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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) - - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1716) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12552) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6438) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3046) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Hazy copper with a small ring of off-white foam and little lacing. Aroma is funkier than expected, but thereís also the usual brown sugar along wooden notes, light minty presence and hints of fruits. Taste is slightly funky and slightly sweet with brown sugar, wood, light fruits and a nice minty touch. Medium body. Low/moderate carbonation. Not bad at all for a Faro. Less sweet and a little funkier than most of the other Faro that I have tried. Drinkable for the style and somewhat tasty too.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (2607) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
75cl bottle, bottled 2009.
Amber-brown in the glass. The nose is fruity-woody with hints of dark sourness. The beer starts intense-concentrated. Woody, Faro-sweetish. Tart. A bit dusty. The mainpart is dusty, smooth Faro-typical sweetish, malty. The woody sourness is not that intense, but present. The aftertaste is long, sweetish-dusty with wood and caramel. Not really highly drinkable. Therefore too dusty, probably too old.
Interesting brew. --> 10/11/9/10

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
750mL thanks to t0rin0. Clear tea amber pour, wispy foam. Nose is black peppercorn, sharp steak au poivre, bizarre Faro sweet tea, spicy potpourri orange, and strange funk. Taste is sweet southern iced tea up front, sugary. Palate is not bright, more of a musty, sticky past its prime. Overall, I cannot say this is good in any way.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2014
Corked 0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. A lovely warm amber orange colored thing this with a small islandy and lacing off-white head. It has a fruity bretty aroma with peaches, red berries and a little wood hint. Yeah, Smells really nice! Oh, itís sweeter than I thought. Soft and really thin on the mouthfeel and also soft prickling on the carbonation. Red Berry sweet with thin raspberry lemonade. Surprisingly sweet, and not very interesting or even good to be honest. Smells quite nice but Iím a bit disappointed in this hybrid. 23.10.2013

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1564) - DŁsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Pours a bright clear copper color with a light tan ring for carbonation. The smell is tart fruit while the taste is a nice balance between sweet and sour with cherry, a little saccharine then a dry ending. Bright carbonation and light+ body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1558) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is sour, fruity and somewhat acidic. Flavour is earthly, light to medium bitter and medium sour.


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