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:
#31,739
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
1,059
pDev:
15.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
111
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,059 |  Reviews: 509
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear brown with some lazy bubbles, red-tinted champagne head fades to only a ring of fizz. Sugar, sugary caramel, trichloroanisole (cork and oak) on the nose. Taste is very sweet, cardboard, white grapes, real & tart cherry, chalky yeast. Aftertaste is reminiscent of plywood - the cork's shortcomings again (yeah, I've tasted plywood). Slightly syrupy, surprised to find that this is under carbonated.
Initial taste makes this very drinkable, only on the woody aftertaste does this get yucky. I do credit it for being complex and adventurous, even if those adventures end up in a debatable place; it's better than being simply alcoholic sugar nectar. With some fine tuning this could be incredible; as is, it is commendable.

 726 characters

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 dcotom
4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet vingeary smell. Sweet like candy. Vingreary fruits with butterscotch. So damn good. Lots of body with a nice feel on the tongue. Decent amount of carb. Love it

 170 characters

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

Photo of Anze
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Child_Pugh
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
2.82/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.64/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first time tasting a lambic. Pours deep cooperish with a very mild white foam head, almost no retention. Aroma is spectacular, acetic, vinegar, wine, fruits, candy, cider, lot´s of things there. Taste is odd but good, cider, wine, fruits like apple and fermented oranges. I liked this beer a lot, different and bold.

 320 characters

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

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

A: pours a clear amber, almost apple juice color with a thin head that stays persistent thanks to some active carbonation.

S: sweet, sour, tangy, a little musty. It is different each time you try to figure it out, and it is intriguing and quite becoming. The sweet is fruity, the sour acidic, the must provides a balance. It just works.

T: Much more sweet than sour. There is a syrupy fruitiness that comes forward that is almost apple or raisin. The must is still there, and then there is a nice tart finish that mellows the sweetness.

M: lighter body, medium but slightly prickly carbonation.

O: My first try of a Faro, and I did take the time to learn about them. I have a friend who loves them and swears by them. I was still taken a bit aback by the sweetness, but I think for what it is supposed to be, this is a nice beer. I would suggest that this would make a lovely dessert beer.

 902 characters

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A cherry amber color. Very still, no head at all.
Sweet, fruity aroma. On the subtle side.
Tasted better. Like brown sugar combined with a Jolly Rancher.
Very sweet, a little too sweet for me.

 192 characters

Photo of mbalint1
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chippo33
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

375mL bottle poured into a wine-style beer glass.

Pours a murky and ruddy brown raisin color. Somewhat unexpected appearance, as it's neither as clean or as visually appealing as most Lambics. 3.75

Lots of funk hits me as I pour this, that's another surprise as I was expecting something highly sweet. But this smells all the way tart, lemony and heavy on the earthy funk. George Clinton in the mud. Some stone fruit presence, but despite the color, very little in the way of malt. 4

How this flavor diverges from the nose so much is beyond me. It's still got some tartness around the edges and that lemon quality, but there's a rush of sweet syrup and a raisin wine taste. Caramel malt and figs are all over this. A touch of funk emerges. It's like a Burlington-based Parliament tribute band type of funk. Interestingly, though this beer isn't at all vinegary, the flavor at times make me think of vinegar. Something connects the two, but it's much more related to the malt than the bacteria. 4

Sweet and syrupy but wrapped in tartness. Medium carbonation that crescendoes towards the finish and creates an interesting lingering feel of sticky sweetness and acidity. It's akin to an overly sweetened lemonade with mineral water. 3.75

I mostly picked this up for the style tick, but it's enjoyable and I'd like to try other brewery's attempts at it, particularly the Drie Fonteinen version.

 1,396 characters

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

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fizzy bubbly clear light amber with a tiny little head and no lacing. Smells of typical lambic character but muted. Taste is lemon, fruity, slightly funky, tart and sweet. Crisp carbonation and a sour burn dominate the feel. Overall a good but sweet and mild lambic.

 266 characters

Photo of cubbyZilla
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magery
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lanecirrus
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

L:
-pours a clear amber with a small to medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-tiny particle floaties
-no carbonation visible
S:
-wheat,lemon,old barn,leather
T:
-wheat,lemon,lime,orange,sugar
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Fruitier than i though.Really nice warm weather beer

 299 characters

Photo of byronic
4.49/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This was completely unexpected. With a nice pop from the cork this one pours similar to champagne. The glass is instantly filled with a golden liquid containing lots of bubbles. From smelling the cork I was expecting a rather pungent sharp taste. The aroma given off by this brew is heavenly. It's sweet, it's sour, almost different each time. The taste is spectacular a tart, tangy but fruity start with a sweet bordering on candy finish. The presence of that candy sugar is very noticeable but does not upset a near perfect balance of sweet and sour.

 552 characters

Photo of Sweffin
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.