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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Itís 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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2075) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 30, 2007
27/10 0.25 l bottle at Hopdevil. Poured deep reddish brown body with small brownish head. Aroma of vinegar, really sour, more than other lambics Iíve tried. Apple, some caramel, too though. Flavor quite light, sour, then it comes to the caramel sweetness which is specially felt in the finish. Not so much carbonation, quite oily texture. Good beer, Iím very surprised with the style, this is the best lambic I had.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2007
Draft at Poechenellekelder, Brussels: Muddy orange with a creamy head. Sweet fruity (peach mainly) & vinous maturted taste. Smooth & soft & very sweet. Low carbonation.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Like gueze mixed with caramel and maple syrup. Perhaps I just donít like the style, as this is the first example I have tried, but I just thought it was really weird. Quite sweet. All around unsettling and unpleasant for me to drink, I thought the strong sugary flavor really clashed against the earthy lambic base.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle in Belgium, best by 2009. Kind of hammy, lightly sugary aroma. A bit of burnt sugar, kind of a bit of pizza smell. Taste has much more sweetness, but is well balanced with slight acidity and has a moderate amount of complexity. Perhaps bottled faro is not the holy grail, but this beer is very drinkable and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2007
With this bottle, purchased in the Copenhagen airport, at last Iíve completed the styles!

For one unaccustomed to the faro style, this is surprisingly sweet (though perhaps not for a Lindemans product, nor unpleasantly so.). Woody vinegar aroma; flavor light an easy-drinking flemish sour than a challenging gueuze. Tartness is very restrained, as is the barnyard. Woody flavors, lemon, plenty of sugar. Just a nice sweet-sour flavor, almost rather like an enjoyable soda.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mazfln (116) - Florianůpolis, BRAZIL - OCT 17, 2007
Wonderful aroma and very beautiful presentation. Dark brown with beige head. Very fruity aroma, a little acid and sweet. Initial acid bite with fruits, roastyness, chocolate, wood and some sugar. A nica aftertaste adding some hidden bitterness to the aforementioned flavours. I really liked this one, but not one to drink too regularly.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2007
Tasted 06/10/2007. Bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington. Copper, tending amber. Slightly hazy. Collapsing off-white head. Mostly cherry, wood and sugar on the nose. Quite simple but very polished. In the mouth itís sweet and sour - with a nice dry tannic finish. A nice balance between the sugar, cherry, and lambic sourness, with a woody tannic lambic character. Blood red oranges linger on the palate. Lovely. Not quite what Iíd call "funky" but certainly very drinkable. A great apertif,or a digestif... or just enjoy it on its own.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Brussels-07. Iím not a huge lambic fan, but I can appreciate this beer. Pours reddish-brown with light head. Has a nice fruity nose, and taste is well balanced sweetness with hugh tartness and flavours of peaches, cherries and citrus notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 23, 2007
Pours reddish copper with a thin, fizzy head. Aroma is semi sweet tart cherries, lemons, apples, and other berries. very light aroma. Full, well carbonated body. Flavor is lightly sour, berries, sweet malts, peaches, and some light citrus/orange flavors. I actually really enjoyed this. Light flavors, the sweet notes werenít too overpowering like in some lambics. Refreshing, and Iíd like to have it again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
draught. pours orangeish red with white head. nose of apples, cherries, and pears. flavor of sweet green apples, cherries, finishes dry. complex but pretty sweet and fruity. mouthfeel is very watery. carbonation was low. decent.


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