Grzesiek79 (3522) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled in January 2009. Niesamowite i odjazdowy lambick. Po glosnym wystrzeleniu korka i zadymieniu wprost z szyjki butelki 0,75 juz podczas nalewania dociera zapach wilgotnej scierki, i mokrego drewna. Pieniste niesamowicie, przy tym solidnie trwala piana, kolor bardzo metny bursztynowo-herbaciany. Zapach intensywny nieco potu i trocin, a smak niesamowicie z poczatku uderza slodycz w postaci kandyzowanego cukru potem blyskawicznie smak przestawia sie na cierpka i kwaskowa nute, do tego lekko gryzaca i goryczkowa. Doskonale zbalansowane. Rownowaga miedzy slodkosci a kwasna lambickowa octowoscia. Finisz kwasny intensywny i dlugi, lekkie nuty brazowego cukru gdzies w oddali. Swietne prawdziwe FARO. Mistrzostwo stylu, polecam jaknajbardziej.
Travlr (16444) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the source, Tour de Geuze 2011. Cloudy variegated golden amber color, no head or lacing. Sour and caramel together, with no overt sweetness, but with some white pepper, citrus, apricot. Outstanding.
Ungstrup (30818) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. A dark unclear amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, horseblanket, sugar, and vinegar. The flavor is acidic and sweet with strong notes of sugar combined with medium notes of vinegar, caramel, malt, lemons, and horseblanket, leading to a lightly tart finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
Fin (8430) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, Belgium April 2012 consumed at home 20.05.12 Looks almost copper in colour, quite flat on the pour with no bubbles, but pretty good clarity. Wonderful aroma, I get the usual horseblanket type wafts but it is rather swamped by a wonderful vinegary salad dressing, in fact it is balsamic and a very nice one at that. Tart and sweet, this one really gives your tongue and tastebuds the most wonderful workout, your tongue will feel like its in a gym, balsamic, molasses, lemons, cane sugar it is all here. This is quite, quite lovely, tongue tingling tastic. A8 A3 T9 P5 Ov17 4.2
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - 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!
Kr1zz (261) - BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample tasted at Zythos Beerfestival 2015.
Pours hazy golden to amber with no head and no carbonation.
It was really well balanced, little sour and sweetness, in between!
ElManana (1149) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at De Cam. Very grainlike at first, cookies with a special aftertaste. Gets better the more you drink, lemon, sugary, but very well balanced. Good stuff!
Jerre (3018) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bab festival. Pours golden orange color, with almost no head. Aroma spicy, sweet malts. Medium body. Taste some lemon notes, sweet malts, and sourness.
pyx (16) - København V, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange and very unclear. Smells of apple and cherry. Fruity taste with notes of brown sugar and sweet berries. Not too sweet though. Hop dryness in the middle and fruity end. Very nice faro!
Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 don’t. 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.