Brewed by Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Lembeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Faro Boon is een bier van spontane gisting waarbij Meerts bier en Oude Lambiek gemengd worden. De lichtbruine kleur en zoetzure smaak worden bekomen door toevoeging van kandijsuiker voor het bottelen. A beer of spontaneous fermentation, made by the blending of ’Meerts’ beer and old Lambics. The light-brown colour, as well as the sweet-sour character, are due to the addition of candisyrup before bottling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (1530) - HONG KONG - JUL 25, 2016

250ml bottle bought at ICBeer in Kwun Tong.

Clear amber colour; Half finger head and soapy off-white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with quite fizzy small carbonation; Fragrant aroma of rich malt, with strong yoghurt tartness, red wine, light sherry, liquorices, cherry, hint of vinegar, candi sugar and light bread; Strong sweet taste of malt, with moderate wine vinegar, shades of red wine, light red fruits, carbo, sugar, light bread, light lemon and light grass; Close to light body. Thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is malty in fairly watery background, dominated by light wine vinegar and pleasing, candi sugar sweetness. Light red fruit with hints of wine and light liquorices. Light lemon to round. Simple and kinda okay… Hoppiness is no nose, with light lemon and light grass in taste. Bitterness is from liquorices for an abrupt, light astringent sweet malty finish; Slightly dry after taste. Sweet and very easy to mouth.

Comments: This is just a straight forward Faro, without much sophistication as in Lindemans Faro. While the candi sweetness is mellow and nice, its low wineyness and tartness render it pedestrian. Easily drinkable but not top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is musty toffee, sugary, light funk, taste is similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (1905) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 6, 2016
0,25l bottle at home. according to bottle 5% ABV. BB 19.01.2017. amber clear color, small off-white head. smells of belgian yeast, flowery, light ripe fruits, tobacco, bubbly. decent smell. medium body, soft pearly carbonation, full / rather sticky mouthfeel. tastes quite sweet, some belgian yeast, ripe fruits, tobacco, sirupy, light berry notes. finishes quite sweet with some fruity notes. not bad but much too sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
llkc (1425) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
Duft sødlig lidt fuft af æble cider æble most, smag maltet sød æblemost frugtig svag syrlig

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adodo (175) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 26, 2016
Caramel and bread aroma. Clear amber colour. Medium sweet and sour. Very nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgis (398) - - MAY 26, 2016
Cover colour. Thin lacing but very clear! Hoppy aroma but not fresh. Sweet but also strongly sour. Almost no carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (5185) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2016
Copper body, clean and very small head. Soft woody, brown sugar syrup, but not very sweet. Bit leather like, but not terribly complex. Medium sweet with a red wine vinegar like but very mellow sourness. It’s fairly nice but really not my style and still too sweet for me. (25cl bottle from Dekoninck)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MartyW (103) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
Bottle Unknown aroma. tastes like a high production lambic with artificial sweeteners that you find in cheap sodas. Poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (446) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Flaska från Beergium. Mörkorange, klar vätska med litet vitt skum som mestadels lägger sig. Lätt vinägersyra med annars väldigt söta toner. Ljus sirap, farinsocker, aprikos. Halvstor kropp, ganska stilla. Inleds friskt med en del syra för att ganska snabbt gå över i söta farinsocker-toner. Brödig, kakdeg, sockersötma, lite citronläsk (Sprite, 7up). Något maltig avslutning tillsammans med ett litet humlebett. Nästan lite bitter i avslutningen. Sött och lättdrucket!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6449) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Joe. Pours hazy amber, small off-white head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is candi sugar, apple, light funk. Flavor is medium plus sweet, very light funk on the tongue, candi sugar, apples. Medium body, low carbonation. Not terrible.

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