Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
1,066 Ratings
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

Bros Score:
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,066 |  Reviews: 511
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.

 723 characters

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.

 639 characters

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.

 180 characters

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

Photo of DucksFan16
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap, 01/12/2017.

19 characters

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its not every day that you come across the Faro style of beer, and in fact, this is my first and only time drinking one after having had around 5000 different beers.

Comes in a copper color, carbonation nice, off white color head, 1/2" deep, this looks like a pretty standard beer. Aroma after that is a sweet and sour mixture, but don't start getting visions of Chinese food in your head, its not like that.

Taste, hey man, I can dig it. More sweet (less than expected) and sour, a wheat like grist to the mouthfeel. Pretty easy drinking, I thought this would be challenging. Mild apple, funk, wood and vinegar notes. Carbonation high but not inappopriate.

Good price for something I have zero comparable examples of finding on shelves.

 748 characters

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.

 200 characters

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,

 293 characters

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.

 2,303 characters

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

Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,066 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded 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.