Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bruery. Rating #12. Intersting beer, sweet and dry with a nice little tartness. Hazy yellow with very little head. Picking up a good amount of fruit, berries and cherries. (2316)
Blairgus (2190) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
11 feb 2012, tap at The Bruery. Hazy brownish orange, no bubbles. Initially has a tart lambic edge but that fades into some cobwebs and dry oatmeal. Thin body, sugary, a bit syrupy, and almost flat. Much sweeter and thicker than a lambic (this is my first ever faro). It actually reminds me of a cider. Tartness is almost entirely absent and there is a definite sugary sweetness overtop a kind of apple juice flavor. I wouldn’t drink this often but it is pretty nice.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask with Vanilla Sugar:
Ap. pours a clody amber tinted gold with no head.
Aroma. Light funk. Plum skin. Earthy yeast.
Taste. Quick tartness ,watered down arnold palmer.
Mouth. Medium bodied.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure if this is the correct spot or if this should be a new entry but this was served on cask at the brewery described as a faro with vanilla beans.
Pours a slightly cloudy, golden yellow color with a thin, fizzy white head that quickly fades. Not much in the way of lacing.
Funky, earthy aroma with lots of horsey barnyard character. Lots of funky bugs, lactic acid and citrus character. Not much vanilla or artificial sweetness in the nose. Smells like a traditional faro/lambic.
Medium bodied with a slightly tart, puckering flavor that lingers throughout. Sweeter than the nose suggests with lots of vanilla and sugar toning things down. Subtle oak and lactic funk decently integrated. Finishes with a lingering, minimal acetic vinegar flavor.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Served a cloudy golden-yellow color with a thin layer of white head. The head faded quickly leaving behind very little lacing.
S - Aroma is full of sour and tart elements. There is quite a bit of fruit aroma mixing in here including some orange, lemon, and grape elements. There is also some good funkiness and brett mixed in too.
T - Starts off with a nice mix of sour and tart elements. There is also quite a bit of fruit sweetness provided by a mix of grape, apricot, orange, lemon, and dates. Through the middle, the funkiness and brett character really come through nicely. The finish is a mix of sour and tart with a nice kick of funk and sweetness.
M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth with some nice sharp sour and tart elements.
D - Very drinkable. This was a really solid faro. The fruit flavors were really nicely balanced and I really enjoyed the level of the sour and tart flavors throughout.
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Library Alehouse Bruery and Cheese event. Poured a light hazy yellow. Aroma leads into the sour flavor that follows. Really easy to drink. Some fruit tones in there and just a small touch of sweetness. On par with the Hottenroth.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
firkin at The Bruery on 7/3/11. cloudy yellow pour with no head. funky barnyard nose with sweet sugar. sweet and tart body with citrus, green grapes and apples along with more sugar. great balance between sweet and sour. dry tart lemon finish.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Belly LA. Pours with a murky, ruby-red grapefruit hued body with no head. Looks like juice. Aromas are huge and complex. Tons of lactic acid, white wine, oak, and tannins. Very floral, esters, brett, light funk, manure and horseblanket. Flavors are bracingly acidic. Lactic, light citrus/citric notes. Very sour. A very light sweetness, vanilla. Lots of oak and funk. Medium to light bubbles, dry and lastingly sour. Not a traditional Faro to my tastes, but very well done!
thome50 (768) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bruery. Pours a golden orange that is almost glowing with a slight white head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma is mild sour with some lemon and slight grape notes. Taste is a mild sour that doesn’t pucker too much and has a nice sweetness to mellow things out. Some lemon zest comes out on the finish but does not jump out at you upon first sip. Overall this is a very nice sour that I can see as a training wheels beer for people new to the style. (Sour, not Faro so much.)
kegbear (437) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Bruery. Cloudy yello/orange color with little to no head. Tastes of peaches, green apple and acidic friits . Tart with a little sweetness coming through.