Klimaet (1742) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar Aarhus. 2009 vintage. Cork is lightly moldy with some sugary leftovers. Pours hazy dark orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is citrussy, grapefruit soda, some moldy and funky flavours, but overall a very sugary nose with subtle citrus and green apples. Taste is very sweet and sugary. Minimal funk, light barnyardy nose, sweet green apples and grapefruit. The sweetness is really overpowering. I’ll never really enjoy faro that much.
hackobock (3405) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 7, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2009 (according to the bottle...)
Hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is lemon, barnyard, funk, hints of dark sugars. Taste is light to medium sweet, sour, funky, with a soft, light dry finish with lemon and wood notes.
Light to medium bodied, small bubble carbonation.
kryon (2618) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with low white head
Aromas tart of garden flowers, barnyard, earth, spices, hints of bicarbonate, sweet fruits
Taste has sour notes of bicarbonated cherries, red fruits, sour green apples
Christian (12663) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark amber with a bubbly white head. Funky aroma with grapefruit, hay, old leaves, and a hint of vinegar. Quite sweet, but deliciously tart flavour, with plenty of funky character. It has to be one of the tastiest Faros I have had
ineedbeer (1764) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 375 ml bottle.
Aroma is nice with some moderate and balanced, oak, herbal, Earth and fruit notes. Some light pineapple and citrus notes. Nice herbal, grassy character with a bit of earhty notes.
Pours a slightly hazy, light copper color with a medium sized, moderately thick white head that recedes to a thin film that lingers for a bit. No lacing and small legs.
Flavor has a medium light acidity with a moderate sweetness. Medium light oak notes with medium light herbal, earthy notes. Light citrus and pineapple. Hints of stone fruit. Lingering sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, really nice oak and herbal notes. Earthy character is nice with decent citrus and tropical fruit notes. Sweetness is a bit over the top and artificial to me, but I guess this is a bit how the style should be.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from 09. Cork is very sugary. Pours hazy orange with nice small head. Aroma is citrusy and grapefruit, grapefruit soda. Funky and dusty, light grains, un-ripe stone fruit, candied orange. Taste is sweet at first, then turns really dry, light grapefruit bitterness in finish. Only light sugary. Peach candy, dusty, funk. Candied orange, zesty. Tart wheat.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst - Oude faro de cam. A lovely gold with a cork sugary sweetness. Dry, light body. The taste Is tart, cork, woodsy and sweet. It pairs well with a bready traditional belgium rice pudding.
Erzengel (7547) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
*Old rating. Bottled Jan 2009. The beer is smooth and sourish-sweetish. Easy to drink, fresh and smooth, nice horse-blanket with a sweetish-sorish finish. Nice.
Martinus (4437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colour, dissipating white bubbles. Aroma of apples, light sugar, some light butter. Somewhat sweet flavou, apple, light lemon zest, some funk. Finish sour apple, lambic funk. Quite fresh. Lambic with the sharp edges removed somewhat. Interesting.
(From draught @ ZBF 2015, Leuven)
tderoeck (8042) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
26/IV/15 - on tap @ day 2 of ZBF 2015 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-523)
Note: also had it at Toer de Geuze.
Clear blond to pale orange beer, small aery white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: funky, brett, horse stable, cow fodder, hay. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: slightly sweet start, pretty bitter, funky notes, woody. Aftertaste: spicy, lemon juice, bitter, lemon peel, green apples, tart finish. Not bad!