Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Faro

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly

Added by stcules on 12-28-2002

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Ratings:
1,054
Reviews:
506
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.57%
 
 
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Photo of Bunuelian
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is a semi-dark golden hazy body with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dies within a minute and leaves thick speckled foamy lacing clinging to the glass. The smell has a sweet yet a decent dose of tartness, mainly cherry and somewhat sugary. The taste is basically the same with a cherry aftertaste and dry finish. The palate has a light to medium sort of body with a nice sessionable aspect to it. Carbonation is good for me, but this is my first faro so I’m unsure if this is good for the style. Overall, wow from me. What a nice after dinner treat, tart yet sweet, but balanced and not overbearing in any aspect, just really good and impressed me, I’d definitely have this again.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morrowd3
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinSparks
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quafftastic
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexsergio
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBarber
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish red color. Beer is clear but has tons of yeasty flecks suspended in the beer. Two finger white head dissipates leaving a thin layer of white foam along the top of the beer with some lacing along the outside.

Smell has notes of nail polish, vinegar initially. As it warms up, it takes on much more of the traditional flanders red ale aroma - vinegar, red wine along with some molasses and sugar.

Taste has notes of vinegar, apple cider, grapes, molasses, and brown sugar. With the candi sugar and strong apple flavors, this drinks much more like a cider.

Feel is medium bodied and surprisingly not syrupy for as sweet as it is. Mild carbonation.

Overall this seems to be a good example of the style.

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bmaslakov
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cork releases with a loud pop freeing up a small white wisp of vapor. The aroma has a mild funk, slight wet horse blanket, traces of wet leather, a hint of grain and a light brown sugar and caramel sweetness. It is a beautiful beer pouring brilliant copper amber releasing cascades of fine bubbles rapidly rising to the top producing a 2" off-white to cream foam collar with fair retention. It starts sweet but the tart responds quickly and when combined with the brown sugar suggests a variety of fruit and berries and perhaps a marmalade. It crisps up a bit by the finish. Faro is light, highly effervescent, yet soft and refreshing.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lindemans Faro, 4.2% ABV, 12 IBU. Pours thin and amber with not much head. Nose is sour, taste is sweet apple,some sour, with no bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall very good.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeScully
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap, 01/12/2017.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its not every day that you come across the Faro style of beer, and in fact, this is my first and only time drinking one after having had around 5000 different beers.

Comes in a copper color, carbonation nice, off white color head, 1/2" deep, this looks like a pretty standard beer. Aroma after that is a sweet and sour mixture, but don't start getting visions of Chinese food in your head, its not like that.

Taste, hey man, I can dig it. More sweet (less than expected) and sour, a wheat like grist to the mouthfeel. Pretty easy drinking, I thought this would be challenging. Mild apple, funk, wood and vinegar notes. Carbonation high but not inappopriate.

Good price for something I have zero comparable examples of finding on shelves.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear coppery color with minimal off-white head. Wheat, sweetness, funk, yeast, and some light fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with a slight sweet-tart note.

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Photo of Dzu
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of igl
4.56/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allenson21
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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