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

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Thanks to MaxxDaddy on RB for bringing this bottle to Campground Brewdown. Yet another Drie Fonteinen off the list. A - Pours murky brown with a small one finger tall off-white head leaving very small trails of lace down parts of the glass. S - Smells of very light funk, dark candied sugar, dark fruits, oak, caramel and a light mineral quality. This one isn’t as funky as I was expecting. T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malt and plenty of dark candied sugar that never really go away. Hints of dark fruits, oak, light musty funk and some minerals help to break up the sweetness. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the palate long after the finish. M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Kinda sweet with some lingering dryness. O - I enjoyed this one for what it is. It definitely sports some interesting flavors but it really isn’t my style. Fun to try but I wouldn’t actively seek it out.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks bro! pours almost murky copper-red with a small off-white cap showing minimal retention and lacing. red berries, but also some yeloow fruits - sweetish peaches perhspa, oaky with a bit of cheese, very woody in fact, 3f-funk, hint of sweetness - maple syrup, vanilla, lo-fi caramel and candi. average carbonation - could be just a tad brighter, light body, relatively dry and lightly astringent grassy finish. nicest faro i’ve had by far - on the dry side of faros - say as sweet as girardin’s black label but less sweet than their white label..

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1367) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
140801, bottled 080125. Thanks tderoeck for sharing! Pours cloudy orange/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is light tart cherries, wood, citrus, oak and light/medium sweet sugary and malty. Taste is light sweet caramel, tart fruits, cherries, green apples. Finish is tart fruity, light caramel and very light bitter, Smooth, medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
1/VIII/14 - 75cl bottle from the brewery @ Belgo-Swedish Crazy Summer Trade Tasting - BB: I/2012, bottled: 25/I/2008 (2014-869)

Little cloudy amber to red beer, creamy off-white head, irregular, unstable, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing at some places in the glass. Aroma: sweet touch, fruity, cherry notes, tannins, woody, lemony. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, caramel, lemony, pretty sour, little bitter, some vinegar notes. Aftertaste: green apples, lemony, little bitter, grassy touch. Very rich flavours, complex yet soft and subtle. Lovely one this...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy light brown with no serious head. Aroma is of caramel, sugar, malt, sourness. Taste is of caramel, tartness, sugar, apples, acetic notes. Palate: Light-medium body. Very soft carbonation. Overall: Better than your regular Faro. Surprisingly sour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Brown amber with very low head. Caramel, bugs, some lactic and acetic notes. Carbonation is very low which amplifies its faults. A rare miss by 3F.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (104) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Caramelly geuzey smell and taste. Like a geuzey St Lamvinus with a malt note. Low-medium carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2818) - 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 (625) - 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 (2155) - 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 (3071) - 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.


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