Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic

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Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Faro

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly

Added by stcules on 12-28-2002

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Photo of scottum
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy colorful deep red amber with a heady offwhite head. Sour tang, yet full body does it good. Mouthfeel is superfly. Slides down with a very pleasant aftertaste to boot. A great introduction for me to the style. Now I really wish I got to track down the cantillon version when I was in Belgium.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Manekin Pis pub (on draught). This was served in its correct dimpled mug. A dark reddish liquid with a pink head of foam. The aromas are sweet, gueuze like, and very fruity with the candy sugar aromas really shining through. The taste is very sugary, with a bit of gueuze funk thrown in for good measure. This is a nice brew, but it is quite one-dimensional to me. The mouthfeel is smooth and full and the drinkability is good, but hindered by the sugary qualities of this brew. It's good to have one of these, but more than one would be a chore...

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Photo of GreenCard
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: light chestnut brown, fairly clear for a lambic, lots of fine bubbles, tannish thin cap of head that fades to a crown

Aroma: berry-like (blueberry? strawberry?) fruitiness, wheat, plain yoghurt, leather

Flavor: brown-sugar sweetness followed by that lambic "earthiness" (this character that sits halfway between taste and smell... someone needs to name that sense!) and then some subtle tanginess, corky, a bit musty, the enteric character comes back during the tail end of the sweet finish, aftertaste is sweet green-apple

Mouthfeel: light body, fine-textured carbonation, leaves a slick feeling in the mouth

Overall Impression: I've always found Lindenman's to be too sweet and artificial tasting. Usually on the cloying side, particularly thier framboise. However, this is not bad. Since it is the first Faro I've tried and I'm still not secure in my "desire" for lambic, I don't really have a basis of judgement as far as the style goes. I imagine it would be a good "starter beer" for lambic newbies.

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Photo of stcules
2.43/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The colour is amber. The smell is sweet and acetic at the same time, even if the acetic is low for a lambic.
The sweet is something like candy sugar.
The taste is sweet ad acid, but well balanced. Notes of orange, strawberry.
the taste of acid fade away quicly, the sweet is more persistent.
The body is low, according the style.
It is a good beer for an aperitif.

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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