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

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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinte (341) - Udine, ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle 0.25L. Slightly hazy, deep amber body with large, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some nice lacing; high density of small bubbles. Moderate malty (grains) and light-to-moderate yeasty (leather) aroma. Heavy sweet flavour with moderate tartness; finish is mainly sweet. Light-to-medium body with watery-to-oily texture; fizzy carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (464) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a black cherry color. Aroma is a sour fruit, mostly cherry. Super sweet beer here. Mostly a cherry flavor with a bit of berry to it. Super fruity. This one seems to get sweeter and sweeter through the finish. Overall, a decent tasting beer. New to this style so I can’t necessarily call it unique yet, but it’s different to me for sure. Enjoyed this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (974) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle to goblet Aroma of brown sugar, overripe apple, lemon peel, cinnamon, and toffee. Pours a clear dark amber with a 2 cm off white head that soon reduces to a thin ring. Taste is cloyingly sweet frim the front, but quickly fading into the expected sourness. Notes of apple, biscuit, and lemon throughout. Enjoyable, but too sweet initially.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (970) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber work a thin layer of reddish off white head. Aroma is very tart with some cherries. Taste is super sweet with a hint of funk on the end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
This was probably the first bottled faro - an internal contradiction, as truly traditional faro cannot be bottled, but Lindemans did the same thing as they did with fruit lambics, and made a heavily sweetened, ’industrialized’ version of it. Very popular now especially in France. Sourish sweet but the sweet dominates, warm orange colour, frothy head, still some lambic funkiness and in that respect ’better’ than their fruit lambics - at least to my personal taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
albeuda (10) - - SEP 3, 2014
une bonne lambic pas chere et désaltérante à recommander, douce et agréablement sucrée.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (868) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I was standing at Al’s of Hampden trying to decide what to get to drink when he told me I should just get one of these because he was trying to kick the keg. I was not expecting a full pint of it but oh well here we go....

A - Pours murky brownish orange with a small half finger tall white head leaving very little lace down the glass.

S - Smells of musty basement funk, lots of sweetness, and some light salt air. Some light fruity aroma’s are present as well but I can’t really detect what they are through all the other things going on.

T - Starts off with lots of candied sugar sweetness slowly giving way to a mix of light fruit, dulled tartness, and even more sweetness. Some mineral like qualities creep in toward the end but the sweetness drowns them out quickly. The finish is, you guessed it, more sweetness with some light funk, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, slightly funk, feel that stays on the pallet for some time after consumption.

O - I had trouble finishing this glass. I have had a few faro’s before but for some reason this one really got to me. I won’t be getting this one again any time soon.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Japalo (1176) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle@home. Amber quite clear. Small head. Low carbonation. Sweet moldy notes. Not pleasant. Not a noble infection. Very sweet. Fruity rotten sour taste. I wonder if it is representativ for their brews.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MrSnafu (4) - GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Not a bad beer has a certain flavor to it maybe could drink 1 or 2 but that would be it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mainuh_man (145) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
0.375L bottle. Pours clear amber with a froth off-white head that lingers. Really interesting and unique aroma of sweet-sour cherry (almost like sweet tarts), some basement aromas, . Fairly sweet up front . Transitions to sweet-sour fruit flavors including apple and cherry. Finishes with long, dry sour flavors with some chalkiness on the tongue, similar to a cider almost. Full body with a thick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, sits on the sweeter side, and doesn’t have an overly complex flavor profile. A decent desert beer.


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