ruigo (793) - PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared a 25cl bottle from Delheize (Belgium). Pours a clear brown colour with no head or lacing. Aroma is grassy, fruity and dough. Flat carbonation and light body. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Overall, a not so balanced beer with no much remarkable about it.
Mothroy (40) - - JAN 25, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at home. Very poor. No head, very sweet sickly, chocolaty aroma. Almost no sourness but overpoweringly sweet palate. Avoid.
prawlie (1040) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very dark red, almost black, with no head. Sour farmyard aroma. Sweet, a bit too much. Reasonably smooth, but bland. A big disappointment.
Lore (766) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish brown colour, practically no head, just some off-white lacing; aroma and taste of fruits, some grain, wine, maybe yeast and sugar - would be much better faro with a bit less sugar and more intensive sourness
kraddel (2318) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ zytholoog
Pours dark brown ( very dark for a faro )
Realy sweet smell
Very sugary ( older kind of sugary , bit caramelized ) still ok , but no complexity or sourness
Swaroga (1069) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
25cl bottle. Dark red and brown with almost no head. Nose : apple, caramel, cream, cooked fruits. Sip : medium body with low carbonation. Cloying sweet and cooked fruit notes. Sour and cloying sweet till the end. Buerk.
Theydon_Bois (6304) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home, from BOE, 05/09/13.
Pours mahogony brown with a thin white swirl atop the glass.
Nose is woody, burnt toffee, bitter orange, earthy, light medicinal notes.
Taste is sweet sugary caramel sludge, background fruits, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweet sugars and caramel kick in during the finish.
Drinkable - just, but too sweet, about time De Troch sacked the sugar fiend who turns all of their beers into syrupy sludge ! It started off fairly promisingly with looks and nose !
redtechnj (182) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- Sweet n sour fruity, Very much like a fruity wine
Appearance- Hazy amber with a thick white head
Flavor- Sweet, dark fruit with a slight tart aftertaste, no bitterness at all, slight caramel and oak. Very good!
Martinus (2608) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown caramel colour, no head. Aroma of caramel, brett and artificial sweetener. Sweet flavour, light sour note, lots of caramel. Sweet finish, sweetener, light sour note. Not the best Faro out there, but quite decent and certainly better than I was expecting!
(From 25cL bottle @ DutchDrebus’ place. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)
heavy (2065) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
02/08 A 0.25l bottle @Pater Marcus, Budapest. Only my second faro, unbelievable, but don’t have more available in Croatia, nor actually much elsewhere. It poured clear reddish brown body with almost no head. Sour, lightly stale and brown sugar aroma. Flavor is sweet, but vinous, brown sugar/molasses, raisins, gets dryer and more sour towards the end. Some stale off note I didn’t like. Medium bodied, nicely rounded. Decent sugary and acidic finish. Quite decent one, although I remember the other faro I had as much better.