Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
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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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pDev:
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Photo of BenHoppy
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was my first faro and found it quite enjoyable and interesting with mild kettle sour fruitness over taken by cane sugar sweetness yet very balanced.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a copper color with a nice amount of carbonation. There is a slight haze to it and the head did not last long. The smell is super sweet not much sourness just lots of sweetness, reminds me of a juice. The taste is similar, there is sweetness a lot of sweetness. The beer is a little watery.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.71/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours clear copper amber orange with a lasting dense creamy white foam head. Smells like tart apples, sour fruit with an underlying sweetness, dried apricot, caramel, syrupy brown sugar, oak, cherry, orange citrus, funky hay, straw, sweet cinnamon-esque spice, bready wheaty malt, slight vinegar, with dusty floral earthy herbal grass. Tastes tart and acidic with an underlying sweetness, tart apples, dried fruit, caramel, syrupy brown sugar, oak, cherry, orange citrus, funky hay, straw, sweet cinnamon-esque spice, bready wheat malt, slight sweet apple cider vinegar, with dusty floral earthy herbal grass. Amazingly balanced with the sweet and sour. Feels medium-full bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice faro lambic beer.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle L BK260FA. DFH Tulip.

A: pours a very dark orange/copper, ever so slight haze with streams and streams of carbonation. 1 ginger bright white head lingers. Decent, but not excellent, lacing.

S: sour and funky; wheaty. The sourness is understated compared to the other sours (lambic, gueuze, and Berliner Weisse) I’ve had.

T: Now this is a sour I can get behind! Arrival is immediately sour, with a bright, earthy sweetness. Kind of grape-like, but not really fruity. Gooseberry-like? It is extremely tart and sweet, but without any fruit essence, which makes it really palatable to me. Grows even more tart on mid palate. Puckering earthy citric finish.

M: midweight, with high carbonation from very small bubbles. Slick, but the high carbonation makes it seem very drinkable.

O: so far, most of the lambics I’ve had have come from Lindeman’s. So take that for what it’s worth, but this has been my favorite one so far. Yeah, probably because it’s sweet and relatively simple. Approachable. But it never gets cloying. This is the shallowest end of the lambic pool, but it is a pleasant and interesting beer. I would certainly buy this again if the mood strikes. It is better to me than the very sweet and fruity sours I see popping up locally (looking at you, Bubbles!) Certainly worth a try.

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

First impression is of wine, has some wine sourness in the flavor. Fruits are in both the aroma and taste, and lots of fine carbonation keep it fizzy. Color is orange , like dark ice tea. A little bit more body than a geueze, but similar.

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

Bought a 12oz cold and brought it home. Poured into a snifter. Beer is an interesting dark copper to brown color, with a 1/4 white head. Smell is definitely funky, lemon, apple, leather, and what seems like Brett-- smell is very good and complex. Taste is sour apple and lemon that is sweetened at the end of the mouthful. Feel is tart, a little sticky, low carbonation, and well balanced. Aftertaste is pleasant.

This is my first Faro Lambic I have had, and so far I enjoy this version of Lambic the most out of the others. Beer is tart but not too tart, mouthful is sweet but not overly sweet-- very well done beer IMO. Now if I can only find this beer more often I would get it, even with the bottle being somewhat pricey ($6.99 for a 12oz), it makes a sweet beer treat. Recommended!

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Photo of emincems
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours deep copper color with small sized off-white head. Duration of foam is very short and there is no lacing. Classic funky lambic smell plus brown sugars. Cellar, wood, tartness and slight caramel are on the nose. Taste is moderately sweet and slightly sour. Lots of late added sugars (faro) are dominating the palate. Slightly funky tartness comes out more when it gets warmer. Overly sweet aftertaste for even a faro. Light bodied and highly acidic. It's still lambic, but lots of residual sweetness is shadowed that perfect lambic feeling.

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Photo of DoctorRobert1969
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep orange topped by a finger and a half of dense cream colored head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of hte glass with some lacing
S: Smells of light sourness, some funky oak, and some candi sugar sweetness.
T: Taste is an interesting mix of sweet and sour with some light funk and some oak interwtined. Hints of lemons and orange zest at times. Swallow is sugary sweet with a ton of candi sugar followed by some more sourness and lingering oaky funk along with a slight vanilla note.
M: This beer has a moderate mouthfeel that 's a little slick and syrupy. Carbonation is low but adequate while the beer has a drying finish.
O: This is an interesting style and I get the idea but it seems like a terrible shortcut to make the beer more approachable. The extra sweetness helps to counter the sour but by it self it deadens the beer. If this had a little more going on I would be a bigger fan. Worth trying to expand the horizons but not worth revisiting.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Crystal clear brown with a medium khaki head. Very active. Looks like a cream soda.

Smell: Quite funky on the attack. Notes of wet hay, Belgian candi sugar, and new leather. Then the sweetness really pops with notes of cream soda, apple cider vinegar, green apples, clove, and rye bread.

Taste: Sweet on the attack with notes of brown sugar, fresh pressed apple cider, and poached pears. The body holds a vanilla cream soda note that pops quickly to maraschino cherries, a hint of oak, a hint of basil, and hay funk on the finish.

Feel: Light and sweet. It drinks like a soda. Clean quenching body with a semi dry finish. No alcohol. Bubbly carbonation.

Overall: A strange beer. It reminds me ally of those Manzana sodas. From a pure sugar stand point it is easily one of the sweetest beers I’ve ever had. The light funk is a nice bit of refuge from the sweet soda like body but that is only really on the finish. A cool experience but I won’t go hunting for this style anytime soon. It’s so sweet even half of this bottle was tough to get through.

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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

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