Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
BA SCORE
3.67/5
1,059 Ratings
Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,791
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
1,059
pDev:
15.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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59
Gots:
111
Trade:
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Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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 +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of igl
4.56/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allenson21
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davegray
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

2011 into a Teku - been in the fridge for years

L: Deep amber, no haze, small off-white head with a nice collar, minimal lacing
S: Apple cider, faint funk
T: Very sweet, apples, cherries in the front, funk in the back
M: Thin but satisfying, nice carb
O: Tastes more like a soda than a beer,

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Photo of groleau
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avatar113
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JonCorbett
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The packaging/presentation are first rate, classical black/silver labeling with silver foil wrap cap and cork. Elegant. It pours a clear rose-cherry red. I had to be aggressive to get my head to appear, so it was not as impressive as I would have liked, but it was still pretty good - and dissipates fast with bits and pieces of lace, a slight ring but next to no surface bubbles remain once it settles.

Aromatics: Yummy candied dark and stone fruits with brown sugar, with a hint of tart floral and freshly harvested barley wwwaaayyy in the background.

Taste: If you pureed some peaches, plums, cherries and then baked them together with molasses and brown sugar that is the only way I can describe the complexity in the sweet and savouriness. It has a unique and distinctive sweetness I have only had in a honey wine made here in the Okanagan. The smells doing a great job of teasing you - and the flavour that hits is beautiful and bold. There is a slightly acidity to it like a cider but enough yeastiness to keep it from being one.


Mouth: The carbonation is subtle but still does a decent job of tickling the tongue. Has a light syrup-like swish on the palate; a pretty good tang and zing in the middle and finishes very cleanly. No real after taste or lingering flavours to complicate the the next sip.

Overall: Intensely sweet, great for sipping, extremely impressive that there is no actual fruit and yet it tastes super fruity. I feel you can never really go wrong with Lindemans when it comes to lambics, they are my benchmark that I hold all lambics to. If you like sweet and tangy but don’t necessarily want a specific fruit flavour (like cherry, peach, black current) then this is a great lambic to go with.

Pairing: Being as sweet as it is, I would definitely lean towards a good salty/fatty choice of dish. Fresh large soft pretzels with generous dusting of coarse salts and maybe a spritz of hot butter and garlic or dipped in a side of hot spiked mustard. Another choice I would love to try with this lambic is a hearty Italian wedding soup, with plenty of gourmet salts added in the pasta and meatballs. Its flavour really invites me to cook with it - I think I might actually use it in lieu of apple cider vinegar in my next batch of slow cooker pulled pork.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notchucknorris
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark almost apple-cherry juice color. Amber with not much haze to it at all. Small head dissipates pretty quickly.

S: Has a good amount of cheesy funk, overripe red delicious apple and cherry.

T: Starts with a smack of that cheesy funk, then moves to super sweet apple cider, red cherry juice and pomegranate. Finishes super sweet with not even a hint of the funk. Pretty tasty overall.

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Photo of Eman17
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rihup
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,059 ratings
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