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

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RATINGS: 1276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (878) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing it! Pours a clear dark reddish-amber with a big bubbly white head. Very sharp / tart aroma, of fruit, malt, yeast, and sugar. Taste is sweet and sharp, lots of sugar, with malt, plums, and berries. Lingering sharp sweetness. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16 (1207) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle, cortesy of Brigadier much thanks! Pours a hazy orange that browns in the center of the glass and maintains a thin off white head clinging to the edge of the glass and a thin bubbly layer over the body of the beer. Aroma is slightly sour, champagne notes and a hint of funk. Sweet upfront quickly followed by a potent sour blast which fades away again yielding to a nice fruity sweetness and hints of funk. Lively fizzy carbonation carries the flavor throughout your mouth. Leaves little aftertaste except a tart sweetness coating the gums.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (733) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2009
bottled from carrefour in Liege.Nce reddish amer color, almost zero head. Very nice almond aroma, soon covered by sweetness. Nice mix sweet & sour combo. Fantastic

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (449) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2009
Pours a light hazy dark orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavors are sweet and sour and with dry fruits and specially cherries. A very pleasant beer, a great moment that leaves a long candy taste oin mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3000) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottled
This has recently hit Ohio and as soon as I saw it I picked up a bottle. As elusive as faros are the chance to get to try one relatively fresh is a no brainer even if I have no idea how long it has been in transit. Being from Lindemanís it suffers from the typical sweetness but otherwise is not a bad product at all.

Aroma / Appearance - The gradiated body held a thin layer of head. An most unusual battle of sweet and sour captured my attention. Underpinning it was the smell of a rustic barnyard on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Flavor / Palate - The sour bite that comes at first soon mellows out into a musty wet finish. As it travels across the tongue it leaves a trail of cherries, chocolate milk mix, and funk that was not present in the last faro I sampled. Itís hard to say if I would buy this very often as it is unusual. On the other hand it is also only $5.49 a bottle which is "cheap" for most hard to acquire beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5030) - GERMANY - MAR 5, 2009
The bottle looks old - really good. The beer in the glass very zippy, nice head. Starts very fruity and sweet, the finish is more sourish, also a bit moldy. Very drinkable - not bad!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
bottle, pours amber with a small off white head. Very pleasant aroma of simple syrup, oak, and sourness. Taste is sweet, but not too much, and turns sour in the finish. Not bad, this is like a baby steps to sours kind of beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Amber beer w/ a short lived off white, thin head. Lightly tart and sugary aroma w/ a touch of buttery barnyard. A touch of breadiness from malt. Flavor is balanced to sweet w/ a candi sugar toasty malt flavor. Light fruitiness and a touch of barnyard again. The finish is sweet up front, but dry and sugary at the aftertaste. The more lingering aftertaste is a lightly barnyardy funk. Creamy mouthfeel, lighter body and high level of carbonation. Iím not sure what to make of this one. Iím not all that hip on lambics due to their sourness, and this one has barely any, but Iím still not really fond of it. Iím not sure Iíd drink more than one of these at any given time, and thereíd be time between those.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle pours dark amber/light red color with off white head. Aroma is mostly yeast with subtle sweet candi. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is apple, cherry, upfront with slight tart notes. Finish is sweet candi that is not too sweet. This is a really nice brew. I recently had a couple aged faroís. Iím glad I got to try a more fresh one because the aged versions tend to lose their tartness altogether. I plan on picking up a few more these. Its a nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 26, 2009
Muddy brown, copper color. Minimal frothy head. Sweet candy sugar aroma with wild yeast character and cherry notes. Fruity flavor with sweet plum, tart cherry and apple notes. Sour cider aftertaste. Light body, fizzy carbonation, acid finish. Refreshing.


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