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Brewed by Brouwerij Girardin
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Sint Ulriks-Kapelle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brugmanneke (278) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2012
(75 cl bottle, bought in 2009, opened 11/2012) Chestnut-coloured and hazy with a creamy beige head. Smells of sherry, with fruity and peppery notes. Aroma of cherries, apples, caramel and madeira wine as well. Hardly any bitterness, but some some acidity and sweetness. Moderate and tolerable sweetness at first, that becomes stronger with time and is an important part of the aftertaste. I guess that’s what the sucralose does, that can be found on the list of ingredients. I would have preferred a tart and drier finish, but then it probably would not pass as a Faro. I was still pleasantly surprised by this beer, that to me tastes like a mixture of oud bruin and lambic. I don’t get the pilsener part, though - is that really in the mix? Anyway: different and interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle (thanks to hannont for sharing)... Poured a cloudy, golden, burnt orange with zero head. Nose had cedar, wood-like incense, and dominant yeast. Some acidity, funk, and tartness that meshed with spices and light fruits, along with wood (especially what came off like cedar). I could see this may be awkward and astringent to others. But I enjoyed it quite a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neepsntatties (1209) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle shared by "hannont". Colour...semi hazy gold with no head. Nose...smells like a humidor with a lean towards cedar though the tobacco is there as well. Palate...lightly tart and sweet up front with an Aspartame like aftertaste then a brief shot of fruit before the flavour disappears.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, adicid notes and light leather. Flavour is sweet caramel, scidic notes, fruity. Dry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, acidic and some tart. The flavor follows the nose with additional sweetness. The palate is dry with sweetness and some acidity. Overall a good beer. [Rating #3500]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
At recent RBBSG my bottle

Head: small white, foamy
Colour: dark redish amber
Smell: malts, some sour, somewhat irony and sweet
Taste: somewhat similar to the aroma , typical Faro with typical Pilsner in the flavour ( cause this is a Lambic/Pilsner blend ... )

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (2856) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
Dark amber colour, white head. Aroma of brown sugar, quite tart, caramel and overripe fruit. Quite sweet, light sour flavour, quite some caramel. Sweet finish.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Thanks Vincent!)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4030) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
thx. to Vincent / Belgbeergeek // 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // copper / amber coloured with not much of a head // aroma / lambic dominates over the sugar. Girardin lambic clearly noticeable, lemon tartness blended with a definetly present but not overpowering candy sugar // taste is sour lemon with some mellow malt=like elements, light barnyard funk, touch of spices, hint wood and that bitterness that some lambic’s can have with a clear layer of partially eaten candy sugar running through it, almost musty // mellow, softer carb. neat in a style that I have mixed feelings about even if I like it

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
75cl Bottle@ RBBSG, courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Amber coloured beer with a small white head and no carbonation. Light sour, short grainy hinted aroma. Medium to full palate, smouth and little sweet. Finish is sweet fruity. Rather sweet with a light grainy sour herby sweet balanced hint to it. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11274) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle from Willems. I drank this in memory of Jan Girardin and all the wonderful beers I have had from Girardin the past few years. Hazy orange with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark sugar, wood and pepper. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 160812


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