KimmoS (51) - FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The cap left some rust on the bottle. Caramel color, very little head. Low carb, feels "thick". As expected, browned sugar flavor. For you finnish speakers I would descripe the taste as "vappusima". The first time I had this I felt bad taking the last sip because that ment that it would end.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
It looks sweet as soon as you pour it. Appearance is a slightly cloudy redish brown and the head is as attractive looking as a head can be. Thick, foamy and slightly off white. Leaves some good chunky lacing behind too. The nose is faintly similar to a usual lambic just not quite as full on and you can obviously smell at least a little of the candy sugar. The flavour is quite different. Much fruitier than you would expect from the nose and initially very sweet. I mean sweet. The sweetnes vanishes as soon as you swallow and the finish is just like a lambic but much more gentle. I have not had this in a long time as they changed it and I have to say I really wish they hadnít. It used to be so much better in my opinion but never the less this is a lovely drink. They really should make sweets like this...
microakes (154) - CANADA - MAY 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh My God. Love at first taste, this one. lighty flavour of fruit that seems a mix of pear, apple and peach. Sweet, but not overly so, with a tart edge to it. Makes me angry that I need to go to Belgium to get it.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light cloudy amber-orange color with small creamy ivory colored head. Nice fruity aroma with touches of raspberries, dried apricots, appletart, cider and brown sugar, also a woody unthertone. The taste is smooth and has a good balance. The taste is sweet and fruity and the acidity is well integrated. Again raspberrie in the taste, hints of sour apple, crumblecake, sweet rubarbe jam, some earthy tones and some wood. A fine faro with a refreshing caracter.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 Bottle. Sweet musty yeast aroma. Medium tan with small head - slightly cloudy. Sweetness is primary flavor - slight sourness and earthy undertones. A mild Faro - enjoyable.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Dark amber colour with a small frothy white head. Acidic aroma of fruits, cider and candy sugar. Sweet flavour turns into a light sweet-sour woody & vinous mouthfeel with a rather dry, slightly bitter-sour finish with a good length.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is wonderful ruby color. Some cherry funkiness going on, but I know the sweet will dominate from what I expect in a faro. Slightly tart up front, lots of sweetness midway through and finishes that way.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this in Au Trappists in Paris. Really impressive in the glass with its reddish hue and a promise of something different to come. A phenolic nose here but one that is expected from a beer that should be on the funky side. This is a real palate cleanser after a few Belgian ales and would be reat in the summer at the barbecue. The added sugar doesnít cause me any real problems nor does the aparent light hand with hops. This is like a Portuguese style of rose more than a beer with a great refreshing aftertaste and tartness.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber red with a small head. Aromas have the musty sourness of a traditional lambic wth added sweetness (as expected!). Flavours are sweet and sugary followed by a musty sourness. It should be too sweet for my hops loving palate but this is very well blended with nice carbonation and more musty sourness to finish. Quite filling - its a meal in a glass.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky amber with a fluffy, small pinkish head. Nice sugary sour smell. Sticky sweet flavor at first, changing quite tart as the carbonation hits your mouth. Very enjoyable but extremely sugary. Sticky palate due to all of the sugar. Tartness coats the mouth. Very fruity.