nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at In ’t Spinnekopke in Brussels. My first faro...figured I’d try the best first. Did not let me down. Cloudy copper color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, candi sugar, and funk. Flavor is malty and somewhat gueuze-like with candi sugar, table sugar, funk, wood, and citrusy/fruity tartness. I like the idea of sweetening a lambic slightly - the sourness can be a bit much sometimes. Smooth palate, medium bodied, drinkable.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a moderate beige head. Aroma of candi sugar, white grapes, horse blanket, orange juice, and wood. Flavor of subtle grapefruit, orange, white grapes, and candi sugar. Best faro I have sampled to date.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 . .
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the source. Murky orange. Huge head. Good sweet/sour balance. Perfect with mussels.
3fourths (8456) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: apples, pears, raw brown sugar
Appearance: dark brown, small head, very thick
Flavor: raw brown sugar, graham crackers, some carmel malts, some raisins
downender (6696) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.