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Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
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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

Added by stcules on 12-28-2002

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of jmdrpi
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355mL corked and capped green bottle. a code on label, but no clear date.

appears clear, brilliant looking. dark amber with red hues. 1/4" off-white colored head. decent retention. smells of malt and a bit of wheat. fairly neutral aroma.

taste is slightly tart, a touch of sour, but the aftertaste is actually sweet, and leaves a sugary taste. nice and thirst quenching. light body. thin, fizzy refreshing carbonation.

overall - my first experience with the style. It seems more balanced than other lambic styles.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

355 ml bottle served at cellar temperature. Shared with my girlfriend and poured into a snifter glass. We were both interested as this is a first for us in the Faro-style.

A: Semi-clear amber and bronze colored body with a small off white head that dissipated extremely rapidly. A tiny retention ring settles out but there's really no lace at all left behind. An interesting looking beer, darker than I expected but again this style is new to me.

S: Browned apples, sweet caramel, toasted coconut and sugar, black cherry. There's a very interesting component from the Belgian candi sugar that was added to this beer. It has a sweetness to it but the fruity element is odd.

T: Sweet up front with a little tartness, caramel malts, sweet brown sugar, more browned apples (not rotten but not fresh), dates and cherry pits. Quite the blend of flavors but it does work rather well. It's tasty but perhaps a little too sweet and not enough of the acidic tartness is coming through that I'd like.

M: Highly bubbly, well carbonated but not thin though. It's a very nice feeling that I've come to expect from anything in the Lambic-family. A bit dry on the finish.

I know Lindemans adds sweeteners to their beers, but correct me if I'm wrong that Faros are supposed to be sweetened a bit? I thought I read that somewhere. Anyway, this was an interesting beer but not one I'd drink a bottle of to myself.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of papat444
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 355ml. bottle (code L C29 JFA stamped).

Appearance: Barely 2 fingers worth of head dwindling to a very thin ring. Amber gold body that i can partially see through with mild lacing.

Smell: Quite tart with some green apples, hay, grass and a definite funk as it warms.

Taste: A nice back and forth of sweet and tart with no clear winner. Candi sugar, granny smith apples as well as bruised and browned ones. Wet grass with some funk. As it warms, the end has a bit of vinegar in it that is mildly off putting.

Mouthfeel: Very lively and refreshing in a tart way. A bit acidic.

Overall: I enjoyed this one. Bit of a weird finish as it warms so try to drink it more chilled.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost clear, burnished copper, with ample carbonation. Pushes up a half-inch, beige, rocky head that lasts a couple of minutes, leaving minimal lacing in the Lindemans flute glass.

A pleasant, funky yeast fills the nose with sweet-tart cherries and other berries. Some apple vinegar is detectable later.

Sweet, hugely sweet! Fresh berries and southern sweet tea with honey, maybe some lemon. A brief, mild finish. Warmth subdues the sweetness and helps bring out earthy berry flavors.

No alcohol in this medium bodied beer with vigorous, fine, carbonation leaves a sticky residue on the lips.

Definitely a dessert beer. Perhaps suitable to a brunch the day after a summer celebration.

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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the little Faro I had this was not my best. A lot of sugar and barley. Looked nice, brown colour with no head. Smelled like barley cereal, tasted barley cereal and sugar. Average mouthfeel, though it was a little tart backup up by much sweetness. Drinkable with a good lunch.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finger of off white head settles very quickly. Interesting deep amber color with excellent clarity. Lots of escaping carbonation.

A bit musty, some sweetness and the notes of candied sugar. Right at the very end, there is a familiar hint from the aroma familiar with lambics.. Just a hint.

A lot sweeter than I expected despite knowing that a Faro specifically has the sugar added. I just assumed it would be a little more subdued. It really takes over. There is a subtle malt and nutty flavor just below the surface. The sweetness just lays over this.

Thicker body than any lambic I’ve ever had.
It’s ok… I think the sweetness if heavy handed and too much. It’s my first Faro so I have no perspective on the aggressiveness within this example.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of beerthirtysa
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: rich coppery brown with suspended flecks; creamy off-white head that dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing in the glass.

Smell: It is what it is. This lambic has more in common with a well-ripened cheese than with your average beer. Musty, warm leather notes.

Taste: Surprisingly sweet front end with a strong musty sourness. Notes of toffee and old socks--strong Gouda flavors. Some raisin and plum. Nice sour finish, astringent oak, tannins in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Not a lot of carbonation, but acidic enough to be pleasant. Bit of a pucker towards the back of the tongue, slight throat-closing.

Overall: The wife says: Buy this if you enjoy the experience of walking down a cheese aisle in Europe. It has many of the same notes. Pair it with a dark, crusty bread. Not recommended with a meal. The husband says: Buy this for a unique taste experience and lambic flavor profile.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is my first Faro. Purchased at City Swiggers in Manhattan.

A_Pours a darkish clear copper with minimal head an a light wisp of a cap. There is some lacing despite that fact.

S_The aroma is bready and sweet with a faint hit of something i just can't place.

T_Initially the flavour comes across as nice and tart with apple notes. The finish is remarkably sweet however and is very different from how it starts. The aftertaste is very reminiscent of a candy Granny Smith apple.

M_Light bodied with a bit of stickiness. The carbonation is tight bodied and cuts through this well.

O_This really reminds me of a candied apple. As this is not a style I am familiar with I can't really speak to style but this is probably not something I would go running back to. Still interesting to try nonetheless.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was interesting, Gave it a good poure into a tuplip glass and looked it over. The color was a a shade of brown with a very thin white head on top that faded almost right away. The smell of the beer was actually quite funky, I expected this to be on the tart side once I took a sip. The taste however was not tart at all really. I know that it's a Lindeman's product but even they have some sourness in them. This was surprisingly sweeter than all the others I've had from them. The taste of brown sugar was throughout the beer. There was just a touch of funk in there too. The mouthfeel was decent but nothing too impressive really. Overall this was something that I found to be quite interesting and I'd like to have more of this style one day just to compare.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a flute

A: pours a perfectly clear coppery color with a finger of fine, off white head that lingers for a little bit, small amount of carbonation bubbles, leaves a ton of lacing on the glass
S: from the second i opened the bottle the scent immediately reminded me of a red wine, dry, sweet (keep in mind im not a wine drinker so im not the best with identifying wine scents but thats what it reminded me of) upon a deeper sniff i found slight tart and sour notes similar to other lambics i have had with nice tart fruit notes like raspberries
T: woah, sweeetness galore, like a cherry jolly rancher, cherry taste hits in the middle and lingers long into the end
M: medium carbonation in the beginning, slight tingle in the middle which is nice and i think it helps to bring out the nice cherry like notes, leaves the mouth sticky and dry
O: this was my first foray into the world of faro lambics and, to be honest, they are a bit too sweet for me but overall its a pretty good brew, could probably drink a few of them, another happy choice from lindemans

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3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap over top a cork served into a Champagne flute in high altitude Denver, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are moderate.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of slight cream, pretty good thickness, and good retention - though the ABV is low. colour is a senitransparent copper.

Sm: Moderately strong bacteria, souring hops, and light funkiness - could be brett; I don't know. A strong aroma overall.

T: A light sourness is present throughout, with light bacteria (mostly in the second act), pleasant funkiness, and a sweet candied sugar finish. It's balanced well; I like the subtle crystal malts.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some tingly coarseness in the third act. Suits the flavour well.

Dr: Very drinkable for the style, of good quality and priced perchance a bit high - at least stateside. I'd have it again, preferably on cask. Its simplicity holds it back.

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,061 ratings
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