hackobock (2009) - 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 (5696) - 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 (2320) - 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_ (223) - 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.
BiiruBierBeer (468) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramelly geuzey smell and taste. Like a geuzey St Lamvinus with a malt note. Low-medium carbonation
tgncc (2993) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
WTWBA 2014. The aroma is very sweet, candi sugar. The appearance is brown/red. The flavor is sour, sweet, candi sugar. The finish is sweet, sour. Medium in body. Nice.
BLADT (672) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster from bottle pour. Deep amber. Not a lot of head. Sweet nose. Dark fruits. Juicy. Hint of vinegar. Crisp taste. Brett and lemon, balanced with caramel and leather. Complex, round flavors. Great execution.
Jow (2489) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle brought by max to WWBA bless your heart. pours brown with nose of ripe fruits and caramel. tastes sweet but only faintly of that weird fao sugar stuff. you also get plenty of toffee, reduced balsamic, figs, and leaves. funky finish and lingering sweetness. pretty awesome
JulienHuxley (3892) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Grote Dorst. Not quite clear deep amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is fruity, nice Drie fonteinen funk, wet hay, aromas of oxidization are also quite present (sherry, toast, caramel). Taste is sweet, malty, light acidity. Palate is medium bodied, a bit heavier feeling than a typical gueuze, med-light carbonation. Not my favourite but still quite easy drinking, glad I could try this again after a horrible first bottle some years ago.
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml) @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Hazy caramel color with a low white head and little lacing. Aroma is of caramelized apples, Drie Fonteinen funk, oxidation, some fruitiness and wood. Taste moderately sweet (not that much for a "Faro) with caramel, funk, oxidation notes that fits quite well in the beer and help balance the sweetness and some fruitiness. Medium body (heavy for a lambic). Moderate carbonation. Moderately dry finish. This is the best Faro I have had for sure, but this is also the less Faro-like that I had. It’s surprising how the oxidation fits well in the beer. Tasty and drinkable for an 8% abv Faro.