Huhzubendah (2618) - 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.
Alengrin (2124) - 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 (1458) - 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 (1982) - 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 (3470) - 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 (5443) - 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 hipster’s scarf. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4152) - 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.
Benzai (8549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the brewery thanks to kermis. Hazy orange golden color, full sized rough off-white head. Smell and taste some sourness, some sweetness, a hint of grains, slightly funky. Decent body and carbonation.
kraddel (3471) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap @ open beerdays . New batch, fresh of production. First glass, according to Armand a bit too young perhaps . re-rate will happen if needed .
Pours bit darker blonde / yellow / orange .
Big white foam ( yet this is a still beer )
Smell is sweet, in a funky way . Taste is sweet, funk, bit of sourness in the back. Full mouthfeel , very dry . Nice , but straffe winter remains my favourite ;)
hackobock (1467) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 3 Fonteinen Restaurant. Pours hazy, light amber with no head. Aroma is sweet dark sugars up front with a layer of fruity, funky, hay and barnyard notes beneath. Taste is medium sweet dark sugars, light tart and funky notes coming through in the end. Smooth medium bodied, low carbonation.
Celest (132) - - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden pale, nose is sweet and sour wih oak hints. Okay carbo, okay body. Sour and sweet, very balanced