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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
82
good

825 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 825
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 36
Gots: 51 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

dsauter, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

I'm certain this is the first Faro for a vast majority of beer drinkers. This one goes into my Lindeman's flute, pouring a deep, rich hazy medium-dark yellow color and growing a creamy off-white head to just over a finger. It sits well and remains sturdy, laying down lots of creamy lace as it goes.
This beer is all about showcasing the sweetness without covering up everything beneath it, and without being artificial or tasting like cane sugar. I'm a fan of belgian candi sugar in that there's a lot more to the sweetness than regular sugar, and it works better with the beer to its overall effect. It's sweet from front to back, but also shows a little tartness underneath and a light touch of funk beneath that. All in all, the only thing I'd like more, which I'm sure the best of the style get, would be to draw out the Lambic's complexities and show more of the aromas and flavors underneath the sweetness.
It has almost a luxurious smoothness on the tongue, a creamy flow complemented by just the right crispness from a very consistent carbonation. The medium body offers the right level of support, and just a little tartness can be felt on the tongue so the sweetness isn't cloying, though it naturally keeps from it.

Brenden, Sep 17, 2014
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PopGun, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

pumptrick, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Ciocanelu, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first thing I notice when popping the cap on this beer is the lack of pffft. The second thing I notice is the cork that lies beneath. It all makes sense now as this is lambic by nature.

Pours a golden mahogany into a wine glass and offers a decent cap of foam for the style. Keeps a nice ring and drops off a fair amount of lacing.

Nose is sweet and tart at the same time. Bit of candied fruit and a slight hint of roasted caramel. Just a hint of sourness carries through the sweet delivery, though not nearly as fruity sweet as Lindeman's standard offerings.

Well balanced with an apricot fruit flavor up front and a light tartness on the finish which offers a decent feel and a slowly drying finish with a hint of spice. Quite pleasant, not too sweet and not too sour, yet not too intriguing either.

HalfFull, Jan 17, 2011
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rlschultz, Jan 29, 2014
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BKotch, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills the glass with a dark copper colored body with only a tiny bit of haze. Capped by a light and airy white head, about an inch thick at first, but fades to leave thin lace behind.

Aroma is a bit funky, but with a much sweeter aroma than your typical lambic. The candi sugar does seem to compliment the lemony/acidic sour aroma well.

First taste reveals a delicate balance between sweet and sour. Sugary and fruity, like many non-wild Belgian styles, but balanced with a tart and sour yeasty flavor. Overall, its a pretty enjoyable desert beer, but almost a bit too sweet.

Mouthfeel is a bit bubbly, but very smooth and silky. This might be my favorite aspect of this beer.

Kinsman, Oct 14, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

mrcraft, Jun 19, 2014
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vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours a light copper with bright golden tones and an appetizing cream colored head.

smells of musty sour apple and hard candy, jolly ranchers come to mind. earthy funkiness is evident as well.

taste is super sweet and refreshing the way a juice would be. the sour and tartness ride through the duration of each sip. dry, sweet, and almost plum-like at times. looked hard to find some molasses and brown sugar flavors but couldn't discern any.

very light-bodied and easy to drink if you like sweet beers. definitely great as a light dessert on its own after a filling meal.

xjapanhomebrewx, Feb 21, 2010
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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.