Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Faro

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly

Added by stcules on 12-28-2002

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#33,085
Reviews:
512
Ratings:
1,067
pDev:
15.26%
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Photo of Gajo74
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My very first faro! I wish this style wasn't so hard to find. Lindemans Faro pours a cloudy copper amber color, with visible carbonation and a fingernail length white bubbly head. Good retention that yields ring like lacing.
First impressions in the nose are of a funky, sour and leathery aroma. However, the sweetness from the fruit also soon becomes evident. The malt profile is also prevalent and produces aromas of wheat, hay as well as a soapy, perfumy and floral quality. Interestingly complex and fragrantly provocative!
The predominant quality of the taste is sweetness. It is a sweetness that combines fruit-green apples, cherries and raspberries-with candi sugar and brown sugar. Although the tartness of the aroma is not as evident in the taste, there is enough of a hint of it in the finish that has the effect of balancing the drink and not making it too cloying.
This brew drinks well in that it is medium to light in body, not too syrupy, sweet but with the right amount of tart. That the finish becomes increasingly dry helps the drinkability. The carbonation is gentle.
I thought that this was a delightful brew.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wg1041
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great sour. Good carb. Effervescent perfect for sour. Definitely some green apple flavor. Good amber color. Fairly clear. Overall pretty good lambic, but 1800 is still my favorite.

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Photo of 123321123321
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djura
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found it in Italy, bottle 0.25l

Amber with thin foam, medium carbonation, very aromatic in the nose. Fruity, sweet, a bit sorrow but very drinkable. Like it very much.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JTuomi
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle. Releasing the cork brought forth a wisp of off white vapor. A hard pour resulted in a one finger foamy head, which quickly dissipated to nothing. No lacing.
Color is like an apple cider with a touch of red. Very clear and brilliant.
Aroma is vinegar and brown sugar, with a little funk.
Taste is sweet, then tart, with funk and a little bite at the end. As the label states, it does taste like a malted beverage, although alcohol is hidden, with added brown sugar and natural sweetener.
This is a beer that displays a style and type that has been around for a relatively long time. The impression is the recipe is fully developed and the techniques of brewing this are consistently maintained. Not an experimental beer, but seasoned.

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark copper color. Highly carbonated and no head. Aroma is semi sweet and malty. Very sweet, slightly tart, and bitter. Well balanced. My first Faro. Closer to a beer than other lambics.

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Photo of StormAles
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a taster.

A: The body is coppery to brown with a crystalline touch. No haziness at all, very clean. The head is basically non existent, it didn't even create one when pouring.
S: The aroma has a little funkiness to it, a bit barnyard and then revolved around with tons of sugar. There's a little tone of vigneronne, but with a relatively low acidity. Not sure about this, but there's a little cider touch to the beer but I'm almost sure this doesn't have any apples on it.
T: The taste begins with a very big belgian candi profile, yellow sugar and then turns to a very little tarness that ends with a very fresh hint of very small bitterness and acidity. It's gorgeous.
M: Body is low as it should. Carbonation is way too high, almost harsh. Alcohol is unnoticed. Acidity very much controlled to a basic level.
O: I'm starting to think that Lindemans is a power house on this stuff. I think I'll try everything they make after the amusement I've had having Kriek. Great stuff.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Extremely sweet and a touch sour. Cloying sweet. Some horseblanket funk. Not bad but good dessert beer.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morrowd3
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quafftastic
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexsergio
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBarber
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Photo of SGR1220
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,067 ratings
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