brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is grainey and sour at first,a little tart apple comes in,stays like that, taste is like the back end of a mild sweet tart, sugary,slightly appley ,tart at first ,but that disappears in the sugary foam, firm body,more so then say a wine cooler,plesasant enough
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle@home: layer upon layer of sugar, that is similar to rock candy, there is also candy sugar in there, overall almost liquid sugar, minor caramel & yeast, very fun
dmac (5208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35.5 cl bottle thanks to Dean. Poured a decent looking clear brown thinner bodied with a smaller slightly off white head. Aroma is sugary sweet up front then some barnyard funk along with zest. Flavor of sweet sugars, low key balsamic vinegar, slight yeast, breads, more sweetness and a hint of funk. Not bad and actually although super sweet it seems watered down somewhat.
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky amber. Aroma is a little stinky cheese. Flavor is smooth and malty. A little more body than I was expecting. Decent sweetness and almost fruity on its own. On the front of the palate you get a touch of tanginess. That goes into the thick mouth coating sweetness. My first foray into this style. I was expecting a little more sourness but was pleasantly surprised by the malty full bodied aspects.
crossovert (10759) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My "first" faro, im trying it side-by-side with chapeau. 12.7 oz capped and corked green bottle. Iím trying these two both the same temp, same bottle type, same glass, so i hope to find which one is better.
The Chapeau has this one beat in looks, just slightly, the actual beer here looks better it is a clear brownish red, they head is a bit weaker though.
Take the funk of the chapeau and throw it out the window with this one, I like this one better too. It is slightly tart smelling with a nice lemon smell to it, very much like a lighter version of the gueuze, there is some barnyard but it lingers waaay, waay in the background.
This one is much crisper than the other, it is overly sweet, but Iím assuming that the sweetness is somewhat par for the course. The lambic flavors are there, but simply with a dose of straight up sugar.
Iíd say colder is better to enjoy this one, it isnít bad, but it is really really sweet.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-09-2010 03:49:38
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured reddish amber and transparent with very little head. Aroma is very subtle to me, perhaps a bit of dark cherry and some yeast. Flavor is quite nice...definitely sweet but balanced very well by sour. No hops to speak of. Finish is clean and leaves a bit of pucker sourness on the tongue. Excellent.
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Courtesy of Mane Liquor
Odd colour, a wild reddy amber with a small beige head. Big blend of sweet and sour. Lots of candy notes. Cherries, oak. Very dry finish. Odd but good brew
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colour with no head. Very sweet though not cloyingly, slight sourness, cherries, amaretto liqueur, pear juice concentrate and a very slight funkiness. Great to enjoy in small amounts with a dessert or just on itís own.
txspartan (1007) - Berchem, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable faro beer. As sweet as one might expect from a liquid flavoured with candy sugar.
Strykzone (6214) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A funky brownish red pour with a one finger odd tan head. The nose is sweet dark cherries with a bit of funk from wild yeast. The flavor is also quite sweet and is interesting. It reminds me of a sweet version of a sour. Those cherries, malt, wood. An odd dry bitter finish.