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

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RATINGS: 143   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
markextrae (4460) - 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 (3680) - 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 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, 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 (5150) - 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

3.8
john-hansen (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
Brownish coloured. Unclear. Huge light brown head. Sweet and fruity beer with some acidity and sourness. Has this mild cold tee thing, but not as evident as for example the Cantillon. Is quite fresh and grapish. Full bodied. Is fruity and woody in the end.

3.8
Alengrin (5639) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
Tasted some years ago at the 3 Fonteinen restaurant. Looked like unblended lambic, no head, no carbonation and misty orange blonde. Essentially the same as 3 Fonteinen young lambic, but with the funkiness and tartness rounded a bit by the added candi sugar, lending it a sweet touch which blends into the whole nicely. Very elegant and one of the best authentic faros (i.e. just plain, unbottled, unblended lambic with sugar added to it) I had so far.

3.4
JefVerstraete (3586) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Sample @ the brewery. Amber colour, almost no head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of green apples, lemon and brown sugar. Sweet but also enough sourness. Well balanced. Good faro.

3.7
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2014
At the brewery, thx to Armand for the sample. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small very stable off white head. NOSE: sour, some sweetness, candy sugar. TASTE: quite sweet, not too much, sourness still there, very nice! One of the better faro’s for me


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