brugmanneke (274) - - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
Cunningham (3686) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy deep golden color with a small white head.
Aroma: Sweet fruity and mild sour.
Palate: Medium body and slightly sweet. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Fruity and a mild acidic sourness.
Overall impression: An ok Faro. But I am not running to buy another one.
Personal stats: Bottle @ Geokkjer
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightæy hazy copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of funk, tart and some fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light sour with and dry, sweet and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Inbreak (1108) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
23.10.2013, 0,75l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet sour-ish, sugar, sorrel, hints of sour fruits. Taste is slightly sweet, sugar, grass, oak, sorrel. Pretty boring.
ej (527) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber colored with a small head. Aroma is light fruity with light malts. Taste is somewhat sweet with mellow fruit. Light and somewhat watery.
ClubGonzo (3236) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Hazy deep orange body, small white head. Nose is pale malts, sour lactic tones, hints of red fruits and straw. Taste is mild pale malts, faint sour tones, sweet grains and straw. Light body and medium carbonation. A bit watery. Not a very good one.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a lacy big offwhite head. Sourish, fruity aroma with rubber notes. Sweet, a bit sourish flavour with berry notes.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle picked up at the Beer Temple in Brussels. It pours clear pale copper with a thin off white head. The mild aroma offers up some cherry juice cut by water, some sugary sweetness, a bit of red apple and then lighter notes of yeasty funk and slight tartness. The taste is fairly light on the palate and fruity with snippets of spicy yeast and slight tartness and funk interceding among cherry and ripe red apple notes. Pretty nice. It seems to leave a slight film sort of sensation behind on the palate.
kraddel (2044) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
had this one for a while.. opening it alone since nobody seems to care about this ( while i find it rather intresting) yet a bit afraid, faro and pils blended, best before the end of 2011. we’re almost 2013. for faro, that dhould be alright , for pils... also i realy , realy did not like the faro girardin i drank last week... so here it goes, all or nothing?
pours clear copper, very small foam ( more like a layer on the beer than a foam) and a weakened faro-smell. taste is not TOO bad. i still can taste the bad aspects of the firardin faro ( the harshness drinkability, sourness in a bad way.. if anyone understands dutch -- een wrange smaak-- (however you say that in english) but the good sides of it come more forward. like in any faro so far i have a very specific , aplle-all-over taste ( that seems to be onley with me, while its so straight that.. weird) that i like and that comes better to the front in this one.
also is more drinkable.
i would say this is a better version of their faro ( becouse its weeker in taste) but it doesnt get close to the other i drank ( lindemans and straffe winter).. i’m gonna try to finish a whole bottle of this, wish me luck !
Dazz3 (1430) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours copper with a small white head. Smells and tastes rubber, sour, pepper, abit wood and suger.
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle. Clear golden beer with a quite nice offwhite head. Rubber aroma, tart, sour, vinegar notes, sweetish, acidic, juniper berries, woody notes. Sweet rubber flavor, caramel, stable, barnyard, sugary, saccharin, juniper berries, vinegar, dandelions, perfume notes. Quite sweet finish with rubber and leather notes, barnyard, vinegar and some dandelions.