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.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
28/IV/13 - on tap @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-429) 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.
Scopey (3253) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
thewolf (9888) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jackl (2598) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got me some of this poured out of an old ceramic, cool looking, vessel and shared it with sebletitje at A La Becasse. It has a deep clear gold body with copper hues that supports a near white head of foam. The modest aroma has some vague tartness mixing with an apple like sweetness. The taste starts sort of neutral and then picks up a bit of sour citrus that is sweetened quickly with a mild apple flavored sugariness. Into the finish it dries out some and picks up a slight mineral sensation.
77ships (2163) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Bier Central in a mini ceramic jug – like a mini version of the ones that Cantillon uses only with a Timmermans logo in relief in front & you drink from it. Pretty cool, more beers should be served like this. Looks dark amber but I am not so sure only small patches of foam on top. Smell is apple juice, white & candy sugar, light caramel, lemon, very light tang underneath. Taste is sweet apple juice all over, sugar more white than candy sugar, light lambic in the back, light lemon tang & touch sour apple skins, quite juice sweet like. Similar to their Brusselicious Faro but here there is still some light lambic character in the back whilst there was none in Brusselcious. Light beginning carb. full body. Not very beer like but enjoyable & easy to drink. I could drink a lot of this, not a bad Faro.
CanIHave4Beers (2500) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the stoneware pitcher at La Becasse
Pours a deep golden colir with a wispy rumor of a head.
The aroma is lemony with some yogurt and a light sweetnees.
The flavor is sweet and lemony, lightly sour and acidic enough to linger for sure.
This is I presume where the idea came about for the Faro served at the Publican in Chicago. Having had both I can’t say that I think this one is markedly better, but I think they’re akin and the folks making the Faro either for or at the Publican did a great job both in presentation and catching the great balance of sour and sweet flavors that this one does.
sebletitje (5420) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask and served in a jug at La Bécasse.
Cuivrée claire, col léger présentant qcq bulles beige.
Arôme est malté, sucre brun avec ce profile lambic boisé.
En bouche, le tout reste assez doux si comparé à un Cantillon ou 3F, le lambic est présent mais pris par un profile plus doux/sucré. Garde un profile léger aigre pour un pétillant plat. Pointe d’épice en fin de bouche.
Se boit très facilement alternant entre ce profile sucré et ce fini plus lambic pour un léger côté aigre voire boisé.
Bragesnak (4646) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
La Becasse, Brux., B.
Amber with small head. Aroma of cellar and sourness. Flavour tangy with sweet sugar added.
Arve_Christian (2112) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at La Becasse
Light brown color , not much carbonation
Has more then regular sweetness
Enjoyable and interesting