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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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760 Ratings
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Ratings: 760
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 33
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
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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DustinSWB

Florida

5/5  rDev +37.7%

01-27-2014 02:04:51 | More by DustinSWB
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-26-2014 15:44:47 | More by Zekenyce
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-19-2014 18:45:51 | More by whatname
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FletcherC

Turkmenistan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-14-2014 05:05:11 | More by FletcherC
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gregb13

California

3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampled this with some spicy Chinese food tonight. The beer looks inviting; burnt orange color with a quickly-diminishing head of very small, tight bubbles. Smell is very sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet and sugary, with a slightly tart-bitter aftertaste that does not linger. Soft, creamy mouthfeel.

Not great, but certainly not bad or off-putting in any way. This is my first time trying Lindemans' Faro, but I had sampled several of their other beers and have found them to be well-made and enjoyable, without blowing my socks off in any way. They pair well with dessert, or spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 13:59:03 | More by gregb13
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deep brownish cherry red color with a red tinted head. Upon serving there is a lighter tinted, almost cream, colored head floating atop the brew. The small head fades over about a 3 minute time frame leaving some light bits of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was most potent of some aromas of a Belgian candied sugar and some darker fruits of cherry and raisin. Some more funky aromas were there as well, consisting of a hay like and grassy smells along with a old leathery and somewhat grainy and barnyard like smell, which when mixed with the sugar and fruit smells produced a rather weird smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet flavor with tons of Belgian candied sugar flavors and a little bit of a darker fruit taste. A lighter grainy taste as well as some sourness is present upfront both of which grow slightly stronger throughout the taste. While some sourness comes to the tongue, it remains relatively light, being largely overshadowed by the sweeter flavors. A little bit of a hay like taste and a bit of a funky and lactic acid taste also come to the tongue more toward the middle and the end. The mix of flavors that finishes up the taste ends up leaving a rather sugary sweet, but lightly sour and funked flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. While the higher carbonation was fantastic for the sweet and sour flavors of the brew, a slightly thinner body may have been more appropriate for the sweeter and sour nature of the beers flavor. Even said though, the feel overall was still rather appropriate.

Overall – Sweet and sugary with a lighter level of funk and sour. If looking for a sweeter and more sourbrew then this is a good go to, but for me it was a little too sugary to likely want on much occasion.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2014 02:23:32 | More by Darkmagus82
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2014 22:03:06 | More by dmorgan310
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

2/5  rDev -44.9%

01-10-2014 22:22:43 | More by SD-Alefan
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-10-2014 00:16:39 | More by Kerrie
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Hemix

France

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

01-05-2014 08:20:56 | More by Hemix
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-31-2013 01:09:47 | More by OhioBobcat
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-29-2013 11:47:59 | More by Cynic-ale
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KristofH

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-24-2013 14:27:43 | More by KristofH
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow I never had a "fargo" before. I paid $5.50 for the bottle on discount.

A - Quite an interesting shade of brown. Very clear and tons of carbonation making it almost impossible to get the damn cork off! Spilled around an ounce forcing on of the hardest corks I ever encountered. Tons of carbonation fizzes to just a mild lace ring.
S - Smells of candies and some sour grapes/apples. Roasted malts? Cherry pits? Smells complex.
T - Wow such a strong candied sugar taste! I never experenced such a sweet balanced with oaky cherry goodness. I can pick up some musty flavors too so it has some barrel character.
M - Very light and not as bubbly tasting regardless of how much carbonation.

Overall I have never had such an interesting lambic before. So sweet. So balanced. Mild sour and some wood. Well worth the price!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 07:00:45 | More by DrDemento456
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Theniz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +24%

12-14-2013 05:00:40 | More by Theniz
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-14-2013 04:34:37 | More by jaydoc
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-13-2013 01:41:06 | More by jfcaa193
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jvillefan

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-12-2013 00:01:44 | More by jvillefan
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-08-2013 03:38:17 | More by BillRoth
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Eir

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-04-2013 02:01:09 | More by RochefortChris
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-29-2013 03:34:34 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle marked L-H10JFA. Sampled on November 28, 2013.

The pour is amber brown with a moderate head that fades back. Very good clarity.

The aroma is more on the fruity side and by fruit I would say more specifically cherry. There is a mild roasted malt character and some sweetness but the fruitiness is what I'm getting the most.

The body is light to medium and fairly smooth.

The taste is also quite fruity almost like fruit juice character with a sour, tart bite at the end. I could take this in small quantities but it is not something I would go to regularly.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 23:43:50 | More by puboflyons
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MCImes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-28-2013 02:11:51 | More by MCImes
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice sweet champagne like beer. I've tried the peach version and did not like it but this version is really good. Nice and sweet with a sweet smoky and slightly barnyard aroma. Goes down great and tastes fresh. Slightly tart. Definitely not as sour as the peach version. I really like this one and would recommend highly.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 03:28:21 | More by Richardbeerlover
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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