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

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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4.1
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3638) - 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!)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6158) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (980) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
Nice sweet and sour aroma. Very smooth. Same combination in its flavours. Pretty good stuff.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5297) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
Fra fat på 3 Fonteinen i Beersel: Stopp 2 på Tour de Geuze 1 Mai 11. Lysebrun. Lavt skum. Avdempet fruktaroma. Behagelig, litt søt fruktsmak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Tap, Drie Fonteinen. Slightly hazy amber body with a large frothy beige head. Nice balance of light sugar and some slight funkiness making it past. Very sweet at first, like sugar in the raw, but very funky and drier on the finish. Reminds me of some cheeses, like a mild blue. Slightly clingy and sugary, but not overly cloying. Light cask conditioned carbonation, lingering horse blankety funk. Very good, enjoyed the Cantillon a bit more though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Cloudy dark caramel with an orange tint. No head, no lacing, no carbonation. No surprise. Sweaty aroma of sugar funk and a little earthy must. Woody taste, with a tarty sour twang. Flat mouthfeel with a weird viscous, but thin feel. Pretty good. A little too sweet for my liking though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
On cask at the Drie Fonteinen Lambic Room during last week’s Belgium trip. Reviewed from notes. Served in a small Drie Fonteinen stange glass. Poured a slightly-hazed medium orange color with a bit of a rust-colored tint. No head or lacing. The smell was pretty funky with quite a bit of must. Some citrus there as well. Certainly seemed like a Drie Fonteinen product from the start with some nice must and earth to go along with a bit of sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium with just a hint of carbonation. Light bit of funk and faint acidity. Very enjoyable. I liked this one quite a bit more than the Cantillon Faro we had later on, though of course each one varied from batch to batch throughout the trip.


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