JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the brewery. Beautiful deep golden-orange colour. Aroma is fairly swet, soft pale caramel and a fruity apricot/grapefruit aroma. Completely still. The highly acidic notes are quite muted in the nose, but the classic house character still comes through. Flavour is quite nice however, with a touch of acid present just at the sides of the mouth. The sweetness dampens the acidity quite a bit though. Quite sugary palate. Flavour has lots of fruitiness, lemon and grapefruit with a soft pithy bitterness across the back. Lingering brown sugar flavour. Lightly leathery with an earthy barnyardy character.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, Moeder Lambic. Flat cloudy orange. Cheesy, citrusy (grapefruit, orange tea) aroma. Quite interesting really. Accurate dosage. Apple cider undertones and clear wheat influence. Certainly sugary in mid-palate, but just a soft caramel that would fit any Belgian ale. Leafy finish. Excellent stuff.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Moeder Lambic. Excellent faro, just got the right mix of sweet and sour. Very pleasant. Chardonnay grape like. Vinous.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faro is a unique beer-drinking experience. Had on tap at a special bar called Zageman in Brussels, the Cantillon faro is undoubtedly a benchmark for this style. Faro pours exceptionally flat. In fact, the beer is one of the flatter beers I have enjoyed. The alcohol content is so low it makes it easy to drink, and they are excellent summer heat or daytime drinking beers. The same is also true because the faro is relatively sweet. Very drinkable. The faro is served in a thick glass mug, quite unlike the delicate tulip glasses too. Cantillon faro makes a far different drinking experience in general from other lambic-based beers.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ the brewery. Hazy golden in colour with a medium sized white head. Slightly acidy with notes of brett, citrus, wood and somewhat sweet and tart.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 Jug. Yep, I drank this as poured out of a jug at the brewery. I asked the brewer if there was any Faro since it was listed on their chalkboard but not on the menu, and he said that he had just completed a batch the previous day and had some from his first sampling left that I could try. Toffee-amber color, no head at all. Aroma of fresh-cut vegetation, honey, apricot, nectarine. Very "young" tasting and complex. Honey, apples, grapes, and hazlenut in the wonderful flavor. Cantillon Brewery rocks!
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery.
Cloudy golden coloured with a white ehad.
Fruity aroma with of brett and yeast with notes of wood.
Fruity flavour of brett and wood witj light acidic notes.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Cantillon. We were told that this can only be keepet in bottles for 3 to 4 weeks else it will explode because of the caramel and sugar that has been added to the Lambic. No head and not lacing. Somewhat copper like colour. Aroma was quit sweet for something that originate from Lambic. Dusty dry notes are there with the caramel and sugar notes as well. Hint of fresh fruit and wood blends in as well. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavour was light acidic with sweet notes as well. Dry and light tart finish. Belgium 25-05-2007
LagerPhan (11) - USA - MAY 14, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have this while drinking Belgium beers tour in Belgium. At museum brewhouse is served. Wow! Another sweet Belgium beer, but is not so sweet like sugar stout. Sure it is like "gueuze" but I can drinking more of this because sugar helps remove sulfur and rubber taste that I am drinking in "gueuze". I would drinking with trappist beers!
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the jug at the brewery. Cloudy bronze coloured. Very sweet, almost like a sticky dessert wine but balanced by lambic flavours with a caramel finish. Drinkable.