HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, with caramel, nut, and wood notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Flavor is very sweet and slightly sour. Notes of fruit, wood and caramel. Loads of residual sugar. Sweet, sticky finish.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like low tide and wet clay. Raw sugar. Shimmering bronze, small white head. Strongly sour for just the instant to realize the flavor and then it becomes an unapologetic onslaught of refined sugar. Tastes as if they completely saturated the solution. All sweet. Are all faros like this?
Pailhead (4741) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: The aroma smells like an old musty tent that been rolled up sitting in storage too long and some sweet yeastiness. It pours a transparent copper with a small soapy white head. The flavor is all sugary apple. Too sweet for me. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation.
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, BB 7/7/2008. Poured medium reddish-orange with a loose cap of pinkish-white head.. some sediment suspended in there. The aroma was quite sweet with wet blanket and oaky overtones.. touches of lemon zest and green apple emerge with warmth. The flavor had a bit of Sweet Tart kick on the fruity opening with oak spicing it up a little.. green apple provided a dominant character for the rest of the drink.. not a whole lot of lambic-y funkage or assertiveness to note. Tart at first on the palate, then hugely sweet the rest of the way.. quite a bit like candy.. drank easy enough, but it seemed dumbed-down.
finol (2142) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours brown red with just a hint of head.
Smells of meat (!), vegitabels and some tartness.
Fruity sweetness and some tartness.
hirigalzkar (2282) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. This one tastes like a sweet, sweet fruit beer without fruit. Big dissapointment!
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy orange-brown pour with a thin white head. Acidic aroma with apple juice notes. Very very sweet syrupy candy flavor. Some tart apples. Bitter with a bit of alcohol on the finish. Very enjoyable. Would make a great desert drink.
floydian1 (916) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 7, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
250ml bottle. A clear dark brown beer with a small but stable white head providing decent lacing. Nose is dominant candy sugar with a subtle geuze-type lemony astringency and background malts. The taste is sickly sweet candy sugar almost totally obscuring the lambic elements of the brew. There is just a faint touch of tartness in the finish to make you realise it is lambic beer but there is far too much artificial sweetening in my opinion. Disappointing.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into champagne flute: Hazy golden color with sour, fruity notes. Very sweet and sour body. Drinks like a champagne and very sweet. This is my second faro and I think I appreciate the style, though it may be too sweet.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle 250 ml from CM Sello EXP 06 Sep 10 light brown creamy white head. Scent:candy sweet Taste: very candy sugary kick at first dash of green apple sweet malts in the middle then dash of sourness in aftertaste. Ten years ago when I was a rookie in tasting I loved this kind of beers. No any more.