patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours yellow-orange and mostly clear with one finger, foamy head and a bubbly body. It smells of candi sugar and fruit accented malt. The taste is sweet candi sugar overlaying an earthy lambic funk. It probably won’t blow you away, but I gather that faros are session beers and it fits that role well.
rallison (116) - USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok, so this should give me a rating for the faro style. Huge thanks to Nicholas for bringing me a couple of bottles of this. Good guy.
Pours a rather muddy, brown color with a decent head that never fully dies. Tons of sweet sugar and sugary berries in the nose. Too sweet? Quite possibly.
The taste is also overwhelmed by sweetness, with touches of dark berries trying to peek out from the candi sugar/brown sugar sweetness. Notes of raisins.
Super sweet. If you know what you are getting into with the style, this is a fun beer. But...if you don’t like sweet, you will hate this beer. Also, almost no funk noted here...disappointed in that.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] shared by skyview. Pours a hazy gold with a small effervescent head. Aroma is sweet, slightly tart, some vanilla, and not a whole lot of funk. Flavor is sweet and sugary, slightly tart, some vanilla, and a quick finish.
turbothy (1120) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber (morning urine) with absolutely no head. Still lots of carbonation, though. Heavy, sweet aroma. Nice fresh tartness without being mouthpuckering, and very sweet which will not appeal to some. I like sweets.
GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 Fairly common here (south of france) on draught. Tart, fruity (apply) aroma. Sweet, tart and fruity flavour, no puckering, a clear hit of caramel. Thoroughly refreshing. I’ll take it any day over the yellow lagers everybody else in the bar seems to consider refreshing.
kwatoko (43) - BELGIUM - APR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Browny orange of colour, hazy with thin head. Sweet aroma of candy sugar and malts.Taste is very sweet, somewhat sticky with some yeast at the end. Not bad, even though I find it a bit too sweet.
Tmoney99 (11069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with cork.
Poured dark copper color with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Good barley wheat & yeast aroma. Medium body with tingly texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy sweet fruity flavor with a solid fruit and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a standout lambic.
MiP (13788) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 4.2%. Nicely acidic and woody aroma. Hazy amber colour. Big stable tan head. The flavour is sweet and acidic. Very clean, of course quite sugary. Good fruity acidity. Refreshing.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received a 375ml bottle via trade with MrBunn. Pours a hazy orange amber brew with a thin off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of sweet candi sugar, pears, a hint of peach and wintergreen. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of overly sweet pears, wintergreen, some tart cherries, and mild spice. Finish continues the sweet characterwith some yeast and tart fruit after the finish. A pleasant surprise for a faro.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy ruby with a medium tan head.
Aroma is sweet, sugar candy with notes of wood and humid cellar.
Flavour is fruity, honey and caramel - pretty sweet and with a metallic aftertaste.