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


on tap


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A mild lambic brewed for the cafe A la Becasse in Brussels.

OlivierMTL's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlivierMTL (709) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5636) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2016
Tap @ La Becasse, Brussels. Clear dark golden body practically without any head. Mild fruity aroma with just a hint of sourness, otherwise its smells a bit like sweetened apple cider, peach and a hint of wood. Flavor is quite refreshing, rather sweet, fruity with peach and some apple, some wood, mild sourness and weak funk. Medium body and average aftertaste. Very easy to drink, OK for a few sips but end up a bit too sweet and plain. Reminds me a lot of drinking ice tea with peach and no carbonation. This is mostly a beer I just want to have tried when in the area but nothing to search for.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jesperhammer (3918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2015
10-SEP-2015, draft @La Becasse, with Ulkløbben. From giant stein:-) No carbonation, clear golden, no head. Cider-lie, sweet apples. Touch of tart, no carbonation. Authentic and fun but not a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
On cask, Tasting Set at La Becasse. Doux is a golden Amber brown with a soft sweet nose of peaches. 4% lovely soft bodied, mild tartness and a sugary sweetness with peaches & cream. A great surprise. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 24, 2015
Cask at the becasse of course!
almost flat hazy pale amber brown, citric acid nose, demerara and tart, Sharp and smooth, earthy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
witthatsbier (483) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Draught @ Becasse Brussels pours a golden yellow with thin white head,served in stoneware jug Aroma is a musty grain with sweet notes Taste is mildly sweet with a musty malt and little sourness overall interesting beer ,everyone should try it once

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Syfher (227) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Drink at La Bécasse. The Lambic ! The best, the original. Nothing more to say. It’s an belgian institution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (4789) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4076) - BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
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.

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