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.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - the aroma is somewhat barnyard in nature, somewhat vinous and somewhat sweet undertones, like white fleshed fruits (apples & pears). If you glean even deeper, youíll find a high quality cheese like aroma, that again points back to that barnyard aroma.
Appearance - the color is an amber color, sort of like a clear honey. The head is white, and from initial pour settles fast, and quickly becomes a thin 1/8" slice of white head.
Taste - is a combination of initial sweetness, and a tart apple like transition
Palate - the body is light. The texture very thin. The carbonation on the tongue very fizzy, nice effervescence. The finish holds a nice sweet and sour on the tongue. Later in the experience there is a little must that shows up on the tongue.
This is my first Faro, and I quite enjoy it. Itís a unique experience. Itís kind of like a cross between champagne and perry cider. I would very much be interested in trying more from the category.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting and good. The nose is sweet and vinous with some notes of oak. The beer is a clear effervesant brown with a fizzy cream colored head. The taste is vinous with some caramel and like oak notes. The body is light to medium with a pinpoint carbonation. The palate is characterized by a nice tart sweetness. Went great with a key lime pie in celebration of pi day.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours honey color with a small off white head and lots of lacing. Smells of yeast and brown sugar. Tastes very sweet at first, then lots of yeast, some green apple, some maltiness and slightly tart and vitaminy in the aftertaste. Very unusual beer, but getting better the more i drink it.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 12oz bottle. Pours clear copper with thin white head. Aroma is overwhelmingly sour, earthy, stinky, horseblanket. Taste is sweet but slightly sour. Definitely taste the sugar added to the lambic here. Nice balance and finish. Interesting beer. A nice finish. Aroma is stronger than taste here.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown clear pour with nice lacing. Slight fruity nose. Taste is very apple dominated with some dried fruit flavors and honey. Very viscous.
DesertDevil (634) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Flying Saucer in San Antonio. The aroma is incredibly sweet with a boatload of sugar, a touch of raspberry, heavy green apple, pungent alfalfa, and a bit of yeasty barnyard funk. Pours deep caramel with a thick and fizzy head. Not surprisingly, the taste is also quite sweet (but not cloying) with candi sugar, honey, a light cherry tone, some golden raisin, slight vinegar, and a minor grassy note at the finish. It reminds be vaguely of drinking some apple vinegar with a ton of sugar in it. Light and refreshing body with a minor puckering texture. From previous experience with Lindemans, I didnít expect much from this beer, but its drinkability was a nice surprise, though I find it too touch to enjoy on a regular basis.
mikesaum (630) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma is....odd i honestly canít think of how to describe it, i think its mostly the candi sugar , smells sweet. Taste is very sweet, but not cloying, it starts tart at first but then thr sweet almost cola like flavor comes in
Good brew, but hard to describe.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with big thanks to MrBunn for making sure I got a hold of this style. Pours an odd little tannish yellow, with very minimal head. Aroma is of sour, fruity funk, and thatís from a small distance! Sour green apples, lemon peel, and cherries all assault my tongue on the first taste. Very sweet to balance the sour. Carbonation is middling, and mouthfeel is a bit on the weak side. Wouldnít drink a lot of this, but itís a nice change-up, and I appreciate the chance to try it. Thanks Bunn!
Bricktop86 (629) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with minimal white head. Smells of sour berries dust and a hint of sweetness. Tastes sweet and sour with notes of barely and berries. Maybe a bit too much carbonation but other than that pretty enjoyable.