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

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
moshr00m (3) - SLOVENIA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
@beer fest on tap, casked 2012 Amazing first experience with cask lambic! Totally differente than bottle. Sweeter, flatter. (the blackboard said Lambic Boon, but my guess is Faro, since the first choice isn’t available). Bret coming troug on a different level, more like Orval.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kareljandebacker (1) - Balgerhoeke, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2014 does not count
This was the first Faro-styled beer I’ve ever drunk. I didn’t like it because it was way to sweet for my taste. It has a verry nice colour , but not much of a beard (foam).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1326) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from Shirayuki Choujougura’s shop, 498 yen I believe. Served in a champagne flute. I bought this as I was looking for a Faro Lambic for the tick bringing me up to 72 out of 76... 4 more to go! A wonderful clear amber pour with a thin fizzy brown head that disappears leaving a ring of foam around the glass. The aroma is earthy, sour, tart berry like. Very light bodied soft mouthfeel. The taste is caramel or actually more molasses & brown candied sugar very sweet but it also has moments of fruity berry tartness. Quite interesting, I like it but feel it is a tad on the sugary sweet side for me. A nice interesting light beer though for 4%. My first Faro so I have no frame of reference but I will give this style a go again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle at home, from Beermerchants, last beer of the year II - 31/12/13. Pours golden amber with a moderate off white head that stays for the show. Nose is lemon rind, straw, sweet notes, woody, hay bales, light piss. Taste comprises sugary lemon drink, straw, lightly dank wood, syrup. Medium bodied, moderate light prickly carbonation, sweet cessation. So so Faro, a little too sweet.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (9996) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 11, 2013
Der säuerliche Geruch täuscht, im Antrunk ist die Säure sehr mild, eine zuckrige Süße ist neben dem Malz vorhanden. Zusätzlich ist eine pelzige nOte wie bei Süßstoff vorhaden. Malzig bleobend, nun ist die Säuerlichkeit gänzlich verschwunden. Naja... 6/7/7/6/6/6

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 21.04.2013, 0,33l bottle shared with ClubGonzo & ej @ hotel in Brüssels:
Lett sødmerik lukt med preg av lys malt, korn, karamell, brunt sukker. Sødmerik svakt "syrlig" vørteraktig smak med preg av malt, sukker, korn, karamell, litt sitrus. Middels bitterhet og lengde. Kjedelig søtt klisj.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/7/13] Bottle at Nüetnigenoughin Brussels. Clear deep golden-copper. Sugary aroma with light woody notes and a bit of fruitiness. Sweet sugary flavor, fruity, with a faint sourish hint and a light woody hint. Rather light-bodied. Drinkable, but sweet and almost no sourness at all.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2013
25cl bottle. Clear orange/brown with no head. Nose : light aromas overall. Fruity aromas of apple, pear and citrus. Caramel. Sip : light body, water texture with almost no carbonation. Sweet with notes of caramel and fruits. Little sour. Aftertaste is sweet and sour like pear. It hasn’t got a lot of character but it serves it’s purpose really well. Delicious refreshment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2111) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma is a bit "artifical", but still quite nice - with notes of powdersugar and a touch of light balsamico. Tastes like a soft drink (Pommac, Champis?) notes of apples and with a small bitter, alcoholic finish. Low carbonation. Good body for a 4%abv beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (1974) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown without a head. Surgery aroma and a hint of tartness. Tastes sweet like Champis/Pommac soda, but with a bigger body. Grapes and oranges.


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