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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#32,983
Reviews:
511
Ratings:
1,065
pDev:
15.53%
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Photo of poskok
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcpat1993
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very tasty. One of the best beers I've ever had. Only thing is it could have been a little more sour and less sweet but still tremendous

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Photo of jcubz
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My favorite limbic so far

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Photo of Boilerup
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of EMV
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a clear golden brown color. 1 finger of tannish head. Spotty lacing.

S: Tart fruits and spice. Apple cider vinegar... a bit of funk.

T/F: Tart up front... semi-sour dark fruits and citrus notes giving way to a complex dark sugar sweetness. Spicy... with coriander and lemon zest. Sticky on the mouthfeel... adequate carbonation. Finish is slightly tart.

O: Very tasty and drinkable. not much of a pucker, but enough of a sweet and sour combo to be interesting on the palate. Dessert in a glass. My first Faro beer and hopefully not my last! Best consumed in small doses only.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.34/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

The nose is badly skunked, so I can't judge it fairly aroma-wise. It's all skunk, with almost no sweetened lambic coming through. Its flavor falls more in line with what I expected. The tartness is mild and simplistic, and it's ballasted by a hefty sugary sweetness. In many ways, it's very cider-esque. Too bad the retronasals also pick up the nasty skunk - in many ways, its presence is like a dog turd in a bowl of fruit punch. Faro, consider yourself ticked. Shame this one was utterly ruined by the green bottle...

2.34/5: Green bottles are worse than Robert Mugabe hosting a nude beach party

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

Photo of stephenlee
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IceAce
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.63/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Malt_Man
4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served cool from 375ml bottle into tulip glass.

Opened it with a bottle opener and then there is a cork to remove too! That's a new one on me! My first lambic.

L) Medium brown with a distinct cherry red tinge. Cloudy. 1cm very dense white head.

S) The dominant smell to me is that of cider. A bit of funkiness. I can tell that this is going to be a very different beer to those I am used to.

T) Fruity tang with immediate strong sweet balance. The sharp fruity element definitely has apples as per the smell. The sweetness is pretty much pure sugar. The balance is perfect though.

F) Light mouthfeel, easy drinking. Just a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste.

O) My first lambic and I really enjoyed it, will buy again if I see it. I understand that most don't have the sugar added to counter the sourness, I have a feeling they could be too much for me, but this is really great, a good intro beer into the lambic family.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 335ml bottle into a goblet.

looks really nice. kinda like an old ale. deep reddish brown color with nice one inch head. lacing is good to begin with before shrinking to a ring with light covering. there are a few floaties, which look like small pieces of cork?

smell is also good, pleasing mixture of sweetness, vinegar and a little funk.

although initially the taste was very good, same as the nose, as the beer warmed up, the sugar began to dominate more than i would like. still pleasant, but i cant imagine having more than the one at a sitting.

mouth was a solid medium. finish was sweet.

overall, an interesting experience, and once in a while this wouldn't be something i would turn down.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sjdevel
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Look:
Very foamy 2-3 finger head with a moderate pour. Very clear, but a slight haze. Deep copper with a slight red hue.

Smell:
Sweet, fruity, malty, vinegary. There is an earthy funk / dirt scent. Very aromatic with hints of wine as well.

Taste:
First off is a blast of many flavors! Bitter, tart fruit, sour, vinegar, and sweet all at the same time. Tastes like a mixture of wines: grape, cherry, apple, peach, raspberry, etc. There seems to be a bit of malt in there as well. Stays sweet throughout. Dries out a bit as you go. It gets a bit funky, earthy, herbal, and peppery at the end.

Feel:
Flattens quickly and not much fizz after the initial pour. Flat on the tongue and slick/oily. Not very interesting in the feel category.

Overall:
Very rich and flavorful Lambic. There are a lot of complex flavors in there. This is a definite purchase again.

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Photo of Antyk
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lambics are problematic.
They are sour, so I can never drink much... and they usually come in large bottles. So, it is best to drink them with a friend... but so few of my friends have this acquired taste and end up taking only a sip... leaving the rest for me. I drink it and tell myself that no more Lambics for a year.
But I wonder: maybe I could taste more lambics if I found one sweeter.
Enter Faro.
This probably has a little too much brewer's sugar; but it was a small bottle. And I enjoyed it.

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium".

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Photo of mikeburd1128
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of leitmotif
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a rather stunning autumn brown with a fairly modest head. The aroma offers up apple cider vinegar, baked apple, nutmeg, cinnamon, thyme, and sage. The flavor starts of we sweet brown sugar, cinnamon, and baked apple, then turns to tart green and and vinegar, with herbal thyme and sage peeking through at the end. The mouthfeel is a touch syrupy, with solid carbonation to cut through the sweetness. Overall I found this a very different and enjoyable beer - neither too challenging nor too boring. I would definitely drink this again, possibly with ham and pineapple.

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Photo of therubicon
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Myotus
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 47°F from a 12oz bottle into a beer flute. Consumed on 24Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of white foam that shrinks into a line within 1 minute. Dark amber in color with a high amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are large in quantity and both small and medium in size. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Strong aromas of sweet red apples are backed by mild sour green apple, hay, brown sugar, and earthy yeast aromas along with subtle aromas of wheat and grassy barley.
TASTE: Strong sweet red apple and sour green apple flavors first come forward onto the palate and are immediately followed by strong brown sugar flavors. Mild grassy barley and subtle earthy yeast flavors enter next as sweet red apple flavors grow slightly stronger. Subtle hay and hints of wheat finish off the taste symphony as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth. Ends with a thirst-quenching finish.
NOTE: At long last, I have conquered the Faro. And what an amazing one at that. Incredibly sweet to the point of cloying. But I have an insatiable sweet tooth, so cloying isn't a word I would ever use for a beer.

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,065 ratings
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