ineedbeer (2168) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2017 orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to MaxxDaddy on RB for bringing this bottle to Campground Brewdown. Yet another Drie Fonteinen off the list.
A - Pours murky brown with a small one finger tall off-white head leaving very small trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of very light funk, dark candied sugar, dark fruits, oak, caramel and a light mineral quality. This one isn’t as funky as I was expecting.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malt and plenty of dark candied sugar that never really go away. Hints of dark fruits, oak, light musty funk and some minerals help to break up the sweetness. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the palate long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Kinda sweet with some lingering dryness.
O - I enjoyed this one for what it is. It definitely sports some interesting flavors but it really isn’t my style. Fun to try but I wouldn’t actively seek it out.
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is very oxidized with lots of sherry character. Light funk and acidity.
The cord on this was warped and slid right out with almost no friction. Pours a copper reddish color with a faint, forced head.
Flavor has moderate acidity with hints of citrus and quite a bit of sweetness. Some red apple and tons of sherry notes. Faint funk, but it’s really not super present.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with no carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a bad beer; well, a bad bottle. Both of the previous bottles I have opened have been way better. The cork in this one looks like it was pushed out and then resettled. So much oxidation. dnstone (3430) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Hazed amber with a decent haze. Light balsamic and musty aroma. Like a balsamic acidic lollipop with a duller acidic finish.
Notes: Bottled in 08 drank in ’16. I bought this bottle at the 3 Fonteinen while living in Belgium in ’09-’11 and brought it back with me. It was aging ~6 more years before opening for a bottle share at Eric’s, Dec ’16. Skyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Sampled from 2008 750ml bottle and shared by thomas hall. Pours a hazy caramel yellow brown colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind a film top. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel malt, a hint of dark pitted fruits and oak. Taste is medium bodied, no carbonation with flavors of powdered caramel malt, brown sugar and dark pitted fruits. Finish is neutral with some oxidation and light brown sugar aftertaste. JK (6192) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Carbonation is gone from this bottle. Brown color. A little sugar and some yeast. Rather than a faro, it is like a we’ll balanced Belgian ale. Even though the palate suffers, it still
Has good flavo. Bacterial (3004) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Hazy dark amber pour with no head. No carbonation at all. Really nice nose a hint of funk and malty sweetness. Taste is nice but you must wonder what it would have been like when carbonated. Malty toffee and some funk.
BVery (10600) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bomber shared by Tom - thanks! 2008 bottle shared in 2017. No pop on opening, yes, this went flat. Damn shame. Nice aroma, but the palate is thin and flat. Darn, wound love to try this in its prime. thomashall (994) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
75cl bottle shared at tasting. Caramel brown pour. Aroma is sugar and tart. Taste is flat, lost carbonation unfortunately. Wish I could try a good bottle of this. Bummer. hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2017
750ml bottle. 2008 Vintage. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Some sour fruits, spices, a bit funky, and citrus. PhillyCraft (7341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
BB backlog, Bottle in 2013, think it was a 2008 vintage. Pours amber with small sized head. Notes of wet oak, lactic lemon, horse blanket, blackberry, sherry and light caramel. Pretty sour but also has some more belgian fruit notes. Body and carbonation were light to medium. Glad I was able to try this one but prefer gueuze. beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Shared by Andy. No head, brown. So, guess it’s a good faro. Not to sweet and I guess there is Lambic. I like the Lambic but the sweetness is still weird. Sugar sour.