Lindemans Faro

Lindemans Faro

Rated 3.466 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brouwerij Lindemans

Vlezenbeek, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium

Style:  Faro

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

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A version of Belgium's "wild-fermented" wheat beer, which is the result of blending Lambic of "one summer" with old Lambic and chaptalized with candy sugar. Faro is an intriguing balance of wineyness and sweetness. This was probably the beer being served in Breugel's paintings of Flemish Village Life. Faro is a delicious accompaniment of a whole assortment of desserts.

ID: 3354 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank3869
Overall Percentile92.8
Style Rank2 of 11
Style Percentile81.8
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.506
Weighted Score3.466
Standard Deviation0.578

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  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This beer gets straight 8's. I picked this up from Honeygo Beer and Wine in White Marsh, MD. This has been an elusive style for me to track down. It is nice to try once, but I won't be having it again. I did not hold this reaction against the score. It is sour but candy sweet at the same time. The color is a reddish/pinkish color. Very sweet. I split this with my neighbor Joey.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Acquired via trade with Chopz. 37.5cl bottle. 4.5%. Pours a fairly big foamy bubbly off-white head and has a reddish amber appearance with sediments clearly visible. Lacing is ok. Aromas are quite varied, some sour notes, cherries, dry fruits, finishes with what can only be described as humid basement aroma. Wow. Flavours are all over the place. It's sweet, slightly sour, some tarty notes, some hints of apples. Cherries, sweet and caramel malts, a bit yeasty. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Slight drying sensation on the palate.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Doubles sealed with a cap and cork. Pours a clear red amber with no head to think of. Lightly carbonated and has some noticeable bits floating around in the glass. Aroma is quite strong and sour that you can pick up much of anything else. What I can detect is wine and vinegar. Taste is decently sour with a hint of sweetness. Nice wine grape hit as well. Finishes off like a glass of wine. I like it.

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750 ml capped and corked bottle, as a 4.5 % ABV and labelled " Foudroyante Faro ". Poured in the original Lindemans lambic glass a light hazy and mid-brown coloured Faro with a short two fingers beige foamy head that had a long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Sustained carbonation. Some lacing. The aroma is caramel malts, candy sugar, pronounced woody notes and a light sourish feeling. The flavour is candy sugar, caramel malts and fruity, apples, raisins, berries. The mouthfeel is light crispy, fizzy, high sweety and sticky. This light bodied Lambic has a dry sugary finish. Not really my way, but a Faro true to the standarts of the style.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Kind of difficult to judge by style as this is my first faro. Kind of unfair to judge against beers in general since I drink such darn good ones. Pours dark amber, clear with tiny head. Smells yeasty and minerally, apple topnotes. The flavor doesn't match that at all, being very sweet. Sweetness dominates; there is nothing else to mention That Belgian candy makes itself known. Strange, worth trying, not my thing.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Light ruby color with small white foam head. Aroma is quite fruity, sour fruits. Taste is sweet fruity, refreshing, interesting beer. Aftertaste is dry, bit sparkling. (Velp 201303)

  • CHOPZ 7234 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    SAQ import trade, showing 4.5% ABV. and with a cork, foil and a cap (what a waste of time to pop this one open). Golden-amber colour with lots of tiny particles floating around, creating some light haziness. Creamy-frothy off-white head with great retention and some sloppy lace. Aromas of apples, wood, mild coffee, cherries, roasted malt and light sourness. Nice sourness for taste, well-balanced with the sugar cane to sweeten things. Flavours of fruits (apples, rhubarb), caramel and hints of balsamic vinegar. A pretty nice, easy-drinking faro.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    On tap at Brick Store. Dark amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some vinegar, sour apples,, cherries. Flavor is sour but also sweet with more apples, sweet cherries and a hint of citrus. A very drinkable lambic.

  • RICHSBEER 1960 reviews
    rated 5.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Pours a dark, clear amber color, with a big white head and light lacing. The aroma has a bit sour like a gueuze, but the candied sugar is more dominant. I think the candied sugar is raspberry, but if so, it’s a subtle raspberry. The taste starts with the gueuze, but is quickly overtaken by the candied sugar, which is a nice change from the sourness of a gueuze. No sour aftertaste at all. The mouthfeel is crisp, with a pleasant sweetness and perfect but somewhat light carbonation.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    My first trip to the amazing House of Brews in Jensen Beach. And I find this rare gem. A rich amber in color with a big frothy textured, white head rising above. retention is good. Moderately sized ringlet left behind. Sour, slight vinegary in the profile. Medium bodied and creamy. Totally enjoyable

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