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


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RATINGS: 1602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2011
So adding sugar to a sour beer turns it into a completely different monster. I hate to say it, but, with a sweet Lambic like Faro, the beverage ends up tasting remarkably like a wine cooler. Iím sure this declaration sounds like heresy to many a soul, but Lambics whose only trait is that theyíve been sweetened to soft drink levels are not my cup of tea. Smells great, looks decent, very thin mouthfeel, even for a sub 5% beer. Glad I can tick this style off the chart and move on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
McGarnigle (624) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
First thereís foil, then thereís a cap, then a cork. What are they taking such pains to protect? It starts out similar to other lambics in its sourness. The finish is what varies, with some sweetness, some caramel. Lots of flavor, and itís a bit like jamming your mouth wit a random mix of hard candy (at least one a green apple jolly rancher). I think the mouthfeel is just right for a refreshing, warm weather drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15524) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, little sour, little tart, fruit and syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RuneStumo (2585) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2011
07.07.2011. 0,25l bottle in Paris. Aroma is sour with very fruity flavours. Very refreshing beer with good flavours! This beer has a lot off the same flavours as a white vine. There is also maltyness, malt sweetness and there is this vinous flavour from the yeast. Very very very good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2011
Sugary sour beer. A very nice, for me, alternative to a summer beer -- the lack of added flavoring (aside from the sugar), takes advantage of the refreshing qualities of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petruzzo (9) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2011 does not count
Un buon inizio per entrare nel mondo dei lambic. Il gusto dolce tagli bene líacido classico delle lambic. Da consigliare a chi vuole approcciarsi ai lambic senza traumatizzarlo con qualcosa che puÚ sconvolgere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (3867) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2011
It poured a hazy orangish color with a decent white head. The aroma brings out some citrus, grapes, apples, and some maltiness. The taste was somewhat sour, but mostly a refreshing finish. A very decent faro lambic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2011
Interesting beer. It poured out a light brown/red color with a light tan head, very carbonated. Smell is a mix of candy sugar and a light zesty citrus aroma. Taste is very interesting sweet of maple syrup and dark fruit with then a slight tartness at the end. Carbonation is heavy and dances in your mouth. Very interesting style. More refreshing than I thought it would be. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerViking (4211) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2011
37.5cl bottle picked up in Delhaize, Ostend. Pours a slightly hazy orange brown with a fast-disappearing white head, tart lemony lambic aromas, crisp and lemony on the palate to start and with a brief but pleasing tartness, but then becoming very sweet and sugary, and leaving an unpleasant sugary residue in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2011
On draught at Poechenellekelder on 30 March 2011. Orangey colour with a very slight spritz. Thereís some tart acidity here - apples and lemon - and an edge of sourness but itís overlaid by a rather sticky sweetness. Which is, of course, what is intended (maybe not the stickiness) but itís not really for me. This draught version is more palatable to me than the bottled but itís still not really my thing. I just donít find that sweetness and lambic character sit easily together on my palate.

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