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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle 16 Tons. Copper colored pour with no head and almost no carbonation. Smelled of sugars, a little dark fruit. Tasted pretty much exclusively of sugar, with a little bit of fruit in it. The single sweetest beer Iíve ever tasted, and not something I need to try again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Pours reddish brown with a white head. Aroma is Has hints of funk and sour. There is also some hints of candy sugar. Taste is very sweet. a little tart, but not much. Much sweeter than I thought from the aroma. Could probably only drink one of these.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Has the color of whiskey and a small white head that does not last. Aroma is like a tame gueuze with subdued notes of sour funk and hay. Taste is sweeter than the aroma lets on, a bit cloying. Basically tastes like a sweet tart with a slightly sour finish. Sticky mouthfeel that coats the tongue, carbonation is lower than expected - slight fizz but not much. Alcohal is undetectable. Perhaps a hint of smoke in the aftertaste. Very smooth - no bitterness or aciditity. Drinkable and enjoyable, but a bit too sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours hazy reddish brown with white head, aroma has notes of funk, sour, some sweet caramel. Taste, however, severely disappoints. Notes of caramel, sugar, some slight tart, sweet sugary finish. Basically, taste is andre champagne with some lemon in it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Pale, clear watery amber colored. Tiny head. Aroma of caramel, bread, dough, leather, earth and butterscotch. Taste is very sweet, like candy, caramel and soft drinks with a touch of tartness. Overall, VERY candylike.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6060) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle: Small white head on top of a clear orange brown colored beer. Smell sour, yeast, wood, piss and spices. Taste is sweet, a bit lighter sour, spices, yeast, wood, brown sugars, light malty and a hint of hops. Aftertaste of (brown) sugars light sour and light spicy. Low carbo, mid body and soft mouthfeel. Actually pretty well balanced with sweets and sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Hazy amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, tart fruit, & spice; Flavor of rich sweet malt, yeast, fruit, some caramel, and syrup; Finish is dry and slightly tart/sour; Nicely balanced; Overall, sweet as expected - quite good for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear, slightly glowing dark orange with a moderate, fizzy off-white head. Aroma is similar to a cheap wine with sugar added to it. Some pleasant notes of cranberry and cherry offset with white sugar. Flavor is similar: some cranberry and blackberry notes, but it ultimately tastes like a wine soda. Itís an honor bar red wine loaded with sugar and sierra mist. The sugary sweetness outdoes the tart flavors, and thereís an odd dry wine aftertaste. I actually donít mind this all that much for a wine soda, no way in hell would I pay $6.50 for another taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (1092) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2011
12 oz. Bottle. Pours orange-amber with a small, short lived, off-white head and Champaign like carbonation. Aroma is of yeast, malt, brown sugar and barnyard. Full, tangy body. Taste is sweet malt, brown sugar and sour grapes. This brew could be a good substitute for Champaign.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle sample thanks to skinnyguy! Light brown pour, little carbonation and an aroma of slightly sweetened vinegar. Flavor is super sweet brown sugar, slick and lingering sweet malt on the aftertaste. Finally got the faro style rating, but I think itís safe to say this isnít a style Iíd try to go back to again.


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