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

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common

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RATINGS: 1389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Itís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (774) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle pour gives clear light reddish-brown color with thin brief white head. Aroma mainly sour and funky. Taste sweet with cherries, apples, candi sugar blended with sour fruits. Palate fairly thick and carbonated. Finish brief and slightly sour. No alcohol taste to speak of and didnít taste any hops. The style is unique and that is probably the determining factor on whether you will enjoy this beer

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. Far too sweet, unnatural sweetness, but very grateful to get to try the style. I dont think its the style for me.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle, shared graciously by NachlamSie. Pours a pink-hued copper with whitish head. The aroma is tanned leather, mild cheese, grapes, hay, a touch of raisin, and a bit of oak. Not too shabby so far. The flavor is, well, Lindemans. Unnecessarily sweet. I understand it is sweetened intentionally, but man. Strong juicy sweetness hits the palate hard right off the bat. A fruity acidity that somewhat reminds me of cranberries tries in futility to combat the sweetness, as does a gentle leathery tone. Thereís an interesting apple cider note toward the finish and even some distant sugar. These elements are decent, but the sweetness is just too much and overpowers the redeeming qualities.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
NachlamSie (2918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle from the Party Source. yay. Pours a copper color with visible carbonation and a ring of white head. This actually smells pretty good. Basic vinegar, wild acidity, barnyard. Smells nice and tart. Iím pretty excited since nearly all of the Lindemans lineup is pure soda. I mean, jeez, Linemanís doing a style that actually requires the addition of sugar is enough to blast cavities into every one of my teeth. So, optimistically I take a sip and boy am I horrified. This is seriously sweet. How could my nose not detect this onslaught of sugar. Can we as humans not smell sucrose? Is my nose just that bad? Man, three more sips and Iím cringing. This is pure soda. It has that thick, syrupy, coating effect which makes my palate very sad . This is awful. Think really sweet southern-style tea, mixed with grape Kool Aid, and high fructose corn syrup.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Tasted from bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours dark, sparkling amber with a large white head that quickly recedes to lace. The aroma is slightly sour with a sweet note, a hint of red wine vinegar, and a vegetal quality as well. The flavors are slightly sweet and sour with red wine vinegar and some fruitiness. Body is medium with sparkling carbonation and a medium malty and tart finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1496) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2010
brown pour with a snappy white head. Aroma is funky sugar and caramel. Flavor is up front funk, but the sugar notes really sweeten this one up. A little bit of cherry, caramel, and nuts round this one out. Finishes sweet, obviously, but has a bit of a twang to it. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Pours a ruby brown into the glass with a white head. Bright red highlights. Aroma is sour with the barnyard funk one would expect. Flavor is initially sweet with a sour kick on the back end. A little too sweet for me, but I realize that the style is traditionally sweeter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle, enjoyed at Pub St. Alexandre in Quebec City. Light copper amber with a brief white head. Sweet powdery candy and musty basement aroma. Flavours of musty cork, icing sugar, and finishing with a mildly tart sourness. I like the greater complexity and astringent sourness of regular geuze better, but this was cool to try-- my "white whale" of a style, FINALLY!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a thin, creamy off white head. Sugary sweet candied fruits in both the aroma and flavor. Pretty tasty and unusual.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Capped and corked green bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering light amber head. Aromas of apple, carmel, spice and earthiness. Palate was light bodied anmd crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, spice and light fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering carmel finish.


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