Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans
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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.
06-02-2011 00:32:14 | More by projectflam86
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.
09-01-2012 00:40:40 | More by deadonhisfeet
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. Its kind of still and lifeless with just a hint of carbonation as you swallow.
12-18-2006 16:54:58 | More by Jredner
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.
06-23-2009 22:59:22 | More by klewis
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.
10-14-2011 11:23:28 | More by MoreThanWine
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.
07-04-2011 12:53:35 | More by JizackFH
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.
06-02-2014 18:50:16 | More by Arithmeticus
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
08-29-2011 15:34:39 | More by Mosstrooper
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.63/5 rDev -0.3%
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
08-09-2005 17:46:40 | More by cypressbob
Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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