jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Moeder Fountains... never been a big faro fan, and this didn’t do much to change it, sweet hay, decent
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plastic canister @ the brewery.
Rated on 20100719.
Amber color with small head. Aroma of sugar, ripe fruits and wood. Flavor of sugar, fruits and grass notes, some berries also.
SirLimpsalot (2902) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Söt, fläderaktig doft. Helt utan kolsyra och mycket söt med en ganska diskret syrlig underton.
gyllenbock (6161) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a plastic growler at the brewery in March 2012.
Clear reddish/brownish with no head. The aroma was sweet with toffee, brown sugar, earth and some lemon. The taste was also sweet and rather strange to begin with. (I am not that used to drink a Faro) Then it became better. Toffee, sugar, some earth, funk and light berries. No carbonation. Very easy to drink. It was an interesting beer to try. (only 2 EUR for a glass)
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Moeder Lambic. Pours deep amber with no head at all. Flat as can be. Smells like pear juice. Flavor is sweet with just a hint of sour. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. After a talk with the brewers at Cantillon about this beer, I realize that it is a bit of a gimic. Not really impressed and won’t be searching for any more Faro again.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask @ moeder lambic. Sweet sugar with funk on the nose. Pours amber with a thin white head. Sweet upfront with acidity sneaking in right away with sweet lemon in the finish with traces of brown sugar.
shoulderbroken (2884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Brown orange hazy amber colour with massive beige bubbly head. Aroma is sugar sweetness with a bit of funk. Quite grainy and some wood. Taste is sweet and vinous, maybe even a touch of creaminess at times. Bit appley too and just a hint of citrus sourness.
armando629 (2451) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Casks at Moelder Lambic Fontainas.
Cloudy amber appearance with a froathy white head that stays on the surface till the end... Nice aroma of a real Cantillon brewed Lambic, light grapes and vinous tartness, green leaves and dried peach. Easy character of a Lambic with the added sugars. Sourish tarty taste, light barnyard balanced with a fine sweetness, green leaves. Interesting. Exciting!
Fin (8540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at Chez Moeder Lambic, Fontinas Pl location, Brussels, Belgium 16.12.11 Pours light amber with a white head. The aroma reminds me of walking into an old charity shop, there is old clothes and dog eared books and records, this is the most interesting thing about the beer, the aroma is fascinating. However the taste is frankly something of a disappointment, it is sweet, thin and rather watery. I tried to have this at the brewery a few years ago but was repeatedly steered away from it and told by Jean Roy (I think) that I shouldn’t try that I need to have the proper stuff, despite repeated requests I seriously wasn’t allowed, instead given some of the ’proper stuff’ I’m beginning to think that when offered up against many of the other Cantillon beers his advice was spot on. To be honest I’ll probably be frowned at for saying this but I preferred the Timmermans Lambic Doux which rather surprises me. A7 A4 T5 P3 Ov12 3.1
kramer (5431) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Moeder Lambic. Pours a slightly cloudy amber body with a fizzy and frothy white head. Certainly sugary on the nose, but much more delicate than other Faros I’ve had. More of the cellar/cobweb funk of a real Lambic. Very drinkable, great balance on the sweetness. Still funky as hell but sweet up front. Dries out a lot on the finish with a slight mineral note. Mouthfeel is rather light and airy with perfect soft fizzy carbonation. Long lingering funky finish. Best Faro I’ve had yet.