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

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RATINGS: 1422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a reddish color. Slight sour aroma, with some light berries in the aroma. Nice light fruit taste. Strong sugar presence. Decent lambic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
A pale reddish color with a fluffy white head. Sweet and sour fruit aroma and a sour cherry-like taste with sugar dominating the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle purchased from Johnís Marketplace in Portland, OR. This is the final beer style for me to rate. Aroma is acetic, vinegary, spicy with some lemony hints. There is also a light sweetness in the background. Nicely aromatic. Moderately hazy orange body with a small off-yellow head that is quickly dissipating. Fair lacing. Starts with lightly tart, acetic notes with start which is followed by a dominant sugary sweetness. Slight lingering cidery notes and some yeast esters. An interesting experience, but this is definitely not something I would seek out again. Too sweet and cloying.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle. Foamy head quickly dissipates leaving almost nothing. Dark copper beer. Sweet earthy leather scent. Sweetness builds from start to strong finish and aftertaste. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Grainy brown sugar and brown rice middle. Earthy leatheryness to it but sweetness detracts IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2010
The pour is sparkling clear with a pale copper color, plenty of effervescence, and an average, fizzy, and white which diminishes quickly and leaves a thin fizz throughout but no lace. The nose is pleasant with wet earth, light sour cherry notes, mushroom funk, wet oak, maybe some grapefruit peel, and a bit of candi sugar; odd not to have any barnyard or horse blanket notes? The palate is lively to fizzy, light to medium, and quenching. The flavor is similar to the nose with the mushroom funky notes becoming almost barnyardy but soon diminishing beneath the candi sweetness, wet oak, wet earth, and tart sour cherries; a quenching acidity but not overly so due to the sweetness of the candi sugar. The finish is fairly long, sweet but still quenching, and noting wet oak, candi sugar, and tart cherries. My first faro and I am surprised by how many differences there are between this and other lambics. The balance of acidity and sweetness was nice but took away from some of the refreshing character. Also the complexity lacked a bit but still a quite drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (7234) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle at the Bayou. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet fruity sugars. The flavor was noticeable Belgian candy sugars, still tart. Enjoyable. Interesting for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1732) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Starts sweet, but ends funky sour. Dark golden color with medium head. Cork and cap seemed over-kill.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2010
This poured a ruby red color with an off white head. Aroma was light funk, and wet blanket layered with belgian candy sugar spice and yeast. Flavor was tart upfront, then the sweet candy sugar kicks in, followed by a moldy cheese and lactic finish. Odd but interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2010 375 ml bottle from Binnys (Orland Park, IL). Finally got a Faro to rate. Well, here we go. Pours a dark rusty coppery red, brownish darker with good haziness, a small offwhite head that dies to a ring, laces pretty well. Decent overall, deep pretty color. Aromas are a combination of sour lactic acid, a decent acidity, barnyard funkiness, dust, hay, moving into wheat bread, crackers, a light sugary candy sugar does indeed poke through. Lighter on the sensory organs. Initial is fairly sweet, almost a light ginger beer type feel or maybe a touch of raisins, sweet candi sugars mix with decent acidity and sourness, a touch of citrus, biscuits and bread with a decent funky bretty quality. A decent "7-Up" type quality. Quite interesting, too sweet for me as a ginger ale and light sourness sneak in, light funkiness. Lambic - Lite with a bit too much sugar for me. Stale bread and sugars linger, light tartness and funk are there. I still a bit confused as to why this style is made.. Essentially, flat Ginger Ale with a touch more tartness overall. Not a bad beer, but not really something I want to necessarily consume again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Weird nose...a metallic influenced bite of glassy butterscotch and a woodsy, earthy, pretty mushroom-like and pretty sweet in the foundation. Prickly carbonation and plenty of sweetness with fruity flavors everywhere. Not bad...though a bit novel.


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