Fin (9351) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgium, consumed 19-11-09 Pours rusty red with a couple of white bubbly islands floatoing on the top, otherwise the carbonation is a little more muted than I expected. Taste is sweet which totally tempers the underlying sourness, sort of sacchriney sweet at times tasting just a little artificial. Bit soad like as well, quite fruity and tangy, soft in mouth but altogether this is a quite safe beer, fine and in fact quite reasonable but nothing exciting. A6 A4 F6 P3 Ov12 3.1
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slighly hazy yellowish orange color with small red hues. A rather big off-white head that actually stays around for quite a while (not very common when it comes to lambics) and leaves nice lacings.
The smell is refreshing and pleasant with quite a lot of sweet fruit aromas (tangerines and peaches) that reside on and suppress some rustic aromas of hay, yeast and malts. Hints of fudge and caramel. The classic lambic character in this one is light and mellow, but itís noticeable.
The taste is mild and easy-going. The malty backbone is quite prominent with plenty of flavors of fudge and caramel. Some semi-sweet fruit aromas. Hints of grass, yeast and hay, and perhaps a minimal note of oak barrel. The finish has a mild lemony tartness to it and this helps to balance the otherwise rather sweet taste. The finish is short and one-sided with a light maltiness and some fruit.
Moderate body. Slightly stickier than expected and the finish lacks the dryness of most lambics.
Iím not sure about this one. Itís tasty and easy to drink, but itís a bit restrained and uninteresting. Itís a bit on the sweet side and has quite an unusual composition of flavors (lots of malts and caramel) considering that itís a lambic. I would have liked more character and en edgier profile with less sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
anders37 (22479) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish fruity caramel and sugary aroma. Fruity sugary caramel flavor. Has a sweetish fruity sugary spicy finish.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cL bottle. Pours translucent amber, capped with a medium sized ivory head. Aroma is mildly tart, with notes of tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, and sugar. Flavor is relatively sweet, with caramel, dark fruit, candi sugar, and mild herbal notes. Sweetness lingers, and gradually gives way to some astringent character.
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours clear brownish with a dissipating white head.Nice cellar and caramel aroma.Very sweet with an moderate sourness.Some cellar ,funk ,oak and fruitiness in the flavor too.Nice, but a little on the sweet side.
reserva (31) - Oud-Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
red, brown, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, soft carbonation, bread,
Wim (3551) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber coloured body with a white head a spicy sour fruity aroma a soury fruity sweet taste with a soury bitter finish
Yves (2780) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear reddish coloured beer with medium white head. Sour aroma. bit fruity. Full sweet palate. Finish is soft sour ending dry.
thewolf (11983) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours clear copper with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has red apples, subdued caramel and a light berry touch. Medium prickly carbonation, light dryish mouthfeel. Flavour has soft tartness as its background, light caramel, sweet sugar. A touch of spiciness as well. As weird as faro always is.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild nose with hints of sour cream, earthlyness, grass. A bit of sour sweetness in the flavor with vaint notes of wood and fruit. Mild, drinkable and rather forgetable too. Back on 100% faros :)