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Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Itterbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A mild lambic brewed for the cafe A la Becasse in Brussels.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - JAN 7, 2006
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jinroh (262) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
Draft @ A la Becasse, Brussels. Looks like apple juice, tastes like apple juice with water. Aroma has some slight candy, warm apple juice, diluted with water. Nice drink to have when you are thirsty. Tastes slightly bsweet, cannot feel almost any alcohol. Flat, no carbonisation.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
On tap at La Becasse, served in a jug by a comically grumpy man wearing a very silly white apron. Poured amber and flat. Tastes kind of sugary and sweet, rather thin. Drinks like pop, goes down rather easily but somewhat lacking in anything resembling complexity. Not unpleasant, but not really interesting either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
Dunkelgoldene Farbe, keine Blume. Geruch sehr frisch, leicht hopfig-grasig. Der Antrunk ist interessant: Sehr starker Apfelsaftanklang, auch die Süße ähnelt der von Apfelsaft. Leichte Holztöne sowie die lambic-tyische "Pferdedecke", die sich auch angenehm im Nachgeschmack hält.
--> ein insgesamt interessantes Bier, das aber deutlich weniger Apfelsaft und viel mehr Holz und Pferdedecke vertragen würde.
--> 10/13/8/10

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (1728) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 2, 2013
On tap @A la Becasse, Brussels. Subtle tart and caramel aromas. Pours copper-amber with very little vanishing head. Taste is sweet, caramel, very subtle tart, a bit watery. Almost no aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Sampled at a la Becasse in Brussels. Yellow-orange, flat. Nice, smooth and dry, with a slightly sour taste. Easy drinking. Light sour aroma, fruity, sweet. Perfectly drinkable, but actually lacks a little lambic something.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (1999) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
På A la Becasse i Brussel, den første av fire på smaksbrettet: lett søtlig aroma og smak som minner litt om eplemost. Nesten helt flat og med slank kropp. Lett å drikke og en helt spesiell opplevelse. Videre til neste, som er Lambicus Blanche.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 28/IV/13 - on tap @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-431) Thanks to Emiel for sharing the beer!

Note: besides that the beer is a pretty crappy lambic, they should be given extra minus points for putting such a shitty hostess at their stand during the most important beer festival in Belgium. As my co-worker ordered this beer, he said: "ah, a nice lambic, there’s nothing like it. I always like to start my festival day with a lambic, it’s a nice and good beer". To which the dessed up 20 year old girl responded with an emotionless face: "if that’s what you think..." and then started pouring. Wow, what a way to make good publicity. Hint for the big breweries: put your brewers in your festival stand, or for my part a sales rep with some technical knowlegde. Not some dressed up and plastered bimbo who knows shit about beer.
Bit cloudy pale yellow beer, big bubbled head, little stable. Aroma: very floral, bread dough, plain weird. Is this even lambic? MF: no carbon, light body, feels a bit slick. Taste: little bitter, floral (elder flowers?), bit lemony, vegetables. Aftertaste: very weird, little bitter, yeasty. What is this? A batch that even La Bécasse did not want, so they decided to sell it at a beer festival? Where you have, like, almost professional beer tasters and lambic lovers who come to discover your beer? No, this is one huge disappointment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Jug at Cafe a la Becasse, Brussels. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is thankfully not too sweet....light caramel, apple, ice tea and faint tang. The taste is green apple, lemonade, lightly tart lemon, tanginess and some ginger with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, well balanced and rather drinkable. Pretty good stuff!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Jug @ La Becasse, Brussels.
Pours clear orange with a tiny, off-white bubbly film on top. Aroma is sweet, tart oranges and light lactic. Medium carbonation, fine oily and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour is softly tart, lactic, sweet sugary. Fine dryness in the finish. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
Jug @ Becasse. Deep amber pour with a small head. The nnose is apple candies. Green jolly ranchers. Some brown sugar. General fruity sweetness. Mild apple cider tang. The taste is actually pretty nice. Not as ssweet as most faros. Soft apple and syrupy lemonade. Ginger snap cookies and brown sugar. Smooth and very drinkable. Overall, as far as faros go, this is a revelation. Legitimately tasty.


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