austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark golden, small firm pale head. Mildly sour aroma, with old apples, little funk, wood and sugar. Flavor starts with lambic sourness, wood and dried fruitiness. Finishes candi sugary sweet. Quite pleasant actually, most of its lambic characters are still there. Sweet, but not overly so.
Quack-Duck (7733) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, Auchan Illkirch-Graffenstaden. Hazy amber colour, small fluffy head. Sweet and sour very fruity nose. Fruity flavours dominate this beer, not as sweet as I had expected. Very nice.
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.25 l) Amber and slightly hazy. Small white fizzy head. Sourness and sweetness in nose. Sugary, medium bodied palate with high carbonation. Candy sugar, sourness, sweetness, some malts and light bitterness in taste. Sweet and sour aftertaste. Quite good actually.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0,25 l. Darkish hazy amber or copper, good white head. Nose is malty, sweet berryish, some syrup and candy. Flavor is sweetish, slightly sour with a beefy malty backbone. Some berries and sour fruits maybe in there, but very sweet altho in a nice way. Good pleasant mouthfeel, pretty rich texture for the abv.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a tan golden color. Arom a is a malty sweet. Taste is sweet with a sweet malty finish.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear golden amber with non-existent head. Aromas of sweet caramel accompanied by wood and ciderlike acidity. Palate shows alot of sweetness upfront, with brown sugar and some honey, before the trademark lambic characters come into play. The sweetness tends to mellow the tartness and earthy funk. Finish is resonably tart with a touch of sweetness.
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from trade. Would be great except that even a scant 25cl is too cloying to finish comfortably. Sweet plum juice overly sweetens what I am led to believe is a decent lambic beforehand. Sugar dances around like an idiot.
Pyobon (892) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear golden amber with no head. Aroma was interesting, but not terribly appealing: funky, sour, estery with a hint of wood. Medium body with medium carbonation. Flavour is complex and dominated by a sweet sour balance. This balance changes through each mouthfull, but is perhaps a little on the sweet side, but not much. The sweetness has caramel, honey and very ripe fruit (apples?). The sourness is citrusy and perhaps green apples. There are other interesting tastes such as plain yoghurt. Overall an unusual and interesting beer that is very drinkable.
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Carringtons, Chorlton. Poured a Hazy pale orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma sweet and saccharine. Flavour was similar, lightly tart with apple, lemon and honey notes. Moderately carbonated. Teetering on the edge of cloydom. Some sourness in the finish. Nowt special really.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Primo Faro assaggiato, comperato in una piccola bottega in rue des Abbesses a Montmartre, da assaggiare nel pomeriggio (e così ho fatto, guardicchiando un’idiota trasmissione francese su M6 nella minuscola ma graziosa stanza dell’Hotel Utrillo); mi colpisce l’aroma, decisamente ottimo, degno di un vero lambic. In bocca è dolce e appiccicoso, con sentori di pesca e albicocca, ma una comunque non impercettibile presenza acida che lo nobilita. Somiglia più ad una birra che ad un lambic, in ultima analisi, ma sono giunto a ritenere che non sia un cattivo prodotto; quando assaggerò qualche faro più buono (magari di Cantillon) allora potrò riconsiderare bene la qualità effettiva di questo.