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

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RATINGS: 1278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle Code LJ 27HFA; Sampled March 2010
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three-finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a rich amber hue with red-plum overtones to it. When held up to the light the beer shows a brilliantly clear, amber-copper color. The aroma smells of lightly oxidized apples, a touch of musty mushroom notes, perhaps a whiff of foot-stench, some tea like notes and a soft lactic tartness.

Wow, incredibly sweet it does manage to finish with a light tartness, but then it is the sweetness that really lingers on in the palate after a sip. Vaguely tastes like honey-sweetened Lipton’s Iced Tea. My second sip has my palate adjusting to a little more balance between the sweet and the lactic tartness found here. There is definitely a cider like quality to this beer and again it reminds me of lightly oxidized apples. Despite being low in alcohol, the sweetness really makes this almost a sipping beer as the excess sugars really add some heft to the body. A hint of funky foot flavors are sometimes barely noticeable underneath the sweetness.

This is an interesting beer, and definitely an interesting style as I definitely need to try more examples from the traditional Lambic brewers. Some more interesting funkiness and more aggressive sourness would make this much better and more balanced. I can’t help but think of this as some sort of fruit juice; perhaps a mix of apple cider and sweet tea somehow. This certainly gets a boost just because it is Faro and I have had so few of these.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltador (63) - Paris, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2010
Well, if you like sugar this one’s for you. Medium bodied and a little syrupy with medium carbonation. Nice under a hot sun during summer time.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4256) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle imported from Belgium, 2010-03-05, Göteborg AR: sour yeast essences, gooseberrys AP: cola/suryp colored body, 1 cm high white totaly diminishing head F: a bit sour but most of all loads of different fruits, apple, pear ,grapes, wild strawberrys (smultron), fruit sweetness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
deep brown with a white head. nose is sugar and lightly tart. syrupy on the palate with a light amount of sugar. some tartness was found and it had a sweet finish.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
stoffen (23) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2010
One off the worst beers I have ever tasted. Maby it was of, if not somebody should go to jail. I felt sick after tasting this one. Bought it in a bottle in France. I had too trow away most of it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imike (31) - , ITALY - FEB 25, 2010
mediocre birra a cui č doveroso non dare una insufficienza ma che a me sinceramente dice poco. il paragone con una vera lambic come una cantillon č quasi improponibile.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Shared by a generous RB at tpd975’s throwdown in December, 2009. Pours a yellow to golden color with thin head. Aroma is sweet and fragrant with notes of tart over-ripe fruit, light vinegar, honey, floral esters. Flavor is about the same. Light to medium body with a light syrupy mouthfeel and floral finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Pours an orangish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is a mixture of citrus, lemons, tart fruit and some sugar. The flavor is mainly lemony tartness with some sugar and light funk. This tastes about like liquid sweet tarts. Low carbonation and thin mouthfeel. Only the second faro I have had and this is better than the Chapeau, but still not anything too memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle from the free table at Woodshop 5.0. Pours light amber with a small white head. Aroma is candied fruits and rock candy. Tastes like candi sugar, pretty much. Lesser notes of lemons and tropical fruits, maybe some sauvignon blanc sweet grapey notes. Finish is gently tart and drying with a minor acidity. Too sweet for me but better than the abomination that is Chapeau Faro. A little syrupy in body as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours amber with white fizzy head. Aroma has a sweetness to it as well as a tart funkiness. Flavor is sweet, fruity, citrus, light tartness. Mouth feel is medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I thought this was very tasty!


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