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

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2009
Hazy dark amber with a large off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and barnyard notes. Flavour was sweet and malty with sour berries, caramel and woody notes. Finished sourish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
Sampled on tap at the Drie Fonteinen restaurant with lunch. What a wonderful find as the style is hard to find and on tap ever more so. Beer was served with a copper color and just the slightest amount of bubbles on the edge of the glass but there was no carbonation at all on this one which is due to the fact of how it is served. The aroma was sweet with some slight acidic notes as well. Taste was sweet but not overpowering. Refreshing and just a hint of tart but sweet was the overall tone of this beer and made for a great lunch beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13793) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
Handpump at Lambicodroom. Unclear copper amber with a full bubble head. Nose is classic 3 fonteinen but sweet of caramel, sugar and bread. Smooth and full bodied. Vague notes of cellar and pleasantly sour. Drinkable and fresh Faro. One of the best in its category . .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (10000) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2008
On draught at the source. Murky orange. Huge head. Good sweet/sour balance. Perfect with mussels.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Draft
Consumed at Drie Fonteinen, Beersel, May 2006

Dark brown color, murky. Large bubbled tan head. Nose of apples, sour pears, sugary grains and honey. Sweet graham cracker flavors, chewy caramel as well. Sweet and oily and slick on the palate, with a mild bite. Didn’t really do a lot for me.

Rerate at Spinnekopke in May 2008: lucious brown cloudy appearance, raw brown sugar and lambic nose, dense flavor, moderately sweet, pure and raw throughout. Lovely. Probably my favorite faro outside of Cantillon. Rating improved from 3.1 to 3.7.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34443) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Draught @ Drie Fonteinen Restaurant, Beersel 1650, Belgium.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, acidic, apple, wood, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic - sour with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watey, carbonation is soft to flat. (230508)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Aroma: apples, pears, raw brown sugar
Appearance: dark brown, small head, very thick
Flavor: raw brown sugar, graham crackers, some carmel malts, some raisins

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6176) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
On draught at the Drie Fonteinen restaurant, Beersel 24/5/08. Deep amber colour with reddish undertones and an off-white head. Aroma of honey, apricots, pears and demerara sugar. Slightly vinous flavour with some more fruit, spice and a hint of barnyard. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2008
[1125-20080228] Tap @ In’t Spinnekopke (Brussels, B). Mince meat spice pie aroma with caramelized malt hints. Murky, dark dark brown body with a big long foamy light tan head with heavy lattice lacing. Sweet rounded malt flavour with a bit of mince meat and medicinal grains. Medium-full body is well-balanced and has interesting notes on all levels. Lovely and original, plus a great start for this Belgium trip.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5695) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
(3/10/08) On tap at Drie Fonteinen restaurant in Beersel. Muddy brown color – looks like caramel, with a rather large white head. Aroma of fruits, candy sugar and a bit of barnyard. A slightly sourish flavor with a bit of citrus and sugary sweetness. Medium-bodied. Not as great as the non-sweetened stuff but still good.


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