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Boon Faro Pertotale

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Lembeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Belgian Lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented ale aged for 2 years in oak casks, blended with a top fermented wheat ale. Dry and hoppy in flavor with subtle hints of spice.

Inveigler's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Much better than the last faro I tried, but I have a feeling that this style will never grow on me. Poured with very little carbonation and a sort of sickly amber tone. Some ped and bret in the aroma but also some sugary sweetness. The flavor has lots of maltiness (perhaps really not a lot but accentuated by the sugar?) A little more bitter than I would expect, but not enough for me. Some classic labic flavor. Ummm that’s it ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lachneger (393) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Amber kleurig bier met bijna geen schuimkraag. Smaak zoet van rozebottel met een licht bubbeltje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
A ’versnijbier’ in an old, typically Lembeek tradition of ’double faro’, which was stronger than normal due to a more copious addition of candi sugar. Spiced with curaçao and - strangely - gentian and sweetened with candi sugar as custom for the style; subdued lambic character, wheaty, sweet and spicy, thin mouthfeel. Perhaps not to anyone’s liking but I still regret that a beer with such historical pedigree has been discontinued meanwhile; Boon’s Donkere Duivel, though a fine beer, cannot fully replace its authenticity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
This one poured a darker red color with pretty much no head. Aroma of stale wine and oxidation. Flavor was similar, rotten grapes, light oak and caramle and minty oxidation. Not good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Art (2695) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Bottle thanks to Nate. Pours a clear brown. Aroma of red wine and alcohol. Dark fruit taste. Carbonation has died down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (11460) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle received via trade with thewolf. Pours murky and particulate brown with a small, fizzy head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is cobwebs, old cherries, biscuit malt and earthy hops. Flavor is old malt, hops, and cherries, oxidized with a sweet finish. Light body and carbonation. Best by 29-02-2003.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (18608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Beerandblues2, a huge thank for this one! Best before date 29 02 2003. Clear amber brown with generous chunkies, small fluffy beige head. Aroma of lightly burnt creme brulee. Taste is sweet caramel. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottle thanks to the wolf. Have been looking forward to trying this one for a long time. Cant read the best before date but suspect this one is a little old. Nice aromas. Darkish fruits, light vinegar sourness and some candii sweetness. Nice sublte aromas. Unfrotunately the flavours have not held up quite as well. Basically slightly sugary sweet water. Very thin mouthfeel. No really carbonation to speak of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (14550) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
Etwas oxidierter Geruch. Bedingt süßer Antrunk, bereits hier sind deutliche Altersspuren erkennbar. Wenig aromatisch, im Mittelteil wässrig, fast etwas säuerlich. Im Abgang malziger mit herb-säuerlicher Beinote, etwas muffig. Charackteristische Faro-Elemente sind hier fast rar! /8/9/8/12/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle 25 cl. best before 29-12-2008 sampled 6-9-2010 clear darkish brown, smooth offwhite head. mild sourish aroma, nuts, caramel. flavor is mild fruity, caramel, nuts, good balance, ends fruity and nutty. doesn’t taste like it’s old at all. wheat still there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010

Bottle 250ml. @ Petalax Beer Festival 2010 - the 4th. edition.

[ Vintage BBF 2008 ]. Alc. 5.0%. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate brown sugar, cheese, oxidide notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100702]

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