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


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - 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 (8040) - 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 (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (1298) - 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 (885) - 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 (2795) - 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 (8036) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12177) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Almost amber in color with a thin layer of white foam. Definitely sweet, but still maintains a fair amount of the lambic tartness. A fair amount of sugar, some oak, and a light mustiness. Has a bit of a Sweet Tarts flavor to it. Sweet sugar with a light citric tartness, some grass, and a bit of must and oak in the background. One of the better faros out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2012
At the brewery on cask....great lambic. Pours cloudy brown with big white head. Very well balanced and a little sweet from the sugar but still tart and light and easy to drink. Has a little bit more body than most lambics but not heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3440) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
Hazy brown colour, big off white head. Aroma of silage, brett, wild yeast, caramel, candy sugar, lactic acid. Flavour rather sweet, light sour notes. Butter, cheese and brett. Sweet finish, somewhat metallic, candy sugar, caramel and butter.
(Draught -beer engine with sparkler- @ Open Bier Dagen, 3 Fonteinen, Beersel. Thanks!)

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