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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Lindemans Faro Lambic

A Faro is a blended Lambic with the addition of candi sugar for a lighter,
quite sweet and more palatable beer.  This Faro has a nose that brings notes
of malt, sweetness and a sour hint.  Taste hits of tart apples but is
dominated by lush Belgian candi sweetness. Finish finds flavors of sweet
apricot, lemon and apple cider. Nice for dessert but too sweet otherwise.

Overall rating:-Average
Innis and Gunn Oak Aged Beer

This Scottish Ale weighs in at 6.6% ABV and pours a brownish
amber.  The nose opens with hints of sweet scotch malts and
caramel.  Fresh, sweet oak  vanilla, some toffee in the taste. In the
middle look for barrel wood and light hops. The finish hints of
sweetness with notes of green apple and pineapple. An approachable
brew that gives some complexity.

Overall Rating -  good
Having sampled nearly 4,000 different beers in my
capacity as a fully certified taster I can promise
honest, thoughtful, and careful evaluations.  However,
remember that these reviews are totally subjective.  
Consider this column an informative resource only.  
The bottom line is to trust your own judgment and
keep drinking!  

Beers Reviewed
Orval Trappist Ale

This Belgium Pale (6.9%) brings smells of  
orange citrus, light spice, and hints of Brett.  
Taste is bitter, hoppy, dry, slightly yeasty,
and lightly sour.  Hops appear in the finish
along with a light lemon bitterness and
subtle minerals that echo a well made
Chablis. A multi-layered Belgium beer.

Overall Rating: Excellent
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