DanielBrown (3488) - 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 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!!
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 I’ve ever had.
TheBeerGod (4907) - 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!
JorisPPattyn (7547) - 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. it’s 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...
Nate (3445) - 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 I’ve had. Smooth fruity finish and light bitter after. Great faro.
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.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handpumped at the Drie Fonteinen restaurant in Beersel. Deep amber/brown coloured with surprisingly creamy head. Nice lambic aroma with loads of grapefruit and some apple notes. Very pleasant and refreshing flavour with a very good balance between the lambic sourness and the sugar sweetness. A great faro.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A gueuze like base with brown sugar added for a little sweetening effect. It rounds the edges off the massive gueuze flavours in the base beers and amongst all of the faro's I tried, this was the best.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at Drie Fonteinen
Medium amber clear with medium lasting white head. Typical sour yeast lambic aroma but not as strong as usual probably because of the sweetness of the added sugar. Delicate smooth mild cider sour and yeast flavoured palate reminiscent of vintage Norman cider. The added sugar is very well masked with other sour flavours including dry altar wine (sherry) and faint wood. Finish and aftertaste are also less sour and more dry and vinous than their regular lambic. Recomended for those who have tried sweet lambics and like dry tastes, and wish to progress to a full sour gueuze.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2004 This rating is for the tap version. Clear copper coloured with a small head. The aroma is apple vinegar- The taste is as the aroma plus the sweetness from the added suggar. There is no CO2 added to the on tap lambics. I had this to a salad topped with geuze vinegar. It was a very good combination.