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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
gam (3061) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2009
Medium head decent carbonation in a clear amber pour aroma perfumed floral hop malt mild cider apple horse stable effect flavour candy strong yeah like eating a horse stable effect taste overpowering it destroyed the beer for me finish was too much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Thanks OldStyleCubFan for sharing. The pour is copper amber with a thin fizzy white head. The nose is herbal, leafy, sweet, corn, no tartness, very sweet and sugary. The flavor is sweet, caramely, earhty and herbal as opposed to tart and acidic, mild tartness, tastes more like an oud bruin than a lambic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle shared at the Carolina Crew tasting by OldStyleCubFan, the Belgian Food Lion beer ninja - thanks, Todd! I agree with my homies that this one wasn’t up to the level of the earlier Faros and sours, but I still found it enjoyable. It was drier and more metallic than earlier entries, and was more one-dimensionally sugary. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Similar to Lindemans Gueze (not the Cuvee Rene), this has weird flavors that don’t do it for me. Odd sweetness and a flavor that makes me think of paper and paste. But as this is a faro, add sweet caramel to that taste. I just don’t like this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Once again thanks to Todd for sharing this one! Cloudy dark gold pour with a green apple aroma. Nice flavor consisting of apples and ginger. Dry, slightly acidic finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2008
Hazy dark golden, small firm pale head. Mildly sour aroma, with old apples, little funk, wood and sugar. Flavor starts with lambic sourness, wood and dried fruitiness. Finishes candi sugary sweet. Quite pleasant actually, most of its lambic characters are still there. Sweet, but not overly so.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2008
bottle, Auchan Illkirch-Graffenstaden. Hazy amber colour, small fluffy head. Sweet and sour very fruity nose. Fruity flavours dominate this beer, not as sweet as I had expected. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
(Bottle, 0.25 l) Amber and slightly hazy. Small white fizzy head. Sourness and sweetness in nose. Sugary, medium bodied palate with high carbonation. Candy sugar, sourness, sweetness, some malts and light bitterness in taste. Sweet and sour aftertaste. Quite good actually.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle 0,25 l. Darkish hazy amber or copper, good white head. Nose is malty, sweet berryish, some syrup and candy. Flavor is sweetish, slightly sour with a beefy malty backbone. Some berries and sour fruits maybe in there, but very sweet altho in a nice way. Good pleasant mouthfeel, pretty rich texture for the abv.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle. Poured a tan golden color. Arom a is a malty sweet. Taste is sweet with a sweet malty finish.


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