orangesol (941) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rick, pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. Aroma is bandaids,feet, and funk. Medium mouth with tart fruit and light funk, very good.
Beerconnaiseur (164) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle from 2008, pours red brown to amber, a little hazey. Small white head, quickly dissipating. This is a specialty lambic, closest to a faro since dark candi sugar was added, though the Lambic portion was untraditional using some amber and Munich malts. Wheat is its main ingredient. 8ABV, one time brew. Great sweet-sour balance, oak, lactic acid, earthy notes, lambic and dark candi. Also whiskey notes. Beautiful!
PriorL (2442) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at S&G Tasting. Many many thanks to Mathieu87 for this bottle. Rating #2000.
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: caramel, little sour.
TASTE: rather sweet, but very sour, some carbonation, very very nice faro! Aged quite amazing actually!
Gerardgathier (509) - - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.
bhensonb (11921) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008, 750 c&c from Bu11zeye. Pours hazy darkish brown with no head. Aroma is essentially elderly malt with spice notes. Med body. Flavor is woody, dark malt with slightly sourish fruits. Finishes a bit tart. It’s great.
marcus (7097) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange brown with no head and a dark fruit and brown sugar aroma. There is a sour fruit and brown sugar flavor, very mellow and tasty. Best faro I have encountered.
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Specialty lambic from the winter of 2010 - 2011. Bottled faro is a weird concept to me which I usually associate with oversweetened, blended beers like Lindemans Faro, but when 3 Fonteinen does it, I put all my trust in it. Justly so, it turned out. The lambic used for this contains not only unmalted wheat and pale malts, but malted wheat, Munich malt and amber malt as well, very unusual for the style. What makes this a special faro instead of a special geuze, is of course the addition of candi sugar. Thin but stable head, warm orangey amber colour, misty. Complex, powerful aroma of lively fruity esters as in any good lambic, mandarin, fresh grape juice, sherry, hay, wood, lemon, cider, apple peel, caramel, candi sugar, toasted bread. Complex taste with a whole array of flavours the ardent lambic lover adores, including lactic acid, fresh citric acid, wine vinegar, sherry, wood, as well as an honest candi sugar sweetishness in the finish, a tea-like aspect and a long, dry finish of tannins, funkiness and tartness. Absolutely lovely.
ramboraffe (840) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Ölrepublikens surölsfestival. Hazy red brown with small off white head. Smell is sour with green apples, sweet candi sugar and syrup and funky with stables and horse. Taste is sweet and sour, quite well balanced. Sweet candi sugar with funky stables and sour.
ben4321 (4385) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Fruit and wheat. Some wood notes. Nicely funky and enjoyable.
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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..