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Brewed by Brouwerij Lindemans
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 1239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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It’s made from malt, wheat, hops, water, yeast. Candy sugar is added before the bottling takes place. It is a clear, light red colored faro lambic with a small, creamy head.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Similar to Lindemans Gueze (not the Cuvee Rene), this has weird flavors that don’t do it for me. Odd sweetness and a flavor that makes me think of paper and paste. But as this is a faro, add sweet caramel to that taste. I just don’t like this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Once again thanks to Todd for sharing this one! Cloudy dark gold pour with a green apple aroma. Nice flavor consisting of apples and ginger. Dry, slightly acidic finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2008
Hazy dark golden, small firm pale head. Mildly sour aroma, with old apples, little funk, wood and sugar. Flavor starts with lambic sourness, wood and dried fruitiness. Finishes candi sugary sweet. Quite pleasant actually, most of its lambic characters are still there. Sweet, but not overly so.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7794) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2008
bottle, Auchan Illkirch-Graffenstaden. Hazy amber colour, small fluffy head. Sweet and sour very fruity nose. Fruity flavours dominate this beer, not as sweet as I had expected. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
(Bottle, 0.25 l) Amber and slightly hazy. Small white fizzy head. Sourness and sweetness in nose. Sugary, medium bodied palate with high carbonation. Candy sugar, sourness, sweetness, some malts and light bitterness in taste. Sweet and sour aftertaste. Quite good actually.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle 0,25 l. Darkish hazy amber or copper, good white head. Nose is malty, sweet berryish, some syrup and candy. Flavor is sweetish, slightly sour with a beefy malty backbone. Some berries and sour fruits maybe in there, but very sweet altho in a nice way. Good pleasant mouthfeel, pretty rich texture for the abv.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle. Poured a tan golden color. Arom a is a malty sweet. Taste is sweet with a sweet malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2008
Poured clear golden amber with non-existent head. Aromas of sweet caramel accompanied by wood and ciderlike acidity. Palate shows alot of sweetness upfront, with brown sugar and some honey, before the trademark lambic characters come into play. The sweetness tends to mellow the tartness and earthy funk. Finish is resonably tart with a touch of sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle from trade. Would be great except that even a scant 25cl is too cloying to finish comfortably. Sweet plum juice overly sweetens what I am led to believe is a decent lambic beforehand. Sugar dances around like an idiot.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyobon (910) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden amber with no head. Aroma was interesting, but not terribly appealing: funky, sour, estery with a hint of wood. Medium body with medium carbonation. Flavour is complex and dominated by a sweet sour balance. This balance changes through each mouthfull, but is perhaps a little on the sweet side, but not much. The sweetness has caramel, honey and very ripe fruit (apples?). The sourness is citrusy and perhaps green apples. There are other interesting tastes such as plain yoghurt. Overall an unusual and interesting beer that is very drinkable.


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