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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s 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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2.2
Palme (4861) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012
0.375l bottle from CrackedKettle. This is a clear bronze-brown faro with a small bubbly and sidesticking off-white head. Tart, not sour aroma. Really woody with distinct tones of both fruity cherries and sweetness. Unlike anything I’ve had before (and can remember). It just smells dry wood! Oh my! That’s sweeter than I could ever have imagined! Really really syrupy-sugar infused! Like drinking a sugar-syrup. Completely overwhelms everything else that sweetness. Guess you might say it ends kinda dry? Damn.. Definitely not something you want to be serving small hyperactive children.. 17.02.2012

2.4
Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Brownish-gold with off-white head....Slightly off-putting sour/sickly aroma. Taste is sugary, honey, candied apple and berries. A ner match for some champagnes....not a favourite.

3.2
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2012
Pouring light brown with a fade of light at the bottom and darker at the top it smells a little sour but tastes sweet with an abrupt finish.

3.2
haf (537) - Gijon, SPAIN - FEB 27, 2012
botella de 25 Cl. Mas que aceptable cerveza tipo Lambic armotizada con ¿azucar?

3.2
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. 375ml. Pours clear brown, with almost no head. Aroma is sour, apples. The taste is first acidic, then evoluates to sweet, under the supervision of apples. A little bit of funk from lambic. Weird style. Nice balance. Maybe a little too heavy on the candy.

3.1
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
12 oz bottle. My first of the style, so can’t do much comparisons here. This was actually rather as expected though, with it being mild on the funk, lighter on the body, and candy sugary sweet in flavor. It pours with a bright white layer of small bubble head, with a ring of retention, a transparent, honey-like golden-caramel color. The aroma is light and sugary with some unique qualities to it. Some olives, honey, caramel, cinnamon-like spice, and cheesy grass can be appreciated. The body starts out with a decent, sparkling carbonation with light oil and vinegar coming in to give a quite unique feel. Would definitely like more of the funk (which is quite minor) to take over and balance out the sugary sweetness that dominates. Honey and light sugary fig are prominent, giving it an almost mead-like quality. Cinnamon spice, caramel candy, green apples, tart pears, light vinegar, and minor toasty crackers in there as well as a light cheesiness. Overall, this was interesting, but there is no way I could drink more than one of these in a night.

1.6
BenH (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2012
From bottle. Pours orangey apple juice colour with bits floating and no head. Sweet lambic aroma, apple juice. Taste has hints of lambic. Too sweet, quite unpleasant. Didn’t like this. Sink job

2
TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle. Red. Fizzy with no head. Horrible funky aroma. Sweet and tangy. Any other beer gets criticised for wanton sugar addition. Sink job.

3.8
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2012
12oz bottle: Appearance is cloudy medium brown with minimal off white head. Aroma is sour with with some yeasty notes. Taste is initially sour with some apples and bananas.

3.1
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a pinkish orange brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy white head that dissipated quickly down to a thin film and a small collar, but did produce some good streaky lacing. The aroma was a funky sweet with a light touch of cereal malts and a sweet horse blanket yeast with noticeable notes of green apple, berries, caramel, candy sugar and a mild hint of wood. The taste was extremely sweet and substantially malty with hints of berries, candy sugar and caramel at first and finished just as sweet and malty, but was a tad on the tart side with notes of green apple and a touch of wood at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with the sweet-tart candy taste left to linger. Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry syrupy texture and a prickly carbonation. Overall a nice tart and extremely malty-sweet brew, with a berry-apple champagne taste.


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