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

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Faro is produced by adding candy sugar to the lambic. Faro was very famous in the 19th century in the Brussels region. With it´s sweet and refreshing taste it is still appriciated in our moderntimes. This delicate beer was created two centuries ago by the van Houtryve brewer´s family.


ApisAles' rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is malty, sweet, a bit of sourness. Flavor is a bit sweet, slightly grainy, sort of raw tasting? A bit of a miss.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 2, 2014
Een heel lekker biertje, goede geur, mooi kleurtje en een heel lekkere smaak zoals het hoort te zijn

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarcoDL (2178) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Sweetened version of an already quite sweet lambic beer. I don’t understand this need, especially for Timmermans beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1321) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Clear, amber colour. Film of fine, white head. Aroma is baked apple. Brown sugar. Light, bready, yeasty tartness. Taste is soft toffee. Baked apple. Palate is fluffy soft. Light oiliness. Finish is light sweet, and light tart. A beer of contrasts. Nice beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle at Delirium Cafe, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out candied sugar, light funk, and light wheat. Flavour is quite sugary sweet, with candied sugar, light caramel and maybe a hint of buried funk. Acceptable faro, but really sugary and simplistic. Not good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (768) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
37.5cl bottle served cool at home in a Hoegaarden Grand Cru tulip. Dark, crystal clear amber with an off-white head that recedes to a skim. Vinegary sweaty foot aroma, not unpleasant. Tart apple sweet and sourness in the flavour: You can taste the candy sugar, then a tart acidic sourness steps in. Medium bodied, astringent in the mouth, becoming slick as it provokes the saliva glands. Wouldn’t want it as a session beer, but an interesting diversion on the beer journey.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
myrda (66) - - JUN 4, 2014
Rousse, limpide. Odeurs de lambic ou de geuze fruité: en bouche par contre acidité très subtile. Effervescence mince, finale sucrée de cassonade qui arrive slm après la gorgée. Pas mauvais du tout, mais plutôt particulier point du vue style.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VincentKabel (204) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Light amber coloured beer with a quickly disappearing head. Light carbonation. Typical lambic sourness, but masked with a unnatural sweetness of added sugar. Not my cup of tea.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (2963) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle at home from Dicey Rileys
Light amber with fluffy white head collapsing to lacing. mildly tart, full bodied, slightly grainy, sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (325) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Heerlijke Lambiek. Veel zoeter dan gebruikelijk. Licht zure ondertoon smaak met zoete toevoeging. Donker gele kleur. Smaak blijft niet lang hangen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1351) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Dark amber colour shorlived head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is very sweet. Start followed by tart sourness mainly apple apple peel favours. Medium body low carbonation. I liked this the sweet and sour balance in the flavour works well easy to drink.


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