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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
82
good

774 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 774
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 43 | 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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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2014 18:02:15 | More by Kirk
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 23:50:08 | More by TheBrewo
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vwbus7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-26-2014 03:58:21 | More by vwbus7
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admiral

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-25-2014 10:43:15 | More by admiral
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1Sundown2C

New York

1/5  rDev -72.5%

06-25-2014 01:00:43 | More by 1Sundown2C
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VonZipper

New York

1/5  rDev -72.5%

06-25-2014 00:48:57 | More by VonZipper
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-24-2014 17:28:17 | More by brandon911
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2014 16:57:56 | More by craft_shannie
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patre_tim

China

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2014 02:56:50 | More by patre_tim
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Twal

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-21-2014 21:17:06 | More by Twal
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mrcraft

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-19-2014 18:11:13 | More by mrcraft
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Anyportinastorm

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-19-2014 18:05:59 | More by Anyportinastorm
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Dan911

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

06-18-2014 22:10:01 | More by Dan911
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raction


4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-16-2014 20:03:00 | More by raction
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-14-2014 00:48:58 | More by thatoneguymike
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Ruud


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-13-2014 20:23:00 | More by Ruud
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-11-2014 01:31:41 | More by DMarlinJ
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mattreitz49

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-11-2014 01:27:14 | More by mattreitz49
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-10-2014 22:51:05 | More by wvbrewcrew
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koladiola

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-02-2014 21:09:13 | More by koladiola
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

French beer tour #4
Pour slightly chilled in tulip glass

A: dark clear amber color; little head but good carbonation; not much lacing
S: stinks at first, then dissipates into rather bland but not offense yeast aroma
T: the flavor redeems the smell; beautiful tart apples barge in; really nice balance of fruit, booze, carbonation, and sourness; virtually no hops; very appetizing, and enjoyable

Worth trying again, but let it stand for a bit, so you don't have to deal with the poor aroma.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 18:50:16 | More by Arithmeticus
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-31-2014 18:37:44 | More by endless1408
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cbros

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-28-2014 12:40:05 | More by cbros
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2014 22:07:39 | More by Latarnik
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2014 18:04:33 | More by KVNBGRY
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.