HonusWagner (1629) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peachy aroma that has the slight grape skin twinge of a blush wine. Taste is sweet peaches, slight bitterness mid-palate, light tart finish that lingers in the throat. Very much like a sweet dessert wine, better than I had hoped. Would drink again, at 6 dollars for a small bottle itís not even particularly pricey.
degbert (1200) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. The nose is almost bourbon-like, with vanilla, brown sugar, very faint orange, and alcohol notes. Pours a rich, hazy golden-brown with a smooth, persistent head. The taste is very sweet, but with enough acid to balance the sweetness; there is a faint roasty bitterness on the close and a touch of green apple. Not something I would drink every day, but very enjoyable.
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was quite excited to try another product from the Lindemans line! Now I want to try another Faro style. This gave a keen perception into the Lindemans line in general, as this truly seems to be the base for their other, now hugely popular fruited lambics, knowing that those beers are definitely sugared up as opposed to other truer style lambics. That being said - I really enjoyed this! Heavy in the sweet department, with touches of peaches and apples, a slight spice profile in the back end, and an ever so gentle sweep of sour throughout the body and lingering palate, this was definitely a pleasurable experience. Possibly my new fav from the Lindemans line!!
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, basically for the mrs., peach vanilla aroma but not too and nicely in balance. not too souer. pretty good
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish copper faro with a thick moka head. Very nice lambic aroma, with smooth horseblanket, sweet cherries, epsom salts, quite nice In mouth, a sweet candy lambic with cherry candy powder, apple and lactic points, quite nice. 1.73 euro for a 250 mL bottle at Galeries Gourmandes (Auchan) in líAtrium du Palais des CongrŤs.
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle into flute. Iíve never had a faro before. Iím looking forward to this (new style for me!). Smells like a sour ale or gueze with Brett-forward funk very much apparent. Pours a deep gold hue with a medium head which dissipates, leaving a collar of foam and some lace. Taste is sweet at first, then a wave of sour rolls over the tongue. Belgian candy sugar is left on the taste buds long after the first sip has been swallowed. This is like liquid candy. Awesome. Highly carbonated with an oily texture. Full body. I think this is better than Lindemanís gueze. Very tasty stuff here. Itís very rich, however. I think I could only drink one on any given occasion, though. I think it would grow tiresome after that. One final note, all traces of head, foam, and lace disappear towards the bottom of the glass.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance similar to their geuze with a lightly transparent gold-red body, thin white head. Sweet nose of cork, brown sugar, must, and granny smith. Creamy, sweetened flavor of tea leaves, honey, and sugar, also some light cork, apple, and solvent at the end. Lightly chalky finish, the creamy body sticking to the mouth but without much flavor. More balanced than most of their stuff, but still a sum of parts.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 head: white , 1/2 inch
colour: clear dark amber
smell: sour, yeast, sugar, wheats
taste: starts sweet but blends over quickly into a stingy sour geuze flavour malt comes in afterwards and end is a bit grainy texture is oily end is a tiny bit dry, body is thin but is good for this beer as it is in my eyes a great refreshing beer at hot summer days
hawthorne00 (2549) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5C (as it says on the bottle). Amber, small beige head. High bead. Aroma of under-ripe pears and apples, pepper, cloves, ginger. Tastes very sweet even this cold, with some sourness, funk and spices. Syrupy mouthfeel is a strange contrast with the modest funky sourness and quite prickly spices (I suppose thatís the point). A little astringency is still present, struggling against the sweetness.
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml capped and corked. Pours a clear dark tan golden with a small white head that settles to a uniform small ring around the edge of my glass quickly yet reforms easily with a few swirls of the glass. First thought is that it is a dumbed down slight sweet and earthy lambic nose...guess that makes sense given what a Faro is, but this is my first one. Earthy, slightly dank hay...yet clean in terms of what youíd get from a lambic, light lemon, bread, touch of cakey honey. Flavor is much different, slightly tart at first bu then it is full on apple and honey sweetness with the apple being subtle. Light acidic notes and sweet lightly spiced doughy notes go back and forth. I need to try another Faro.