Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Faro

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly

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Photo of Rutager
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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Photo of EgadBananas
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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Photo of MammothTarantula
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of paulozanello
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown amber color, slightly hazy, with a white foam cap that sit on top of the beer. Lots of fine carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Good retention and below average lacing.

Aroma is very pleasant with sweet and fruity notes (such as cherries and raspberries as well as lemon, oranges and other citric fruit) mingling with light funky/barnyard acidic sourness.

Taste is candy sweet at first, transitioning to vinegary and acidic notes a little later. A light funky/farmhouse note is perceptible in the middle of the sip but it does not last for long. It finishes with a low bitterness that mingles paradoxically with the residual sweetness (now way lighter than before), leaving the palate with sweet citric notes such as oranges and tangerines during the aftertaste. Interesting.

Body is medium to light with high carbonation that is kind of agressive on the back of the throat. Highly drinkable.

A one of a kind beer that despite its high carbonation it is still a very sweet. It is a nice gateway beer for people that are geting started on sours and lambics.

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Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Scotchboy
2.21/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Capped & corked bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours an attractive bronze color with traces of turbidity and a small white head dissipates relatively quickly, leaving behind minimal lace.

S: Interesting nose...upfront its a BO-like funk, faint apple cider vinegar, hints of tartness, Brett, and even cherry?

T: Strange stuff...immediately you taste a lactic sourness but its instantly overwhelmed by a malty, sugary sweetness...hints of wheaty malt, finish is really odd and off-putting as the Brett return with funk and mixes with the candi sugar. Blech.

MF: Moderate body, with a bit of dryness, lower carbonation.

O: Just too funky and weird with the sugary sweetness. Ugh.

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Photo of MrOH
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Converge
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip.

A - A nice creamy medium-sized head off the pour. The body is a reddish-amber brown hue, with some tiny chunks of yeast floating about. The head settles to a soapy cap that retains well for a while, and leaves tons of sticky lacing. Looks great.

S - Smells surprisingly like a lambic, with lots of floral funk and generous tartness and vinegar. Lots of sweet candi sugar help balance it out along with plenty of light fruitiness. Smells pretty encouraging.

T - Definitely lots going on with this flavor profile. Immediately it strikes as exactly what was advertised, a traditional lambic sourness and funk, along with candi sugar sweetness that instantly makes this a much more accessible brew. Lots of fruity flavors, with white grapes, green apple, mixed berries, and cherry all in there. Finishes sweet, sour and spicy, with a touch of oak. Slight tart funk lingers, along with some caramel malt, cola syrup, cinnamon, and rye bread.

M - Surprisingly creamy body, with nice fine carbonation. Slightly drying finish gives it a nice feel. Works well with the flavors.

D - Overall an excellent combination of flavors. While I certainly wouldn't consider this a sour, it has enough tart and funky flavors to feed that craving, as well as a host of sweetened fruity and rather interesting flavors to give it a more unique feel. Another great beer from Lindemans.

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Photo of KevdoggNasty
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Profchaos20
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Dweedlebug
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Sailracer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of megmarden
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Diomede
3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +9.3%

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250ml bottle.Flute glass (Timmermans). Enjoyed on mar´12. Brownish amber color,reddish to the light.Off white crown.Good retention.Herbal & floral fragancy,caramel malt & molasse aromas. Sour-acidic sweet upfront,tangerine notes.Mildy malty flavor masked by a gentle sugary sensation.Honey hues.Sparkling light body,medium-high carbonation. Sweet finish (tangerine,molasses & ripe apricot).Pleasant tartar aftertaste with a subtle apple skin touch. Sugary & citric flavors are incredible well balanced making a beer not cloying at all.Refreshing with an excellent drinkability.I love lambics but I´d always been reticent about the so call "sugar lambic".Now I´ve changed my mind then I will have many more like this.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE
Bottled in 2011
Poured into a Drie Fonteinen '3' glass

Lindemans Faro seems to be a solid representation of the style, using a mildly tart lambic base blended with amber Belgian candi sugar to impart a caramel color and sweetness to the resultant beverage. With strong lemon tartness, sugar sweetness, and malt with blackberry flavors, those able to tolerate a semi-sweet lambic beer with light funkiness will be rewarded.

Pours a good-sized head, about 2cm, of medium-sized, off-white bubbles, which quickly settle to a thin ring around the glass. Produces very few small spots of lacing. Out of the light, the body is a dark mineral brown color; in light, this is a brownish-orange or amber, with orange highlights. Modest carbonation readily visible.

The first aroma I notice is something like a very mild graham cracker, which immediately makes the beer inviting and delicious. Over time, I notice more of a mild combination of farmyard hay and compost, old lemon meets tart apple, and malt sweetness with a definite nod towards the amber Belgian candi sugar used.

Opens with some serious amber Belgian candi sugar sweetness on the tip of the tongue, blended to a lemon-like tartness. Tartness increases as the beer moves farther back on the tongue; malt heartiness and amber Belgian candi sugar increase. Mid-palate starts to pick up a bit of oak character with a dash of mild farmyard wet hay. Moving beyond this point, I get black and red raspberries with a noticeable sweetness detectable at the sides of the tongue. Closes out with lemon and tart apple meeting amber Belgian candi sugar. Aftertaste remains tart and has mild caramelized sugar flavors.

Beer is medium-bodied with a moderate carbonation that gently foams this up on the palate. Resulting mouthfeel is pillowy and smooth, with a very tart, dry finish that makes not having another sip difficult.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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

A: Pours a crystal clear ruby reddish brown in color with some visible yeast sediment. The head on this beer started out a finger tall and off white but reduced to a thin layer of bubbles over the top of the beer with a little bit thinker ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Lots of sweetness in the aroma but very pleasant - strong hints of green apple and candi sugar with more subtle hints of funk, wet horse blanket, wood and caramel. Sweet but complex.

T: The flavor of this beer is overall very sweet with lots of hints of green apple, raspberry, cherry, candi sugar, and caramel. The finish was a little more tart and slightly woody.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Almost syrupy with a slight prickling on the tongue from the carbonation.

O: I could see this as a beer/style that might not appeal to everyone but it certainly is delicious in my opinion. I think this beer is easy to drink though a little sweet to really be sessionable. I also found this appealed to a few friends that are more wine than beer drinkers.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy ruby red color, foamy off-white head, good lacing, signs of active carbonation. Aroma is musty, wheat, tart and just a hint of sour. Flavor is sweet, caramel and apples. Body is light, tart and slightly acidic mouthfeel. Good beer.

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,053 ratings.
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