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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jedwards (10) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Reviewed 08-20-2010. Pour is light and coppery, with a thin foamy white head that rapidly dissipates. Smell is classic lambic, very similar to the Cuvee Rene -- slight citric tartness, grassy notes, a little peach/apricot in the finish. Taste starts off with lactic tartness, accented by the ample carbonation, and gives way to a sweet starchy fruit flavor and a slightly funky finish. High carbonation and thin body make this almost soda-like. Drinkability is much higher than expected -- Im not typically a fan of the sweeter lambics, but the sweet/sour balance in this is spot-on and the sugar is not at all cloying or saccharine. I know itll never happen... but it would be pretty great to get this in cans for the summer.

My first and likely only (for awhile) faro. My assumption is that Lindemans pasteurizes it like their fruit beers, which would be the only way of stopping the flora from consuming the sugar and blowing up the bottle. Not a true faro, but Im glad to have tried it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2011
12oz bottle from Pinch poured into a snifter...because I can. Pours a nut brown with a half finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is very sour. Sour cherries and sour apples. Taste is medium-heavy sweet and medium-heavy sour. Strong taste of cherry. Almost reminds me of a cherry Warheads candy from way back. Medium bodied with a thick yet slick texture. Also kinda sticky. Soft carbonation and a long sour finish. Overall, very good. Ive got to find more faro beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
Pour copper with light beige head and good lace. Aroma sour, peppery, wood, cherry, funk, wine. Taste quite sweet, sour, cherry, candy sugar, wood, funk, fruity. MF light to medium body good carb. Good beer very sweet interesting style not my cup of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Dark copper/red/orange, thin white head vanishes immediately. Nose is slightly dominated by the candy - toffee, ripe fruit, hint of peppery sourness. Similar flavours, nice sour hint and good carbonation. Good example of the style, but its not my favourite style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aasher (113) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Im always down to try a new style, so here is my first Faro. Shared with zep9865 during a mini tasting. This beer pours an orangish amber in color with a light cream colored lacing around the glass. It is very clear and translucent. It smells like it should be tasty. It smells of candied fruit and has some syrupy raspberry to it. The flavors are very sweet but not too sweet. As zep said, my girlfriend would love this. It is so flavorful and full of sweet fruits. Its almost like a fruity soda and reminds me of cherry Dr. Pepper. It is a little sticky on the palate but I guess I should expect that from such a sweet beer. This is a tasty beer and worthy trying to knock out a new style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (3022) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Dark cotton-candy pour with a razor thin white wad that leaves immediately. Aroma of sour plum/cherry skin, completely opposite the flavor. As with most Lindemans, this is likely a sugary example of the style. Caramel, cane sugar, and honey dominate. Dont get much else, unfortunately. Quite syrupy.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
amber pour with thin white head. some sour funk in the aroma. flavour was dominated by the sweetness, Belgium candy I assume. some sour funk hidden behind the candy. way way to sweet for me, cloying, couldnt even finish half the bottle. did not like

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2011
The pour is amber with a lot of floaters, small lacing head. The aroma is fruity, wine like with cherry and a hint of funk. The flavor is similar, wine like with a bit of that funk in the back ground. Good one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2011
still not a big fan of the style, but this is a decent beer i guess. Pours a clear watery red with a tiny white head. Sweeter than I expected, still has that barn yard funk that Im not a big fan of. I like this better than a gueze but will not be making a major effort to try this style again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1750) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle. Light red color with a small creamy head. Fruity aroma. Sour slightly sweet taste.


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