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TAP Beer of the Week 26: Lindemans Faro

June 28th, 2010 by Tom Bedell
 

Faro is one of the more obscure beer styles of the world, but this version from the Lindemans Brewery in Vlezenbeek, Belgium, hit the U.S. market at the beginning of the month, imported by nationwide distributor Merchant du Vin.

Still, it’s not likely to overtake Bud Light in sales anytime soon. Any Bud Light fans who innocently uncap (and then uncork) this beer for their first taste of a lambic should be prepared–their heads will soon be spinning like tops.

The singularity of the flavor is shocking to the uninitiated, and eye-opening enough even for those well-versed in the eccentricities of Belgian brewing. For the former, the briefest of primers:

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