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


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RATINGS: 1620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Its 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
355 mL bottle poured into Duvel tulip. APPEARANCE: Pours deep orange amber. White head is about 1 finger with medium duration. When head settles, it leaves nice layer of film on surface. AROMA: Lambic, molasses, tart fruit, grain, hay. Faint hint of chalk on nose as well. TASTE: Brown sugar throughout. Front of palate is brown sugar, molasses, some candy-like apple. Mid palate is abundance of tart taste. In particular, notes of tart green apple and tart cherry. Back of palate is tart with faint grainy dryness. Finish is complex interplay of sweet, somewhat dry, and tart; with most emphasis on the tart character. MOUTH FEEL: Lively carbonation. Crisp. Semi-dry. Highly quaffable. OVERALL: My first faro. Interesting. Complex interplay of sweet and tart. Starts sweet and progresses towards tart. Better suited as a session ale sipped during the daytime, ideally at a cafe. Molasses notes would allow this faro to pair well with bacon (i.e., during brunch, etc.). Another reason this beer would be suitable for brunch is that it could substitute for a mimosa during the meal because of its slightly acidic yet sweet nature. In fact, if I were to exaggerate, would say this faro is like a mimosa with a little maple syrup mixed throughout - though in a very delightful way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle at Beer Academy in Paris. Cloudy amber with a large rocky head. Aroma is sour brett and citrus. Taste is fruity, not sour at all, cherry, candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Poured into a flute. 3.5 A: Lightly hazed light orange color. Two and a half fingers of frothy yellowish white head with near average retention and moderate amounts of lacing. 4.0 S: Strange, but nice. Lots and lots of candi sugar. Huge sweetness. However, theres a good bit of saison-like barnyard funkiness to balance. Wild apple fruitiness. A touch of tart acidity. 3.5 T: Good taste, but the candi sugar is present in far too high a level. I can deal with this amount of sweetness in some of Lindemans other brews because there is usually a strong enough sourness to balance. This, however, is a couple level of tartness lower, than say, the Kriek. Barnyard funkiness is there again as well as the wild apple, but everything plays second fiddle to the sweetness. 4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Fairly creamy. Not all that smooth due to the massive amounts of sugar. 3.5 D: Even with the oversweetening, I did enjoy this brew. Its not something Id like to drink all the time, but one every couple months would be fine. Interested to say the least. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-29-2010 04:29:53

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle 16 Tons. Copper colored pour with no head and almost no carbonation. Smelled of sugars, a little dark fruit. Tasted pretty much exclusively of sugar, with a little bit of fruit in it. The single sweetest beer Ive ever tasted, and not something I need to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Pours reddish brown with a white head. Aroma is Has hints of funk and sour. There is also some hints of candy sugar. Taste is very sweet. a little tart, but not much. Much sweeter than I thought from the aroma. Could probably only drink one of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Has the color of whiskey and a small white head that does not last. Aroma is like a tame gueuze with subdued notes of sour funk and hay. Taste is sweeter than the aroma lets on, a bit cloying. Basically tastes like a sweet tart with a slightly sour finish. Sticky mouthfeel that coats the tongue, carbonation is lower than expected - slight fizz but not much. Alcohal is undetectable. Perhaps a hint of smoke in the aftertaste. Very smooth - no bitterness or aciditity. Drinkable and enjoyable, but a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours hazy reddish brown with white head, aroma has notes of funk, sour, some sweet caramel. Taste, however, severely disappoints. Notes of caramel, sugar, some slight tart, sweet sugary finish. Basically, taste is andre champagne with some lemon in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (2688) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Pale, clear watery amber colored. Tiny head. Aroma of caramel, bread, dough, leather, earth and butterscotch. Taste is very sweet, like candy, caramel and soft drinks with a touch of tartness. Overall, VERY candylike.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6286) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle: Small white head on top of a clear orange brown colored beer. Smell sour, yeast, wood, piss and spices. Taste is sweet, a bit lighter sour, spices, yeast, wood, brown sugars, light malty and a hint of hops. Aftertaste of (brown) sugars light sour and light spicy. Low carbo, mid body and soft mouthfeel. Actually pretty well balanced with sweets and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Hazy amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, tart fruit, & spice; Flavor of rich sweet malt, yeast, fruit, some caramel, and syrup; Finish is dry and slightly tart/sour; Nicely balanced; Overall, sweet as expected - quite good for the style.

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