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

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
75cl green bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a minimal off-white head. Foam dissipates quickly. Aroma is funk and caramel, with spices and flowers. Taste is miedium acidic, with sour and funk. Notes of burnt suger and slight booze. Some wood and a hint of vinegar as well. When warmed up, this beer almost recalls a flemish red, like a mix o lambic with a 30% of flemish red. Thin in body and little carbonation. Not bad, definitely interesting.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber color, large fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of subtle earthy caramel. Taste starts sweet cotton candy then bitter toast and straw. Light body. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
In short: A slightly sweet acidic lambic with an unexpected red-fruits flavor. Very original
How: Bottle 750ml. Exact age unknown
The look: Slightly cloudy light-copper body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is musty, rustic, a bit funky and with a good amount of unexpected red fruits. This is supposed to be a faro (according to ratebeer current style) so I was really surprised by the color and aromas. Taste has a little sweetness but it is a lot less sweet than what I expect from a faro. The sweetness felt like red fruits sweetness. In a blind tasting I would have sworn this was a fruit-lambic with an unusual fruit (some exotic red fruit of some kind). The beer ends with a sharp acidic tartness that is a bit reminiscent of raspberry pits. Acidity level is pretty much the same as a regular fruit Lambic but there is no almost no sourness. This was a strange beast for sure and drinking a full bottle was actually quite easy (compared to most lambics). I think this beer is both underrated and probably wrongly classified as a Faro (which could explain the underrated part). That’s my opinion and unless someone tells me the things I write in my ratings don’t make any sense I will continue macerating spongy clocks in the noisy lights of the coral reef.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
Clear, amber body with a lightly brown, creamy head. Sourish aroma, clear Girardin touch with fruit, barnyard: very complex and well balanced. Moderately sour, lightly sweet flavour. Very nice and complex beer. Drinks very easily. Maybe tad too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Aroma: tart, cherry, funky
Taste: sweet, toasty, dust
This beer finished dry which was surprising with how sweet it was.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Pours a red color with no head. The taste is sweet, fruity with loads of rasberry flavors. Finshes slight sour and balanced. Light dry palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Även det en Lambic-Faro som hade mycket diskret doft, smaken var ganska söt med spår av tall och enbär. Kan inte mäta sig mot Straffe Winter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - SEP 26, 2011
750ml bottle shared with the crew
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium off-white head and some lacing
Aroma:Tart cherries
Taste: Sweet sugars, tart fruit, woody and toasty
Nice and smooth, easy drinking

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy red/brownish with a small head. The aroma was rather fresh with light funk, sugar and something "green". The taste was rather sweet but not too sweet in my opinion. Not a complex beer but refreshing and descent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. Actually a darker copper color. A sweet aroma of brett, massive funky brett and some brown sugar. The flavor is a dead on Faro: sweet sugars, leather, wood, funky and light tart lambic elements, caramel, low carbonation. Very nice. Nothing unpleasant here and a Faro is nice to try from time to time. Very drinkable.


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