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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,050
Reviews:
505
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.57%
 
 
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57
Gots:
108
For Trade:
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Photo of jjliston
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle (well within the "Best by" date) it pours a deep amber with a small head. Nose is mild, somewhat woodsy to my wife. Taste is slightly sweet with a tart background.

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Photo of Navonod123
4.95/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

So good. Best of the night

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Photo of woemad
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Foil-wrapped 12oz embossed dark green bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $5.59. My first Faro. Oddly, the bottle cap had a cork hidden under it, which I don't think I've encountered before in a beverage. No obvious freshness date, just a code (LB03NFA) stamped on the label.

Poured into an Iron Goat snifter, this was a dark, slightly chill-hazed shade of amber, with a big, bubbly beige colored head that dropped fairly quickly.

The nose reminds the workers at my olfactory of vinegar and sugar, with a wee bit of grassy hops thrown into the mix.

This is an odd, but not inoffensive tasting beer. Things start out fruity, tart and vinegar sour, then there’s a sugary sweetness that kicks in and accompanies the initial taste through a dry fadeout.

Fairly light bodied, with an effercescent, coating, almost “cotton mouthy” mouthfeel.

A strange beer, not unpleasant, but not something that fills a previously empty niche for me. I might try another Faro if I come across one, but I don’t feel like I need to chase this one down again.

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Photo of GSS
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kornkid8600
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Vintage March 2010
Appearance
dark amber 2 inches of white head decent lacing around rim of glass
Smell
of sour apples and sweet Syrup
Taste
is very sweet almost like old Apple juice
Mouth feel
Thin and very crisp leaves a bit of a sweet covering on your lips
Overall
Very good a lot sweeter than most in the style but quite good

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Photo of timontheroad
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a deep amber, almost red color, lots of tiny floaties. Nice one finger tannish head, decent retention and nice lacing. Earthy deep red wine aroma up front, with a slight hint of some sweetness and pepper notes. Flavor was very sweet at first then went to tart and fruity, followed by an earthy medicine flavor, and ending with sweetness again - very complex, but wonderful combination. The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, with good carbonation. Overall, quite different, but in a very good way. The sweetness combined with the earthy yeasty flavors really made this an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Burkbom23
2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonj
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Desimoaj
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenBreeg
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had last night out of the bottle, I think there may have been a date somewhere but it was too codified to tell. Pours a lovely cherry wood color, clear, with a small head that fades fast. Subtle aroma of some yeast funk, sweetness. Taste starts with some funky yeast, hay, hints of peat, middle is caramel and toffee, finishes fruity with a big sweetness. A little too sweet and it makes the body feel heavier. Overall an interesting take on lambic, but a bit too sweet and not enough wild bugs here.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear brown with some lazy bubbles, red-tinted champagne head fades to only a ring of fizz. Sugar, sugary caramel, trichloroanisole (cork and oak) on the nose. Taste is very sweet, cardboard, white grapes, real & tart cherry, chalky yeast. Aftertaste is reminiscent of plywood - the cork's shortcomings again (yeah, I've tasted plywood). Slightly syrupy, surprised to find that this is under carbonated.
Initial taste makes this very drinkable, only on the woody aftertaste does this get yucky. I do credit it for being complex and adventurous, even if those adventures end up in a debatable place; it's better than being simply alcoholic sugar nectar. With some fine tuning this could be incredible; as is, it is commendable.

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Photo of 4ster
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet vingeary smell. Sweet like candy. Vingreary fruits with butterscotch. So damn good. Lots of body with a nice feel on the tongue. Decent amount of carb. Love it

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anze
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Child_Pugh
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
2.82/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.64/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first time tasting a lambic. Pours deep cooperish with a very mild white foam head, almost no retention. Aroma is spectacular, acetic, vinegar, wine, fruits, candy, cider, lot´s of things there. Taste is odd but good, cider, wine, fruits like apple and fermented oranges. I liked this beer a lot, different and bold.

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