brnandersen (2527) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml. corked bottle poured in to a Flute. Bottled in January 2009. Slightly hazy, deep golden colour with a bubbly, white head. Sweet aroma with a rather acidic impression: Tart apples, barnyard, bretts, vinegar, well balanced sugar, some oak. Taste is sweet with a underlying tartness. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry with candid sugar, lemons and yeasts. Excellent Faro, sugar and tart notes are really well balanced.
Alengrin (3235) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted as unbottled forerunner at ZBF some years ago, flat and headless, with a complex lambic acidity and funkiness softened by candi sugar, as any truly authentic faro should be, more bitter in the finish. As in the 19th century when this was a daily beverage in the Brussels area, De Cam presented this ’home-made’ drink unbottled straight from tap to visitors of the festival, and started bottling it only afterwards with some alterations, so perhaps this unbottled version should be classified here as a separate entry.
Zita (5497) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light sweet sour aroma,amber, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light nice sweet sour finish. very harmonic beer.
HenrikSoegaard (11491) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Heavy sour aroma. Moderate bitter flavior. Sour/sweet notes. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. Fantastic beer.
Idiosynkrasie (4917) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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. I’m always impressed by the spicy results of the rare Faro style and particularly enthused in this case.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kermis (6991) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mcberko (9344) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 Fonteinen’s faros. Decent stuff.
bytemesis (4641) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Habanero (3267) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.