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
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Photo of PorterLambic
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives the color of dark maple with no head, just faintest of rings and that was gone soon enough.
Smell is intriguing, notes of malt, sweetness and a sour hint.
Taste is really nice. Sweet and sour, malty with notes of apple and raspberries. Very good balance and more complex than I was expecting.
Good stuff. Medium full body, extremely light effervescence. A little cloying. With a bit more effervescence, this would be 5's in several areas. I actually prefer this to the Framboise. Its more like a sweeter version of a Flanders Red, a style I really enjoy a lot.

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L I27JFA

375ml capped and corked poured into a very slender (flute-like) Radeberger pokal. Either dated '09 or '10. Ochred-amber in color with tons of bubbles. The head was quieted from a gentle pour and has since tried to stabilize as a thin cap, but it's fizzing out slowly. 4.0

Tart, funky aromas of barnyard, wet hay, fresh granny smith apples, caramel, and candi sugar. Really don't know what to expect, but this smells pretty delicious. 3.5

Whoa... literally a sweetened lambic. Tart apples can't compete with lush Belgian candi sweetness. Complexities derived from spontaneous fermentation include chewed straw, petting zoo air, sweet apricot, lemon rind, grape must, and apple cider. All of THIS is paired with sweet caramel syrup, candi sugars, sugar cookies, and pastry dough. Faro makes for a fascinating style, and I'm having a lot of fun passing the glass back-and-forth with my girlfriend and refilling from the bottle. As my first ever of this style, I can imagine enjoying something a little drier and with a more pronounced sour flavor and/or funky nuance. Maybe an implied fruit. Nevertheless, I'm rating the taste a straight 4.0.

Puckering, yet sticky sweet. Light syrup to the body. Prickly carbonation that doesn't let go. Nice feel, and I can see why a flute is the appropriate glassware. 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jjanega08
3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

No freshness dating. Bottle stamped with
L C09JFA

A= Pours a nice deep amber color with a small white head that falls somewhat fast. Actually the head holds on for longer than I would have thought by the way it looks. The lacing is spotty at best.

S= The smell is a nice slightly sour slightly malty funshow. There is a little funky and maybe a little wood coming from it. Classic "horseblanket" barnyard aroma.

T= The flavor is very unique. Much sweeter than the aroma led me onto. A mix of sweet and a slight sourness. The sourness is a nice lactic sourness and a touch of woodiness. I have to say that there is a strange medicinal flavor to it that I don't enjoy as much. It seems overly sweet. Not in the way other Lindeman's beers are. Those are fruit juice sweet this actually has a sour component to it but there is an overbearing sort of straight sugar water sweetness. The finish is different. It's really weird.

M= A little more carbonation would be nice.

O= This is one of the stranger beers I've had. Lindeman's lambics are usually like fruit juice and overly sweetened but still incredibly drinkable. This is actually a little sour which I don't get from their beers except the gueze. The sweetness is overdone here. It has a straight sugar taste. Unfermented raw sugar. I dunno if its to faro style but this sweetness is almost undrinkable.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Looks like a bold apple cider. Few bubbles.
S: A little bitter smell but also sweet. Apples!
T: A lot sweeter than other Lindemans beer's I've had but I like that. It reminds me a lot of their Cuvée René having a lot of wine-like characteristics but the Faro is a lot sweeter. The initial tartness is replaced with a sweetness while maintaining a fruitiness of apples.
M: A medium body on this one. Sits bubble and smooth with some tartness that fades to a nice dry linger.

Overall another great beer my Lindemans. When I saw the initial low rating I was skeptical but I think this beer is better than any of the fruit styles. I quite liked the Cuvée René better but this is another great showing. Certainly for people with a sweet tooth but I found it to be a great showing.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stella artois chalice.

A- Pours a very dark brown that looks almost black with a very small head that dissipates immediately. Some small bubbles can be seen around the edges of the glass. Very murky.

S- Has a light smell that is very surgery. Smells very much like candy with some notes of fruit and taffy.

T- Very sweet with a slight taste of fruit and berries. It taste's very strongly of candy and sugar. Some sweet grape like jelly flavor is noticeable as well.

M- Very light feeling with light carbonation. This beer feels very smooth.

O- This is the beer equivalent to candy. Super sweet I could definitely drink this beer for dessert after a hearty meal. Very good. I can't wait to try more beers of this style.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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

Pours clear dark red-copper with virtually no head.

Aroma is apple and cherry fruity sweetness, then sour, tart, and musty. Complicated and interesting.

Taste is sweet dark fruit, brown sugar and honey up front. Acidic apple and musty yeasty funk. Woody oak dryness and a mild tartness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a syrupy medium body.

Overall and pleasant blend of sweet, tart and funk. Definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

A nearly clear, honey-colored beer with a small white head that dissipates quickly and minimal lacing. The aroma is very simple and very sweet, sugary, with a trace of fruit, mostly light citrus and green apple.

Flavor is also very simple, disappointingly so, I’d say. Mostly just sugary sweetness, some light grain, a hint of sour apple. Not much in the way of tartness or funk. A bit boring and one-dimensional, and even for someone who enjoys sweeter beverages, just too sugary without much else to cut through that. Need a higher degree of tart or sour flavor to give it some definition.

Body is medium-light and carbonation is medium; could even be higher to give this more crispness and snap. Not nearly dry enough. A boring, one-note beer and a discouraging introduction to the Faro style. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at an overly sweet beer from Lindemans. Not much to see here.

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3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours a pretty deep gold-amber with lots of bubbles and a small, white head.

Smell. Sweet apples, pears and peaches with some nice light funk. Smells pretty good.

Taste. Really sweet apples and pears, some light funkyness. Really sweet but okay for desert. Lightly sour.

Mouthfeel. Medium body and fairly sticky with a medium+, pretty lively carbonation.

Overall. Seems overly sweet but tastes okay. Good for desert as mentioned.

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3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber, clear, with a couple fingers of head...nice lace.

The stone is funky, with a tart and acidic edge. Only a slight fruitiness. Smells great.

The taste is a dynamically its own. Its amazingly polarizing. Fruity, with a candy sweetness, and a faint tartness. The candied sweetness is expected, but there's not enough of a tart and acidic nature to avoid a cloying affect.

Creamy feel, almost heavy feel. The substance is good.

Overall, decent, but I(for once) would prefer a more balancing sourness.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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