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


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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3644) - 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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (7825) - 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. I’m not sure I would’ve thought much of this fresher. It’s interesting to try and only my third Faro, but I don’t think it’s my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
@ phaleslu’s 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 (1664) - 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 (3337) - 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 (1291) - 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 (854) - 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 (2347) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
0,25L bottle, BB 02.04.2015 (from beergium.com). Pours dark amber with beige head. The head stays for a brief moment. Aroma is sweet and sour, reminds somewhat apple juice with sugar. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, some sourness, fruits, apples. Body is watery. Overall: ok-ish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (466) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2015
Un faro rond et fruité, avec un nez élégant, une bulle discrète et une bouche toute en suavité avec un sucre assez présent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3975) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Little bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear copper color with a white head of foam that fizzles out quickly. My first impression of the aroma is that it is a lot like apple cider. Mild acidity coming through with a bit of sweetness. The taste is more sweet than anything, but there is a bit of dry, papery tartness. The paper comes out more as the beer gets to room temperature. Lower carbonation, medium to light in body. Drinks pretty easily, but Isn’t necessarily something I would want to drink in quantity. It’s alright, but not a beer I would seek out again.

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