Huhzubendah (2805) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at 3 Fonteinen during my visit to Belgium last month.
The beer is copper to amber in color and mildly hazy with virtually no head. The aroma is sweet and sugary, with some malt, yeast, and lambic scents lingering in the background. Smells true to style. Sugary and sweet, I couldnít see having more than one in a session. Light and refreshing, with some fruity malt character. hints of tartness and yeast. Itís true, I am not a huge fan of the style (I much prefer traditional lambic), but this is well done for what it is. Certainly worth a try if you have the opportunity.
SinH4 (606) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Deep dark golden color with big white head. Aroma is candied sugar and a bit of funk. Taste is crazy interchange between candied sugar and the lambic character. Flat. Probably the best Faro Iíve had, although itís pretty damn sweet.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the cafe: Have to admit, faro is not my favorite style, but I actually enjoyed this one. It had a pleasant sweetness (i.e., not too sweet) with interesting notes of hard candy and honey, and it complemented the geuze aspects wonderfully. Very pleasant sweet-and-sour balance, too.
AdamJackson (3309) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask/Handpump at 3 Fonteinen Restaurant in Beersel. Cloudy dark orange. Small head. Served cask. Sweet with clove and some tart with a touch of eggs and musty mold. Taste is much sweeter than most faro. Table sugar, sucrose and a nice lemon and melon back end. Oily mouthfeel. And sweetness lasts a while
john-hansen (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Alengrin (2876) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted some years ago at the 3 Fonteinen restaurant. Looked like unblended lambic, no head, no carbonation and misty orange blonde. Essentially the same as 3 Fonteinen young lambic, but with the funkiness and tartness rounded a bit by the added candi sugar, lending it a sweet touch which blends into the whole nicely. Very elegant and one of the best authentic faros (i.e. just plain, unbottled, unblended lambic with sugar added to it) I had so far.
JefVerstraete (1883) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ the brewery. Amber colour, almost no head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of green apples, lemon and brown sugar. Sweet but also enough sourness. Well balanced. Good faro.
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the brewery, thx to Armand for the sample.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small very stable off white head.
NOSE: sour, some sweetness, candy sugar.
TASTE: quite sweet, not too much, sourness still there, very nice! One of the better faroís for me
sic1314 (4407) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light to medium amber with a frothy head. Aroma of candy sweetness, light funk. Light to medium body, flavour is lightly sweet, lightly sour, quite refreshing. Not nearly as sickly as most faros.
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber brown with a big off white head. Aroma is like putting your sink in a dank cellar alongside an old incontinent horse with its blanket flung over its shoulders like a hipsterís scarf. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4501) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ 3F. Light amber colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells urine-ish (amoniak), sourish, dusty. Tastes sour, fresh, slightly fruity. Medium body, soft carbo.