OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - JAN 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Couleur dorée pale, aucune mousse. Faible caractère de pomme verte, de citron et de brettanomyces rapidement dominé par le sucre. Faible acidité en bouche, finale mi-sèche, faible carbonatation. Tout de même rafraîchissant. En fût, le laboureur, Bruxelles, Décembre 2005.
Syfher (144) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Drink at La Bécasse.
The Lambic ! The best, the original. Nothing more to say. It’s an belgian institution.
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Hotel. Thanks, Bill. Gushed everywhere upon opening. Sort of hazed and amber in color with a huge white head. Musty, almost corked nose. Lots of lemon and green apple. Some sweet cider and simple syrup. Maybe caramel? Flavor has a decent tartness to it, but is certainly on the sweet side. Good lemon zest and some acidic apple and pear. Lots of cider and simple syrup. Lightly funky.
tom10101 (3256) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ La Bécasse. Slightly hazy orange with a small quickly vanishing white head and no lacing. I smell almost nothing in this one… very light notes of brown sugar and hints of lemon. Taste is similar to Ice Tea with light brown sugar and hints of acidity. Watery. Still. Bland finish. Not super tasty, but quite easy to drink. Too watery.
JulienHuxley (3592) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at la Bécasse. Still gold pour, only a few loose bubbles of white head. Aroma is grainy, rotten grain, light cheesy notes. Taste is mild, not too sweet is about the best thing I can say. Palate is watery and flat. Drinkable.
Alengrin (2741) - BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the famed Bécasse café in Brussels, where this is served from stone pitchers. An amber coloured, heavily sweetened but unblended lambic without head or fizz, and in that sense indeed a traditional faro, a style which was immensely popular a hundred years ago but has all but disappeared since then. Apple fruity taste, evidently thin mouthfeel, candi sugar, citrussy touches, lambic complexity and funkiness rather subdued. I’ll have one again next time I’m in Brussels, as it has been quite some years since I tasted this.
jtclockwork (9685) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kraddel. Pours copper white head. Nose/taste of lemon, caramel, funky oak. Light medium body.
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Light lambic and sweet aromas . Sweet sugars, light lambic tones.
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ la becasse
Pours amber/blonde with a small white head
Smell is very sweet, some apples .
Slightly carbonated . Dry apples, sugar, malts . Bit sour , but not much . OK faro , not the best, not the worst .
bytemesis (3830) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with thanks to Nagi for hauling it back from Belgium! A bit of a gusher on opening, pours clear orange with a huge but fizzy off-white head, dissipates quickly nevertheless with good lacing. Aroma is hay, funk, yeast, barnyard, pepper. Flavor is lightly barnyard funky, but mostly saison-like with hay, grass and light pepper notes. Light sweetness remains, and there is a light lemony tartness present as well. Light body, high carbonation. Can’t see this as a Faro, but since I have tried only two others, what do I know :)
suedehead288 (411) - BELGIUM - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014.04 - ZBF Leuven - goud/geel bier, helder - neus : fruit, zurig - mond : zuur, fris, fruitig