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: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   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 (3098) - 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 (10037) - 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 (14042) - San Leandro, 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 (1127) - 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 (4285) - 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!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
30/VIII/2012 on tap @ 3 Fonteinen restaurant (Beersel) - BB: n/a (2012-983)

Clear yellow to light amber beer, frothy aery off-white to yellow head, pretty stable. Aroma: cottage cheese, some caramel, grains, bit of spices. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: very sweet, bit sour, very bready, quite cheesy caramel, some ripe banana, little bitter. Aftertaste: bit grassy, very acidic burn in the throat, little metallic, cheesy, sweet, some overripe fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Zythos Bierfestival 2012, Leuven, Belgium. Pours hazy copper with tall off white head. The aroma offers up fruity cherry and yummy dank basement notes as well as some tart and sour yeast elements. Smells rich and inviting with plenty of sour dank and fruity depth. The taste delivers smooth cherry fruitiness moving into smooth yet tart and sour notes. These flavors bleed into dank funky earthiness that grounds the experience in yumminess. Wow, darn tasty and balanced and not at all overly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1000) - Berchem, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
Nice sweet and sour aroma. Very smooth. Same combination in its flavours. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Cask // Hand-pump @ ZBF 2012 // hazy amber with a touch apricot & a fizzy head // smell is quite sweet, lots of candy sugar, smell hints of funk & mustiness // taste starts out way sweeter than I expected it to be (in a good way), sweet candy sugar, caramel, leading into a turn towards musty caramel, funk, hint of acid & cobwebs in the back // close to no carbonation, smooth & round // very good, sugar works very well, well-balanced, yummy & interesting - upped the score, I had this twice more, draft @ brewery, I love this stuff, candy sugar and canned fruits syrup etc. always great to drink - best faro so far - Cantillon is also very lovely, the rest of the faro, ok some of them /// Tried this one again twice on draft @ the restaurant, this stuff is incredible, I could drink it endlessly, this is the beer that justifies the existence of faro to me

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