Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(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.
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
JorisPPattyn (8432) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) Amber red, no head. Sweet nose, lots of Brett, but before all very fruity-estery. Nice refreshing taste, spritzy and sweet fuits, but NO excessive sweetness. Woody palate. Light bodied, very refreshing. Untraditional as it may be, I liked it all the same. It’s a great summer beer, in its own right for those with a sweet tooth.