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

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RATINGS: 246   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3489) - 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.


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 (1623) - 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 (961) - 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 (136) - - 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 (580) - 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 (238) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sissio (843) - 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,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4574) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2157) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackafholmes (601) - - 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.


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