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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
82
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761 Ratings
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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 33
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
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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danedelman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-clear coppery color with minimal head. Does hold a slight head while drinking though around the glass.

S-has that sour/funk smell I have grown to love but has a slight soapy smell in it too. good just not super good.

T-I cannot beleive this is a Lindeman's. Taste is not nearly as sweet as I was expecting like there other fruity lambics but was still sweet for what it is. I enjoy the sweetness though. Has a sour note on the back of the tongue and some cherryness, but not powerful at all. It also has a bit of the funk. I just brewed a batch of my own beer with Candi Sugar and can really taste it in here too but not too much in my opinion.

M-slightly syrupy which isn't bad for this style.

Overall, I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 19:51:35 | More by danedelman
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-22-2011 19:08:19 | More by dowen44
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bmoney

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-16-2011 00:52:46 | More by bmoney
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed polished copper body. Two fingers of creamy off-white head displays great retention. Spotty lace is left behind. Bits of sediment stay nearly still in the body, taking away from the clarity.

Dry, hay-like and acetic on the nose. Tart white grape skins add to the vinous quality. The candi sugar comes through in the form of sweet bread, almost syrupy in nature, and does well at keeping the sourness in check.

The sweetness from the candi sugar is apparent from beginning to end. Syrupy in nature but not over-stated. Black currant juice and blackberries are how I'd describe it. A soft sourness appears at the front quickly before fading away and coming back towards the finish with a slightly astringent note. Drying qualities in the finish as well as soft bready notes.

The body is light with a lively carbonated character. Highly refreshing with its dryness accentuating this feature.

This marks my first Faro and it's left me satisfied. Simple, well balanced, refreshing, and very easy to drink. This seems like something I'd need to be in the mood for, and tonight I was.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 22:10:18 | More by ludachris
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.42/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

My first Faro and possibly last.

This beer looks and smells very well. Dark color, good carbonation, lacing, all the keys are here. The nose has sour elements, yeast, apples, pears, and other fruity flavors. Nothing wrong here! Then we get to the flavor...the beer makes mention of candy sugar, but wow this is way over the top. The sugar dominates the flavors and I feel off even assuming what the other flavors were supposed to be.

Hopefully more beers of this style will hold back on the sugar...a LOT.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 21:14:10 | More by bobhits
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-11-2011 07:00:16 | More by pirmannt1
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-10-2011 22:29:09 | More by Ralphs66
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep particle ridden amber brew, nice white two fingers of head hustling into no existence.... "Smells like a sour beer"- Wifey. Nice and barnyardish in the front, pit fruits in the background, some jolly ranchers. Wow, thats a super fruity and sweet, coulda guessed that coming from Lindemans. Grape juice, red passion fruit, sour bugs, and tons of belgian candi. Mouthfeel is medium thick like a fruit juice, light carbonation.

Probably a good Faro, however a bit too sweet for my palate, I like em high and dry.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 02:39:17 | More by JoeAmerican77
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pluppykatie

Vermont

2.48/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drinking out of a mini Duvel glass.

Appearance - a nice dark orange color.
Smell - Definitely some hints of sweet in this sour smell.
Taste - A burst of flavor that tapers off.
Mouthfeel - It feels a little oily as you swirl it around in your mouth. An interesting sensation.
Overall - Has a lot of sweetness to it. It's a unique twist to the sourness.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 00:53:14 | More by pluppykatie
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375ml foil wrapped corked and capped bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

Pours a very crisp clear amber red color with no yeast lest a small white ring of foam. Nose is a bit funky but sweet and mellow as well.

Taste is very odd. It is slightly sour/tart with a very sweet almost syrupy flavor and Mouthfeel but no frutiness like with most fruited lambics. It's an interesting style.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 00:51:22 | More by kingcrowing
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-01-2011 00:12:09 | More by rekel
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-30-2011 22:24:05 | More by brandoman63
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doughanson78

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Darker orange with a slight red tint. Just a wisp of a fizzy head that instantly disappeared. Leaves no lacing.

S: A slightly funky tartness. Buttery with some wood. Some sour apples and a little bit of sweetness.

T: Sweet caramel and apples upfront. A mild funk and tartness comes through with the buttery flavor and notes of sweet cherries, raisins, and candy. Finish is more sweetness.

M: Light body. Light carbonation. Slick and very dry.

O: I wouldn't so much call this a sour. It does taste like candy. It is good. Definitely something worth trying if your into something sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 06:17:06 | More by doughanson78
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Kromes

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass. A clear copper color with a thin line of bubbles on top.

S: A toasted malt aroma mixed with sour and musty notes.

T: The flavor is mostly made up of earthy and fruity flavors that are both very sweet and sour. It's almost more of a feel as the flavors are muted by the intense sweet and sour.

M: The feel is light and smooth and the sourness and spicy carbonation dry out the tongue after the sweetness fades.

O: I've never had a Faro so I didn't know what to expect. It's very interesting....probably the sweetest beer I've tried, but it was palatable with some good sour notes.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 22:46:14 | More by Kromes
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Elut

Korea (South)

5/5  rDev +37.7%

11-26-2011 17:26:45 | More by Elut
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-25-2011 23:24:13 | More by Rochefort10nh
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2011 22:49:37 | More by deapokid
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-25-2011 17:00:51 | More by mdillon86
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nrbw23

Ohio

1.35/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A- Pours a murky redddish brown color with a thin whiteish colored head. Head is pretty small, has little retention and no lacing is left behind.

S- Picking up a bit of wood, funkiness, barnyard and sour apples.

T- Is pretty horrific. Quite a bit of funkiness and tart. Sour apples and vinegar everywhere. A bit of sweetness at the finish.

M- Fairly light in body and carbonation was pretty nice.

O- Ok looks like I knocked off the Faro style is about the only good thing I can say.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 19:15:01 | More by nrbw23
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-24-2011 02:07:35 | More by Exiled
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a fancy bottle (silver foil top, cork under the cap!) into a schooner. No obvious best before on the bottle.

A - clear amber with an initially huge, fluffy head (2 fingers) that leaves behind some chunky lacing.

S - sour apple, yeasty and a hint of skunk in the background, slightly astringent

T - exceptionally refreshing: controlled tartness runs throughout the entire experience, sour apple, ripe fruit, with a hint of skunk in the background, some orange rind on the back of the tongue. Just a hint of initial sweetness is totally destroyed by the sour.

M - light with an explosive shot of carbonation on each fresh swig, sourness sticks in the back of the throat with a vengeance

D - quite drinkable if you can adapt to the sourness

Very interesting and refreshing. Not yet familiar with the Faro style of Lambic, but I'll definitely be researching this style. This beer is delightful if you're a sour fan. Not for the faint of heart!

[Very interesting reading the other reviews as I don't get the extreme sweetness - it's there initially, but for me is totally destroyed by the sour elements. It's not the bottle as my wife found it super sweet. Perhaps I'm a freak!]

[After a bit of research it seems to be the difference between a sip and a swig - if you're doing small sips, this seems really sweet; if you take a few big swigs the sourness just sticks in your throat and dominates. Interesting implication for tasting styles.]

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 21:11:32 | More by DoktorZee
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-22-2011 03:59:23 | More by ElGallo
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-20-2011 04:02:47 | More by Rempo
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I2uss

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-18-2011 20:32:11 | More by I2uss
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a lindemans flute glass

A - copper brown body with lively carbonation. nice thin champagne style head with great retention and lacing.

S - vinegar sour apples and oak.

T - candied sugar, sour apples and a hint of vinegar in there. a bit too sugary sweet for me. still pretty good.

M - light bodied with low carbonation on the tongue. some tartness but not overpowering by any means.

O - its a decent beer and can see why its popular. would probably be more into this on a hot day but again i know the point is the candied sugar but its just too much for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 23:27:32 | More by celticfutblclub
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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