gdschermer (5) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh at the brewery. Delicious and smooth, but a bit overly sweet compared to the other samples that afternoon. Still a delightful beer and worth drinking again.
JohnnyJ (4496) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Moeder Lambic. Slightly cloudy yellow amber pour, small bubbly off-white head. Fruit, leather, lots of sugary sweetness, slight sourness in the background. I am not that impressed, but then I again I really dislike sweetened beers.
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most beautiful Lambic experiences. Something sensational. I had it at Cantillon Brewery and at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. It is extremely particular thanks to the addition of rock candy. A great balancing between the sharp and sweet. An intense play of flavours giving us a special sensation. Absolutely to try whenever is possible. Served directly from the jug.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3317-20100809] Plastic keg. Caramel toast aroma has strong un-fermented wort and light toasted grapes. Hazy, dark brown body with quick off-white bubbles. More like wort or fermenting apples in the flavour, with just some notes of sweet caramel. Medium-full body has a sour background. Not my favourite style but it grows on you after several sips.
(@ brewery, Brussels, Belgium)
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cantillon faro. Draft at Chez Moeder Lambic Fonteinas... First faro . Pours a
reddish plum brown hue, mostly opaque, with a huge fluffy soapy white
head... Aroma of sweet sugar confection and a berry plumminess to
coincide with it...Flavors have a plummy berry presence, semi-tart
through the beginning and middle and finishes on a sweeter bent but
not a total suger bomb like I was expecting. Body is soft as is the
carbonation. A little sweet for my liking but thatís what I was coming
to expect from a faro.
Bontus (638) - Flanders, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitcher @ the brewery. Pours dark orange. Aroma of candy sugars, caramel, caramel cloying the mouth. Not much going on because of the flatness.
Damico (2649) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Brussels at Moerder Lambic. The aroma is of burnt brown sugar, very potent. The dark caramel color has a creamy cappuccino head on top. There are big sweet notes in the flavor, that unlike of Cantillon! The notes probably come from the sugar and caramel added which are very potent on the palate, especially in the beginning. Then the noticeable tart flavor characteristic of Cantillon comes at the end and settles smoothly.
douglas88 (6251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Moeder Lambic. Pours a dark copper almost brown color with a huge white head. On draft. The aroma is sweet sugars and fruit, some dry yeast. Unlike other Faros, a strong fruity lambic base only added to with sugars. Quite natural and earthy. Wonderful. I had two glasses.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It took a second visit to Belgium to finally get to sample Cantillonís faro, I had it cask conditioned at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours a cloudy amber color with a medium, bubbly, beige head. Nice aroma of white wine, acidity, mild funk and candi sugar. Very good flavor of candi sugar with some acidity to balance the sweetness, thereís also some funk and a lactic presence. The body is light with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Itís definitely the best Faro Iíve had so far.
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a nice subtle aroma, no hint of artificial sweetness. Appearance is a perfect dark amber colour, and brilliant head. Taste is lambic but sweet, caramel notes, and a dark syrup finish. Well blended, all articulate flavours, none lost. The folks at Cantillon get it right, yet again.