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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
82
good

818 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 818
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 36
Gots: 49 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We split a bottle, screwing the cork and pouring into our tasting snifters. It shows a golden brown coloring, with only a film of a creamy tan head to show for. Spots of lacing replace this, but they are far and few in between. No haze or sediment are appreciated, but carbonation appears to be high. The aroma is both sweet and salty, giving notes of candied walnuts, strawberry and raspberry fruitiness, hot balsamic vinegar, oaky woodiness, musk and dust, white sugar, fermented red apples, wildly souring tart yeastiness, cucumber skins, and chemical chlorine bite. The taste to follow is immensely sweet. Flavor hails from syrupy cherry, strawberry, and raspberry sugars, with hollow plastics, glossed printer paper, white sugar, vinegar acidity, tart barnyard yeastiness, mild graphite, metallics and mineral-laden soil, tweed, commercial honey, and sweet, seeded raspberry jam. The body is light, but syrupy and thick when it comes to slurp, smack, and finishing pop. The mouth is left fully coated and satiated, with no real dryness. The abv is easy, and the beer drinks back like candy.

Overall, this was a nice experience. Although faros as a style are sweet, with cloying amounts of added sugars, Lindemans sure knows how to make a crazy sweet beer. This beer, for us, functions more as an after-dinner aperitif, much like a port or sticky brandy. We didn’t find any aspect of it to be offensive, but it is about as refreshing as a tall, warm glass of merlot. There is enough tartness from the yeast to help curb the large base of cloy, but again, the ultimate picture shows that stylistically, they did things right, without too much in one direction or the other.

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.