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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2004
Bright amber colour. Aroma as expected - horseblanket and sugar. Palate is quite tart, with hints of caramel. Brilliant balance as the sugar cuts through the lambic notes (as opposed to their regular Gueuze, which is vice versa). Awesome faro, which the sarcastic might say stems from Keersmaeker’s extensive experience at adding sugar to lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
Draught at Mort Subite. My first faro. Beautiful, slightly dark copper. Lots of candied sugar in the aroma, alongside a hefty dose of lambic funkyness. Flavour and palate is tartness and sugar. Seems that the sweetness is in very good balance with the sourness of this beer. Quite complex. Positively surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 draft@WoSF 2011: amber with white foamy head, smell is rather unpleasant, very sweet with candy, sugar & wet dog, taste is very sweet with frangipane, marzipan, candy sugar, caramel & wood, very odd, like some kind of weird cake or something (3.3 – previous score) // tried it again at WoSF 2012 // way better this time around // draft // amber with little ton o head // smells kind of like wet dog & candy sugar // sweet but great balance of sweetness, sweet candy sugar, syrup, tolarble fiting sweetness, sourness in the back is complimanting & not too much which is great because I never found the tart lambic to work all that much with the sugar // some tartness, lemons & acidity remaining int he back // fitting carb. (4.3 – new rating) // will give it 4.1 instead, 0.2 points deduction for what I had in 2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2004
(draught) Clear, amber body. Off-white creamy head, mostly diminishing and good lacing. Barnyard and oak aromas. Lightly sweet bu with a well-balanced sour initial flavour. Lightly sweet, lightly acidic finish. Lively mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1793) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
On tap at Mort Subite in Brussels spring 2010. Looks like a cognac or coke, white haze on top. The aroma is of cherry, wood, lambic. The taste first hits with its sourness and complexity, like a champagne. The finish is with wood and dried wood. Splendid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (701) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 22, 2016
Bronze, clear nice creamy foam. Musky aroma, sweet, fruit, sour, with refreshing aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Draught at Mort Subite, Brusels. My first faro. Light brown color and low carbonation with almost no head. Aroma is lightly sour. Flavor is sweet champagne with a sour lambic finish. Like nothing I have had before and very nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (8660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle. Bottle. Low but lasting off-white head. Aroma of damp orses and straw combined with old cheese, vinegar in the background. Vineous pleasant round flavor without beeing too sweet. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste. Still a good deal of acitidy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3509) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Comes to the table with a clear dark copper color and a small head. Aroma is surprisingly sour with citric lemon and tart berries. There is definitely a large lambic presence here. And there is only a light sweetness which is presented behind the lambic and the sweetness works well in that place. Taste is mildly sour and lightly acidic lambic with dark tart berry sweetness. Very easy drinking drinking and dries out at the end a bit. At this point this was the last faro I have drank it is definitely the best, better than Cantillon and its surprising from this brewery. This truly had the least amount of sweetener.
Tap @ La Mort Subite, Mort Subite short snifter/goblet on 5/18/08.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012

A - honey brown. Slight clouds. Tiny layer of bubbles on the too.

S - Roses and honeysuckles. Sweet cream. Marshmallows

T - nice malt backbone. Sweet like candied fruits. Apple, strawberries and pears.

M - 60% carb. Heavy body and malty finish.

O – This beer taught me that I DO love faro style. Most excellent. 95/100

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