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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 36
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 WhatsNewinBooze
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great everyday sour beer, especially because of the price! It kind of reminds me of the Dechutes Dissident but lower in ABV and not quite as fruity but a great alternative. Definitely has some fruity aromas and flavors but it also has some spicy malts.

WhatsNewinBooze, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of NoHipTee
4.58/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Must confess my bias before reviewing this beer. Spent part of my formidable years in Belgium.

This beer certainly took me back.

The appearance is not all that special but the smell is delicious. Keep in mind that this is a dessert beer. (not the sand dune dessert but the sweet after dinner kind)

The taste has some sour notes that only serve to accent the sweet smell.

Mouthfeel is smooth as expected. A delicious beverage.

I expect my rating to be a little over the top.

NoHipTee, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of rootbeerman
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured into duvel tulip

A: pours a deep reddish amber, with a thin half finger white head that fell to a thin layer.
S: dry sour sweet, a bit of funky barnyard and plastic aroma. this funk is growing on me.
T: a great balance between an almost lemon like sourness and a sweet toasted sugar sweetness, but it leans more toward sour. also a bit of band-aid from the brett.
M: light and quite crisp. semi-high carbonation
D: very drinkable, wish this were two things, cheaper and easier to find!

rootbeerman, Aug 07, 2010
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4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip glass; extremely light fruity flavor, tart and acidic with a clean finish. Very similar to other Flemish beers, but w/ an added sweetness (no doubt from the Belgian candi sugar) that almost completely masks the alcohol bite.

robertgurley, Aug 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Flowyn82, Apr 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

the4_5, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

waiting4lunch, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

alugeris, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

cardigan, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - light caramel in color, resembling cream soda, two fingers of frothy white head, fed by steady swift carbonation

S - sour aromas dominate, mostly apple, grapes, and bosc pears, a dry champagne overall quality

T - holy jumpin'! I was totally prepared for a sour beer. This is my first Faro as they arent easy to find and it is not what I expected. Sweetness hit my unexpecting lips and I immediately knew I would like this beer. Luscious fruits abound, sweet green apples, ripe but not overripe pears, asian pears come to mind. Dry muscat-esque champagne grapes are included.

M&D - a contradictory beer, both dry and juicy on the tongue, sweetness in spades, light and effervescent, very easy to drink, a good introduction to a new Belgian style

sinstaineddemon, Nov 13, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

emergency_beef, Feb 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Vinnytee, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Theniz, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

schnarr84, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of sommersb
4.48/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 10-27-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. green bottle, corked with pry-cap covered in foil
Glassware: Chalice
Purchased: Single from Argonaut Liquors, Denver

Pours a clear, dark amber color initially, with the second pour yielding some sediment and cloudiness. The modest white head has low retention but leaves a nice amount of lacing.

Aromas are very curious, funky and different. Smells of wine and grapes, which gives it a dry aroma, but also has a sweetness as of candied fruits. Also has the aroma of a beer aged on wood.

The taste is equally complex and is both sweet and sour. Flavors are rich, with a tart, citrus character as well as a hefty level of sweetness and a woody/oak component. Carbonation is high on this full-bodied beer. The finish is again sweet and sour, like in sour candies.

I can't say I've had anything quite like this Faro before. It's a highly enjoyable, curious mixture of smells and tastes. I really enjoyed it and would love to have more!

sommersb, Oct 28, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My very first Faro--yep, no longer a Farovirgin. Glad I didn't save myself for something better, because I'm not sure that anything better exists. This beer was exquisit. Starting with the very soured belgian lambics that I usually find dificult to tolerate, but blended with a huge dose of candy sugars. The beer started out with a mead-like sweetness, but quickly followed up with an intense tartness that reached astringent levels. A earthy, musky, cellar-like quality swirled around in the aromas and flavors. Tasted and felt wood-like and sweettart-like. Thin feeling, but richer than the standard lambics. Finished quite dry and sweet. Approaches wine character. With all that said, it was a fantastic beer...I need a moist towelette. Thanks Clvand0.

BEERchitect, Oct 19, 2006
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.