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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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82
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833 Ratings
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Ratings: 833
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 35
Gots: 52 | 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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darren8221, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a dark cherry colour with average carbonation that leaves no head and little lacing,the aroma is barnyard funk,mustiness almost mouldy and some berry sweetness hiding in amongst it,the mouthfeel is above average which slides down the palette with a very sweet taste of raspberries,dark grapes and it finishes with an almost champagne like finish but instead of finishing dry it finishes sweet/dry and if you are not a fan of your lambics i would not recommend but since i am ive got no problem finishing this brew just wouldnt drink another straight away.

ADZA, Feb 28, 2010
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Greasy, Apr 23, 2014
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AudioGilz, Oct 20, 2012
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PEIhop, May 18, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was interesting, Gave it a good poure into a tuplip glass and looked it over. The color was a a shade of brown with a very thin white head on top that faded almost right away. The smell of the beer was actually quite funky, I expected this to be on the tart side once I took a sip. The taste however was not tart at all really. I know that it's a Lindeman's product but even they have some sourness in them. This was surprisingly sweeter than all the others I've had from them. The taste of brown sugar was throughout the beer. There was just a touch of funk in there too. The mouthfeel was decent but nothing too impressive really. Overall this was something that I found to be quite interesting and I'd like to have more of this style one day just to compare.

Knapp85, Jan 03, 2012
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rolltide8425, Jul 25, 2012
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psoriasaurus, Apr 25, 2014
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JeffTheJuice, Apr 22, 2013
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Twal, Jun 21, 2014
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brandonld23, Nov 17, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

danedelman, Dec 22, 2011
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ZEB89, Aug 17, 2014
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dcmchew, Nov 05, 2013
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Jeeb, Sep 16, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Lindemans Flute
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees

This one is a clear, dark amber color. Two-fingers of foamy, off-white colored head sits on top. The retention is quite good and the lacing is slightly spotty, but thick and sticky.

This has smells that I associate with a 'typical' lambic. Big notes of tangy sourness. Slight hint of vinegar. It smells mostly musty and dry. These smells are much more to the lighter/muted side than in a 'typical' lambic.

Now it gets different. This is like a lambic on sugar steroids. All of the elements of the nose are here, but they are somewhat overpowered by belgian candi sugar sweetness. Very nice apple presence, almost cider-like. The finish is still dry, though nowhere near as dry as most any other lambic.
While this is definitely a sweet beer, it is by no means cloying. It has a very nice level of balance.

This has a medium body with a light-to-medium level of carbonation. This helps it maintain a nice level of crisp freshness with just a slight hint of creaminess.

Flavor and body-wise, along with abv (4.0%), this is very drinkable. I have a bad feling though, that if you downed too many of these in a session, the sugar attack would be harsh the next day.

coldmeat23, Mar 22, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep cola orange, very mild bubbly white head, looks a lot like soda, hard to judge because I've never had this style before.

S: Minor notes of horse blanket, wood, sweet malt.

T: Sugary fruit, with definite notes of peaches, mild cherries, certainly tastes good.

M: Light-bodied, more sweet than sour but has a finishing acidity like sour candy. Too sweet overall for me.

D: At $8 this is a single buy for me to try the style, it's the only one around, but it was a lot like drinking a lambic soda, a sure fire crowd pleaser though.

Halcyondays, Dec 14, 2010
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WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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brandon911, Jun 24, 2014
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Profchaos20, Mar 26, 2012
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muskiesman, Aug 22, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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375ml capped and corked poured into a very slender (flute-like) Radeberger pokal. Either dated '09 or '10. Ochred-amber in color with tons of bubbles. The head was quieted from a gentle pour and has since tried to stabilize as a thin cap, but it's fizzing out slowly. 4.0

Tart, funky aromas of barnyard, wet hay, fresh granny smith apples, caramel, and candi sugar. Really don't know what to expect, but this smells pretty delicious. 3.5

Whoa... literally a sweetened lambic. Tart apples can't compete with lush Belgian candi sweetness. Complexities derived from spontaneous fermentation include chewed straw, petting zoo air, sweet apricot, lemon rind, grape must, and apple cider. All of THIS is paired with sweet caramel syrup, candi sugars, sugar cookies, and pastry dough. Faro makes for a fascinating style, and I'm having a lot of fun passing the glass back-and-forth with my girlfriend and refilling from the bottle. As my first ever of this style, I can imagine enjoying something a little drier and with a more pronounced sour flavor and/or funky nuance. Maybe an implied fruit. Nevertheless, I'm rating the taste a straight 4.0.

Puckering, yet sticky sweet. Light syrup to the body. Prickly carbonation that doesn't let go. Nice feel, and I can see why a flute is the appropriate glassware. 3.5

thecheapies, May 22, 2012
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ADTaber, Aug 06, 2013
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peelstreet, Jan 17, 2013
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koladiola, Jun 02, 2014
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 833 ratings.