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


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RATINGS: 242   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3466) - Longueuil, Quebec, - DEC 1, 2012
Bouteille de 25cl. À consommer avant le 4 avril 2014. Bière presque ambrée avec une mousse blanche éparse. Le nez est simple, un peu sucré, les bretts sont peu présent. La bouche est un mauvais mélange de sucre candi et de vieille geuze ronde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (549) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchMark (230) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sissio (821) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 15, 2015
Clear copper, minimal cream head, quickly disappearing Some brown sugar, fruit, a hint sourness Sweet that almost covers sourness, caralamelized malts, cereals,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4535) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle.Clear amber colour with medium off-white head.Aroma is sweet of sugar barnyard mild wood and acid,sweet and sour with nice fresh mouth feels and mld finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2115) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle the grove inn Huddersfield dark red amber thin head. Aroma is sweet red fruits taste same nice sugar caramel slight sour finish. Very flat prefer a bit more fizz in this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackafholmes (563) - - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from grove, huddesfield. Clear deep amber with little head. Aroma of grape, pear and honey. Taste is sweet and not much else. A bit fizzy and with a good oily body. I don’t really.like the sour lambics, and i don’t really like this. So i think I’ll avoid them from now on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
February 14, 2015. Bottle at home, best before april 2, 2016.
Reddish amber with small white head. Aroma is sweet and light tart apples, dark sugars, light funky and earthy notes in the back. Taste is sweet (too sweet) with apple notes and dark sugars, light funky and tart. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4967) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
25cl, Best before 29.08.2015. The beer starts smooth and fresh. Slightly bitter-sourish, nice and not too sweet. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Nice round, fresh and not too sweet Faro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle, 5%. Mildly citric aroma, hint of CO2, and slightly acetic. Clear amber colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is sweet and caramelly with an acetic hint. Good earthy note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2015
The successor of Faro Pertotale (since 2008, if I’m not mistaken), hazy brownish amber with loose head; candi sugar sweetness, applish sourishness, raisins, citrus peel with refreshing effect, hint of woodiness in the background, slightly drying sourishness playing with the sugar sweetness. Typical bottled faro: this style is at it best when made fresh, as the tradition requires; but then, this tradition has all but disappeared and you’d have to visit beer festivals or lambic breweries in Belgian to taste a really authentic faro. If inaccessible, this will do fine to get to know the style.<

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