chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a light clear brown with small head, but good retention and lacing.
The aroma is sour with horse blanket dominating. Lots of strong funkyness.
The taste is much lighter than the smell, but tart none-the-les. This reminds me of an american wild ale, just not as funky or complex. Its still something enjoyable to drink and very drinkable despite its funk.
Cybercat (5117) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is strong, fruity, yeasty and tangy. It pours a clear, slightly hazy mahogany with a thick white head that sticks around for a bit. Flavor is very fruity and sweet, more like a cider, with a bitter, woody undertone. Still, it is a bit on the sweet side for me. Texture is silky-smooth and fairly tingly, leaving a finish that is fizzy, fruity-sweet and just a little bit bitter. Iím glad that I finally got to sample a Faro Lambic!
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle. Pours a golden amber with only wisps of lacy head. Aroma is sweet like candy, with a small amount of wheat character. Very attractive. Flavors are lightly spicy sweetness, almost like mead, but without being cloying at all. Actually this is pretty refreshing for being so sweet and uncarbonated. Iím really enjoying it.
pineypower (3075) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First Faro.....pours out a nice copper color with a small lacing off white head. Aroma is of some funk, sugar and cough syrup. Taste is of over-sweetened iced tea, some funky tart notes, earth and more sugar. Odd style that didnít really hit the spot.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyable and as usual itís hard to think of these Lambics as beers. This taste like the wine of beer. No head and light red. Taste of grapes with lots of carbonation.
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very pleasant let down after a hard day. Red brown with thin fast dissipating white head. Aroma is sugar, caramel and apples. Light bodied but not too light. Flavour began sweet apples and ended tart. Tart finish.
callmemickey (4254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Amber-orange body. Nice clarity. Small, quickly dissipating dirty ivory head.
S: Caramel, apples, musty wood, citric sourness.
T: Unfortunately the taste is out of proportion. The caramel sweetness completely dominates that citric/woodsy lambic flavors unlike the better examples of the style. the presence of the apple flavors also didnít work for me.
M: Medium body and moderate carbonation were both appropriate. The sweetness became cloying after getting a fifth of the way in.
O: Not the most stellar example of the style. Unfortunately itís the only one that comes to the states, giving the style a bad rep.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Presentation: It was poured from a green capped and corked 355ml bottle into a Lindemans fluted glass. The label has a description of the beer but there is no freshness date or abv%.
Appearance: Itís dark in the glass with a bronzy amber colored body held up to light. It has good clarity and some visible carbonation. A good two finger head caps of the beer. Itís off white in color and tightly packed. On the glass it leaves some spotty lace.
Smell: There are notes of white bread, raw grain and wheat malt with a hint of sweetened whiskey or sweet brandy.
Taste/Palate: It is candy sweet up front with notes of white bread, sweet caramel, and nougat. Some tangy wheat and yeast tartness just tries to sneak in as some fruit notes like sweet apple peach and pear lead into a stick sweet finish. The palate is medium bodied, smooth and slick. On the lips it feels sticky.
Notes: Iím not quite sure what to think of this beer. My palate is confused, is it a tart beer trying to be sweet or a sweet beer trying to be tart/sour. It is interesting if nothing else.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear copper/red with a quick diminishing head, aroma has notes of skunk, barnyard but also has a touch of sweet fruit mixed in, pretty odd, flavor has a lot of funk mixed in with skunk notes, vinegar and some caramel in the finish, different.
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