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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
82
good

795 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 37
Gots: 45 | 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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cardigan

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-01-2012 08:22:07 | More by cardigan
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-27-2011 15:25:44 | More by kmwilson76
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-27-2011 05:40:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -72.5%

12-24-2011 22:37:25 | More by Marc33
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-24-2011 08:05:25 | More by jophish17
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casualfan

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-23-2011 13:42:05 | More by casualfan
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BigPlay1824

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Enjoyed in a flute

A: pours a perfectly clear coppery color with a finger of fine, off white head that lingers for a little bit, small amount of carbonation bubbles, leaves a ton of lacing on the glass
S: from the second i opened the bottle the scent immediately reminded me of a red wine, dry, sweet (keep in mind im not a wine drinker so im not the best with identifying wine scents but thats what it reminded me of) upon a deeper sniff i found slight tart and sour notes similar to other lambics i have had with nice tart fruit notes like raspberries
T: woah, sweeetness galore, like a cherry jolly rancher, cherry taste hits in the middle and lingers long into the end
M: medium carbonation in the beginning, slight tingle in the middle which is nice and i think it helps to bring out the nice cherry like notes, leaves the mouth sticky and dry
O: this was my first foray into the world of faro lambics and, to be honest, they are a bit too sweet for me but overall its a pretty good brew, could probably drink a few of them, another happy choice from lindemans

12-23-2011 02:17:44 | More by BigPlay1824
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kojevergas

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap over top a cork served into a Champagne flute in high altitude Denver, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are moderate.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of slight cream, pretty good thickness, and good retention - though the ABV is low. colour is a senitransparent copper.

Sm: Moderately strong bacteria, souring hops, and light funkiness - could be brett; I don't know. A strong aroma overall.

T: A light sourness is present throughout, with light bacteria (mostly in the second act), pleasant funkiness, and a sweet candied sugar finish. It's balanced well; I like the subtle crystal malts.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some tingly coarseness in the third act. Suits the flavour well.

Dr: Very drinkable for the style, of good quality and priced perchance a bit high - at least stateside. I'd have it again, preferably on cask. Its simplicity holds it back.

12-23-2011 01:23:56 | More by kojevergas
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boudreaux

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

12-22-2011 21:07:32 | More by boudreaux
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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.

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

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

Kentucky

2.42/5  rDev -33.5%

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.

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

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

Vermont

2.48/5  rDev -31.9%

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.

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

Vermont

3.03/5  rDev -16.8%

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.

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

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

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

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

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

Korea (South)

5/5  rDev +37.4%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-25-2011 23:24:13 | More by Rochefort10nh
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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