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

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4323) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Bottle: Vintage 2008: Pours an almost headless (just some bubbles on top), quite flat, hazy amber orange colored beer. Smell wild yeast, brett, wood, hint of molasses, berries, wood, brown sugars. Taste is tart with yeast, sugars, honey, chalk, wood, caramel, sugars, barleys, sour yeasty herbs and darker herbs. Aftertaste is light wild yeasty and tart with some brown sugars, barleys, caramel and wood. Low to no carbo, soft light watery mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a light watery texture. Another great beer, delicious, balanced and easy drinkable!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
WTWBA 2014. The aroma is very sweet, candi sugar. The appearance is brown/red. The flavor is sour, sweet, candi sugar. The finish is sweet, sour. Medium in body. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BLADT (511) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Taster from bottle pour. Deep amber. Not a lot of head. Sweet nose. Dark fruits. Juicy. Hint of vinegar. Crisp taste. Brett and lemon, balanced with caramel and leather. Complex, round flavors. Great execution.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2017) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
bottle brought by max to WWBA bless your heart. pours brown with nose of ripe fruits and caramel. tastes sweet but only faintly of that weird fao sugar stuff. you also get plenty of toffee, reduced balsamic, figs, and leaves. funky finish and lingering sweetness. pretty awesome

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (2947) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle at Grote Dorst. Not quite clear deep amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is fruity, nice Drie fonteinen funk, wet hay, aromas of oxidization are also quite present (sherry, toast, caramel). Taste is sweet, malty, light acidity. Palate is medium bodied, a bit heavier feeling than a typical gueuze, med-light carbonation. Not my favourite but still quite easy drinking, glad I could try this again after a horrible first bottle some years ago.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2664) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (750 ml) @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Hazy caramel color with a low white head and little lacing. Aroma is of caramelized apples, Drie Fonteinen funk, oxidation, some fruitiness and wood. Taste moderately sweet (not that much for a "Faro) with caramel, funk, oxidation notes that fits quite well in the beer and help balance the sweetness and some fruitiness. Medium body (heavy for a lambic). Moderate carbonation. Moderately dry finish. This is the best Faro I have had for sure, but this is also the less Faro-like that I had. It’s surprising how the oxidation fits well in the beer. Tasty and drinkable for an 8% abv Faro.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
ivory white head disappears quickly with some lacing. amber colour. aroma funk, sulphur. taste starts of slight sweet, followed by sour and wry aftertaste. very well balanced, never had a faro like this before. medium body and carbonation. bottle 75 cl / bbf jan-2012

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2042) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar Victoriagade with faroe and Jack, a very nice night out! …..It pours hazy golden with a small bubbling head…. Tart, berry, fruits, funky, sour, acid, sweet…. liked this a lot! thx!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ednolb (17) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
Hazy amber color. Head disappears quickly. Nice, balanced taste, sour, light malt taste with some sweetness hidden underneath.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6323) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber with a small off white head. The aroma is leather, sweet malt, citrus and tart berries. The flavor is tart ripe berries, acid, leather and marmalade. Good mix of sweetness and tart fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle 2008 - at sloshfest. Thanks Vincent (BelgBeerGeek). Pours deep amber with a brown hue. Slight to no head. Subtle forest notes, nuts and barnyard funk. Makes one think a lot of the T25, let it be a bit more refined.


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