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Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3 Fonteinen Faro is young lambic with candy sugar (classical faro) or reduced wort fresh off the first running of the mash kettle (traditional faro). Fresh faro is available at given times in the lambik-O-droom

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3.8
neongolden (1666) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
(On cask @ 3 Fonteinen Restaurant, Beersel, Nov 14 2015) Nearly clear deep brown with a big cream coloured cask head and lace, pretty beer. Aroma of caramel, light herbal funk and wood. On the palate, lots of caramel candy sugar, light lemony acidity, candied orange peel, oaky, some of the barnyard funk of a typical 3f buried beneath. Finish is sweet lingering caramel, Bretty barnyard and must, slight herbal astringency that also lasts a long time. Smooth medium body with little carbonation. Sure, it’s on the sweet side but a pleasant dinner beverage with lambic characters still obvious, and I wager it’s as good as Faro gets!

3.2
The_Osprey (8222) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Tap at Drie Fonteinen restaurant. Dark brown, hazy, big foamy off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, yeast, armpit, boiled sweets. A strange mix of dirt and sweetness. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is demerara, dirty water, some brown sauce, musty finish. Interesting, just too sweet.

3.9
back (2160) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
3fon faro Brunlig skumbrunlig meget Brunsukker eddike stald mat Sød modrate sur modrate Blød oile @3fon 7-3-8-318

3.4
Theydon_Bois (19808) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Tap at 3F restaurant, 20/11/15. Chestnut brown with a big old egg shell white head of bubbles that retains well - a real looker of a beer. Nose is sweet candy, mince pie, dried fruits, Xmas cake, lemon drizzle, candied sugars. Taste is full on sucre, marzipan, sweet licks, light balsa wood, dried fruit, caramelised figs, sweet stuff indeed. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet sugary close. Ok for style but overly sweet.

3.8
markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2015
Sample from draft, lighter Amber pour with a white head. Sweet Candy and red fruits upfront. Cloves and a small lambic note shines trough in the end, with Some green apples aswell. I’m not a faro fan. But this is pretty nice

4.5
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Rose wine color slightly cloudy and flat. Sweet melon nose. Sweet candy taste with tart balance. Sweet and sour nice pair.

4
50belair (3663) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
On tap at 3 Fonteinen restaurant. Opaque Amber pour with a soapy off white head. Mild sour aromas. Really sweet with loads of sugar and caramel up front and sour vinous backbeats. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.7
SinH4 (4971) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 On tap at the brewery. Deep dark golden color with big white head. Aroma is candied sugar and a bit of funk. Taste is crazy interchange between candied sugar and the lambic character. Flat. Probably the best Faro I?ve had, although it?s pretty damn sweet.

3.8
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Draft at the cafe: Have to admit, faro is not my favorite style, but I actually enjoyed this one. It had a pleasant sweetness (i.e., not too sweet) with interesting notes of hard candy and honey, and it complemented the geuze aspects wonderfully. Very pleasant sweet-and-sour balance, too.

3.9
AdamChandler (5100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Cask/Handpump at 3 Fonteinen Restaurant in Beersel. Cloudy dark orange. Small head. Served cask. Sweet with clove and some tart with a touch of eggs and musty mold. Taste is much sweeter than most faro. Table sugar, sucrose and a nice lemon and melon back end. Oily mouthfeel. And sweetness lasts a while


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