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Bavik Dinner Beer Faro

Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Low Alcohol
Harelbeke, Belgium


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 45   ABV: 1.5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. Caramelly, earthy, worty beer, like a German malzbier but with a sweetness that originate in artificial sweetener and hence has an astringent edge. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Nice dark red-brown color with an average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, metal, sweet, sugar, brown sugar. Like too sweet coca cola without carbonation. Still, as a table beer -and that is apparently what it is intended to be- it’s not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Brown colour with a small beige head. Smells malt, sugary and cardboard. Tastes sugar and malts. It also tastes like watered down cola. Aquired taste i guess. Thin body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (8210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
330 ml. bottle shared with Kraddel. Picked up for me from a monastery that is open to secular retreats. Apparently this a table beer that monks drink, brewed to their old recipe more or less. Blackish chestnut / copper dark brown, tanned head that quickly disappears. Nose iron, syrup, Coca-Cola syrup, cheap sticky malts, varnish, chocolate sauce. Taste is very sweet & reminiscent of coca-cola, lots of sweeteners, syrup like Coca-Cola / Pepsi, bread, sugar, very sweet, very cheap chocolate syrup. Body is akin to Coca-Cola / Pepsi / syrupy. Compared to a soft drink this is decent but as beer it is pretty worthless. I do think that they were going more for a soft drink than a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (6370) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle thnx to ships. Pours clear, very dark brown. Good white head. Smell is sweet , malts. Taste is sweet, malts, sugar, some spices ( cola like) ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
The brown one in this locally distributed range of old-fashioned, almost shy table beers, with crispy, deep beige, quickly dissolving head and very dark chestnut colour with ruby hue. Weak malt aroma, some bitter chocolate, caramel and coffee grounds, candi sugar and perhaps a very faint hint of hops. Very light, almost neutral malt taste, sweetish, bit candi-like, metallic, flowery, thin and watery as any table beer, without any finish to speak of. Nothing extraordinary, typical (very) low profile like any old people’s table beer and in that respect serving its purpose without further ambition, but I liked the blonde a little bit better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bytemesis (6949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours cola brown with a small dissipating tan head. Aroma is cola like, dark sugars. Flavor is full sweet, no bitterness. Medium body. Cola Radler. Yuk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
ath my home dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a spicy sweet malt aroma a slightly bitter sweet fruity taste with a slightly bitter sweet finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2013
Dunkelbraun mit beigem Schaum. Der Antrunk ist weich-mild, leicht malzig. Zum Hauptteil kommt eine leichte herbe Note hinzu, allerdings bleibt das Bier sehr flach. Recht wässrig, aber ohne eine störende Süßstoffnote, obwohl der Süßstoff ganz leicht spürbar ist. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, aber recht schnell wässrig werdend. --> mäßiges dunkles Tafelbier - das Faro von Bockor ist da deutlich aromatischer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2013
23/IV/13 - 25cl bottle @ Akke’s after work BBQ - BB: 8/VIII/13 (2013-378)

Clear dark brown cola-like beer, small aery irregular head, unstable, dissipates immediately, just like a glass of cola. Aroma: metallic, sweet, caramel, chloride, bit of hay, grains. MF: ok carbon, light body. Taste: bit sweet, metallic, caramel, raw grains, brown sugar. Aftertaste: sweet, brown sugar, metallic touch. Meh.

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