Lindemans Faro Lambic | Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
BA SCORE
52.5%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 1,058 ratings
Lindemans Faro LambicLindemans Faro Lambic
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#32,231
Reviews:
508
Ratings:
1,058
Liked:
555
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
15.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
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111
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Photo of Braz
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a bottle at Tacoma Boys. Pours a clear ruby amber color, with a thin white head that recedes leaving light splotching on top. Aromas of sourdough and yeast. Taste is sweet tart. The sweetness and tartness balance nicely. Granny Smith apple like flavor. Light bitterness comes through at the very end. Comparable to citrus peel. Has a nice light feel, with a good dose of carbonation. This is good and light bodied. It has a wine cooler like sweetness, but isn't over powering. Quick abrupt finish as well. Would be nice to have on occasion just to break things up time to time.

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Photo of Ristaccia
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful clear amber, orange in color with a light thin white head and good retention.

Smell: APPLES! Strong orchard and grassy notes and a little bit of a chemical smell but that could be from the glassware as this was at a restaurant that I had this.

Taste: Tangy-tart sweetness that grips the sides of the tongue that closely mimics biting into a caramel apple including the tanic apple peal. Some chlorine taste as well.

Mouthfeel: Nice sharp bubbles on the front of the tongue, finishing with a nice smooth and almost syrupy feel.

Overall: A good standard lambic ale. I'd recommend this to anyone who wanted to taste a baseline.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadScientist
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium amber with very good clarity and a few floaters which are not cork as I was careful to not drive the corkscrew through the other side of cork. The floaters just sit there messersingly still in the barley carbonated beer. The cream, very light tan head falls to a very thin cap after a minute.

S: A funky lambic smell that is mainly goaty with wet horse blanket and a very faint cheese aroma. There is a light wheat aroma and a very light apricot like fruit ester. No hops, no diacetyl.

T: There is a somewhat sharp tartness immediately followed by a cloying sweetness. The sugar and fruitiness combine with the tart to produce an almost apple like impression with very little of the apple flavor but that sort of sweet tart balance. The finish is sweet and tart. There is nothing of hops and malt flavors in here while there is a light hops bitterness.

M: Moderately-high carbonation with with a medium-full body. There is no creaminess but it's not crisp either. No astringency.

O: If you are fan of Duchesse De Bourgogne you'll probably enjoy this beer it has the same very sweet some what tart character all be it with a much simple flavor profile. I'd enjoy this without the sweetness as that would be a pretty good lambic with a moderate sour/tartness to it. I probably would't buy this again.

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

Amber color with almost no head. Aroma is a combination of caramel, tart fruits and a hint of balsamic vinegar. Taste starts a bit sweet with some caramel and dark sugar and gets fruity and tart in the finish. It resembles a sweet flanders style ale more than a lambic. Overall it's nice, easy drinking beer with a good amount of complex flavors.

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Photo of nickhiller
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: apricot, relatively flat, head- and lace-less.

S: a little funky, some sweet apple, astringent minerals.

T: very similar to a sweet hard cider, a little sour acid on the finish tastes like lemon juice.

M: medium-bodied, sweet sugary, smooth with a slight tingling from the carbonation.

O: I didn't find this one as unpleasant as some of the other reviews. It doesn't look or smell great, but it's smooth and has a delicate sourness. A tad too sweet, but that's par for the course with this style.

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

Photo of ThaCreep
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber color, fruity nose and acid as with candied fruits (like apple and cherry). Body without being too nauseating sweet, sour and bitter without being powerful. Aftertaste of wood, especially cork. Another aftertaste is reminiscent of the gastric juice. A very young lambic is surely the basis of the beverage. Very easy to drink without being artificial or lacking in flavor.

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Photo of Kromes
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass. A clear copper color with a thin line of bubbles on top.

S: A toasted malt aroma mixed with sour and musty notes.

T: The flavor is mostly made up of earthy and fruity flavors that are both very sweet and sour. It's almost more of a feel as the flavors are muted by the intense sweet and sour.

M: The feel is light and smooth and the sourness and spicy carbonation dry out the tongue after the sweetness fades.

O: I've never had a Faro so I didn't know what to expect. It's very interesting....probably the sweetest beer I've tried, but it was palatable with some good sour notes.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml corked & capped bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright coppery brown color, with a short off- white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wild Belgian yeast, brown sugar, tart fruit and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavor of honey, brown sugar and caramel. Then some tart fruit flavors quickly follow. There is some breadiness from Belgian yeast a thin malt character creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is certainly a favorable alternative if you prefer a much less harsh type of lambic beer.

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

Photo of thain709
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with a clear copper body which was more on the red side...the head stood two fingers tall and was white in color...it didn't stick around for long and only left a few spots of lace behind

S - The nose was a bit muted and underwhelming but I did pick up notes of sour fruit, some vinegar, and the wild yeast

T - Now the flavors come together better than they were presented in the nose...the Bretts actually jump out first and present the wild yeast/farmhouse flavor but it's short lived...a slight tartness decides to settle in...you really pick up the fruitiness here...apples, pears, and cherries...once the fruit leaves you are presented with the sweet Belgian candied sugar and that finishes the beer

M - Light bodied...nice carbonation...mild tartness and sweetness

O - I've never had a Faro before, but I enjoyed this one...the Brett was kept to a minimum as well as the tartness...I was actually expecting more tartness and less sweetness...with the powering sweetness this one should be saved for dessert

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Photo of wordemupg
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml corked and capped bottle poured into tulip sept7 2010

A clear deep amber with a thumbs width of light tan head that fizzes out pretty quick leaving a few patches of lace

S plenty of fruity vinegar with a little barnyard funk and some sweetness

T I pick up on a lot of strawberry among other fruit on top of what I smell, it almost has a bit of a off wine flavor that works well for some strange reason

M sour with some bite and plenty of bubbles and a lingering finish

D low booze and lots of flavor, quite interesting and a style I may need to research

It's always a challenge reviewing beer styles you've never tried before, but the only way to learn is to try. I'd drink this again it's something different to enjoy

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Photo of awesomea
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xylophonica
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 37,5cl bottle into a chalice.

A - Rich dark amber colour. Very little head.

S - Port and cherries.

T - Underlying sourness which is only just noticeable - fairly well masked by the sugar. Big cherry flavour with a sugar kicker. Almost a bier de garde but a bit sweeter.

M - Mild carbonation and fizz, probably closer to a dr pepper than a normal beer. Sweet and refreshing without doing an awful lot.

D - Easy to knock back..

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Photo of mothman
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into chalice.

Color is a clear caramel brown. Pours no head.

Aroma: Sweet and funky. Vinegar with light acidic flavors. It has an odd musk flavor to it. I kind of like it, but it is just weird.

Taste: It has a caramelized brown sugar sweetness flavor up front. Not as funky as I was expecting. Very sweet. I like it. It has the Lindeman's house flavor. Light vinegar flavors.

Mouthfeel: Sweet and then some. Lighter bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, it is a beer that I have to be in the mode to drink. I think it could be drinkable in the right time and place. I have to give it a good score here as I do like it.

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Photo of klewis
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Code LJ27HFA on the back

A: Pours a hazy rust color with a moderate frothy head. Lots of lacing.

S: Moderately funky with aromas of brown sugar and mixed fruit. Weird.

T: Quite sweet right off the bat - like eating a spoonful of sugar. A slight tartness is accompanied by citrus flavors and a tiny bit of wild funk.

M: Light yet syrupy and sticky. Light and super fine carbonation with a lasting sweetness.

D: My first faro, and I'm finding it quite unusual. A bit too sugary for me, but it's definitely palatable if you're into that.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a surprisingly dark amber with little head formation or retention. However, quite a bit of sediment drifts around the bottom and contributes to the slight haze present. The nose is relatively sweet with slight depth in the form of a subtle funky tartness. It drinks like a very very mild kriek with huge brown sugar sweetness upfront followed by a slightly fruity tartness. It's medium bodied, drinkable, and frankly a bit too sweet considering the lack of fruit/carbonation/acidity. I'm glad to try a beer with so much history and I'm a huge lambic fan, but this just doesn't do it for me. Lambics should be blended with...other lambics.

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Photo of StormAles
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeScully
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 335ml bottle into a goblet.

looks really nice. kinda like an old ale. deep reddish brown color with nice one inch head. lacing is good to begin with before shrinking to a ring with light covering. there are a few floaties, which look like small pieces of cork?

smell is also good, pleasing mixture of sweetness, vinegar and a little funk.

although initially the taste was very good, same as the nose, as the beer warmed up, the sugar began to dominate more than i would like. still pleasant, but i cant imagine having more than the one at a sitting.

mouth was a solid medium. finish was sweet.

overall, an interesting experience, and once in a while this wouldn't be something i would turn down.

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Photo of CSO
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tatterdash
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy deep golden amber with a huge fluffy white head that laces well. Aroma of pear, green apple citrus and hint of lambic funk and sourness. Taste was a sweet front followed by some lambic tartness poking it's way through the sweetness. Finish was refreshingly crisp. Mouthfeel was smooth and slightly sticky. A good refreshing beer, but I prefer unsweetened lambics as a rule.

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Photo of HabiMendes
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This amber-looking beer brings a slight (yes, slight) acidity in the aroma, together with apples, pears, barnyard ideas, cinnamon, and sugar/honey. The light body has a medium-high carbonation, and the aftertaste is short, malty (wheaty) and sweet - perhaps too sweet. Didn't impress me: doesn't have the complexity of the Gueuzes, or the expressiveness of the Flanders Sour Ales.

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 52.5% out of 100 with 1,058 ratings
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