orangesol (678) - 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.
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BLADT (499) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
JulienHuxley (2939) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tom10101 (2644) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Ednolb (17) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber color. Head disappears quickly. Nice, balanced taste, sour, light malt taste with some sweetness hidden underneath.
Plovmand (6314) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.