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


on tap


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1540) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 On tap at Drie Fonteinen Restaurant. Taken from notes. Pours hazy 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4441) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2069) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7975) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (10069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Sample @ 3F during TdG ’13. The pour’s cloudy amber orange with a medium white head. The nose is brown sugar, caramel candies, a bit of dirt and wood. The taste is intense, earthy sweetness..Brown bread slathered in honey and caramel sauce. Slight tinges of acidic red apple cider vinegar on the finish. Smooth and not ridiculously sweet. Overall, pretty tasty by faro standards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
at 3 fonteinen restaurant

Head: small, off white/beige
Colour: dakr hazy cognac/amber
Smell: wheats, sweet/sour, dry
Taste: dry malty start with a subtle sweetness and still nice sourlevel, good !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 22, 2013
Toer de Geuze 2013 I think its my first true faro beer. It was amazing. Nice body with strong foam. Sour aromas...sweet candy syrup with quick sour aftertaste. Very very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
On draft at 3 Fonteinen during my visit to Belgium last month. The beer is copper to amber in color and mildly hazy with virtually no head. The aroma is sweet and sugary, with some malt, yeast, and lambic scents lingering in the background. Smells true to style. Sugary and sweet, I couldn’t see having more than one in a session. Light and refreshing, with some fruity malt character. hints of tartness and yeast. It’s true, I am not a huge fan of the style (I much prefer traditional lambic), but this is well done for what it is. Certainly worth a try if you have the opportunity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Tap at 3 Fonteinen Cafe. It pours cloudy amber, with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is vinegar, subtle caramel, tanginess, sweet tangerine, honey and leather. The taste is tangy, caramel, melon, pear, earth, light vinegar and tangerine, with a tangy finish. Good sweet-sour balance. Definitely one of the best faros out there, as you can actually taste the lambic!

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