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


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3881) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2010 on the cork; sampled July 2010
A soft pour produces a two-finger thick, lightly tan tinged head. The beer is a dark, burnt amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, brown honey color when held up to the light. The aroma smells like caramelized fruit, a mix of pear and apple really, as well as a touch of sweet-tea notes, some anchoring tartness as well as some dark grain cracker like notes in the finish if you really dig around for a while. A touch of urea ties in the Lambic origin as do some faint musty and even mushroom like earthy notes. It almost seems to have a sugary smokiness to it at times, though this is quite fleeting.

Because fairly warm the beer is not overwhelmingly sweet; it does have a sweetness though, and one that lingers in the finish with a fruity, caramelized candi sugar note. Lightly tart up front and it has a zippy carbonation that makes it a bit carbonic, all of these help to balance the candi-sugar flavors. Fruity flavors of candied pears, perhaps a touch of sweetened lemon (more like crystal light than actual lemons though) and perhaps a tart berry like flavor are all accentuated by the sweetness.

Not a bad Faro, it could use some more funkiness, as it is completely devoid of this character in the flavor. The sweetness is not too overwhelming here and I could almost see myself drinking this again, though it doesn’t hold a candle to the 3 Fonteinen Faro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9405) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle: Almost clear, quite stable loose off-white head, nearly reddish-amber coloured; delicate cellary-mouldy nose with a distinctive sweetish-fruity background; moderate sweet-sourish flavour, light to medium bodied, soft; slightly increasing hoppiness in the caramelly-fruity finish, accompanied by faint cellary aromas. O.K.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11742) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some yeasty notes. Moderate sweet and bitter flavor. Only slightly sour. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5617) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010
caramel, brown sugar,golden, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (12976) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010
75 cl bottle. Amber with diminishing off-white head. Flavour is sour, fruit and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7668) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2010
Lighjt amber and clear. Has a white head. Aroma is spicy, pepper, light fruit, nice. Flavor is heavy sweet. A bit astringent. Syrupy texture. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a small white head and a fair lacing. Nice acidic aroma and taste sugary notes. A good faro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are brett yeast, malt, caramel, molasses and vinegar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2010
Corked bottle. Brown color. Caramel, leather and bitter walnuts in the aroma. Caramelly sweet with a light sourness. Cola flavor with some vegetable notes. leather and citrus in the aftertaste. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
Bottled. Deep amber coloured. quite clear. Small off white head. Aroma of fruits, wood, light earth, sweetness, and light sourness. Flavour of wood, light leather, sweetness, grape and some earth. Medium bodied. Dry light sour end with a tad of sweetness. By far not the best faro I’ve tried, but definately drinkable and pleasant.

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