BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle @ kerstbierfestival
head: beige, away fast
smell: grainy bread, geueze, malts, yeast, citric, oaky features, sour, bit of biterness, bit of vanilla
taste: sour malty start , champagne like biterness , sour oaky/wooden , palate, afterwards, nice amount of fruits and touch of vanilla and olives great beer, but i wouldn’t state this as a faro ...
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Complex aroma of funk, grass, tobacco, wood and tannin. Dry and tart flavour with green tobacco, caramel, tannin. I don’t know how it ended up as a faro, but there is more acidity than most geuzes and the complexity is just amazing
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle, bottled 25th January 2008. Orange amber with a veil of fine flakes; brittle, unstable head. Good old barnyard and cheesy notes in the nose, along with a perfumed-sweetish, gently spicy touch and some orange zest. The latter two remind somewhat of hot wine. Sweetish-sourish taste, with the sourness much milder than that of your typical oude geuze and balanced by clearly present caramel. Alcohol warmth and gentle spiciness keep cosily smouldering over the smooth and dense texture. Cannot stop recalling hot wine, so I decided to warm a bit of this stuff up. It resulted in a milky-caramel aroma and a taste still possessing sourness and citrus as well as a good texture, barnyard being gone. Certainly not worse than the worst hot wine I’ve tried this winter. :-) (Hope Armand will not read this and recall the thermostat accident…)
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly no head; fully hazy orange-amber beer. Extremely nice nose with touches of old wood, old sherry and old brandy, lagered for full complexity, and aromas of spring blossoms - excellent! Serious sourness (lactic and acetic), woody, milk chocolate, citric, horseblanket, but less complex than the nose. Sour - but mild! Excellent, slight viscosity and not thin as most gueuzes. Superb lambic, ranging amongst the absolute top. In the faro style (it’s debateable whether this is more gueuze or more faro) it’s definitely unsurpassed.
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle at home, bottled 25-1-2008 bought at ølbutikken
Looking forward to this lambic faro as it is the highest rated of the style on ratebeer (only 15 of them, but anyways the best)
clear coppery orange, very small smooth white head.
aroma appears pretty sour and tart at first, also a little leather, but quite fine, dry and clean at the same time. the sourness is not acid.
flavor is sourish, faint leather, the sourness is sort of hidden in a sweeter note of something resembling candi sugar or berries, however the beer never appears sweetened in a bad way. Flavor profile too is very tight and pretty dry. Very nice lambic-faro. The alc% stated at 8, but i can’t taste it at all, so alc. well hidden. Very tasty.
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 75cl. Amazingly delicious beer and dangerously drinkable. Complex and a huge surprise. Unique. Underrated in my opinion.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. Pours a slightly hazy and golden beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness, sour and notes of acidity. The flavor follows the nose with some additional notes of tart. The palate is acidity and fresh. Overall a good beer.
mjs (4791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured deep amber and hazy. The was hardly any head formation. Aroma had cady sugar, sourness and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, candy sugar, apricots and mildly bitterness. Aftertaste had candy sugar and sourness. Usually faros are disappointing but this one wasn’t. The candy sugar wasn’t overdone.
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2010 Bottle at home. Clear amber brown - white head. Sweetness. Medium sourness. Light grainy. Red berries. Nutty. Nice sourness. Light balsamic sourness. Rubber. Brown sugar. Nice.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, orange, brett, horseblanket, vanilla and orange. Flavour is acidic, barnyard, horseblanket, vanilla and orange. Sweet notes in the aftertaste.