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:
1,054
Reviews:
506
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.57%
 
 
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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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Photo of nico_freespirit
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of YeastInception
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of WoodburyMN
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into a globe. Bottled 3/6/12 (code L C06LFA).

A: Poured smooth...almost creamy. White head with nice tight bubbles. Body color is a rusty reddish-brown.

S: Funky and bretty. I like what I smell. Tiny bit of caramel and dark fruit.

T: Pretty sweet. Plenty of funk and it does finish dry and tart, which is nice. I just wish Lindemans didn’t add sweeteners to so many of their lambics :(

M: Your mouth gets attacked by two extremes. First the sweetness smacks the back of your tongue and then the tartness makes the sides buckle. Body is medium-full. Carbonation not much of a player.

O: I would like to try a version of this style that isn’t sweetened. Probably won’t buy it again but could see pushing it as a beginning sour ...maybe for a wine drinker.

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Photo of ianjsullivan
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ST: 375 poured into a flute.

A: Dark amber, almost cider like, with a thin white head.

S: Malt, fruit, apple, pear, and a bit of green in the finish.

T: Sweet fruit with a malt backbone and bit of zest from carbonation

M: Medium

O: A sweet beer that has a bit of a green finish, Faro is meant as a desert, and it should be. Enjoyable for its purpose, Faro is worth a buy.

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Photo of jklecko2
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of sommersb
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 10-27-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. green bottle, corked with pry-cap covered in foil
Glassware: Chalice
Purchased: Single from Argonaut Liquors, Denver

Pours a clear, dark amber color initially, with the second pour yielding some sediment and cloudiness. The modest white head has low retention but leaves a nice amount of lacing.

Aromas are very curious, funky and different. Smells of wine and grapes, which gives it a dry aroma, but also has a sweetness as of candied fruits. Also has the aroma of a beer aged on wood.

The taste is equally complex and is both sweet and sour. Flavors are rich, with a tart, citrus character as well as a hefty level of sweetness and a woody/oak component. Carbonation is high on this full-bodied beer. The finish is again sweet and sour, like in sour candies.

I can't say I've had anything quite like this Faro before. It's a highly enjoyable, curious mixture of smells and tastes. I really enjoyed it and would love to have more!

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Photo of FlyAwayPhil
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a reddish-brown with strong carbonation, slighty cloudy and a two-finger head. The head dissipates quickly.

S - Some sourness with a bit of sweetness. Also some funky and cherry notes. Smells almost like a gueuze, but too sweet.

T - A little sour a first, but it gives way to a moderate sweetness. There are some of the cherry notes noticed in the smell, not too funky though. For some reason the taste reminds me of the Haribo coca-cola gummies a little bit.

M - Carbonates a rather dry at first. A little more syrupy as the glass warms. Very carbonated and light

O - A good beer, which I could see myself drinking again, but not as good as Lindemans Cuvee Rene in my opinion. Enjoyed from my Lindemans flute for this review.

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Photo of AudioGilz
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of dfillius
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet
A: A very slight pop when corked. Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger of off-white head with poor retention. High degree of fizziness seems to be par for the sour course. Brown liquid with red highlights - crystal clear.
S: Tart aroma leaps out of the bottle as soon as it is corked. Apple cider, and slight grain.
T: Rich, sweet, lightly tart. A bit too sweet. Earthy finish with a tart twinge. No off flavors and fairly solid.
M: Just shy of cloying. Lightly prickly. Syrupy. A bit of an expectorant.
O: Tasty, though a bit uninteresting. I'd order another and recommend to others. I won't buy regularly. Better than the other Lindeman's lambics.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium amber with very good clarity and a few floaters which are not cork as I was careful to not drive the corkscrew through the other side of cork. The floaters just sit there messersingly still in the barley carbonated beer. The cream, very light tan head falls to a very thin cap after a minute.

S: A funky lambic smell that is mainly goaty with wet horse blanket and a very faint cheese aroma. There is a light wheat aroma and a very light apricot like fruit ester. No hops, no diacetyl.

T: There is a somewhat sharp tartness immediately followed by a cloying sweetness. The sugar and fruitiness combine with the tart to produce an almost apple like impression with very little of the apple flavor but that sort of sweet tart balance. The finish is sweet and tart. There is nothing of hops and malt flavors in here while there is a light hops bitterness.

M: Moderately-high carbonation with with a medium-full body. There is no creaminess but it's not crisp either. No astringency.

O: If you are fan of Duchesse De Bourgogne you'll probably enjoy this beer it has the same very sweet some what tart character all be it with a much simple flavor profile. I'd enjoy this without the sweetness as that would be a pretty good lambic with a moderate sour/tartness to it. I probably would't buy this again.

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Photo of 4score7beersago
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of papajorgio
1/5  rDev -72.7%

Photo of gpawned
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a flute glass. Clear, peach color body. Finger of head lasted a few seconds.
It smells like barnyard vinegar cherry. Interesting if nothing else.
A slight vinegar taste and sweet candy. It's like beer candy.
Higher carbonation and light body.
It's a sweet, light, high carbonated beer. The sparkling wine of beer. Worth trying at least once.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of UnderPressure
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Kind of a weird pinkish orange. Thin head.

Wine-like, funky, sharp pungent aroma.

Complex sour, tart flavor. Fruity and sweet. Great flavor!

Medium bodied. Lightly carbonated. Smooth. Nice mouthfeel.

I'm just getting in to sour beers. This is one of my favorites so far. My first time trying a Faro. I like it.

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Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of smt
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of yossarian14
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of wattoclone
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a dark, clear amber color, with a big white head and light lacing.

Smell – A bit sour like a gueuze, but the candied sugar is more dominant. I think the candied sugar is subtle raspberry; it might even be unflavored.

Taste – Taste starts with the gueuze, but is quickly overtaken by the candied sugar, which is a nice change from the sourness of a gueuze. No sour aftertaste at all.

Mouthfeel – Crisp, with a pleasant sweetness and perfect but somewhat light carbonation. Leaves little aftertaste.

Drinkability – Highly drinkable as it leaves no sour aftertaste. Much more drinkable than a typical gueuze.

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,054 ratings.
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