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Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Faro

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly

Added by stcules on 12-28-2002

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Ranking:
#32,651
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
1,064
pDev:
15.53%
Bros Score:
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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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3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
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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4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
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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3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Flute glass]

The pour was a pinkish orange brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy white head that dissipated quickly down to a thin film and a small collar, but did produce some good streaky lacing.

The aroma was a funky sweet with a light touch of cereal malts and a sweet horse blanket yeast with noticeable notes of green apple, berries, caramel, candy sugar and a mild hint of wood.

The taste was extremely sweet and substantially malty with hints of berries, candy sugar and caramel at first and finished just as sweet and malty, but was a tad on the tart side with notes of green apple and a touch of wood at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with the sweet-tart candy taste left to linger.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry syrupy texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall a nice tart and extremely malty-sweet brew, with a berry-apple champagne taste.

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3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 355ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware. It poured a brighter, ruby/orange color with a decent sized, bubbly white head to it.

The aroma shows a mix of sour, funky, tart flavors and some sweeter, fruity, candi sugar notes. The sour, funky notes seem a little overshadowed, but they are there. Not bad.

The taste shows a lot of the sweet candi sugar to it with some sugary, fruity, raspberry and cherry notes to it. I get some tartness to it towards the finish with just a bit of a sour funk. It's a little overly sweet and sugary though even for the style, almost like a syrupy soda like flavor.

The Mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being above average. Overall it was a decent beer, but not a great one of the style. The sweet, candi sugar and fruitiness dominated a little too much for me even for the style and overshadowed the sourness. I haven't had a lot of Faro's but I thought Drie Fonteinen Straffe Winter was significantly better.

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3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear orange-copper with two fingers of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Funky aromas dominate at first with dry barnyard notes. Some sour and tart citrus aromas bring up the finish.

T: Surprisingly sweet considering the aroma. A syrupy sweet caramel and candy sugar flavor hits at first followed by tart and sour fruity flavors reminiscent of cranberries and raspberries. The finish is fairly dry and tart with slight funky and acetic notes.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer could use a bit more carbonation to off-set the sticky sweet body.

O: A pretty decent and interesting beer that is both sweet and sour. It's a little on the sweet side for me, but still not bad.

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2.77/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

green 12oz into tulip snifter.
corked bottle. absolute nightmare to remove the cork, broke off, leaving half in the neck.

Pours an amber yellow with a fizzy off white head that is short lived.

The aroma is of sweet Belgian candi and some tart apple with a lightly funky backing.

The taste is very sweet, with a lot of apple notes. A very faint funky backing that gets lost at times in the sweetness.

Medium body with low carbonation.

As it is my first example of the style I have nothing to compare it to, but it was a bit too sweet for my liking.

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Photo of match1112
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: murky redish brown with a thin white ring.

s: candi sugar, apples, cherries and some yeast.

t: very tart and sweet, like an overly sweetened fruit juice.

m: slightly creamy. feels overly carbonated on the tongue. cloyingly sweet and a dry tart finish.

o: meh, had to try it because i never had the style, but i dont think i'll seek it out again.

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3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: One finger of white fluffy head quickly turns into just a thin layer. Beer is much darker than I imagined. It's a rich caramel color. A lot of large chunks of yeasty sediment in the glass.

S: A rich sweet tartness permeates throughout the entire bouquet. Caramel exists throughout too. Very acidic quality. A dark fruitiness is there in the back as well.

T: It immediately strikes me how sweet this is. Past that it tastes like a regular lambic. There's a rich acidic quality. Some mild fruitiness exists that plays off of some oakiness. It finishes tart and with a bready yeastiness.

M: Fairly creamy, medium body with a light carbonation. Sourness is lightly astringent as well.

O: It's difficult because I'm not a fan of this style. It's far too sweet for me. Maybe if this 16 oz bottle was half or maybe just having 4 oz. with dessert, but a traditional lambic would still be far superior. So from what I read this is all approximately true to style. I'll give it a slightly above average 3.5

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3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark muddy pond water with a truly bazar space nebula star cloud nursery of yeasty sediment hangs in the center. Lots of sediment to go with it. decent head forms which is light tan in color yet disappears fairly quick.

S: Baked red and green apples, apple cider, green table grapes, cane sugar.

T: The extremely dominating cidery quality of this beer takes over. It even has the tannic mouthfeel of hard cider. Slightly acidic with an evening sweetness and just a touch of bitterness. Caramalized apples and fresh linger on the palate for some time as well as a touch of brown sugar and alcohol. Kind of wild stuff.

M: Hard apple cider

O: This is interesting stuff though I find it pretty one dimensional. I admittedly have not tried any Faro's and will try to do so soon.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,064 ratings
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