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:
#32,319
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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Ratings: 1,058 |  Reviews: 508
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 moarmare
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of FBarber
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish red color. Beer is clear but has tons of yeasty flecks suspended in the beer. Two finger white head dissipates leaving a thin layer of white foam along the top of the beer with some lacing along the outside.

Smell has notes of nail polish, vinegar initially. As it warms up, it takes on much more of the traditional flanders red ale aroma - vinegar, red wine along with some molasses and sugar.

Taste has notes of vinegar, apple cider, grapes, molasses, and brown sugar. With the candi sugar and strong apple flavors, this drinks much more like a cider.

Feel is medium bodied and surprisingly not syrupy for as sweet as it is. Mild carbonation.

Overall this seems to be a good example of the style.

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

An interesting beer. It was a slightly hazy deep amber with almost no head, minimal lacing. Not too carbonated.

The aroma was sweet and fruity (several types of fruits and berries blended together in layers), with a little tartness. A bit sugary, and a touch of mustiness on the back of the nose.

The taste was slightly tart and sweet, fruity, and slightly sugary.

Overall not too nad... I am not that experienced with lambics, so I don't have too much to compare it to. But it was an OK beer overall.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 ML bottle... Poured into tulip.

A clear, brownish-red hinted gold color. Minimal head and lacing.

Smells of thick, unrefined sugar, tart cherries, slight vinegar, earthy oakiness, and a little grape-like quality...

Taste starts really sweet-- sugar in the raw, molasses, sweet fruitines... Then an earthy and oaky note comes in with a little dry funky hay... Never quite dries out enough for my taste-- but the beer's drinkability doesn't suffer much for it. Very easy to drink, and rather enjoyable. Nice tartness.

The body is medium-light with low carbonation. Feels slightly oily, but mostly from the thick sugar.

This is really worth a try-- even if you pick it up just to bring it to a Christmas party-- this is worth a pour for yourself. This seems like it would be enjoyed by most people, craft fans or not. I look forward to trying more Faro beers.

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Photo of peabody
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a clear light amber to yellow/orange with one finger of very fine bubbles that stay in the flute for most of the drink.
Smell is sour rotting apples and pears in a good way. The yeast is strong but not overpowering. A balanced aroma with a slight sugar/sweetness.
Taste is candi sugar water with a sweet tart thrown in there just for a little taste of sour.
Too much sugar here.
Very sticky in the mouth and the flavor rushes away with the sugar.
Drinkablilty is not good here. Not enough sour and way too much sweet.

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

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ajzy
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of adamette
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Faro Green bottle 355ml with black and silver label. Poured into a pint glass at Winking Lizard. This is a "Live" review.

A Orange brown body under a minimal head that dissipates quickly. Remaining is just a ring around the top...kind of bubbly. Nothing much more than that.

S Sweet malt, wheat. Nothing too dramatic.

T Sweetness in front to a high degree that I did not get in the smell. It has a LOT in common with the other Lambics in its sweetness. It reminds me of a syrupy nectar really.

M Full like candied syrup, like a sweet syrup only thinner.

D Great and if it was not so expensive ($7.25 for this 12 oz. bottle!) then I could easily drink many more of them.

Notes: It was cool to have one of this in a bottle at the Winking Lizard. I most likely would not have otherwise had a Faro so I am glad that I did.

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Photo of Mike
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bennetj17
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stella artois chalice.

A- Pours a very dark brown that looks almost black with a very small head that dissipates immediately. Some small bubbles can be seen around the edges of the glass. Very murky.

S- Has a light smell that is very surgery. Smells very much like candy with some notes of fruit and taffy.

T- Very sweet with a slight taste of fruit and berries. It taste's very strongly of candy and sugar. Some sweet grape like jelly flavor is noticeable as well.

M- Very light feeling with light carbonation. This beer feels very smooth.

O- This is the beer equivalent to candy. Super sweet I could definitely drink this beer for dessert after a hearty meal. Very good. I can't wait to try more beers of this style.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Nightrain87
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jakemn91
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of augustgarage
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 330mL caged-and-corked bottle into a thin tumbler. L C29JFA (date code?)...

Clear tea colored liquid with an active ivory head that recedes to a thin dappled layer. Decent sandy lacing and light viscous legs.

Sour, grainy, grape skin aromas.

Cloying mead-like palate entry, lots of honey and apple-skin. Faint caramel candy and a pleasing dusty young lambic funk note in the background. Slightly grassy/grainy finish. The wild yeast comes out more when imbibed alongside something sweet (in this case, raspberry jam on crêpes).

Very low carbonation but not still. Thin and light-bodied.

A sweet example of a sweet style, but still a nice beer on a hot day.

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

Photo of Photekut
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of draheim
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330mL (code L H10JFA) into a saison glass. Not sure what to expect w/ this one...

Pours a crystal clear amber w/ a 1-finger white head, lazy carb.

Aroma: smells vaguely of vomit. Seriously, there's a caramel malt aroma reminiscent of a Marzen/Oktoberfest, overshadowed by that acidic stomach acid smell that gives me an impulse to wretch. Not sure what to expect from the first sip now.

Taste is sugary sweet, balanced by a lemony sourness. Not acidic, just a unique balance between almost syrupy, fruity sweetness and tangy sour.

Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp, a little sticky from the elevated sugars.

Overall this one was a challenge. Different from any beer I've ever had. Aroma was off-putting, taste was simply unique. Not sure I'll pick this one up again.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear bubbly amber with a thin tan head that retreats to a ring of foam.

S - Tart green apple with just a hint of vinegar. Cereal graininess with a sweet sugary aroma. Earthy.

T - Very sweet but the sweetness doesn't remind me of candi sugar at all. Slight graininess, earthy with tart apple. The aftertaste reminds me of very sugary cider mixed with a hint of lambic.

M - Light body with a good amount of carbonation. Becomes a touch sticky as it warms due to sweetness.

D - Not sure how I feel about this one. The sweetness tastes a little artificial and it might be a tad too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WillCarrera
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckeegan04
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber brown with hints of orange when held up to light. Rather clear. Head is about one finger thick and egg-shell white. Fades to a thin cap and leaves thin rings of lace.

S - Pale malts and underlying aroma of wild lambic yeasts. Sugary sweetness comes through more and more as the beer warms, but the barnyard aromas remain as the most dominant.

T - Not near as sweet as I expected it to be. Pale malts and wild yeasts with a barnyard funkiness. Candi sugar certainly provides a balancing sweetness to the funk but is not at all overwhelming.

M/D - Light and crisp with a nice puckering sensation. Surprisingly easy drinking.

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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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