Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Low Alcohol
Alken, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 1.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 39   ABV: 1.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Like many of these old, brown table beers, the term "faro" is used merely to indicate it is sweetened and coloured, but has nothing to do with the equally old-fashioned faro lambics in and around Brussels. This one is a classic in its style, with a very dark brown colour, clear, light maltiness and sweetened with saccharine; bit metallic with the expected thin mouthfeel, sweet and simple but nothing wrong with it in view of its style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Martinus (4440) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Clear caramel colour, diminishing white head. Caramel aroma, fresh fart. Sweet flavour, caramel. Sweet finish. Mwa.
(from 75cL bottle @ joes’ place. Thnx for sharing, Benzai)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus, Ansjelaah and Joes @ weekly tasting. Opaque very dark brown to black color, small beige head. Not a lot of aroma. Taste sweetish, sugary. Low to average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle thanx to benzai. Brown and a offwhite head. Smells like poop and malts. Taste very sweet, sugar, lemon.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DutchDrebus (5562) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by benzai. Brown colour, no head. Smells farty, manure, sulfur, horrible. Tastes sweet, malty, unfermented, sugary. Smell is way worse though. Thin body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 21, 2013
Dark brown, almost black appearance, low head. Malty and sugary aroma, very sweet taste. Watery but refreshing and good for a low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Erzengel (7561) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2013
Neutral-süßlicher und leicht malziger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist wässrig-neutral, leicht malzig. Der Hauptteil ist mittelschwach, wässrig-neutral & leicht von malzigen Süßstoffaromen geprägt, die zum Nachgeschmack hin deutlicher werden. Kaum Herbe wahrnehmbar. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine mild-malzige und süßstoffgetränkte Note. --> nettes, leicht malziges Tafelbier, aber viel zu Süßstofflastig! 8/12/4/7

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
goozen (3800) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown with beige foamy head, an good low-alcholol version for Cola.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2010
(Bottled, BBE 02-04-10) Very dark ruby brown with a tiny, fading head. I got no aroma at all, must be the first time ever when rating a beer. Sweet flavor of something malt-like, maybe the remainders of a wort vessel rinsing liquids. Light body, sugary palate, low carbonation. A "delicate tafelbier". 6113

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours out very dark brown, almost black beer. Beige-brown head. Looked pretty good for me. Aroma’s of dark fruits, but very hard to smell a thing. Taste... cola with a bit of fruit, cherish? Doesn’t really taste as a beer... It looked good, almost great when poured out, but what a disappointment when tasted it.

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