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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
82
good

884 Ratings
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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 39
Gots: 74 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
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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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%

Photo of thecheapies
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L I27JFA

375ml capped and corked poured into a very slender (flute-like) Radeberger pokal. Either dated '09 or '10. Ochred-amber in color with tons of bubbles. The head was quieted from a gentle pour and has since tried to stabilize as a thin cap, but it's fizzing out slowly. 4.0

Tart, funky aromas of barnyard, wet hay, fresh granny smith apples, caramel, and candi sugar. Really don't know what to expect, but this smells pretty delicious. 3.5

Whoa... literally a sweetened lambic. Tart apples can't compete with lush Belgian candi sweetness. Complexities derived from spontaneous fermentation include chewed straw, petting zoo air, sweet apricot, lemon rind, grape must, and apple cider. All of THIS is paired with sweet caramel syrup, candi sugars, sugar cookies, and pastry dough. Faro makes for a fascinating style, and I'm having a lot of fun passing the glass back-and-forth with my girlfriend and refilling from the bottle. As my first ever of this style, I can imagine enjoying something a little drier and with a more pronounced sour flavor and/or funky nuance. Maybe an implied fruit. Nevertheless, I'm rating the taste a straight 4.0.

Puckering, yet sticky sweet. Light syrup to the body. Prickly carbonation that doesn't let go. Nice feel, and I can see why a flute is the appropriate glassware. 3.5

Photo of Satyr179
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of NeutroMan
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of jjanega08
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

No freshness dating. Bottle stamped with
L C09JFA

A= Pours a nice deep amber color with a small white head that falls somewhat fast. Actually the head holds on for longer than I would have thought by the way it looks. The lacing is spotty at best.

S= The smell is a nice slightly sour slightly malty funshow. There is a little funky and maybe a little wood coming from it. Classic "horseblanket" barnyard aroma.

T= The flavor is very unique. Much sweeter than the aroma led me onto. A mix of sweet and a slight sourness. The sourness is a nice lactic sourness and a touch of woodiness. I have to say that there is a strange medicinal flavor to it that I don't enjoy as much. It seems overly sweet. Not in the way other Lindeman's beers are. Those are fruit juice sweet this actually has a sour component to it but there is an overbearing sort of straight sugar water sweetness. The finish is different. It's really weird.

M= A little more carbonation would be nice.

O= This is one of the stranger beers I've had. Lindeman's lambics are usually like fruit juice and overly sweetened but still incredibly drinkable. This is actually a little sour which I don't get from their beers except the gueze. The sweetness is overdone here. It has a straight sugar taste. Unfermented raw sugar. I dunno if its to faro style but this sweetness is almost undrinkable.

Photo of zvanwink
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks like a bold apple cider. Few bubbles.
S: A little bitter smell but also sweet. Apples!
T: A lot sweeter than other Lindemans beer's I've had but I like that. It reminds me a lot of their Cuvée René having a lot of wine-like characteristics but the Faro is a lot sweeter. The initial tartness is replaced with a sweetness while maintaining a fruitiness of apples.
M: A medium body on this one. Sits bubble and smooth with some tartness that fades to a nice dry linger.

Overall another great beer my Lindemans. When I saw the initial low rating I was skeptical but I think this beer is better than any of the fruit styles. I quite liked the Cuvée René better but this is another great showing. Certainly for people with a sweet tooth but I found it to be a great showing.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stella artois chalice.

A- Pours a very dark brown that looks almost black with a very small head that dissipates immediately. Some small bubbles can be seen around the edges of the glass. Very murky.

S- Has a light smell that is very surgery. Smells very much like candy with some notes of fruit and taffy.

T- Very sweet with a slight taste of fruit and berries. It taste's very strongly of candy and sugar. Some sweet grape like jelly flavor is noticeable as well.

M- Very light feeling with light carbonation. This beer feels very smooth.

O- This is the beer equivalent to candy. Super sweet I could definitely drink this beer for dessert after a hearty meal. Very good. I can't wait to try more beers of this style.

Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.