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


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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2011
375 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized fizzy white head. The aroma is very sweet up front, some fruit notes, tart notes come through, not really what I was expecting. The flavor opens with a big sweetness, adds a combination of fruits (peach, apple), slight cherry tartness and a strange finish (creamed corn?). This was strange and apparently not my thing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - JAN 7, 2011
375 ml cork bottle in Germany. This is not really my type of beer at all but it was good. Pour is a ruby color. Some cherry funkiness going on, but I know the sweet will dominate from what I expect in a faro. Slightly tart up front, lots of sweetness midway through and finishes that way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Poured from a 355ml bottle an orange reddish beer with very little head at all.. aroma is of green apple,sour cherry and dark fruits..very tart. Flavor is just as the aroma suggests of sour fruits and sweetness.. not a bad beer, actually rather good but could only drink one as it is so sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber/orange with a very small off white head. Aroma of acidic sourness, sugar, oak and light apple.The flavor is mostly sweet sugary apple with a very faint sour edge. Medium body with average carbonation and a sweet finish. Pretty good beer but very sweet, the aroma makes you think there might be some funk in here but the taste is all sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2011
Given how high I rated this, I probably shouldnít think it could be easily confused with a cider. That being said, itís an enjoyable beer. The burnt copper color was nice. The flavor was a nicely tart apple. The only negative thing that came to mind was it felt like it had a little to much carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Found this at GE Market District-certainly the easiest to find brew of the style and my first. A- Body is a completely transparent slightly dark caramel hue. Pours with <1/2 finger foamy white head that eventually fades to a thin collar with no lacing left behind in the glass. S- Nose is of moderate strength and offers a good bit of funk-cheesecloth, a hint of vinegar, and a sugary sweetness-that seems to be more of regular sweetness than belgian candi sugar T-Taste is much stronger than the smell. The initial flavor of of juicy white grapes, a very mild accent of vinegar, and a hint of cheese. The finish adds a lot of sweetness-almost cloyingly so- to the flavors already described. What lingers is a mild combination of everything described. M- medium to high clarbonation and a medium weight quite juicy body initially with a slightly dry finish. D- This is an interesting brew overall. My first of the style-and I dont really depend on Lindemans to demonstrate the best example-but I have a good idea of what its about. The flavor profile is slightly gueze-like but has a much lighter character and is much sweeter. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-07-2010 22:53:15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (1024) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Clear amber with a small, weak head that doesnít last. The aroma has familiar lambic funk, with overripe fruit, and sour apple. The flavor is mellow and enjoyable, with sweetness and tartness balancing each other well. Little bit of dark fruit mixed in. Light bodied with little carbonation. Clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle courtesy of llcooldave. Pours amber with fluffy head. Aroma is allspice/cinnamon and apple juice with a little skunky weirdness. Lightly carbonated, Very sweet and reminds me of sparkling apple juice or very sweet champagne. Tangy apple candy. Dry finish, Leaves lips sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7373) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2010
375ml bottle pours a totally clear, copper amber with a creamy, white head. Honestly, the nose is like smelling a batch of Coors Light with brett. Nose is also apples, cooked corn, vegetables, grass, pilsner malt. Flavor is sweet, apple juice, barbeque sauce, apple juice, grass, light lemon peel. Medium bodied. I didnít get this at all. Too sweet, no funk, no faro. Weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5557) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Finally knocking off this stylle with a 355mL botttle, and I didnít have to make a detour in Dayton or wherever to get it. Nose is dusty and sour and very tart - high expectations! Looks are a little hard to determine in this light, but certainly clear orange leaning toward red with pink highlights, firm and persistent carbonation, and an extremely active and noisy head that both far outstrips and outlasts non-alcoholic carbonated beverages. Seriously, the duration and volume of head activity are impressive. Taste is sweet, almost cloyingly so, dries out only slightly (enough to be drinkable) and lets some wheat leech through. Has a nice little bit of grainy grit, but really not all that sour or tart, those qualities are doubtless more than tempered by the sweetness. No alcohol coming through, and just a hint of bitterness and yeast. This is an enormously drinkable lambic, moreso than most lambics Iíve had, which tend to fit that bill for me. After a few ounces, downright smooth and creamy. Wouldnít mind trying another brand to see how variable sugar levels are, but on the whole, very happy with this.

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