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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
83
good

860 Ratings
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 35
Gots: 61 | 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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Photo of Zachtheporter
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Photo of Buggies
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Pours clear dark red-copper with virtually no head.

Aroma is apple and cherry fruity sweetness, then sour, tart, and musty. Complicated and interesting.

Taste is sweet dark fruit, brown sugar and honey up front. Acidic apple and musty yeasty funk. Woody oak dryness and a mild tartness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a syrupy medium body.

Overall and pleasant blend of sweet, tart and funk. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of golfboy9986
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of tobelerone
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A nearly clear, honey-colored beer with a small white head that dissipates quickly and minimal lacing. The aroma is very simple and very sweet, sugary, with a trace of fruit, mostly light citrus and green apple.

Flavor is also very simple, disappointingly so, I’d say. Mostly just sugary sweetness, some light grain, a hint of sour apple. Not much in the way of tartness or funk. A bit boring and one-dimensional, and even for someone who enjoys sweeter beverages, just too sugary without much else to cut through that. Need a higher degree of tart or sour flavor to give it some definition.

Body is medium-light and carbonation is medium; could even be higher to give this more crispness and snap. Not nearly dry enough. A boring, one-note beer and a discouraging introduction to the Faro style. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at an overly sweet beer from Lindemans. Not much to see here.

Photo of Rutager
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours a pretty deep gold-amber with lots of bubbles and a small, white head.

Smell. Sweet apples, pears and peaches with some nice light funk. Smells pretty good.

Taste. Really sweet apples and pears, some light funkyness. Really sweet but okay for desert. Lightly sour.

Mouthfeel. Medium body and fairly sticky with a medium+, pretty lively carbonation.

Overall. Seems overly sweet but tastes okay. Good for desert as mentioned.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber, clear, with a couple fingers of head...nice lace.

The stone is funky, with a tart and acidic edge. Only a slight fruitiness. Smells great.

The taste is a dynamically its own. Its amazingly polarizing. Fruity, with a candy sweetness, and a faint tartness. The candied sweetness is expected, but there's not enough of a tart and acidic nature to avoid a cloying affect.

Creamy feel, almost heavy feel. The substance is good.

Overall, decent, but I(for once) would prefer a more balancing sourness.

Photo of MammothTarantula
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of paulozanello
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown amber color, slightly hazy, with a white foam cap that sit on top of the beer. Lots of fine carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Good retention and below average lacing.

Aroma is very pleasant with sweet and fruity notes (such as cherries and raspberries as well as lemon, oranges and other citric fruit) mingling with light funky/barnyard acidic sourness.

Taste is candy sweet at first, transitioning to vinegary and acidic notes a little later. A light funky/farmhouse note is perceptible in the middle of the sip but it does not last for long. It finishes with a low bitterness that mingles paradoxically with the residual sweetness (now way lighter than before), leaving the palate with sweet citric notes such as oranges and tangerines during the aftertaste. Interesting.

Body is medium to light with high carbonation that is kind of agressive on the back of the throat. Highly drinkable.

A one of a kind beer that despite its high carbonation it is still a very sweet. It is a nice gateway beer for people that are geting started on sours and lambics.

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Scotchboy
2.13/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Capped & corked bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours an attractive bronze color with traces of turbidity and a small white head dissipates relatively quickly, leaving behind minimal lace.

S: Interesting nose...upfront its a BO-like funk, faint apple cider vinegar, hints of tartness, Brett, and even cherry?

T: Strange stuff...immediately you taste a lactic sourness but its instantly overwhelmed by a malty, sugary sweetness...hints of wheaty malt, finish is really odd and off-putting as the Brett return with funk and mixes with the candi sugar. Blech.

MF: Moderate body, with a bit of dryness, lower carbonation.

O: Just too funky and weird with the sugary sweetness. Ugh.

Photo of MrOH
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Converge
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip.

A - A nice creamy medium-sized head off the pour. The body is a reddish-amber brown hue, with some tiny chunks of yeast floating about. The head settles to a soapy cap that retains well for a while, and leaves tons of sticky lacing. Looks great.

S - Smells surprisingly like a lambic, with lots of floral funk and generous tartness and vinegar. Lots of sweet candi sugar help balance it out along with plenty of light fruitiness. Smells pretty encouraging.

T - Definitely lots going on with this flavor profile. Immediately it strikes as exactly what was advertised, a traditional lambic sourness and funk, along with candi sugar sweetness that instantly makes this a much more accessible brew. Lots of fruity flavors, with white grapes, green apple, mixed berries, and cherry all in there. Finishes sweet, sour and spicy, with a touch of oak. Slight tart funk lingers, along with some caramel malt, cola syrup, cinnamon, and rye bread.

M - Surprisingly creamy body, with nice fine carbonation. Slightly drying finish gives it a nice feel. Works well with the flavors.

D - Overall an excellent combination of flavors. While I certainly wouldn't consider this a sour, it has enough tart and funky flavors to feed that craving, as well as a host of sweetened fruity and rather interesting flavors to give it a more unique feel. Another great beer from Lindemans.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250ml bottle.Flute glass (Timmermans). Enjoyed on mar´12. Brownish amber color,reddish to the light.Off white crown.Good retention.Herbal & floral fragancy,caramel malt & molasse aromas. Sour-acidic sweet upfront,tangerine notes.Mildy malty flavor masked by a gentle sugary sensation.Honey hues.Sparkling light body,medium-high carbonation. Sweet finish (tangerine,molasses & ripe apricot).Pleasant tartar aftertaste with a subtle apple skin touch. Sugary & citric flavors are incredible well balanced making a beer not cloying at all.Refreshing with an excellent drinkability.I love lambics but I´d always been reticent about the so call "sugar lambic".Now I´ve changed my mind then I will have many more like this.

Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
83 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.