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

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RATINGS: 132   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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3.5
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Aroma: apples, pears, raw brown sugar
Appearance: dark brown, small head, very thick
Flavor: raw brown sugar, graham crackers, some carmel malts, some raisins

3.5
downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
On draught at the Drie Fonteinen restaurant, Beersel 24/5/08. Deep amber colour with reddish undertones and an off-white head. Aroma of honey, apricots, pears and demerara sugar. Slightly vinous flavour with some more fruit, spice and a hint of barnyard. Very drinkable.

3.8
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2008
[1125-20080228] Tap @ In’t Spinnekopke (Brussels, B). Mince meat spice pie aroma with caramelized malt hints. Murky, dark dark brown body with a big long foamy light tan head with heavy lattice lacing. Sweet rounded malt flavour with a bit of mince meat and medicinal grains. Medium-full body is well-balanced and has interesting notes on all levels. Lovely and original, plus a great start for this Belgium trip.

3.6
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
(3/10/08) On tap at Drie Fonteinen restaurant in Beersel. Muddy brown color – looks like caramel, with a rather large white head. Aroma of fruits, candy sugar and a bit of barnyard. A slightly sourish flavor with a bit of citrus and sugary sweetness. Medium-bodied. Not as great as the non-sweetened stuff but still good.

3.5
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
Sampled at ’t Spinnekopke. Pours a murky brown color with a medium, bubbly, white head. The aroma is sour with mild lambic funk and caramel sweetness. The flavor is slightly sour and funky, but it’s mostly about caramel sweetness. The body is light with a dusty texture and low carbonation. Very interesting, definitely the best faro I’ve had so far.

3.7
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2008
2008-02-28. Murk dark brown body, foamy chocolate brown coloured head, and foamy lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet, musty, dank basement, dusty fruit, brief lemon sour-tartness, like a moderation of lambic funk without the sour bite. Flavour is sweet initially with sour diversions throughout that linger briefly int he finish. Pleasantly smooth palate feels heavier than it is (3+). My overall impression is more in the range of a Flemish brown than a lambic. Enjoyed with a delicious meal of lapin a la geuze, my first beer on our Belgium trip!
On tap at ’t Spinnekopke, Brussels

4.2
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Tap at 3 Fonteinen. Musty sour aroma with hint of sugar. Cloudy orange-brown color with big head. Musty sweet-sour flavor - sweetness nicely blends with the sourness and has a nicely sweet finish. The premiere example of the style - a must try if in Beersel.

3.5
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle. Reddish brown with a thick compact offwhite head, very clear - looks good! Sourish aroma with notes of acetic acid, unrefined sugar and sweets. The flavour surprised - I expected it to be sour when thinking of the aroma. A little one-dimensional and lacks all the complexity I was hoping for. But a little fruity and quite sweet. Very refreshing.

4.2
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Thick, creamy white head with beautiful reddish-brown body, similar to unfiltered cider with more red. Aroma very similar to champagne, but far more complex. Fantastic sweet, fruity start with very complex tones flowing to a clean finish.

3.4
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
on cask at the 3 Fonteinen restraunt. pours very cloudy golden with fluffy white head. nose is sweet corn syrup, citrus with subtle funk. flavor of corn sugar, citrus, some rustic quality, and melon. interesting but sorta kills the best parts of a lambic. mouth feel is watery and palate pretty long. refreshing, but i just don’t get this style but this is the best faro i’ve had yet.


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