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Brewed by Geuzestekerij De Cam
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Gooik, Belgium

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (3593) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2014
750ml bottle [2009 vintage]. Clear, orangey, deep golden to amber colour with huge, effervescent, rapidly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Dry, tart, woody, slightly vinous aroma, notes of grapes, vinegar, treacle, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is concentrated sweet-and-sour, notes of grapes, rock sugar, balsamico, a peppery, spicy touch, some nutmeg also; dry, minimally astringent and biting. Excellent spiciness, slightly overdone sweetness, OK tartness. Iím always impressed by the spicy results of the rare Faro style and particularly enthused in this case.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3051) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
Poured a hazy medium yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is musty, fusty and quite dusty, sweet fruit and sour notes. Light to medium body, flavour is moderately sweet over a tart, sour.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
2009 vintage bottle shared at In De Wildeman thanks to sic1314. Pours hazy ber brown with a small off white head. Aroma is big barnyard funky, horse blanket, cobwebs and tart indistinct fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic. Full bodied with light carbonation. Overall it would be so much better without the sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
750mL bottle, courtesy of kraddel (thanks Dylan), pours an opaque dark orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out candied sugar, medium funk, and some slight tartness. Flavour is intensely sweet, with loads of candied sugar, very light funk, and a light tanginess. Very sugary but somehow more tasteful than most shitty faros, likely only superseded by Cantillon and 3 Fonteinenís faros. Decent stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (2949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle, 2009 with thanks to Kraddel. Pours clear orange, large beige head that dissipates quite slowly and leaves fair lacing behind. Aroma is funk-forward, basement, dust, horse blanket, some lemon and a bit of candi sugar. Flavor is medium plus sweet, sugary, laid on top of basement funk. A light tartness takes over mid swallow and carries you toward the finish, where it is (unfortunately) met by a wave of saccharine like bitterness. Finish is pretty bad actually; dominated by an artificial sweetener aftertaste that is not appealing. Light body, high carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of brett, caramel, horseblanket and vinegar. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and flat carb. A nice Lambic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
Bottle shared by esp0r with me, Simonsen & Edvard, september 28th 2013. Dark orange body, nice tanned head. Aroma of grapefruit, rubber, tart. Sweet and lactic berry taste with grass, lemons, blueveined cheese, pepper. Nice and complex, with a sour and spicy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10701) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
750 c&c from bu11zeye. Pours hazy copper with a beige head. Aroma is sort of sour fruit. Med body. Flavor is strawberry sweatsox with a little sour. Finishes very dry and astringent. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours amber with a modest beige head and a cereal and fruit aroma. There is a mildly sour malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. A very nice traditional faro.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle... Mostly clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is funky, acidic and fairly acetic. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Wow! The flavor is acutely sour and acetic up front; then tart and quite sweet on the backside. Finishes crisp and tart with lingering sweetness. Spare the sugar next time. Itís why most Faros suck. This would be very nice if it was a Flanders red - although a bit too sweet for even that style - but itís supposed to be a lambic. Interesting and enjoyable despite being heavy on the vinegar and sugar. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!


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