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


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brugmanneke (283) - - 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 thatís 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 donít get the pilsener part, though - is that really in the mix? Anyway: different and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1230) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2015
Bottle. Shared at Dangerous Bottle Share 8.0. Bronze pour with a decent off white head. Nose is sweet, cheesy, brown sugar. Taste is light bitter, funky, cheesy and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (620) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Shared at Dangerous Bottleshare #8. Thanks to Bursprak for this! Pours light hazy dark orange with a thick white head. Aromas of green apples, vinegar, hay, brett, sugar, citrus, cheese. Taste is green apples, sweet sugary notes, hay, cheese, citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1519) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle shared @ dangerous bottleshare #8 . Pours hazy amber with a bright tan head. Aroma is pretty rural with some sour apples, funky brett, weak vinegar, horse blanket and some more sugary and malty notes as well. The taste has some weak cheese, weak sugar, sour apples, sweeter caramel notes, ginger, vinegar and dry wood. Faro has never been my style but this was drinkable indeed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (866) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #8, thanks to Bursprak. Pours a dark amber with a medium sized, white head. Aroma is pretty weak with some sweet, white grapes, slight vinegar, slight cheese. Taste is pretty sweet with some funky and more tart notes. Very easy drinking lambic, and the balance is actually pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours slight hazy Amber brown with a small off white head. Aroma of funk, dusty notes, tart fruits and barnyard. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6492) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Sample courtesy of Kermis at my 20th anniversary in NL party. Thin creamy white head. hazy golden pour. Balanced sweetness and sourness. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3131) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
A kind of faro, undoubtedly blended with their Ulrich Lager. Creamy, sticky, snow white head, colour pure amber, warm glow. Sweaty lambic aroma, sherry, hay, fennle seed, strawberry, mango, white pepper, pale malts, cinnamon. Bit sugary sweetness in onset, aromatic herbs (star aniseed?), smooth and somewhat thin mouthfeel, light acidity, subtle lambic character, clearly diluted by a ínormalí beer, light bitterness in the end. A curiosity and not much more than a variation on Girardin Faro, not well-suited for the diehard fans of authentic lambics, but still lambic-like enough to be enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Hazy light amber, sweet front, caramel, touch herbal, and thatís a lot of the taste. Bland, just a touch of faro character, but fruity and almost sodalike.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
750mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Nose brings out funk, light sugar, a little vinegar and more funk. Flavour certainly is interesting, with unusual notes, with sugar, an herbal quality, pickled vegetables, and some very subtle funk. The sweetness is artificial tasting -- must be the sucralose thatís used here. Not the most elegant faro, but itís quite intriguing in its uniqueness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper pour with thin bubbly white head. Aroma is malty, nice funk, more than I would have expected from such a blend, lambic-y notes. Taste is sweet, light wet hay, very mild funk, caramel, interesting. Palate is sweet, med bodied with good carbonation. Not half as bad as I thought quite drinkable faro.

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