Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty mahogany with a medium off white head. Sour, acrid lemon, grape skins, canned pear, and fruit salad. Flavors take a back seat to nearly cloying candi sugar. Slight pear, cherry, doughy yeastiness. Some new oak, and other damp woody flavors. Traces of lemony sourness linger in the background in the sweet finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Clear maple color with white bubbles on the surface. Sweet, bourbon nose with some fruit and oxydized notes. fruity and very sweet. Very dry but heavy finish.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to after4ever. Pours a cloudy copper with an off-white head supported by streams of carbonation. Lightly sour cherry aroma. Soft, round mouthfeel with surprisingly light carbonation, given the look of my glass. Lightly sweet taste of oxidized apples and cherries. A touch of woody tartness in the finish.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330. Thanks, Maria! Wonderful stuff. Sweet and sour oxidized apple nose, plenty of cherry there as well. Hazy dark amber body with plenty of tan suds. Big mild cherry/apple attack that persists through the mid palate and the finish. Wonderful stuff. I could drink this now and then if it were local.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Dark brown-amber with a light head that fades. Aroma is woodsy - oak, slight lactic and vinegar acid presence, and some yeasty funkiness, as well as some fruity sweetness. Taste is nice: strong sour upfront fades to an oak and cherry middle that is quite sweet. Finishes with candy sweetness, bordering on cloying which is the only down point here. Nice high carbonation, quite drinkable. First faro; quite liked it.
Grovlam (4150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small white head. Light hazy amber color. Apple, vinegar, fruit, blackcurrant mixed in with a quit sweet malt profile. Medium bodied because of the moderated sweetness, somewhat sticky texture. Flavor was sweet with light acidic. Finish was sweet with a touch of acidic. Maybe a bit to sweet for a Lambic. Need more balancing acidic, still very drinkable.
Beer4000 (4118) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 250ml bottle. Lovely golden brown body with some minor sediments. The aroma is not to distinct but delicious, a bit acid with cellar notes but also some fruit. The flavor is sweet like candy sugar but also some notes of acidic. There’s also some apple and orange peels in the flavor. Long lasting finish. Quite refreshing even as sweet it is.
Re-rated as 750ml bottle@Kristiansand lambic festival. Use to appreciate this a lot, but this time I had the chance to compare with a bunch of other lambic based beers. This is still nice and refreshing, but the score has to be modified a bit down when comparing. My comments are unchanged. (Earlier rating: 8-4-7-3-15).
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught @ Poechenellekelder, Brussels. Light brown. Caramelised/brown sugar with slight tartness. Could be an uncomplicated thirst quencher but spoiled by excessive sweetness.
rane (835) - Nibe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. This is a difficult one. Amber colour with white creamy head ad good carbonation. Aroma is sour mayby a little hops, not nice. Taste sour with a lot of sugar sweetness and lots of carbonation. Too sweet and too sour for my taste.
I doubt that I´ll ever get to like these beers.
kramer (4377) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle, via Papsoe. Bottle 3 of a 4 bottle Faro tasting. Pours an orangish copper colored body with a very fine yeast haze and a one finger white head that left lots of lacing. Aroma is quite funky with a very earthy musty cork and aged leafy hop note. A little sweaty feet, and no hint of sugar. Flavor is quite sugary sweet though with minimal lambic character. Finishes a little less sweet with some musty moldy cork notes. Mouthfeel is thinner in texture with minimal to no sugary stickiness and nice lively carbonation. The most gueuze-like mouthfeel so far. This seemed to have more of an aged character to it than the others I had. The nose was actually pretty decent, but it was a let down with the heavy refined sugar flavor. Better overall than the Chapeau and St Louis because of the nose and mouthfeel of this one.