Huhzubendah (3337) - 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 couldn’t see having more than one in a session. Light and refreshing, with some fruity malt character. hints of tartness and yeast. It’s 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.
neongolden (1108) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On cask @ 3 Fonteinen Restaurant, Beersel, Nov 14 2015) Nearly clear deep brown with a big cream coloured cask head and lace, pretty beer. Aroma of caramel, light herbal funk and wood. On the palate, lots of caramel candy sugar, light lemony acidity, candied orange peel, oaky, some of the barnyard funk of a typical 3f buried beneath. Finish is sweet lingering caramel, Bretty barnyard and must, slight herbal astringency that also lasts a long time. Smooth medium body with little carbonation. Sure, it’s on the sweet side but a pleasant dinner beverage with lambic characters still obvious, and I wager it’s as good as Faro gets!
The_Osprey (5463) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Drie Fonteinen restaurant. Dark brown, hazy, big foamy off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, yeast, armpit, boiled sweets. A strange mix of dirt and sweetness. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is demerara, dirty water, some brown sauce, musty finish. Interesting, just too sweet.
back (1764) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brunlig skumbrunlig meget
Brunsukker eddike stald mat
Sød modrate sur modrate
Theydon_Bois (15930) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at 3F restaurant, 20/11/15.
Chestnut brown with a big old egg shell white head of bubbles that retains well - a real looker of a beer.
Nose is sweet candy, mince pie, dried fruits, Xmas cake, lemon drizzle, candied sugars.
Taste is full on sucre, marzipan, sweet licks, light balsa wood, dried fruit, caramelised figs, sweet stuff indeed.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet sugary close.
Ok for style but overly sweet.
markextrae (3199) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from draft, lighter Amber pour with a white head. Sweet Candy and red fruits upfront. Cloves and a small lambic note shines trough in the end, with Some green apples aswell. I’m not a faro fan. But this is pretty nice
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rose wine color slightly cloudy and flat. Sweet melon nose. Sweet candy taste with tart balance. Sweet and sour nice pair.
50belair (3252) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 3 Fonteinen restaurant. Opaque Amber pour with a soapy off white head. Mild sour aromas. Really sweet with loads of sugar and caramel up front and sour vinous backbeats. Good body and mouthfeel.
SinH4 (2175) - Garching, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 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 I?ve had, although it?s pretty damn sweet.
Aubrey (3508) - 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.
AdamChandler (4239) - 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