madsberg (9653) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pump at 3 Fonteinen restaurant with a dish of rabbit in gueuze (Highly recommended): Brownish coloured. Unclear. Huge light brown head. Sweet and fruity beer with some acidity and sourness. Has this mild cold tee thing, but not as evident as for example the Cantillon. Is quite fresh and grapish. Full bodied. Is fruity and woody in the end.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught, Beersel, 3 Fonteinen, May 2005.
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy light amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), lightly yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), with notes of cask wood, vanilla, raisin, and sherry.
Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic.
Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic.
Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Faro simply does not get better than this. Even Cantillon pales, and thatís the only other truly drinkable or enjoyable faro Iíve ever had. This was so good that I seriously thought about ordering another glass. Some will find it odd to rate a faro so highly, being such a maligned style, but for once Iím rating strictly to style because, well, there is almost assuredly no way a better faro will ever exist. Even ignoring the style, this would still get at least a low 4ís rating from me.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 Hand pulled at the Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Pours a light copper with a beige head. Sweet gueuze aroma with light vinegar notes. Has a grapefruit finish. Along side a Chimay Trappist cheese plate, this went quite well.
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand pump at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Light brown colour, stable fluffy head and sour aroma. Really excellent Lambic - less like the other Faros Iíve tried and more like a soft Gueuze, with the super sour edge taken off. Middle range sour on a sweet base, with the two sensations jostling pleasingly. The top Faro - no doubt!!
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - OCT 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dusty musty typical lambic nose - completely enjoyable. Hazy deep gold color and low foamy head. Sugar is certianly present but balanced by a perfect sour. Returning sweetness towards the end. This is the best faro Iíve ever had.
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to DrNate03 for driving us to Drie Fonteinen! Had this with lunch. Came from a handpump. Clouded browned amber body with a small browned head. Nose is sweet but still retains sourness and has no overdone candyish notes like the previous faro I had. Tast is sweet-sour with white grapes and lemony notes mixed with raw sugar. Perfectly balanced sour and sweet flavors. Smooth flavor to it. Mouthfeel is dry and has a light acidity to it. Finish is leather sour fruit and more of the sugary notes. Good beer!
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Delirium Cafe in Brussels: Nice dark orange color, medium frothy head. Nice sweet rasberry nose - very fruity and also of course sour. Bitter Grapefruit taste, dry and chalky, bloody-ironic- very nice.
Nate (3556) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand pump. Nice sour lactic nose, musky malt, hops. Floral. Cloudy dark orange-amber, with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Great sweet-sour balance. Strong gueuze taste with perfect balance of sweetness. Rich taste, not watery like other faros Iíve had. Smooth fruity finish and light bitter after. Great faro.
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught on handpump Hazy amber; amberish, dirty-brown head. VERY Brett - horseblanket nose, with citrus, waylayed eggs, farmyard. Quite sweet, with all the lambicflavours in the background (lemon, horseblanket). Sweetness is just a tad too outspoken. Actually quite well-bodied. itís syrupy, the candisyrup just cannot be ignored. If I have to drink faro, let it be this. I can say that, being the first mortal to obtain this ever in bottled form from the brewery, already aeons ago...
Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand pump at 3 Fonteinen (restaurant) along with a dish of rabbit in geuze!!
Unclear amber orange color, thick solid off-white head. Mild aroma of wild fermentation and grapefruit, fresh but no sweetness from the sugar. Sweet and sour in the flavor but not tart. Full-bodied and creamy in the mouth. Woody tones and hints of sugar. An excellent faro served in excellent conditions.