bhensonb (13998) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008, 750 c&c from Bu11zeye. Pours hazy darkish brown with no head. Aroma is essentially elderly malt with spice notes. Med body. Flavor is woody, dark malt with slightly sourish fruits. Finishes a bit tart. It’s great.
marcus (9030) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange brown with no head and a dark fruit and brown sugar aroma. There is a sour fruit and brown sugar flavor, very mellow and tasty. Best faro I have encountered.
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Specialty lambic from the winter of 2010 - 2011. Bottled faro is a weird concept to me which I usually associate with oversweetened, blended beers like Lindemans Faro, but when 3 Fonteinen does it, I put all my trust in it. Justly so, it turned out. The lambic used for this contains not only unmalted wheat and pale malts, but malted wheat, Munich malt and amber malt as well, very unusual for the style. What makes this a special faro instead of a special geuze, is of course the addition of candi sugar. Thin but stable head, warm orangey amber colour, misty. Complex, powerful aroma of lively fruity esters as in any good lambic, mandarin, fresh grape juice, sherry, hay, wood, lemon, cider, apple peel, caramel, candi sugar, toasted bread. Complex taste with a whole array of flavours the ardent lambic lover adores, including lactic acid, fresh citric acid, wine vinegar, sherry, wood, as well as an honest candi sugar sweetishness in the finish, a tea-like aspect and a long, dry finish of tannins, funkiness and tartness. Absolutely lovely.
ramboraffe (1809) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Ölrepublikens surölsfestival. Hazy red brown with small off white head. Smell is sour with green apples, sweet candi sugar and syrup and funky with stables and horse. Taste is sweet and sour, quite well balanced. Sweet candi sugar with funky stables and sour.
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Fruit and wheat. Some wood notes. Nicely funky and enjoyable.
czar (7533) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks bro! pours almost murky copper-red with a small off-white cap showing minimal retention and lacing. red berries, but also some yeloow fruits - sweetish peaches perhspa, oaky with a bit of cheese, very woody in fact, 3f-funk, hint of sweetness - maple syrup, vanilla, lo-fi caramel and candi. average carbonation - could be just a tad brighter, light body, relatively dry and lightly astringent grassy finish. nicest faro i’ve had by far - on the dry side of faros - say as sweet as girardin’s black label but less sweet than their white label..
hackobock (3438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
140801, bottled 080125. Thanks tderoeck for sharing!
Pours cloudy orange/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is light tart cherries, wood, citrus, oak and light/medium sweet sugary and malty. Taste is light sweet caramel, tart fruits, cherries, green apples. Finish is tart fruity, light caramel and very light bitter, Smooth, medium bodied.
tderoeck (8090) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/VIII/14 - 75cl bottle from the brewery @ Belgo-Swedish Crazy Summer Trade Tasting - BB: I/2012, bottled: 25/I/2008 (2014-869)
Little cloudy amber to red beer, creamy off-white head, irregular, unstable, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing at some places in the glass. Aroma: sweet touch, fruity, cherry notes, tannins, woody, lemony. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, caramel, lemony, pretty sour, little bitter, some vinegar notes. Aftertaste: green apples, lemony, little bitter, grassy touch. Very rich flavours, complex yet soft and subtle. Lovely one this...
Minderbinder (3264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy light brown with no serious head. Aroma is of caramel, sugar, malt, sourness. Taste is of caramel, tartness, sugar, apples, acetic notes. Palate: Light-medium body. Very soft carbonation. Overall: Better than your regular Faro. Surprisingly sour.
Luk_ (241) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown amber with very low head. Caramel, bugs, some lactic and acetic notes. Carbonation is very low which amplifies its faults. A rare miss by 3F.