TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2010 375 ml bottle from Binnys (Orland Park, IL). Finally got a Faro to rate. Well, here we go. Pours a dark rusty coppery red, brownish darker with good haziness, a small offwhite head that dies to a ring, laces pretty well. Decent overall, deep pretty color. Aromas are a combination of sour lactic acid, a decent acidity, barnyard funkiness, dust, hay, moving into wheat bread, crackers, a light sugary candy sugar does indeed poke through. Lighter on the sensory organs. Initial is fairly sweet, almost a light ginger beer type feel or maybe a touch of raisins, sweet candi sugars mix with decent acidity and sourness, a touch of citrus, biscuits and bread with a decent funky bretty quality. A decent "7-Up" type quality. Quite interesting, too sweet for me as a ginger ale and light sourness sneak in, light funkiness. Lambic - Lite with a bit too much sugar for me. Stale bread and sugars linger, light tartness and funk are there. I still a bit confused as to why this style is made.. Essentially, flat Ginger Ale with a touch more tartness overall. Not a bad beer, but not really something I want to necessarily consume again.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weird nose...a metallic influenced bite of glassy butterscotch and a woodsy, earthy, pretty mushroom-like and pretty sweet in the foundation. Prickly carbonation and plenty of sweetness with fruity flavors everywhere. Not bad...though a bit novel.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark copper with an off-white head that quickly fizzles away and a funky geueze-like aroma. There is a sweet candi sugar and fruit flavor with a tart finish. Very refreshing.
craftycarl21 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with sflpunk. Completely clear amber pour with minimal head, though it perks up nicely with a swirl. Aroma holds definite pure sugar, like the coating of a Sour Patch Kid sort of candy, but without the fruitiness. The sour tartness definitely comes through as well, along with an intriguing salty character and notes of prime rib. Totally weird nose. Flavor is, quite simply, a sweet lambic. Tartness fades, and is replaced by pronounced sweetness, and a hint of lemon. Palate is impressive considering the sugary flavor, and has a nice, dry, crisp body. My first faro; I donít love it, but itís interesting, and definitely worthwhile.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2011 375 bottle. Nice to see these finally show up, love the label. Only my second faro. Sweet aroma but with enough funk, sour to seemingly balance it out, kind of a honey aroma. Flavor follows, pretty much what one would expect. Definitely better than the first faro I tried. The lambic part is fairly nice, nice and lactic, funky, sour, medium/strong amounts of sugar, could almost use just a little less. Not sticky but almost there, lively fizzy carbonation. 220.127.116.11.14 . . . . . [rerate for funkybrewsters 73rd style rate] 8.4.11, some more funky vinegar in this one, some tea like tannins as well, stale hay, toffee, caramel...? bit cheesy... eh 18.104.22.168.13
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, thanks to TheHulk. Pours clear orange, thin to no head, no lacing. Nose is sweet, like sweetened lead paint. God, I canít even describe how awful this is... Cuvee Rene is so nice, why is this so awful? Why Baby Jesus? Why? WHYYYYYY?!?!? Aroma of stale beer and bile, like the next morning vomits of a lambic binge. Flavors are similar to aroma. Sticky and unpleasant finish. Metal, sugar. I HATE faro!!!!
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Thanks to inflatablehair. YES my first Faro. I didnít know what to expect so here we go. Pours out almost like apple juice with a small white ring of a head that disappears very fast. Aroma was of sour apples, grapes, and sweetness. Taste was more of the fruit and some spice, as you can guess lots of Lindemans sweetness. Not bad for my first Faro.
scoth (626) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange-amber with a large beige head, fine and clinging lacing. Aromas of apple, apricot, biscuit, orange, honeysuckle, and grass. Medium-thin body, tart and creamy. Medium sweet, not cloying, medium orange pith sourness, and a light sour finish with just a hint of bitterness.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at beer judging school during violent thunderstorm. Aroma of daisies. Taste bias: itís sour night. This seemed sweet and luxurious. Thick, smooth, if I knew what horehound candy tasted like I might think this tasted like it.
Hermod (4963) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl bottle from K-SuperMarket, Vantaa. Poured light colabrown with a thin white head. Aroma is sour fruits. Flavour is sweet with apples and raisins Too much sugar for me, otherwise an interesting beer.