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


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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1448) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4049) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3387) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (3564) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (6357) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle at Jackís farewell at Bruceís. Pours a very vibrant but hazy golden colour with a fine beige rind and great lacing. Nose shows toffee, light funk, doughy bread. Taste is all about the heavy funk yet somehow quite balanced between the toffee, bready and fruit driven tones - orange poppiseed cake. Soft driven carbonation with sticky sweetness and a touch of heat. Very sessionable and dry finishing. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredrik_ (94) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
For what it is itís a great beer. Not a favourite style of mine. Still another stable good beer from Armand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
750mL bottle at Grote Dorst, pours a beautiful opaque dark orange amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of the traditional 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze qualities with a subtlety of candied sugar -- with loads of barnyard funk, leather and a hint of candied sugar. Flavour is similar -- probably the least sweet faro Iíve had. There are notes of barnyard funk, leather and a subtle use of candied sugar. Very complex and highly drinkable. Delicious stuff, though not in the most elite calibre of 3 Fonteinen beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2013
75cl green glass bottle that is gold foiled, caged and corked with a bottled on date of 25/01/2008 and best by date of 01/2012. Iím drinking this March 18, 2013 so it has had time to funk right up, hopefully. It pours copper with a slight haze and supporting a light tan colored head of foam. The aroma is a mix of aged cherries and wet old wood with a good dose of earthy moldy basement every now and then. A few more tugs and I get an additional light note of sweet something, malts maybe. This smells like a slightly soured barleywine, I like it. The taste is woody tart aged cherries that leans into a blunted basement wet plank of wood like sensation. It is smooth and blunted and blended and a little thin on the palate. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 13, 2013
Botella @ Mikkeller Bar with KingCecil and matey Jack. Hazy deep golden, short bubbly head. Lovely tart berry fruity funky sweet like aroma. Good filling mouthfeel indeed. Flavour: fruits and berries and just so lovely tart, sweet like and salty bit like too, lovely acid, dry,

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