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


on tap


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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Opened on 12.31.2010 to usher in 2011. Opens with a pop. Brick red with a barely off-white, pinkish head. One and a half finger head. Lots of vinegar and funk in the nose. I pick up on young strawberries, vanilla, and lots of soft oak character. Taste is an interesting interplay between sweet, sour, and musty funk. The berry notes are reminiscent of dried lingonberries which combines with the wet woodiness and (lots of) cheese rind; finishes tannic, but with notes of sweet honey from the addition of sugar. Surprisingly malty and sweet, with notes of vanilla. Lightly funky, lightly tart, with a nice sourness. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Brownish orange pour with a vivacious offwhite head. The aroma holds huge funk, must, and acidity, all balanced in the perfect proportions. The flavor is quintessential 3 Fonteinen balance with some puckering sweetness. Very low residual sugar levels. Ultra dry crisp palate with only the slightest lingering sweetness. Truely amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9110) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2011
bottle from Bierkompass. Hazy amber-orange colour, small head. Sour nose. Dry palate, rather tart, slightly acid and vinegar-like, balanced with some shy sweetness and a spicy touch. A very interesting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle from Raf at Borefts 2010. Some warm toffee. Sweetish. Love the aroma. Though sweetish. Just stunning. Balanced by sourness. Verging on the salt n vinegar but perfect mix of sweet and sour. Beautiful soft and the toffee is gorgeous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle - Chris O’s PRE-NY tastings - thanks to honoury UK crew Jackie and Simon whom really should get themselvees on this site. I also want to make a special mention to Raf whom has personally given me a bottle at Borefts which I am waiting to open on a special ocasion. Acid levels; tart, peaches, wild funky shit and barnyard. Taste is tart; peaches, nice acidicy levels, great balance, stunning drinkability and oh so clean. Gorgeous drink and a a pure ten on taste and aroma. 3 Fonteinen I love and can’t get enough of. This is a classic and superb winter lambic. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2010
(Bottle, thanks mybestfriend) Pours hazy dark orange to amber with pale sand coloured head. The aroma is surprisingly bretty and lactic with horse blanket, mould, citrus, elder and barnyard. The malt brings straw and crackers. There is less brett c fruitiness than in your regular 3F. Also tiny sugary. The flavour is dry and medium to heavily acidic. Almost no bitterness. Citrus, funky brett and dry malt alongside a light sugary sting. The mouthfeel is tart and light carbonated. Acidic, burning brett in the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13256) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2010
750ml bottle (BierKompass.de) - shared by mto - many thanks!
8 Lovely aged woody butter and resin aroma, smothered with bretty sourness, with a really acidic nettley bite.
4 Hazy reddy copper, brief frothy head. The bottle had just done a baltic crossing and a trek across town, so was a bit shaken up.
8 Lovely lambic, reminds me of cuvee de ranke, some honey notes. Sharp light berries, gooseberry, and that delicious aged woody butteriness. No hint of 8% at all.
5 Initial massively sharp bite, real sourness, not hiding behind any sugar at all. Only in the finish does a warm sweet spirit hang around, but it’s soft like honey.
15 Best Faro ever. A world class lambic that stands up well against any lambic style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mto (99) - helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2010
(bottled and shared with fatphil) nice amber colour with no head. dry and thick. best faro ever

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5156) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle.Dark orange colour with small white head.Aroma is sourish with frutiy taste.Flavor of horseblanket and barnyard fruity with hint of wood (harpiks) nice slight dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2010
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 ...

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