jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours honey color with a small off white head and lots of lacing. Smells of yeast and brown sugar. Tastes very sweet at first, then lots of yeast, some green apple, some maltiness and slightly tart and vitaminy in the aftertaste. Very unusual beer, but getting better the more i drink it.
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring - ABV 4.2%. Slightly hazy gold in appearance with a ring of off-white head; aroma of tart fruits - plums, cherries and apples, and also some coriander; sugary sweet flavour with lots of spritz and grape - like a cheap, sweet Cava; the texture is buttery, some of the tart fruit comes through too, with apricot and greengage. Certainly refreshing, but Iím not sure I could manage more than one of these.
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, light brown-amber body with a few initial bubbles, though no appreciable head formation.
Smell: Sourish, tart, lightly musty wafts juxtaposed against a sweet, sugar-laced aroma.
Taste: Sugary sweet with touches of treacle to keep the mustiness at bay. Some subtle fruity tones of sour apricots and tart peaches. Even subtler herbal hints. Very small nibble of Colby cheese. The high degree of sweetness manages to hold back the tart and sour qualities, even through to the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Fairly low amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Just as the overly sweet, simplistic Lindemans lambics rarely win me over, the same is true for their faro. I feel the humble faro could be better served by more prominent lambic produces. Now then, if I could only get my grimy mitts on the Cantillon or Girardin faro.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first faro thanks to 502flavors: wow, weird. Definitely get a mouth full of that belgian candi sugar and the aroma honestly reminded me of $5 Andre champagne and the mouthfeel was very similar - incredibly sugary and fizzy. Poured a very beautiful amber color though, with a quickly fading white head and minimal lacing. An interesting try and Iíd be interested to find other faroís that arenít lindemans.
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours amber, thin white head.
aroma of brown sugar, some tartness, of lambic with hints of fruits.
taste, candy sugar, some sourness, mid range with fruits, there is also an old barrel/wood mouthfeel. Very bubbly palate.
tasty adn easy to drink.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nice red colour, big head, gone quickly, fruity aroma. Flavor of champagne, sour fruits, sugar, apple as well. nice brew.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle into snifter. Really nice rich mahogany color, clear, with an orgaish/redish hue and a nice white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lace. Aroma is soft and pleasant - very light gueze quality mixed with a light belgian candi quality. Flavor is startlingly sweet at first, but with smaller sips and more time, it gets much more bearable. Sweet Belgian sugar upfront that fades slowly into a somewhat tartish dry (with even a small hint of funk) gueze base. Medium to light bodied on the palate with just the right amount of carbonation - very fine carbonation, i.e. not bursting with an overzealous quantity of huge C02 bubbles that often characterize lambics. Overall: not my favorite lambic style, but very interesting and fun to try.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish amber color with a thick head. Appley aroma with just a hint of lambic leather. Sweet, but with a grapefruity bitterness. Refreshing lemony character, almost minty. Good faro.
ketchepillar (1050) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a bit vomity. Very grainy. Very very sweet. Too sweet. Itís an odd sweetness too. Kinda of like lemonade.As I drink it, I keep waiting for the sour to come, but it doesnít. I could see this style being good.
beeronmypants (22) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thaks as well to MrBunn. The nose had the funk with some sweet undertones. First sip I was shocked as I thought it was be more funky. Very lemony flavor and sour. I can see drinking this on a very hot day and needing something refreshing. Not what I would want to expect from a lambic but it is Lindemans.