Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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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

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Ratings:
1,050
Reviews:
505
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.57%
 
 
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57
Gots:
108
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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a flute at cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a head that billows like a champagne head upon pouring and settles to a 4-finger frothy, rocky, white head. Really nice retention and great patchy lacing. Clear with tons of bubbles.

S – Definitely Belgian dark candi sugar and a healthy dose of musty funk from the Brett. I’m only getting a little bit of vinegary Acetobacter, but the amount of Brett makes up for it.

T – Very sweet candi sugar along with a bit of acidity and tartness. Musty, funky, barnyard Brett appears mid-taste and lasts through to the finish.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with great carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a tart, funky, and dry finish. Sweet sugar and some barnyard funk flavors linger nicely.

O – Again, a Lindemans beer that isn’t getting much love here. I think this beer is tasty, drinkable, and is a very nice example of the style. That’s pretty much all you can ask for if you ask me.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a beautiful semi-clear, copper color with a bubbly, off-white head. The scent is yeasty combined with aged, sweet fruits. There is a sweetness of candied sugar that is like no other. Very smooth, tasty, and unique. Style points aside, this is quite a delicious desert beer that is best enjoyed by itself after dinner, in my opinion. By far the easiest Lambic-Faro to find on the market!

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Photo of OregonGrown7
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of sendbeer
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of od_sf
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of BeerNinja007
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Heavy 12oz bottle, capped and corked, $5.99 at McKinnon's grocery in Portsmouth NH. Served room temp in a small tulip.

A: Reddish tan brew with vigorous carbonation. It puts up a good 1/2" of frothy head that settles in a matter of seconds. All that remains is a thick meniscus along the glass.

S: Smells super tasty, almost like raspberry ginger ale (I mean that in the nicest way possible, no insult intended). Nice mix of spicy ginger, pepper and a hint of clove. Obligatory barnyard stale horse piss funk mixed wtih dry hay. Sour fruity twang like sour cherries and unripe raspberries. Clean, bright candi sugar sweetness rounds out the body but not in a cloying way. A real treat to the nose. I've been smelling it for a good 10 minutes now, not really in any hurry to move on. Also pulling out a hint of cinnamon and ripe strawberry.

T: Reeeally cloyingly sweet up front, wow, I wasn't expecting that. This is like a desert beer. Wish I was drinking it cold, putting the second half in the freezer. My fault for not knowing the difference between Faro and regular Lambic. Anyway... ton of candi sugar up front. Barnyard stuff and sour stuff follow immediately and linger into the very long finish. Horse blanket and sour cherry vinegar.

M: The mouthfeel is like light sugar syrup with a bunch of carbonation. Viscous in a sugary kind of way, so much so that the vigorous carbo can't neutralize it. Yikes.

O: Maybe just not my thing, way too sweet. Will try the second half cold. Maybe I'll put it on pancakes or over ice cream or something. Jeez.

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Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Etan
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355ml bottle into a wine glass.

A: Amber-brown with a nice cream-colored head.

S: Vinous, grapey candi sugar, a bit of woody tartness. Smells ok.

T: Sweet grapey glucose with the slightest bit of tartness. Woody spice and more sugary sweetness on the end.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Honestly, this just tastes like grape juice. I realize that faro is sweetened, but this is a bit too much for me.

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Photo of Hanzo
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Bellonc
1/5  rDev -72.7%

Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Offa
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is excellent overall. Although not as good as their Cuvee Rene, it is a nice, characterful, and enjoyable beer with a good lambic quality despite being sweetened.

Reddish copper, it has a medium off-white head steadily shrinking to foamy ring.

Aroma is nice funky yeastiness, winy fruit - plums and apricot, hints of brown sugary sweetness, and metal.

Taste is zesty funky yeastiness, tart citric quality, iron, light burnt-sugar sweetness.

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Photo of suspect
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a Founders Snifter.

A: Deep red, crystal clear color. Aggressive pour leads to a thick rocky white 2 finger head that slowly fades. Much thicker head than normal lambics. Lacing is thick and plentiful.

S: Big sweetness to it with the candied sugar shining through. It's a really strange take on a lambic as far as the smell goes.

T: Really kind of nice. Sweet candied sugar and funky barnyard hay flavors that come with the lambic. It's so good and so interesting. Part of what I like about lambics is the tartness and it's really masked by the candied sugar which is excellent.

M: Sticky yet fluffy-carbonated. Kind of big-bodied which is weird for a lambic type beer.

O: Really nice sessionable beer. Great really I thought this beer was really good.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap at tap42 in ft Lauderdale. Pours a nice orange with no head. Crazy wet horse blanket aroma. Taste is super sweet...horse blanket a bit of funk and some kind of fruit...strawberry maybe. Its so over sweet but it mellows quick to reveal some actual flavor. Its ok but not the best lambic.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of NoHipTee
4.59/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Must confess my bias before reviewing this beer. Spent part of my formidable years in Belgium.

This beer certainly took me back.

The appearance is not all that special but the smell is delicious. Keep in mind that this is a dessert beer. (not the sand dune dessert but the sweet after dinner kind)

The taste has some sour notes that only serve to accent the sweet smell.

Mouthfeel is smooth as expected. A delicious beverage.

I expect my rating to be a little over the top.

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Photo of ErwinGS
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a fluted glass, coded bottle date. This pours a massive head (filling 3/4 of the fluted glass at one point), this initially quickly disappates to a 3 finger head which then has good retention ans leave a slight lacing, the body is a nice golden or light amber color, more clear than I was expecting. The smells are of a little funk, some barnyard hints, brett, a little vinegar, some ripe cherries. The feel is medium light, a little tangy. The taste is pretty good, you get the funky ripe sour vinegar taste of the gueze but then you get a nice sweet balance, I prefer the straight sour, but this is nice.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of YeastInception
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,050 ratings.
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