sic1314 (3283) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light to medium amber with a frothy head. Aroma of candy sweetness, light funk. Light to medium body, flavour is lightly sweet, lightly sour, quite refreshing. Not nearly as sickly as most faros.
kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber brown with a big off white head. Aroma is like putting your sink in a dank cellar alongside an old incontinent horse with its blanket flung over its shoulders like a hipster’s scarf. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ 3F. Light amber colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells urine-ish (amoniak), sourish, dusty. Tastes sour, fresh, slightly fruity. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the brewery thanks to kermis. Hazy orange golden color, full sized rough off-white head. Smell and taste some sourness, some sweetness, a hint of grains, slightly funky. Decent body and carbonation.
kraddel (3107) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap @ open beerdays . New batch, fresh of production. First glass, according to Armand a bit too young perhaps . re-rate will happen if needed .
Pours bit darker blonde / yellow / orange .
Big white foam ( yet this is a still beer )
Smell is sweet, in a funky way . Taste is sweet, funk, bit of sourness in the back. Full mouthfeel , very dry . Nice , but straffe winter remains my favourite ;)
hackobock (1349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 3 Fonteinen Restaurant. Pours hazy, light amber with no head. Aroma is sweet dark sugars up front with a layer of fruity, funky, hay and barnyard notes beneath. Taste is medium sweet dark sugars, light tart and funky notes coming through in the end. Smooth medium bodied, low carbonation.
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden pale, nose is sweet and sour wih oak hints. Okay carbo, okay body. Sour and sweet, very balanced
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@3 Fonteinen Restaurant - dark amber-orange beer with a good head retention; aroma of candy sugar, blood oranges and dust; a decent malt backbone; pretty sweet; light honeyish, citric and red fruity finish with a lingering sweetness - balance and tasty yet not my kind of beer
bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Generous draughts@3 Fonteinen, Beersel 27IV after a bike climb up that hill... Paired with/after "Haantje in de faro", an obvious and delicious choice. Blended on site. A cassonade caramel blanket covers the benchmark lambiek funk underneath. Beautiful copper pour. Pretty sure those distinct "medicinal" traces are old hop remnants also imparting some nice cheesy notes and are supposed to be there. In any case they make for a more layered taste experience than most bottled faros, serving nicely as dessert after the draught oude lambiek thirst quencher.
tom10101 (2759) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Drie Fonteinen Restaurant (Beersel). Murky brown with a spotty off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is of brown sugar along subdued funk and some weird herbal/medicinal notes. Taste is of brown sugar, light funk and a long lasting acrid medicinal finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. That might be the worst Faro I have ever had but I think there might be a problem with the tap line at the restaurant because the Kriekenlambik we had was 100x more acidic (like, way too much) than the last time I had it. I will revisit.