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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 37
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

birdsellam, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of elricorico
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Cherry red in colour, fairly dark, with a wisp of beige head that doesn't stick around.

Tart cherry candy aroma, with an earthiness underlying it. Interesting.

Taste is sweet, with some hints of the tartness and earthiness mixed in. Candi sugar seems to dominate though, this brings to mind a sweet juice drink more than anything.

Medium bodied and somewhat sticky feel. Moderate carbonation. Decent mouthfeel.

This isn't bad, but isn't really what I was looking for. A little too much on the sugary side of things.

elricorico, Jan 25, 2011
Photo of drseamus
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%

This was the first faro I'd ever tasted, and several of it's friends were soon to follow. This was close to becoming my favorite style until I re-tasted a Double Stout and remembered why I love them.

A: The Lindemans isn't made from an oude gueuze, but it's good none the less. It is very carbonated (probably force carbonated before bottling) and the bubbles rise quickly through the amber orangish body and up to the thick fluffy white head.

S: It has a classic gueuze sour aroma but with a slight sweetness to it. I definitely love that aroma.

T: Awesome taste. It was my first faro and not the best I had of the style, but the style itself is so damn tasty and this is no exception. It is sweet initially but with the constant tart sourness in the background.

M: Fairly light bodied but the carbonation makes it seem a bit heavier I think. Very smooth beer though.

D: I'm not sure how many I could drink in a single setting, but I will be sad to leave Belgium to return to the land of no faros. I will be looking for this at home.

drseamus, Jul 12, 2007
Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Maillard, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of sleazo
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%

This is my first Faro. Purchased at City Swiggers in Manhattan.

A_Pours a darkish clear copper with minimal head an a light wisp of a cap. There is some lacing despite that fact.

S_The aroma is bready and sweet with a faint hit of something i just can't place.

T_Initially the flavour comes across as nice and tart with apple notes. The finish is remarkably sweet however and is very different from how it starts. The aftertaste is very reminiscent of a candy Granny Smith apple.

M_Light bodied with a bit of stickiness. The carbonation is tight bodied and cuts through this well.

O_This really reminds me of a candied apple. As this is not a style I am familiar with I can't really speak to style but this is probably not something I would go running back to. Still interesting to try nonetheless.

sleazo, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Nose is vinegary sour, moderately acidic, with secondary floral/fruity tones. Smells quite good.

Pours dark apple juice color, clear, mild head. Looks pretty good.

Moderate sweetness pairs with the stiff vinegar to provide a nice balance. Moderately malty. Dry floral and dried fruit potpourri. General fruitiness like apple juice. Finishes slightly dry/tart. Tastes pretty good. Feels good.

MrHungryMonkey, Feb 18, 2010
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

wonothesane42, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +9.9%

alamode, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Nightrain87
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Nightrain87, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of brandonld23
3.75/5  rDev +3%

brandonld23, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of mattreitz49
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

mattreitz49, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of projectflam86
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%

A- Pours a golden/amber color with a thick white foam head that leaves some lacing.

S- A bit musty with some sweetness and funk.

T- Not as sour as I was expecting. Very sweet and almost cloying with some honey and tang. Still kind of musty with an apple cider flavored finish.

M- Much thicker than most 4.2% brews. Sticky and cloying. Ok carbonation.

O- Overall this was a very interesting beer but a bit too musty for me. Kind of like honey flavored gym socks.

projectflam86, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Schlafly33, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a signature Lindemans glass. Pours out a crystal-clear coppery gold color with a nice tight head and lots of bubbles streaming to the top. Nose is dry and has champagne-like notes of white wine and apples.

Light body and firmer mouthfeel than I expected. Quite sweet up front as the candied sugar offsets the strong acidity. Get flavors of pepper, apples, white grapes, and a touch of ginger. I'm new to faros and I'm not sure what the great ones taste like, but this one fits the description nicely and tastes good. Not much of a finish, but that may be indicative of the style. I like the sweetness, but it may be just a bit overdone. If they pulled it back just a touch, the beer might be better.

deadonhisfeet, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

gpawned, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Jredner
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%

The ccidic, sweet, lightly funky, unripe green apple aroma is fairly concentrated. It pours a ruddy brown from the bottle with a quickly diminishing bubbly white head. Sweet, funky and lightly tart in the fore. Very sugary through the middle and finish, but with that faint barnyard funk beneath. Has a sort of apple cider flavor to it...very appley in fact. Hmmm. It’s kind of still and lifeless with just a hint of carbonation as you swallow.

Jredner, Dec 18, 2006
Photo of klewis
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%

Code LJ27HFA on the back

A: Pours a hazy rust color with a moderate frothy head. Lots of lacing.

S: Moderately funky with aromas of brown sugar and mixed fruit. Weird.

T: Quite sweet right off the bat - like eating a spoonful of sugar. A slight tartness is accompanied by citrus flavors and a tiny bit of wild funk.

M: Light yet syrupy and sticky. Light and super fine carbonation with a lasting sweetness.

D: My first faro, and I'm finding it quite unusual. A bit too sugary for me, but it's definitely palatable if you're into that.

klewis, Jun 23, 2009
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

I'm charmed by this beer. Poured a 1.5" off-white head. Looks clear but it has an interesting burnt orange color verging on amber. Smells mildly sour. Taste has both sweet and sour thanks to the Belgian candi sugar and the lambic style of fermentation, respectively. And it has some intriguing hard to define tastes and qualities.

MoreThanWine, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of JizackFH
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

A - This beer pours a clear copper color. It has a decent sized slightly off-white head on it. The head has decent retention and leaves just a few specs of lacing behind.

S - I am getting some nice yeast and barnyard scents right away. I am also getting some big sour fruit notes such as green apple and pear. Some Vinegar as well.

T - There is a nice sour fruit flavor right off the bat. There is also a nice sweetness to it. There are notes of green apple, pear, black cherry, and some lemon. The finish leaves a lingering sweetness with just a bit of bitterness in the background.

M - This has a medium body and moderate carbonation. It goes down easy, and has a bit of a sticky feel to it. There is also some bitterness and a sweet finish.

O - This has pretty good drinkability. It goes down pretty good and the flavor is nice. Overall, I thought it was a good beer. This is my first Faro so I don't really have anything to compare it to. The size of the bottle is perfect because the beer is too sweet to drink a whole bomber. All in all though, I think it's a good beer and definitely worth a try.

JizackFH, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of Arithmeticus
3.14/5  rDev -13.7%

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.

Arithmeticus, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Wobbly, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

funkyaudio, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

drgonzo2k2, May 18, 2013
Photo of Unchi
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Unchi, Jan 24, 2013
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.