Lindemans Brewery and Merchant du Vin are very pleased to announce the
national introduction of Lindemans Faro, an authentic lambic from the Senne
River Valley. Look for Faro after June 1, 2010.
Faro is a Flemish classic, served throughout pubs in Brussels but uncommon
outside Belgium. Historically, sugar or sugar syrup was sometimes added to
young, unblended lambic by a bartender - it helped balance the lambic's tart
acidity - and soon Belgian brewers began to add candi sugar to lambic at the
brewery to make bottled faro.
Lindemans Faro is fermented by the numerous strains of wild airborne yeast that
are found in the lambic region - an area only 15 by 75 miles, southwest of
Brussels, where all lambics are produced. Faro shows a fruit and caramel aroma,
balanced by the subtle complexity and refreshing acidity of the many yeast
strains in lambic. The flavor starts sweet, with suggestions of brown sugar or
orange marmalade, and finishes with some crispness and a green-apple tartness;
the color is deep amber.
OG: 1.058; IBU: 12; ABV 4.0%.
Merchant du Vin, Specialty Beer Importers Since 1978 18200 Olympic Ave. S. -
Tukwila, WA 98188
Merchant du Vin also imports Samuel Smith from England; Traquair House from
Scotland; Ayinger and Pinkus organic beers from Germany; Zatec from the Czech
Republic; Green's gluten-free ales and the Trappist breweries of Orval,
Westmalle and Rochefort from Belgium.