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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2010
Bottled@fonefan. Amber colour, not that much head. Aroma is a bock beer meeting a gueuze along with quite sugary notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Nice dry, but sweetish sour brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle courtesy of mothman. Poured into a tulip glass a slightly hazed orange amber color with pretty much zero head, almost looks like a heavy herbed tea. The aroma is sour and tart, cherry and fruit with some earthy funky notes as well. The taste has notes of fruit, grape, some barnyard, and light toasted malt. The tartness is fairly strong upfront with a nice semi malty background. Lots of lemon zest as well. Light mouthfeel with very little carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10681) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle at The Cadís Pure Mad Rocket Mon The Beezer Tasting. Pours a cloudet garnet with a light film. Aroma holds tart and light sugars. Flavor is modestly sweet, woody, fairly sour, and fruity. Light to medium in body with liverly carbonation. Sour, light sugary finish. Dries out nicely, with the tongue tingling. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at The Cadís Pure Mad Rocket Mon The Beezer Tasting.
A little darker than normal. The sugar is not really apparent but itís certain this has extra balls. Itís a little thicker in the body as expected too. All in all, significantly better that other 8% lambics I could mention but I know that I prefer the regular more refined Drie Fonteinen. Excellent stuff all the same.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2010
Nose: Sour, complex. Some over-ripe exotic fruit. Tyrni. Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied. Flavor: Good dry farmhouse cider. Sweetness and dryness play around with the sour tones. A brilliant Lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3027) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle at ÷BWF 2010. It poured a hazy amber-mahogony liquid. Sweet flavour of sour fruits, flowers, sugar and spices. Very nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, Oct 1st 2010 consumed 25.11.10 Pours hazy mid-brown with white head. Not as sharp as some, is there some spice, I donít know whether Iím imagining it. Dry with a nice tartness, some sharp summer fruit skins bit of cereal, very easy to get on with, my rating ended abruptly as I had to go out and buy a Chinese Take-away but it was very nice up till that point, had warmed considerably on return and I couldnít be arsed to rate any further. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Corked bottle. Sugar, apple, and sour, musty basement aroma. Cloudy amber color Sugary sweet malt initially followed by a musty, dry, tart flavor. Wonderfully balanced. An excellent Faro - the best bottled one by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2010
[Bottle] shared by Randall. Thanks! Huge cork pop when opened but not a gusher. Pours a hazy caramel with a large off white head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is fairly sweet, a bit strange on the malt front Ė more caramelly and biscuit than usual, quite grainy. Some light sourness is evident. Flavor is strange Ė like an underattenuated American wild ale, the lactic sourness builds as it warms, caramel, and grainy. Obviously thereís a bit more finesse, and I havenít had many faros, but I definitely prefer the more traditional Lambics for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (6925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing off-white head. Hazy amber body. Aroma of hay and a dry and dusty lovely sour grapefruit albeit not as sour as I had expected. Flavor likewise mild sour grapefruit but not with the expected sharp vinegar note. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. I could get addicted.

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