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Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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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:
#32,254
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
1,061
pDev:
15.53%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,061 |  Reviews: 509
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

Photo of bmaslakov
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cork releases with a loud pop freeing up a small white wisp of vapor. The aroma has a mild funk, slight wet horse blanket, traces of wet leather, a hint of grain and a light brown sugar and caramel sweetness. It is a beautiful beer pouring brilliant copper amber releasing cascades of fine bubbles rapidly rising to the top producing a 2" off-white to cream foam collar with fair retention. It starts sweet but the tart responds quickly and when combined with the brown sugar suggests a variety of fruit and berries and perhaps a marmalade. It crisps up a bit by the finish. Faro is light, highly effervescent, yet soft and refreshing.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lindemans Faro, 4.2% ABV, 12 IBU. Pours thin and amber with not much head. Nose is sour, taste is sweet apple,some sour, with no bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall very good.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,061 ratings
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