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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
Draught at Moeder Lambic and at from a jug at Cantillon Brewery, Sept 2009. Pours golden amber, topped with a thin tan head. Mildly sweet candi sugar aroma, tempering but not elimination the lactic acid tartness. Flavor retains some of the tartness, but sugar definitely is the primary flavor. There is a slight herbal character in the background as well. Better balance of sweet and sour than most other faros; not as heavy-handed with the sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2010
aroma is sweet white grape juice--almost candy--and oak. it pours a thick and cloudy dark orange with no head. flavor is again grape juice, with a sticky sweetness but not much other flavor and an odd bitter finish -- imagine drinking grape juice after brushing your teeth. thin-bodied but somehow syrupy and, again, flat. i don’t know, not a huge fan of this, it felt watered down and just odd.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2010
Draught at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Murky amber with dense frothy white head. Sweet nose and taste of apricot, peach, leather, caramel and candy sugar. Soft and rounded mouthfeel. A touch of sweetness in the finish. A good introduction to the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
On cask at Cantillon during open brewing session. Poured a deep caramel amber with a very nice tan head. Aroma of caramel, sugar, and some lambic funk. Taste is toffee, raisins, brown sugar plus a fantastic unblended lambic base. Really nice sweet and sour mix. Moves to medium body from the edition of the sugars/caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Fresh light fruity citrus aroma. A light brown-amber color with a nice tan head. Moderate citrus-grapefruit flavors with a dryness. A good gateway-lambic due to the sweetness. Notes: March 2010 on visit to Cantillon for Public Brewing Session

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2010
In a bar in Bruessels. Color is yellow/white. Aroma of funk and candy. Flavor of sugar with hints of funk. No carbonation. Overall more interesting than tasty however I think it’s hard to do a better Faro.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (445) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2009
Dirrect from the hand tab at Cantillon since they say it cannot be bottled. Color is hazy brown with and nice off white head that stay a long time. Aroma is of malts and caramels. Flavors of malts and mostly of very natural fresh sugar cane, almost like there drinking sugar cane juice itself. With a little sweet and refreshing finish. This was very different and very pleasant.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2009
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity not wall adhesive light brown foam collar which was fine and evenly of structure. The beer also contained no carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a clear brown color and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is light hoppy bitter with a candy touch. This beer smells to candy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
From the jug at Cantillon, 17 months lambic with brown sugar. Aroma is a mix of caramel almost brown ale like malt, with a good malt vinigar acidity. Taste is great, the cantillon goodness mixed with the brown sugar sweetness is on the sweet side of balanced but is light and delicate enough to make it a fabolous drink. This was a good change to the 6 pints or so of straight lambic id already had that day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 12, 2009
Had on draft at Moeder Lambic in Brussels, a night before heading to the Cantillon brewery for another sample of it. The beer was poured from a little plastic jug that looked like a wooden barrel. The beer poured a light golden color with just a few bubbles around the edge, no carbonation but that is to be expected with how the beer was served and the style. The aroma was sweet, not really candy sweet but borderline. Not as sweet as other Faros in Belgium. The taste was sweet up front but there was some of the trademark Cantillon tartness that balanced this beer out very well. Although not my favorite lambic style but I find it very interesting and everytime I can find one, I go after it.


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