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

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RATINGS: 1217   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2008
Bottled. A bit of a disappointment, because itís sweet. Mushed, brown apple aroma (!). A bit bitter. Colour shifting from orage to yellow, big white head. Taste sweet apple juice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (797) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours light purple with a white head and a rich fruity smell. Flavor is sweet, a bit too sweet but the finish makes up for it. The finish is rich, with sweet, sour and spicey notes. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle shared by iowaherkeye. My first Faro. Thanks Joey. Poured a hazy orange color with a slight purple tint. The aroma was fruity with plum, cherry, and spiced pear notes. There was also an earthy, almost wood-like accent. Very sweet, like the other Lindemanís offerings Iíve tried. The flavor, as foreshadowed by the aroma, was also fruit dominated. I tasted mostly cherry and apple. There was also a subdued, but distinct paper-like note that detracted a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2007
37,5 cl bottle, bougth at ōlkonsortiet in Aalborg. Sweet with modearte sourness. Berries. Vinous. A very gentle lambic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Pours amber with some fizzy bubbles. Smells moderately funky and lambicy with lots of sweet touches. Tastes of sugar with some underlying funk and touches of sourness. Mouthfeel doesnít yield much outside of sugar and some tingly sourness. A lot better than the Chapeau version.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2116) - 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 (13677) - 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 (3249) - 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 (1756) - 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.


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