Huhzubendah (2945) - 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.
Ratpatrol1019 (52) - 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 (2930) - 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 (966) - SWITZERLAND - 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 (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.
AdamChandler (3526) - 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 (3148) - 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 (2040) - 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 (2653) - 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 faro’s for me
sic1314 (4776) - 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.