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

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RATINGS: 250   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014 From a bottle poured a copper color with a small amount of head. Sweet sour flavor with a quick finish.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wiedrzensky (271) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is light clear amber with small white head that lasts for seconds. Aroma of caramel, plum, leather, earthy. Taste is sweet, light malty, plum like, light funky, some acidic notes. Medium body, flat carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mesjasz (229) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Sweet and herbal aroma. Taste is sweet, candy-like with some herbal notes. Aftertaste is sugar sweet with some herbal hops note. Medium body and soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratpatrol1019 (52) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Strange candi aroma, not bad but different. Like an older brown sugar. Flavor of some sweet cherry candy and very light tartness. Over all sweetness is present all way through.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (724) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a half-pint stemmed glass. Pours an amber color with a minimal head that dissipates fairly quickly. Nose is all muscat with some pear, sugar and light funk. Average to active carbonation with a spritzy mouthfeel. Overly sweet on the palate. The candisyrup really stands out and pushes it to the fruity sweet side. The sourness is very lightly in the background. Slightly dry and sweet finish. My first faro.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Pours a clear copper / amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out artificial sweetener and very light funk. Flavour is very similar, with loads of sugar in the background.. Drinks easy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
[Ölresa Bryssel med Wihlan] nä, det här var dessvärre inte bra. Som att koka socker med mycket vatten sen slänga ned några frukter och en eller två grönsaker

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
sir__v (1031) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 8, 2015
At the brewery during the Toer de Geuze - Color: clear deep blond beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: high sweet nose, candied and rotten fuits. Taste: high caramel and sweet domination no balance with the normal sour notes of a fare. Aftertaste: dry sensation caramel. One of the worst Faro that I drink ! Very bad !

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mackeon (148) - - MAY 6, 2015
Great beer from Boon. In the old days, people used to sweeten the sour lambics with a little candied sugar, a drink called faro. This has the sugar already in, and tastes great. Must be drunk pretty cold, though. Artwork is a bit old fashioned.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (610) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle, 25cL. Home. A beautiful brown orange clear beer with a small ephemeral white head. Toffee aroma, acid fruit, wood, light smoke. Medium sweet balanced with light lasting sour. Light body, thin texture, average to good carbonation (fizzy on the tongue), sweet finish with a sour woody note. Overall, good & refreshing faro.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchMark (243) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
The first faro for me. if this one is typical for the style I have to say I like other lambics styles better. It is deep amber with almost no head and little carbonation. Flavor has some sourness but the candy sugar mostly eliminates this. There is some of the lambic brett funkiness and a vinous note. Interesting but I am not a fan.


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