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


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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (7244) - Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle shared by shrubber85. Pours a clear brown color with no head. The aroma and flavor have a ton of sweetness, candi sugar, brown sugar, the smallesthint of vinegar and a general mild tartness, overwhelmingly sweet, a strange oily mouth feel, my second faro and I am not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (454) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
0.25 l bottle from De Bierkoning, bottled in April 2014. Clear, brownish amber with a thin, soapy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head. Sweetish-sourish aroma of apple vinegar, candy sugar, bitter almond, overripe cherries, raisins, leather, tobacco and oak. Sweetish, minimally sourish, fruity-malty taste of candy sugar, apple vinegar, tobacco, prunes and leather, followed by a short, sweetish and minimally tart finish. Thin to medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Rather complex nose, followed up by a rather simple, not overly sweet taste which lacks sourness for balance. Still a nice Faro that drinks easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7122) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Baby nip bottle bought in Belgium and shared with us dicks .. Light brown gold .. Wet wood, brown sugar, mop, old oude lambic and soil .. . Really awesome faro .. . . Beam the cunt in the head!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Small bottle shared by shrubber85 - thanks again, Roger! 2009 vintage. Pours a barely cloudy browned gold color with no head. Notes of sweet brown sugar, honey, molasses (collectively those must be the candi syrup notes), oak, dates, figs, toasted and caramel malts, and some sour fruits. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, syrupy, oxidized mouthfeel. Iím not sure I wouldíve thought much of this fresher. Itís interesting to try and only my third Faro, but I donít think itís my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8876) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
@ phalesluís cinci tasting. 11.2oz bottle, thanks to Shrubber for sharing. 2009 bottle, I think I heard. Mostly clear brown color. Thin ring of off-white head. Bit of lace. Kind of funky, toasty, caramel malt. Moderate-plus sweet taste, definitely tastes like a sweetened lambic. Drinking impressively nice for 6 years old, not a hint of oxidization (shrubber says he kept it fridged the whole time). Moderate-plus sweet taste, very light bitter. Hardly any sour, maybe a bit of tanginess? Medium body. Smooth, kind of slick, light carbonation. Interesting to try, especially as my first-ever Faro. But as a fan of sour beer, not really understanding why a lambic needs to be sweetened. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1673) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle shared at Cincinnati tasting pour light brown copper with minimal head. Nose light tart funk, tart cherry, earthy spice. Taste very sweet, cloying, light tart early, then sweet continues through the finish. Some earthy, but almost all sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (3363) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle at 100 piv. Aroma fruity, lightly oxidized and lightstruck, light caramel. Clear golden to amber colour. Taste is only very lightly sour. Mostly sweet, caramel. But also light barnyard elements in the beginning. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1298) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle 25cl. Clear light chestnut brown color, small off-white head, mostly diminishing, fair lacing; sweet and sour aroma, candy sugar, apple, light caramel, wood notes; taste medium sweet, slightly sour; medium body, watery to sticky texture, soft carbonation, sweet finish with light sour and woody notes; not bad for a bottled Faro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (870) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2015
Botella. @La Tireuse, Biarritz. 04/09/15. BBD:19/01/2017 Color cobrizo, sabor dulce toques agrios, final seco.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (2358) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Copper color, white head. Sweet/sour taste with honey, earthy notes, ripe fruits, tart and grass. Sweet/sour finish with honey, citrus, tart and grass. Not a fan of the style, but good brew anyway.

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