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


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Malty and tart, lactic and acetic, musky, woody citrus. No evidence of after-the-fact syrup addition. Not quite gueuze-like in terms of sourness but definitely in that vein, especially when compared to the saccharine quality of a Lindemannís Faro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
January 2009 Bottle date; Sampled August 2012
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a two finger thick, pale tan tinged head that leaves some lacing on the sides of my glass as it subsides. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, lightly red-tinged, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells musty, musky, funky, and sour; grapefruit zest, moldy oak, urea, a barnyard muskiness, an almost herbal woodiness, and some spicy oak character.

Amply sour, lactic and biting, a solid carbonic effervescence also adds to this. Musky, Brettanomyces, funky phenolics, touches of medicinal notes that lingers, light urea, musty cobweb notes, and old dried leather. The sourness isnít actually aggressive for a Lambic, also the overall presence of this beer disappears in the finish; there is a light phenolic character, but mostly the beer seems to disappear pretty quickly after each sip. Flavors of lemon zest, some grapefruit, touches of caramel leaning oxidation that isnít quite cardboard like, a woody flavor, and some well cured plastic like character. The body is quite light, even too light for a Lambic, it doesnít have the palate presence / slickness that a good lambic usually achieves, and I am not sure why that is. As the beer warms up the curing plastic like character gets more prevalent.

Complex tasting and interesting, I donít like that the beer seems to disappear from the palate so fast, but ultimately this does not kill the beer for me. Enjoyable, but missing that something to take it to the next level for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Murky amber color with tan sheen. Barnyard dung, burnt tire, dandelion aromas. Medium body. Dandelion, wet grass, pale wheat, burnt rubber, lightly tart flavors--good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Orange/Amber pour. Aroma of ruby red grapefruit, dusty yeast, and some farmy funk. Flavor is much more sour than most faros I have had and this one is damn good! Some funk, a bit of citrus notes, yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle during Paulís Pre-Wedding Weekend in Belgium. Pours a light, cloudy amber with a fine white head. Tart and grassy aroma gives way to a nice, mildly sweet flavor with some toasty grass and lemons. Light to medium in body with fine, tingly carbonation. Lightly dry on the finish and very sour, with lasting tangy grass. Much better than the other faro lambics Iíve had. It isnít sickly sweet at all, and the sourness is robust. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
750 ml bottle
Thanks to Markus for the bottle in a trade a few months ago. I finally had a special enough occasion to share this with others. It was a fine example of a faro. I wish more breweries would give the style a try but I know why they donít. Hopefully I can find a few more myself.

Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated caramel body glimmers. There is almost no head among the tart sourness, caramel, black cherries, and Pop Tarts. The blend of sweet and sour is gentle without being sharp and intense.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is bubbly and bright. Wood, tart aspects, and the feel of a young Flemish sour perk up the senses. A great example of what traditional brewing experience can bring I wish I could have had more. While not a daily drinker it is an excellent change of pace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle at Wood Shop 7. Typical amber-orange color. Dusty nose with brown candi sugar and grapefruit. Nicely sour, a little dusty and leathery and restrained sweetness. Pretty good for a bottled faro, and more complex, though not exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
750mL shared at Woodshop 7 by the bu11zeye, yespr, BMan1113VR table. Poured a low haze, deep orange. Medium carbonation. Very dark for lambic. Nose is essentially spot on De Cam with sharp grapefruit rind, moldy grapefruit, lime pulp, fresh cedar. Taste is rich, bitter grapefruit, white pepper, not really sweet like I was expecting. Different from normal faro, this is more like a normal geuze. Excellent palate- typical De Cam quenching citrus, cedar, spicy wood, sharp leather. Much better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours a hazy orange color with a tall tan head. Rather funky for a Faro, but still sweet. There is a good musty funk along with some grass, oak, nutshells, and barnyard. The tartness is still there, underneath all the sugar. The flavor is a nice mix of sweet and sour. Lactic tartness with a hint of vinegar. Sweet sugar and the nice funky notes of musty, damp oak, grass, and some barnyard. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (756) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange, with a big head. Aroma is brett, apples and fruit. Nice full body. Complex flavour with apples, honey, nuts, plums and a good oakines.

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