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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 35
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of Samp01
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish brown with a medium off white slightly creamy head. Aroma and taste is fruity, berries, sweet raspberry hints of strawberry, yeast and a bit of biscuit malt with mild tartness at the end. A medium body with lively carbonation, light bubbly and crisp on the palate. I found this brew to be quite enjoyable, crisp and refreshing without being too sweet. Very nice tasty brew.

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Stigs
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Stigs, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of killcore
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%

killcore, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

GRG1313, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev +3%

I'm certain this is the first Faro for a vast majority of beer drinkers. This one goes into my Lindeman's flute, pouring a deep, rich hazy medium-dark yellow color and growing a creamy off-white head to just over a finger. It sits well and remains sturdy, laying down lots of creamy lace as it goes.
This beer is all about showcasing the sweetness without covering up everything beneath it, and without being artificial or tasting like cane sugar. I'm a fan of belgian candi sugar in that there's a lot more to the sweetness than regular sugar, and it works better with the beer to its overall effect. It's sweet from front to back, but also shows a little tartness underneath and a light touch of funk beneath that. All in all, the only thing I'd like more, which I'm sure the best of the style get, would be to draw out the Lambic's complexities and show more of the aromas and flavors underneath the sweetness.
It has almost a luxurious smoothness on the tongue, a creamy flow complemented by just the right crispness from a very consistent carbonation. The medium body offers the right level of support, and just a little tartness can be felt on the tongue so the sweetness isn't cloying, though it naturally keeps from it.

Brenden, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Oxymoron
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Finally can check this style off my list. Sampled a bottle at Bohemian Biergarten in People's Republic of Boulder. Came out a crystal clear coppery color with a more orange hue throughout. Head retention was limited.

The nose had hints of sour and a fruity almost strawberry note. Maybe a hint of blueberry and a light herbal hint on the back. Was expecting more of a brown sugar/molasses but really nothing there. No real orange or coriander to speak about.

The taste is similar to Lindeman's beers. A more sweet forward with just a hint of sourness. The brown sugar/molasses comes out a bit more vs the nose but still light. A light herbal note on the back end with a more citrus berry backing. More of a muddled note than what the nose provided. Clean, no real off notes.

The body is moderate but finishes sweet. Carbonation is light but ok. Would like a bit more sweetness but glad to try it.

Oxymoron, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Keepnitrl
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Keepnitrl, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/25/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of green apple, cherry, strawberry, peach, pear, hay, straw, grass, candi sugar, light vinegar, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast and candi sugar sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of green apple, cherry, strawberry, peach, pear, hay, straw, grass, candi sugar, light vinegar, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, cherry, strawberry, peach, pear, candi sugar, hay, straw, grass, light vinegar/funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast and candi sugar sweetness; with a nice malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness and after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly creamy/syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very nice Faro Lambic style. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast and candi sugar sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%

$ 5.99/12 oz bottle from Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Bottle at 40 degrees into tulip glass
Aroma of strawberries
Head average (4 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing poor – rare small island of tiny bubbles
Body pinkish-gold, clear
Flavor begins with a fruity sweetness which quickly becomes tart; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl. No Brettanomyces characteristics are noticeable.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.0625. Final weighted score: 4.225.
A very nice lambic, particularly if you like strawberries.

Ozzylizard, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +9.9%

this stuff is great, forget the ratings. a much much darker wild ale, with a deep deep copper color to it, great clarity, and a lazy off white head. the nose here is nice too, sour but sweet from the addition of candy sugar. its sourness would be intense without it. there is some oak on it too, moderate woody properties blend in with the finishing sweetness. carbonation is lively, which is nice and not always the norm with these belgian lambic type. the darker grain and sugar give this way more body than others, and the wheat malt is lost a little on it. less delicate than their cuvee rene, but i like that. its low abv makes it drinkable even though it is a little thicker. its almost flemish red like for a second, that pucker but sweet at the same time thing. i like this a lot, this and the cuvee for me are the higher end of lindemans, distinct and high quality. their fruit stuff is maybe less compelling much of the time, but this beer is really great. appreciably unique.

StonedTrippin, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

BeerForMuscle, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Antiantianti, Sep 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

AdamNowek, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ElviraS, Sep 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.36/5  rDev -35.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
83 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.