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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: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11113) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
Pours yellow to orange, quite clear, with little head. Low carbonation. Begins sweet with tones of banana, oranges and apples that ends on a citric note. Quite sweet with long lasting taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
Draught. Hazy, pulpy orange-brown with a medium whitish soapy head. The aroma has grapefruit, lemon pulp - very pleasant, among bread notes. Smooth and certainly very fruity with grapefruit and wheat undertones. Sweet grapefruit finishing almost like one of those Ocean spray cocktails. It’s pretty good but I wouldn’t want to drink a lot of it. I had the rabbit in gueuze too! Sampled at the restaurant in Beersel on May 11, 2006.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 29, 2006
I had this just as Mads and Jeppe at the 3 Fonteinen restaurant with a dish of rabbit in gueuze - just 2 months later.

The beer is hazy orange-brown with an orange head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of caramel and candy sugar, but also slight notes of acidity and wood. The flavor is lovely sweet with a trace of acidity in the background as well as notes of oranges. The mouthfeel is quite flat. This is really a kids drink - very sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
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 that’s the only other truly drinkable or enjoyable faro I’ve 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 I’m 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 4’s rating from me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 26, 2004
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3700) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2004
Hand pump at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Light brown colour, stable fluffy head and sour aroma. Really excellent Lambic - less like the other Faros I’ve 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!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - OCT 9, 2004
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 I’ve ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
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!


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