Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

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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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

Photo of artoolemomo
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of 4ster
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SD-Alefan
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of parris
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Pours clear dark red-copper with virtually no head.

Aroma is apple and cherry fruity sweetness, then sour, tart, and musty. Complicated and interesting.

Taste is sweet dark fruit, brown sugar and honey up front. Acidic apple and musty yeasty funk. Woody oak dryness and a mild tartness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a syrupy medium body.

Overall and pleasant blend of sweet, tart and funk. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of kingmaker
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

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4/5  rDev +9%

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 indiapaleale
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just bought this small capped bottle from De Bier Tempel in Brussels. It was in the oooler for 1.85 euros.

Pours a dark amber with a bit thick creamy head.

Smell is strong sweet sugar and acidic vinegary lambic. A bit medicinal, not much else going on in the nose.

Taste is very, very sweet almost syrupy with a bit of citrusy lemon kick. It reminds me of the blended lambic I just had at a la becasse around the corner.

This is sort of a dessert beer slash beer that I would love if I was much younger and just getting into beer. The sweetness is a bit overpowering.

Overall, I can't say its a favorite but it certainly is something that is easy to drink. Its a good night cap after being up for 24 hours after landing in Brussels early this morning.

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3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Darker orange with a slight red tint. Just a wisp of a fizzy head that instantly disappeared. Leaves no lacing.

S: A slightly funky tartness. Buttery with some wood. Some sour apples and a little bit of sweetness.

T: Sweet caramel and apples upfront. A mild funk and tartness comes through with the buttery flavor and notes of sweet cherries, raisins, and candy. Finish is more sweetness.

M: Light body. Light carbonation. Slick and very dry.

O: I wouldn't so much call this a sour. It does taste like candy. It is good. Definitely something worth trying if your into something sweeter.

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3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goodbyeohio
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured 25cl bottle into a lindeman's flute, beautiful brown/orange color with chunky, foamy head and constant champagne-like carbonation.

aroma is faintly of lambic but moreso of a fine aged cheese.. but in an appetizing way.

this is my first time tasting faro, and it is amazing! lindeman's lambic with a perfect sweetness that counterbalances the typical lambic sour bite. oddly enough, this brings out a woody, smoky taste that I can recognize from lambic but could previously not appreciate wholly. leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste which is complex and welcome..

this is a perfect afternoon sipper and the 4% alcohol can allow full functioning after enjoyment. what a great treat and something really unique. i will seek out more faro in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Spider889
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was my first 'real' lambic (ie-Lindemans Framboise is just too sweet and not as true to style). While this Faro is still very sweet, it tasted more naturally sweet than the Framboise.

The beer poured a yellow/straw color which faded into a light amber color as it filled the glass. It was very carbonated and inviting looking but had no head.

My main impression of this beer is that it tasted and smelled like a fruitty champagne. It had some mild funkiness to it, maybe green apple peel.

Like a champagne it was relatively dry and bubbly. There was a slightly off-putting taste to the beer though and it's not one I'll likely seek out again. The abv is low and it drank easily. Mine came from a little bottle and I probably could have finished two if I had more.

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Photo of match1112
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: murky redish brown with a thin white ring.

s: candi sugar, apples, cherries and some yeast.

t: very tart and sweet, like an overly sweetened fruit juice.

m: slightly creamy. feels overly carbonated on the tongue. cloyingly sweet and a dry tart finish.

o: meh, had to try it because i never had the style, but i dont think i'll seek it out again.

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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