kraddel (4260) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ home. pours amber, small fading white foam. smell is sweet, lambic
taste is soft, very drinkable and dweet, complex. aftertaste gets more to the sour ( you can even feel this in the throat ! ) and than back to an everlasting sweetness ( realy, an hour later, still had sweetness from this) a nice example, but not THE best faro .
lusikka (6741) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013. Vintage 2009.
Pours a cloudy orange golden colour. Aroma of syrup, cough drops, caramel and some grass. Flavour is very strong and sour at first with notes of syrup, cough drops and hay, but after a while it turns to sweet, apple, raisiny. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Rather interesting, sour and sweet at the same time. One of the best Faro’s I’ve tasted.
oh6gdx (21621) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Orangeish deep golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is sour wood, some sugar and mild syrupy notes. Flavour is sour and tart wood, with a very sweet syrupy notes. Really dry palate. Beautiful beer.
laiti (6476) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle vintage 2009 @ wPBF’13, bottled 01/2009
Aroma is somewhat tart and sour with grapefruit. Flavour is sweet and sour with brown sugar, earthy notes and grapefruit. Acidic finish. Confusing stuff; sour and tart but also sugary sweet at the same time.
olio (6943) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours golden color with a minimal head. Aroma of sugar, fruits and some hay. Flavor of sugar, ripe fruits and nettle. Weird.
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl corked and caged bottle (where oddly on the back side of the label I can clearly see this being marked as a37,5cl bottle also 2009 vintage) pick up at Beer Planet in Brussels pours with a slightly hazy pale copper body and gold edges supporting a thin light tan head of foam. The aroma is a tart fruity mix of cherries, red apple skins and lime as well as some sweetness and a soft vinegar sensation. Wow, cool taste. It begins with a vague sugary sweetness across the palate that tries in vein to cover up tart lambic tartness and sour notes. Quickly the sweetness loses out and uncovers various tart and sour notes like lime, under ripe mango and wood. Around the edges of those notes I get sugar sweetened soft vinegar mixing with faintly musty basement that never sees any sunlight and sweaty gym sock. I’m digging this!
ClubGonzo (4458) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (2009, with mold on the cork!), shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep hazy orange body with a medium white head. Nose is citric acid-like vinegar notes, horseblanket, straw and hints of moss (!) and cellar must. Taste is sweet sugary tones (kind of resembling those tiny artificial tea-sweetener pills we call "sukketter" in Norway), apple cider, touches of horseblanket and hay. Medium body, high carbonation. Talk about having a massive chasm between aroma and flavor! Far too sweet and sugary for me, but not a bad example of the style I guess.
thewolf (11314) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours clear golden amber with a small, frothy white film head. Aroma has sugar, lemony, funk, tart oranges. Medium carbonation, fine dryish and light tart mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet, almost crunchy sugar, but with good oranges tartness. Faro’s are still a weird bunch, though.
Countbeer (4974) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Vintage 2009:
Medium to bigger sized, pretty vast, sticky and slowly changing creamy to beige foamy head on top of a light cloudy dark yellow to amberish colored beer.
The aroma’s are a nice mix of cellar notes, wild yeast, wet stone, some light sour tints, pickles, clear wild wooded yeast, yeasty dust, hints of lemon and malts.
The flavour of this beer is a lovely balanced mix of wild yeast, crispy tart, wood, malts, hint of caramel and hint of flowers, light dry, herbal, cellar stone and dust. Lovely!
There’s a medium sourness and lighter lighter, just a hint of something light sweet that gets taken over by the sournes this beer has. Nice!
Aftertaste is dry, sour, bitter, wild yeast, wood and a hint of malts. Well done.
Low to medium carbo, light dry tarty mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture.
Another lovely Faro! Good beer for sure!
On a side note: had some sushi with it and it suited eachother fine.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a golden amber with only the smallish of heads. Appears somehwat dead in the glass. Aromas are dominated by acetone and little else. Flavours show some lambic type sourness with a somehwat artifical sugary sweetness. Ok but had probably hoped for more.