:06 | More by robertgurley
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Danimal25

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24%

05-24-2014 05:36:01 | More by Danimal25
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Liquoric3

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-16-2013 18:01:50 | More by Liquoric3
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24%

03-10-2013 17:00:11 | More by st9647v3
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +24%

08-11-2012 23:23:17 | More by CWhite
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Flowyn82

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +24%

04-15-2014 03:33:05 | More by Flowyn82
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the4_5

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +24%

11-13-2013 22:05:14 | More by the4_5
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-02-2012 02:10:58 | More by waiting4lunch
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alugeris


4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-12-2013 15:51:48 | More by alugeris
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thatisgrossman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24%

03-04-2014 01:02:05 | More by thatisgrossman
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cardigan

California

4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-01-2012 08:22:07 | More by cardigan
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BeerMeCJS

California

4.5/5  rDev +24%

05-02-2014 02:13:11 | More by BeerMeCJS
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beerist

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-30-2013 14:35:56 | More by beerist
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24%

03-16-2014 11:40:10 | More by Fettpopps
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - light caramel in color, resembling cream soda, two fingers of frothy white head, fed by steady swift carbonation

S - sour aromas dominate, mostly apple, grapes, and bosc pears, a dry champagne overall quality

T - holy jumpin'! I was totally prepared for a sour beer. This is my first Faro as they arent easy to find and it is not what I expected. Sweetness hit my unexpecting lips and I immediately knew I would like this beer. Luscious fruits abound, sweet green apples, ripe but not overripe pears, asian pears come to mind. Dry muscat-esque champagne grapes are included.

M&D - a contradictory beer, both dry and juicy on the tongue, sweetness in spades, light and effervescent, very easy to drink, a good introduction to a new Belgian style

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 02:51:16 | More by sinstaineddemon
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emergency_beef

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-27-2014 08:20:06 | More by emergency_beef
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Theniz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +24%

12-14-2013 05:00:40 | More by Theniz
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-02-2013 03:37:43 | More by schnarr84
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.48/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 10-27-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. green bottle, corked with pry-cap covered in foil
Glassware: Chalice
Purchased: Single from Argonaut Liquors, Denver

Pours a clear, dark amber color initially, with the second pour yielding some sediment and cloudiness. The modest white head has low retention but leaves a nice amount of lacing.

Aromas are very curious, funky and different. Smells of wine and grapes, which gives it a dry aroma, but also has a sweetness as of candied fruits. Also has the aroma of a beer aged on wood.

The taste is equally complex and is both sweet and sour. Flavors are rich, with a tart, citrus character as well as a hefty level of sweetness and a woody/oak component. Carbonation is high on this full-bodied beer. The finish is again sweet and sour, like in sour candies.

I can't say I've had anything quite like this Faro before. It's a highly enjoyable, curious mixture of smells and tastes. I really enjoyed it and would love to have more!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 04:15:47 | More by sommersb
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My very first Faro--yep, no longer a Farovirgin. Glad I didn't save myself for something better, because I'm not sure that anything better exists. This beer was exquisit. Starting with the very soured belgian lambics that I usually find dificult to tolerate, but blended with a huge dose of candy sugars. The beer started out with a mead-like sweetness, but quickly followed up with an intense tartness that reached astringent levels. A earthy, musky, cellar-like quality swirled around in the aromas and flavors. Tasted and felt wood-like and sweettart-like. Thin feeling, but richer than the standard lambics. Finished quite dry and sweet. Approaches wine character. With all that said, it was a fantastic beer...I need a moist towelette. Thanks Clvand0.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2006 14:44:08 | More by BEERchitect
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JamesS

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice dark orange-copper color with some decent initial head and some very nice lacing. Very sweet scent, wheat malt with some candy sugar to it, along with a very slight spice that I can't place (pepper, coriander, ???). Great taste, excellent sweet beer with great malt, wheat, and sugar attributes, with just enough hops at the end to keep it from being overly unbalanced; again, a slight spiciness that's just at the edge of my tongue that I can't place. It goes down very smoothly. This would be a great beer for a wine drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 20:08:54 | More by JamesS
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Date Rated: Feb. 3, 2013...
Glassware: Lindemans flute...
Occasion: Super Bowl Sunday--lose Baltimore!...
Appearance: dark copper body with a bright, white, thin hazy head; sediment flecks dance amidst fervent effervescence...
Aroma: flat, funky, punchy pungency; dryish as a wine, buts its wheat keeps the profile in the beer realm...
Palate: medium-bodied and fizzy; willpower must be invoked to keep from slamming the flute's contents...
Taste: sour and tart, as expected--not too puckerish; fruity and rewarding in its full flavor profile...
Overall: Part Super Bowl high, part beer-buying-binge-booty mood, my state of mind may have something to do with enjoying this beer and its style, which I haven't sprung for in a while; at $6 a bottle, pricey but provides a worthwhile experience...

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 01:39:25 | More by dacrza1
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to msubulldog25 for providing me with my first-ever Faro. He is what they call "the man."

Pours a bronzed brown color, leaning toward mahogany. Not much head but a ton of bubbles. It's rolling around like champagne in there.

The aroma is entrancing, having a tart snap like a gueuze, a bold fruitiness that's equally sour and sweet, moldy wood, and that wonderful/unique yeastiness typical of a lambic. All of it is blended really well, balanced...welcoming...making my mouth water for the first sip.

Flavor offers sour cherry, green apple, sugar, the slightest hint of wood, and more fruit tartness. It's pretty simple actually, an excellent balancing act between sweet and sour/tart. It's really the mouthfeel that makes this a total success and an extremely enjoyable experience. The carbonation is seemingly made of insanely tiny bubbles, which explode in the mouth without any sort of harshness, rather rolling over the tongue like caviar or melted ice cream with a dash of 7-Up in it. It's slick, slippery, creamy, bright, everything good and nothing bad. Wow!

At 4.2% and with the big sweetness impressively balanced and kept in control, not to mention the fantastic texture, this was a completely great way to be introduced to the Faro. Very, very nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 22:49:14 | More by Metalmonk
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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