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

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - JAN 6, 2013
750ml bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Clear golden with a small off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tart fruit, caramel, woody and cherries
Taste: Tart cherries, caramel and woody
Very nice and easy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeJslc (713) - USA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Orange-light brown. hazy, off white head. Aroma of bread crusts, a little toffee, brown sugar, moderate sourness and acidity. Flavor: moderate acidity, rustic earthy character, bread crusts, tannic berry note, a little toffee and burnt sugar, some leathery age. Very complex and well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4731-20120818] Bottle. Toasted candied jam yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with no lasting head. Sour light raspberry stem fruit flavour has a nice simple finish. Medium body. Wow, great sour up front followed through with a balanced finish. (8/3/7/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
Syrlig geuze karaktär med smak av blöt ylle, halm, hö, äpple, jäst, plommon, vinbär. Torr och en aning för söt men en trevlig smakupplevelse.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (1975) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
Flaska från Brill. Typisk orangebrun dimmig vätska. Doft likt en geuze med stall, fuktigt trä och syrliga äpplen men ändå sötare med drag av plommonsylt. Perfekt balans mellan syra och sötma. Inget tar över, lätta plommondrag med liten kärnbeska, stall, hästfilt och sötsyrliga äpplen. Riktigt riktigt god.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (2704) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2012
very happy to have found this one ! onley had one faro so far (being the lindemans) wich chocked me on how much i like it ! 3 fonteinen is my favourite sour by far, so those 2 combining? hell yeah ! and the pure luck to find this , even lifts my happiness and high expectations up ! opens very agresively ! twisting the metal cap makes the cork pop itself out already ! no gusher, though ( luck stikes again !) pours blonde-orange, imidiatly fading foam. great how insanely much smell this has ! definetly more sourness than the lindemans ( yeah i know, what a shock ) taste : waaw very sour ! that means, for a faro. kinda uncomparable with the other one i had ! this ’apple’ taste as i can onley desribe it ( aplle with the sourness of it) comes in the swallowing and first aftertase, followed by that .. typical 3 fonteinen-ish taste, and other apple taste. this drinks inb layers and is definetly very very nice ass well ! if this were available like lagers, i’d drink faro lake a lagerboy drinks lager , if they keep tasting this nice ! glad i didnt share the bottle :p

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (4028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle at ÖÖWF cons 2012-11-17 Göteborg AR: sour, tart, white wine, white grapes, wee spicey AP: clear copper, no head F: tart, grape fruit bitterness, wee grainy, semi sweet, citric

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
75 cl. fles gedeeld met Sebletitje tijdens de Belgian Ratebeer Winter Gathering of Ultimate Evil. Gekocht tijdens de opendeurdagen bij de brouwerij. Dit is veel ouder dan ik initieel gedacht had, gebotteld op 25/01/2008 dus dit is al 4 bijna 5 jaar oud, nog leuker dit is houdbaar tot 01/2012 dus dit is eigenlijk al vervallen :) Dit smaakt eigenlijk als 4 jaar oude gebottelde 3F Faro (wat eigenlijk best wel heel indrukwekend is). Ik ben dol op hun Faro, enige echt fenomenale faro een van de hel, heel weinige goede faro’s wat nog altijd niet echt een stijl is wat mij betreft :) Donker extreem wazig amber met weinig in de weg van witte kraag. Geur is een iets lichtere zoetheid, zoete boerderijen, hooi, bruine en kandijsuiker, lichte funk. Dit heeft dezelfde prachtige zoetheid als de vat versie, bijna een oude hop toets, zoete boerderijen, hooi, bruiden en kandijsuiker, overjaars fruiit, zoete sinaasappelschil, karamel, toffee, lichte aarde,… Vol, zeker voor de stijl maar minder vol dan de vat versie, mogelijk de leeftijd, iets minder gas dan gewoonlijk. Lekker, ik ben niet helemaal gekant tegen het feit dat hij overweeg om dit nog eens te maken :)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at ÖÖWF 2012, vintage 2008. Nose: overly mature citrus, murky, basement. Tastes of dark citrus, mature. tangy and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. First pour is a beautiful crystal clear slightly pinkish tinged amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring and thin covering. The nose is a really wonderful mix of funky Gueuze and slightly sweet sugar. Not quite as funky as the Cantillon or regular Drie Fonteinen Faro. Seem cleaner and brighter somehow, quite a contradiction for a Lambic really. The flavor has quite a nice balance to it as well, funky cellar and traditional Lambic up front but then a good bit of sweetness towards the back end. There’s a nice almost citrusy quality on the finish, reminds me a bit of a nice tart glass of fresh lemonade for a second. This is easily the finest bottled Faro that I’ve had, but not quite as rustic and raw as the Cantillon and regular Drie Fontenein. The mouthfeel differs quite a bit as well, with this being much sharper and with much more lively carbonation. On the whole though, this is about as authentic as you can get while being able to enjoy it at home and from a bottle.


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