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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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893 Ratings
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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 40
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Faro |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stcules on 12-28-2002

ABV varies slightly
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Ratings: 893 | Reviews: 460
Photo of robertgurley
4.54/5  rDev +24.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark orange amber with moderate carbonation and a moderate head that dissipated quickly, no lacing. Sweet and sour apple and cherry flavors, little malt or hops. Finishes with slightly sour fruit. Light and refreshing, worth picking up when available.

Photo of draheim
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330mL (code L H10JFA) into a saison glass. Not sure what to expect w/ this one...

Pours a crystal clear amber w/ a 1-finger white head, lazy carb.

Aroma: smells vaguely of vomit. Seriously, there's a caramel malt aroma reminiscent of a Marzen/Oktoberfest, overshadowed by that acidic stomach acid smell that gives me an impulse to wretch. Not sure what to expect from the first sip now.

Taste is sugary sweet, balanced by a lemony sourness. Not acidic, just a unique balance between almost syrupy, fruity sweetness and tangy sour.

Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp, a little sticky from the elevated sugars.

Overall this one was a challenge. Different from any beer I've ever had. Aroma was off-putting, taste was simply unique. Not sure I'll pick this one up again.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of safaricook
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of SalMineo
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of pigc
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light golden brown with one finger head that fades quickly.

S - Sour apple, slight musty funk, raspberry.

T - Starts out with a sweetness right up front followed by a pleasantly tart semi-dry finish. Candy sugar is very apparent and somewhat overpowers the tartness at the end.

M - Light to medium and drying at the finish.

O - Interesting beer but a bit too sweet for my taste. Good variance between sweet and sour. Reminds me of a hard cider.

Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful clear amber, orange in color with a light thin white head and good retention.

Smell: APPLES! Strong orchard and grassy notes and a little bit of a chemical smell but that could be from the glassware as this was at a restaurant that I had this.

Taste: Tangy-tart sweetness that grips the sides of the tongue that closely mimics biting into a caramel apple including the tanic apple peal. Some chlorine taste as well.

Mouthfeel: Nice sharp bubbles on the front of the tongue, finishing with a nice smooth and almost syrupy feel.

Overall: A good standard lambic ale. I'd recommend this to anyone who wanted to taste a baseline.

Photo of baos
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a nice corked and capped bottle.

A: Finger of head that dwindles down to just a faint ring. Body look like apple cider.

S: Green apples, sour cherries, sour yeastiness, hints of lemon.

T: Very tart with all the above attributes balanced pretty nicely with the candi sugars. Many sweet grains and nectar notes. Faro is a great style!

M: Medium to light crisp mouth-feel. A refreshing brew.

O: A nice sweet style. Push it up to "Belgian tripel" levels of alcohol and you'd have a great dessert beer on your hands.

Photo of jbaker67
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of atr2605
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a orange/amber/light rust color with an off white head with above average retention
S-raspberry,caramel, sour yeast
T-honey, strawberry/raspberry, followed by a sour bitterness
M-light-medium bodied
O-Really interesting lambic. I like this alot better than the other lindeman's lambics. Still has alot of sweetness but is much more balanced on the finish.

Photo of Mudawg
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of bmwats
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, into a Lindemans footed glass.

A: Golden, ruby-ish hue. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head. Settles very quickly leaving only a dusting of carbonation and a slight beer ring. Light, but not much, lacing.

S: Raspberry and strawberry in a fermented grainy mash.

T: Cornucopia of fruity flavors, with a very subtle grainy base component.

M: Light, fruity, crisp, and sweet... but not cloying. Lightly bitter finish balances it out nicely.

D: Not much resistance here. Goes down easy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Reddish golden hue, with a good bit of carbonation, a light head, and no real lacing. Nose is fruity goodness. Flavor follows suit as a fruity, but not cloying, sweet concoction. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Photo of soccerfancooch
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of HopsJunkiedotcom
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of marct
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Archemedies
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives the color of dark maple with no head, just faintest of rings and that was gone soon enough.
Smell is intriguing, notes of malt, sweetness and a sour hint.
Taste is really nice. Sweet and sour, malty with notes of apple and raspberries. Very good balance and more complex than I was expecting.
Good stuff. Medium full body, extremely light effervescence. A little cloying. With a bit more effervescence, this would be 5's in several areas. I actually prefer this to the Framboise. Its more like a sweeter version of a Flanders Red, a style I really enjoy a lot.

Photo of dojii54
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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