VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle/12oz - This is the last of the "styles" of beer on my list... I have now had *every* style of beer that exists!!!! - Pours a clear dark amber in color with a small, almost non-existent head and very little carbonation. Aroma is fruity... apples cherries, pears... barnyard funk with citrus and vinegar sourness... with plenty of the candy sugar to fill in the gaps. Finish is surprisingly sweet, given the sour style, and lingering. This might not be the "best" faro out there, but I like it!!
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a moslty translucent orange copper with little to no head. Aroma of fresh red apples, sweet and lightly tart. Flavor was kind of sweet and cereal like, red apples and a light tartness.
ContemplateBeer (1755) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of sour apple, candi sugar and considerable musty leather in the nose. Appearance is cola like with thin white head. Flavor matches the nose, with the leather tones subdued, appearing mostly in the finish. Palate is creamy and bubbly. My first faro, and enjoyable.
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with a rocky head. Aroma is fruit, primarily cherry. Taste is tart, with a sweet edge, mostly balanced but a bit towards sweet. Refreshing, pleasing, quite a nice beer. I donít get a lot of Bret in there but it is present.
theisti (3480) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz capped and corked bottle purchased at The Wine and Cheese Place in St Louis, Missouri. L C09 JFA on the label. Served straight from the wine celler at 55 degrees. Opens with a small pop of the cork. Pour is mostly clear amber copper with a bubbly two inch off white head that settles down with some light lacing. Aroma is mild/light funk, cilantro, amd some cherry sweetness along with additional candi sugar sweetness. Taste is the candi sugar sweetness right away, yielding a touch to cherry fruit and finally displaying a very minimal amount of yeast and funk. Pretty sweet, but a natural sweetness. Palate is medium to light bodied, sparkly carbonation and a lingering sweet finish.
Caseys_Beer (2) - Pine Bush, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intial aroma is that of Malted hops, with an almost funky stale smell. It pours a golden amber color, with a thin retaining white head. Initially a cirtus sugar blend but is quickly followed by a smooth honey finish with hints of cider and apple. The after taste leaves you with a mouthfull of cider and sweets. Overall this is a refreshing lambic. It is smooth sweet beer not to be overpowered by the citrus taste. Would deffinatly try again.
madmitch76 (18173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
31st December 2005
Early amateur rating warning! Fantastic fruity beer, generic fruit flavours, sweet but sourish as well. Yum!
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 375 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors.
Aroma: I know this is going to sound odd, but it smells like the inside of someoneís shoe mixed with candy sugar.
Appearance: It pours an amber-brown color with a thin white head. Lesser head retention.
Taste: The best way I can describe this one is to say it tastes like a packet of the sweet and sour sauce you get with your Chinese takeout. There is a little apple cider, perhaps a touch of orange peel, and a definite sweetness.
Palate: Light to medium body with average carbonation leading to a lingering sweet finish.
Overall: Well, I can say I have this category ticked off, but I canít say this brew is one I would go back too. Itís not bad, itís just not my style. If you havenít had a Faro, this may be your only shot if you live in the states. Go get it you ticker.
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-pours a hazed dark cider color with a dark tan colored thin bubbly head.
S-the nose has some earthy tones to it as the sweetness takes over, a slightly artificial cherry dominates with touches of sugar and honey.
T-the taste is even more singular, very light earthy tones an almost all sweetness with a slightly artificial taste. nothing offesnsive, loads of red cherries with touches of sugary honey and notes of cider.
M-medium syrupy body that doesnít have the carbonation to back it up, extremely juicy throughout but no driness what-so-ever.
D-extremely simple and straightforward, very sweet and somewhat artificial. exactly what was expected, would be enjoyable by anyone that likes lindemans.
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber/orange, with a white head. Aroma is sugar, funk, and fruit. Flavor is sugar, fruit, funk and cider. Fairly heavy body. Didnít know what to expect form the, and it is rather good.