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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1284   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Pours a reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma is cidery vinegary and candi sugar. Flavor is sourness masked with sweet candi sugar, wood, fruits, yeasts, apple cider. Odd beast.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6616) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle from The Party Source. This was my first faro and I might have to try it again. Aroma of dark fruit juice, sugar, candy. Flavor of sugar, dark fruit juice, malts, candy, and apples. Light body, heavily carbonated, sweet, tart, and almost bitter and sour.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 28, 2009
Thanks Phaleslu for this tricky to come by style. First faro. Notes of fruit juice, earth, medicine, cranberry. Didn’t really care for this. Too much bandaidy sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle.Pours cloudy brownish red with some floaters.Nice and complex aroma of sweet malt and candy,hay and cellar notes with some funk brettish niceness.Malty sweet with a little sourness ,candy.Vinous body.Good and drinkable ,very nice aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (1980) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle. 6 months past ‘best before’. Thanks to Enjoyit. Pours a hazy golden light brown with a white head. Nice lacing. Sweet, acidic aroma. A bit dusty. Flavour is quite sweet, tart and dusty. Notes of dried fruits behind the sweetness. Sweet, sugary, bitter finish with wine-like notes. My first faro, and the sweetness had me a bit surprised, but it wasn’t cloying or anything. Quite nice. 18-09-09.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cheap (4130) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Quality package, embossed corked bottle. Pop smells funky. Hypnotic pour. Full lambic experiemce, tart and farmy with candy sweetness. Perfect carbonation. Some very mild medicine in the background. Supreme enjoyment if you have a sweet tooth. An excellent example of a flemish brew. Does anybody know why they make any other style? Finish? What finsh, blast; its all gone. Need more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle. Poured amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, with caramel, nut, and wood notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Flavor is very sweet and slightly sour. Notes of fruit, wood and caramel. Loads of residual sugar. Sweet, sticky finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Smells like low tide and wet clay. Raw sugar. Shimmering bronze, small white head. Strongly sour for just the instant to realize the flavor and then it becomes an unapologetic onslaught of refined sugar. Tastes as if they completely saturated the solution. All sweet. Are all faros like this?

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (4936) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Bottle: The aroma smells like an old musty tent that been rolled up sitting in storage too long and some sweet yeastiness. It pours a transparent copper with a small soapy white head. The flavor is all sugary apple. Too sweet for me. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7159) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bottled, BB 7/7/2008. Poured medium reddish-orange with a loose cap of pinkish-white head.. some sediment suspended in there. The aroma was quite sweet with wet blanket and oaky overtones.. touches of lemon zest and green apple emerge with warmth. The flavor had a bit of Sweet Tart kick on the fruity opening with oak spicing it up a little.. green apple provided a dominant character for the rest of the drink.. not a whole lot of lambic-y funkage or assertiveness to note. Tart at first on the palate, then hugely sweet the rest of the way.. quite a bit like candy.. drank easy enough, but it seemed dumbed-down.


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