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Brewed by 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1020) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle 2008 - at sloshfest. Thanks Vincent (BelgBeerGeek). Pours deep amber with a brown hue. Slight to no head. Subtle forest notes, nuts and barnyard funk. Makes one think a lot of the T25, let it be a bit more refined.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5290) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, bacteria, wood, lemon, and light citrus. Taste is sour, bacterias, lighter fruits, with some sweeter notes before finishing dry.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2553) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
CarlJonas (211) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (173) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Sample at smŲf 2013. Sour aroma of wet hay, strangled horse, some tobacco hints. Tiny body with dry and intense sour & vinegar taste. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (792) - USA - OCT 15, 2013
Slightly sweet faro based beer. Malty flavour with candy flavour. Drunk from 0.75 cl bottle bought directly from 3 Fonteinen brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2523) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2013
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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2134) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2006) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
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.


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