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3 Fonteinen Faro

3 Fonteinen Faro
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Brewed by 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
Golden pale, nose is sweet and sour wih oak hints. Okay carbo, okay body. Sour and sweet, very balanced

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
@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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (2702) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1023) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
On tap at Drie Fonteinen Restaurant. Taken from notes. Pours hazt dark brownish amber with no head. Nose is typical candi Sugar and caramel, through it all one smells the funky lambic underneath it. I had it on several occasions, Always liked it a lot as it is extremely drinkeable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2991) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
On cask at the restaurant. Almost clear gold pour, no head. Aroma is funky, quite a bit of old hay, horseblanket. Taste is sweet, mild funk, not too sweet. Palate is flat, med bodied. Nice Faro.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
Tap @ 3F during TdG ’13 with the American team…. It pours cloudy amber/ orange with a medium white head…. Caramel, brown sugar, wood, earthy sweet, honey, acid, red apple, vinegar… nice... loved it

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2013
Draught at 3F Restaurant. Cloudy, pastel yellow-orange, with bubbles. Funky, lactic lemon nose, candi sugar, light acid and funk, yogurt. Sweet, funky flavor, lemon and cream. Wow, like lemon ice cream. Great lemony acid, but light sourness. Exciting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6285) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
On tap at 3 Fonteinen Restaurant, pours clear golden copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of moderate candied sugar, a little funk and some dusty wood. Flavour at first seems bland, but then the flavours coat the tongue, with notes of candied sugar, wood and subdued funky notes. Great balance of the sweet with the funk -- certainly not too overburdening of a sugar addition. Excellent faro.


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