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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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774 Ratings
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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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marct

Nevada

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-01-2012 03:39:41 | More by marct
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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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Mosstrooper

California

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 375ml bottle into a 350ml wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a large whitish head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind some thick spots of lace.

Smell: Musty with lemon and vinegar and candi sugar sweetness.

Taste: Begins very sugary sweet, rounding out to a mild citric sour and finishing with apple and honey sweetness. There is a slight earthy/woody backbone as well.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body with light carbonation and a syrupy finish.

Overall: This is my first faro lambic, and it's definitely an interesting take on the lambic style. A good beer; this is a style I'd be willing to explore more.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 15:34:39 | More by Mosstrooper
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml capped and corked

Pours with a deep reddish coppery body. Fizzy off white head with good retention

Smell, little bit of sweet barnyard funk, slight hint of old blankets. Some fruit, a touch of phenols

Taste, very sweet, slight tartness, some gueuze sourness, finishes with a hint of brown sugar and tonnes of sweetness

Very sweet, but still pretty tasty, not as good as a straight gueuze or unblended lambic, the candi sugar is maybe a little overpowering

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2005 17:46:40 | More by cypressbob
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-12-2012 21:36:07 | More by DSlim71
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Diomede

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-16-2012 17:46:06 | More by Diomede
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-21-2013 16:28:21 | More by jarrgal
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +37.7%

01-24-2013 05:34:58 | More by Unchi
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Mike

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2013 00:20:33 | More by Mike
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Maillard

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-31-2013 05:48:45 | More by Maillard
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-01-2011 00:12:09 | More by rekel
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-20-2013 02:13:40 | More by vcoggins
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

2.38/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served out of a bottle into a two ounce tasting glass at the Belgian Beer Festival in Boston.

A.amber body and an off white head

S. Sour rotten apple

T. Cider...vomit

M.light

D.no thanks. I know these are supposed to be funky but WOW! Too much for me. How do you pair this?

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 02:59:18 | More by jneiswender
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dsauter

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-08-2014 01:28:32 | More by dsauter
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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared this 750 that I brought back from France. Best by 2012. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Clear orange white head with good retention.

Smell: Apples, kind of cidery. A little bit of welcome funkiness and a slight acetic note. I'm pleasantly surprised.

Taste: Of course its very sweet. Slightly tart, enough to keep the sweet from being overbearing. More apple and a little vinegar. Finish is sweet.

Mouthfeel: Slick and kind of sticky. A little more carbonation might lighten this up a bit.

Drinkability: Much better than I thought. This was my first faro. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 01:42:17 | More by rapidsequence
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle (batch LH10JFA) poured into a Lindemans' flute glass.

Appearance: Clear dark amber with plenty of off-white strands of persistent lacing. Thin foam across the top.

Smell: Very interesting, smells very much like wine at first, with a hint of mustiness in the very back. Definite berries in here.

Taste: Sour, fruity (blackberry) and sweet all jumbled up, but the sour finish lingers and clashes sometimes with the sugar sweetness. Interesting, but the fruit + sour isn't quite doing it for me.

Mouthfeel: Nice, good carbonation that is quite smooth. Juicelike in consistency.

Overall / Drinkability: I feel this beer is an acquired taste, and I have not yet acquired it. Interesting in smell, good appearance, but I couldn't finish it. The Mrs. (who likes wine) really enjoyed it, but not me. Oh well, maybe I need to try one from another brewer and see what I think.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 23:11:07 | More by damndirtyape
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rallison

California

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok, so this should give me a rating for the faro style. Huge thanks to Nicholas for bringing me a couple of bottles of this. Good guy.

Pours a rather muddy, brown color with a decent head that never fully dies. Tons of sweet sugar and sugary berries in the nose. Too sweet? Quite possibly.

The taste is also overwhelmed by sweetness, with touches of dark berries trying to peek out from the candi sugar/brown sugar sweetness. Notes of raisins.

Super sweet. If you know what you are getting into with the style, this is a fun beer. But...if you don't like sweet, you will hate this beer. Also, almost no funk noted here...disappointed in that.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 07:36:50 | More by rallison
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-13-2012 05:45:31 | More by JSchock7
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illini4x4


4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-18-2012 04:57:01 | More by illini4x4
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-25-2012 23:14:21 | More by TastyIsBeer
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-17-2013 06:06:08 | More by ilikebeer03
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a flute at cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a head that billows like a champagne head upon pouring and settles to a 4-finger frothy, rocky, white head. Really nice retention and great patchy lacing. Clear with tons of bubbles.

S – Definitely Belgian dark candi sugar and a healthy dose of musty funk from the Brett. I’m only getting a little bit of vinegary Acetobacter, but the amount of Brett makes up for it.

T – Very sweet candi sugar along with a bit of acidity and tartness. Musty, funky, barnyard Brett appears mid-taste and lasts through to the finish.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with great carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a tart, funky, and dry finish. Sweet sugar and some barnyard funk flavors linger nicely.

O – Again, a Lindemans beer that isn’t getting much love here. I think this beer is tasty, drinkable, and is a very nice example of the style. That’s pretty much all you can ask for if you ask me.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 01:29:51 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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DaveHS

California

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber, the color of apple cider, with a small off-white head that leaves almost no lacing. From the start it's clear that this is less carbonated than the average Lindemans release. Aromas of musty, overripe apples and barn musk. Smells sweet, and just a little bit citric. The flavor is unusual, and takes some getting used to. The dominant flavor is akin to sweetened apple cider vinegar, with something earthy and papery, like dry leaves. The little carbonation that comes through is just enough to support these flavors, and in the end, this beer is all about the sweet, dark candi sugar. It stops just short of being cloying, making it a good dessert beer, but not something to sip on all day. I appreciate this beer for being something new and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 19:23:05 | More by DaveHS
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-17-2012 02:42:52 | More by JellyJacket
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-15-2011 06:38:49 | More by Agold
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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