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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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on tap
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2881) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Cask/Handpump at 3 Fonteinen Restaurant in Beersel. Cloudy dark orange. Small head. Served cask. Sweet with clove and some tart with a touch of eggs and musty mold. Taste is much sweeter than most faro. Table sugar, sucrose and a nice lemon and melon back end. Oily mouthfeel. And sweetness lasts a while

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john-hansen (20) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
Brownish coloured. Unclear. Huge light brown head. Sweet and fruity beer with some acidity and sourness. Has this mild cold tee thing, but not as evident as for example the Cantillon. Is quite fresh and grapish. Full bodied. Is fruity and woody in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
Tasted some years ago at the 3 Fonteinen restaurant. Looked like unblended lambic, no head, no carbonation and misty orange blonde. Essentially the same as 3 Fonteinen young lambic, but with the funkiness and tartness rounded a bit by the added candi sugar, lending it a sweet touch which blends into the whole nicely. Very elegant and one of the best authentic faros (i.e. just plain, unbottled, unblended lambic with sugar added to it) I had so far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Sample @ the brewery. Amber colour, almost no head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of green apples, lemon and brown sugar. Sweet but also enough sourness. Well balanced. Good faro.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2014
At the brewery, thx to Armand for the sample. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small very stable off white head. NOSE: sour, some sweetness, candy sugar. TASTE: quite sweet, not too much, sourness still there, very nice! One of the better faro’s for me

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5749) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3624) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
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 ;)


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