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

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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2009
375ml bottle. Pours a deep golden/copper color, much darker than most Geuezes. A fluffy substantial head is formed and has good retention. Aroma shows floral and spicy elements, not much traditional funk though some esters are noticeable underneath. Candy, skittles, slight earthiness and pepper. Flavor is sweet and very candy like. Sugar is very noticeable and tastes more like sugar than sweet beer. This is very different. Lots of sweet candy flavor which is not something Iím used to. People who donít like beer would be all over this. I prefer more traditional lambics. At least I finally got to try this style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2010 Sour fruit aroma of pears and apples, again reminiscent of champagne; weak sweetness and somewhere - with imagination - thereís a little hops. The flavour is sweet fruity (like the aroma); soft carbonation. The sweetness lingers on the palate and is not fully balanced by the sourness and subtle bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6862) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2009
250 ml bottle. Finland. Clear reddish copper colour with thin white head. Sour yeasty and fruity (apple) aroma. Sour green apple flavour. Quite fizzy. Interesting sweet and sour flavour (not like Chinese food).

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle courtesy MrBunn. Pours a bit of a copper, smelling of green apple. Rather sweet with a slight bit of tartness. Almost borders on cloying at the end. Pretty good, but in small amounts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2460) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle (finally... for rating 1111). Pours a funky light brown color with a little bit of a sudsy head. Aromas are a bit tart with a green apple backbone. Flavor is an interesting enough mix of sweet malt and green apples with a fairly sticky mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing it! Pours a clear dark reddish-amber with a big bubbly white head. Very sharp / tart aroma, of fruit, malt, yeast, and sugar. Taste is sweet and sharp, lots of sugar, with malt, plums, and berries. Lingering sharp sweetness. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16 (1205) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle, cortesy of Brigadier much thanks! Pours a hazy orange that browns in the center of the glass and maintains a thin off white head clinging to the edge of the glass and a thin bubbly layer over the body of the beer. Aroma is slightly sour, champagne notes and a hint of funk. Sweet upfront quickly followed by a potent sour blast which fades away again yielding to a nice fruity sweetness and hints of funk. Lively fizzy carbonation carries the flavor throughout your mouth. Leaves little aftertaste except a tart sweetness coating the gums.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (723) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2009
bottled from carrefour in Liege.Nce reddish amer color, almost zero head. Very nice almond aroma, soon covered by sweetness. Nice mix sweet & sour combo. Fantastic

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (448) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2009
Pours a light hazy dark orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavors are sweet and sour and with dry fruits and specially cherries. A very pleasant beer, a great moment that leaves a long candy taste oin mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2990) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottled
This has recently hit Ohio and as soon as I saw it I picked up a bottle. As elusive as faros are the chance to get to try one relatively fresh is a no brainer even if I have no idea how long it has been in transit. Being from Lindemanís it suffers from the typical sweetness but otherwise is not a bad product at all.

Aroma / Appearance - The gradiated body held a thin layer of head. An most unusual battle of sweet and sour captured my attention. Underpinning it was the smell of a rustic barnyard on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Flavor / Palate - The sour bite that comes at first soon mellows out into a musty wet finish. As it travels across the tongue it leaves a trail of cherries, chocolate milk mix, and funk that was not present in the last faro I sampled. Itís hard to say if I would buy this very often as it is unusual. On the other hand it is also only $5.49 a bottle which is "cheap" for most hard to acquire beers.


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