Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
BA SCORE
52.5%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 1,058 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:
#32,231
Reviews:
508
Ratings:
1,058
Liked:
555
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
15.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
111
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1
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a ruddy and candied reddish brown with a nice white head on top that sits at a fingers width. The beer’s body is clear but full of floating particles. The beer leaves a lacing of fat medium sized bubbles that leave a curtain along my glass. On the nose, the beer smells largely funky sweet, with cherry fruit leather mixing with barnyard funk and sweet sugars. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet and of salty funk with a nice underlying acidity. In flavor the beer begins as cherry leather, moving into almost cidery juice with prickling malic acidity. The flavor then moves quickly into a drier hay-like bitter flavor that does not taste like hops and really doesn’t work with the sweet flavor that came before it. These flavors mix in the finish, creating a weird mix of flavors that is sweet, but not too appealing. The after taste is rather clean with just a slight acidic pucker ringing in the mouth. In the mouth, the beer feels medium thick in body with a smooth velvety carbonation on the tongue that could stand a little more prickliness to wrangle in the sweet flavors. The mouth is left slightly dry with sticky saliva on the sides. Overall, I’m a little impartial to this beer. It starts interesting and complex, but falls apart with the added bitter flavors and the weird combination of the two flavors. The beer is a little too sweet for my taste, but that isn’t what undoes the beer for me. This beer is weird, and I would probably advise trying one of Lindmans other offerings before I picked this one up.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The beer is dark orange in color with a small white head, slightly cloudy in color.

The smell is of brown sugar water, a little earthy. Not too pleasant.

Taste is very very sweet, almost like syrup. Notes of fruit and green or candied apple. Very powerful and bad aftertaste.

Probably medium in body but the sugar makes it very cloying.

This beer was not good. Maybe it is good for the style but it was not enjoyable to drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in wine glass.

A - Amber gold. Tiny bits of yeast in glass.

S - Nice light smell. Sour. Grapefruit.

T - Delicious, balanced flavor. Hardly any hint of alcohol, yet still satisfying.

M - Creamy, light/medium body.

O - This is a very nice lambic/faro. Very sour, yes. Light, uh huh. But that's ok for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Felt like having a Lambic on a whim, saw this on the shelf, never had seen it before, gave it a delicious shot.

A: Pours a dark amber color with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly, very effervescent.

S: Caramel, sour fruit, and a teeny bit of wet grass.

T: Rather sweet, but not overpowering, moving on to a bit of wet grass funk and finishing with a lightly sour finish, reminiscent of a fresh granny smith apple. The funk is in no way overpowering, fits well with beer, and doesn't change in intensity when consumed with food(in this case, strawberries and bananas).

M: Medium bodied, with a good effervescence to it. A soft soda like mouth feel. What I was expecting and wanting out of the style.

O: My first Faro style Lambic, so I can't compare it to others of the style. A very easy going beer. If you are just coming off of Lindemans sweet fruit Lambics, this will make a good gently transition. Maybe dial back the sweetness a touch, but other than that a great beer you shouldn't hesitate to grab off the shelf.

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 52.5% out of 100 with 1,058 ratings
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