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


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RATINGS: 1602   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5547) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Pours bright deep copper into a tumbler. White head with excellent retention leaves sheet lacing as it slowly recedes to coat surface. Sour orange, grapefruit, pineapple and apricot aromas. Viscous with upfront sweet and sour sauce turning to a sourpatch middle before the bitter ground pith in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rio451 (4) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2010 does not count
Sweet citrus aroma. Clear orange brown sock water. Glassy frothy head dissipates to thin ring around the glass edge. Light body, sweet and sour combo. Fizzy mouthfeel with sweet tart tang that makes you gleek. First opportunity to taste this style, not the last.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Finally get a Faro rating. Bottle. Amber pour, white head. Sweet artificial sugar, grain, light tartness, and fruit. Not very good, but I would expect anything better from Lindemans.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - SEP 29, 2010
pours copper hue with a huge fluffy white head that quickly dissipates. fairly sweet and tart, medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottle from Alís in Harrisburg. Aroma is sour and yeasty. Amber body with thin lacing head. Flavor begins sweet and candied and turns to a sour finish. Lingering sour aftertaste. Very unique, a nice treat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coldbrewky (1704) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
330 ml bottle corked and capped. This past weekend I went to an estate sale in town where a woman donated her house and belongings to her church. I got there a bit after it had started, but it was still a gold mine. In addition to the fine books on botanical gardens, orchids etc I picked up, I found a lovely old blown glass decanter and six etched wine trumpet glasses from the early 1900ís. I am drinking a toast to this woman now out of her wine glass. Hope she enjoyed the angels share as much as I did. Intriguing acrid nose lingers slowly from glass and makes one initially wonder..."what the heck is this stuff?...Oh yes...wild yeast" Pours a dark amber with a steady yet thin central column of carbonation. I wonder if it is past its prime since the description states a "red". First taste is sweet...as much of the Lindemans line tends to be...nearly over sweet. Yet this turns the corner from the lightly caustic nose and ends up to be quite lovely in a sweet then tart viscous body manner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Clear golden amber pour with a small off-white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is malty and tart with notes of caramel, apples, wood and vinegar. The flavour is quite tart also but with a fair amount of sweetness, with notes of toffee, apples, pears, grapes, vinegar and wood. Dry mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a lingering tart, mildly bitter finish. This being my first Faro I donít have much to compare it to, but overall this is quite nice; however the sweetness would probably get to be a bit much in large quantities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a translucent medium to medium-dark amber color with essentially no head. The aroma gives a sour character, along with Belgian/German character malts. The palate shows both of the items, with a propensity toward sourness in the approach and mid-palate, and some residual sweetness toward the finish. Carbonation is surprisingly assertive, but exactly what the flavors seem to want. Hops are not detectable. The finish is lightly sour and subtly malty. Overall, extremely enjoyable and well-crafted; a refined Oud Bruin. A shame that it seems fairly difficult to find.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby color with no real head. Aroma is acidic and bitter, makes me think of red berries. Raspberry and tangerine maybe? Taste is sweet and bitter, acidic and full of strawberry/raspberry and tangerine flavors. Quite good, but as with most lambics, I find it to be too sweet and acidic to have more than one bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1822) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Dark orange pour with a thin and quickly fading head. Aroma of lemon and a hint of Belgian candi sugar. The candi sugar is certainly more present in the flavor. This comes off as fruit cocktail of flavors both sweet and sour. This is my first experience with this style and I didnít know what to expect but itís really a pretty good beer.

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