Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber thick and unclear with no head. Aroma is light lambic tart yeast, not much though. Body is full and juicy with a dry ending. Tart flavor is smooth and well balanced without bringing puckering. Some light white grape flavors are really nice.
CarlJonas (209) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown dredge, no head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar and the stables of an upscale country club. Taste is smooth but sour with hints of brown sugars. Very low carbonation.
mikeyo1 (140) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at smŲf 2013. Sour aroma of wet hay, strangled horse, some tobacco hints. Tiny body with dry and intense sour & vinegar taste. Nice.
sdmmb (678) - USA - OCT 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly sweet faro based beer. Malty flavour with candy flavour. Drunk from 0.75 cl bottle bought directly from 3 Fonteinen brewery.
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AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my two bottles acquired in belgium this year. I think 2008 vintage? split 2 ways at 60 degrees F. Stored on its side since February (7 months)
A - Itís a Faro so I expected a gusher. NOPE. Nice whisp of air. Very hazy ruby red glow. with a 3 finger head that fades slowly to some nice lacing.
S - Fades to some nice lacing. Nose is very funky. Lovely vinous notes with Brett and cherry pie aroma. Hint of sour cherries.
T - aste is a lot nicer than the nose. Tastes like unblended lambic alright. Slightly more sour than cantillonís faro I had on draft. Very sour and the sweetness seems to faded. I get peaches and cherries with a lot of oak.
M - Sweet and cloyingly so but the oak clearly wins out and itís a smooth mouthfeel with a great balance of carbonation
O - Iím looking forward to having this one again. A great beer thatís not really seeked out. Itís still drinking great!
MarcoDL (1984) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Did not taste a lot like a faro, thatís why I liked it. More like a lambiek with some added malt and spices. Original beer.
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Frisk, lett syrlig lukt med preg av malt, eplecidereddik, karamell, litt kirsebśr, tÝrka frukt. Fruktig, lett syrlig smak med preg av malt, tÝrka frukt, eplecidereddik, karamell, korn, kirsebśr. God bitterhet som set litt. Veldig god.
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Bruceís. I think I bought this through BiaB. The pourís deep amber with a small head. The nose is caramelized sugar. Cherry dessert. Earthy mashed plum and dates. Sweet dark fruits. THe taste is more of the same. Caramelized brown sugar. Hints of lemon and woody bugs. Really nice, smooth. Good balance. Not cloying in the slightest. A superior faro indeed. Overall, one of the best faros Iíve had. Well played.
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Jackís farewell at Bruceís. Pours a very vibrant but hazy golden colour with a fine beige rind and great lacing. Nose shows toffee, light funk, doughy bread. Taste is all about the heavy funk yet somehow quite balanced between the toffee, bready and fruit driven tones - orange poppiseed cake. Soft driven carbonation with sticky sweetness and a touch of heat. Very sessionable and dry finishing. Good stuff
fredrik_ (84) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For what it is itís a great beer. Not a favourite style of mine. Still another stable good beer from Armand.