Boon Faro Pertotale

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Lembeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Belgian Lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented ale aged for 2 years in oak casks, blended with a top fermented wheat ale. Dry and hoppy in flavor with subtle hints of spice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Much better than the last faro I tried, but I have a feeling that this style will never grow on me. Poured with very little carbonation and a sort of sickly amber tone. Some ped and bret in the aroma but also some sugary sweetness. The flavor has lots of maltiness (perhaps really not a lot but accentuated by the sugar?) A little more bitter than I would expect, but not enough for me. Some classic labic flavor. Ummm thats it ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtafro (7009) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Old Bottle pour. Brown pour no head. Cardboard, oxidation, brown sugar and sweet aromas. Old cardboard, some fruit, weird sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2016 Old bottle thanks to Dylan! Pours dark brown - nose and taste of brown sugar, oxidized fruits, old books, light sherry - medium body. Much better than expected if you like brown sugar coated old books, which I guess I do.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (6858) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle thnx to Jef ! Pours clear , very dark amber. No sign of carbonation. Smell is oxidized, sweet, metallic. Taste is oxidized. Starts of having some lambic funk, yet fades away to a very sweet, metallic taste that is purely oxidation. Completely flat, I wonder if this ever was carbonated. Ok, not all to great, yet for the age it has, it held up ( a bit ) but we can be sure this one is over the top by now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lachneger (394) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Amber kleurig bier met bijna geen schuimkraag. Smaak zoet van rozebottel met een licht bubbeltje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4814) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
A versnijbier in an old, typically Lembeek tradition of double faro, which was stronger than normal due to a more copious addition of candi sugar. Spiced with curaao and - strangely - gentian and sweetened with candi sugar as custom for the style; subdued lambic character, wheaty, sweet and spicy, thin mouthfeel. Perhaps not to anyones liking but I still regret that a beer with such historical pedigree has been discontinued meanwhile; Boons Donkere Duivel, though a fine beer, cannot fully replace its authenticity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerman6686 (6497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
This one poured a darker red color with pretty much no head. Aroma of stale wine and oxidation. Flavor was similar, rotten grapes, light oak and caramle and minty oxidation. Not good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Art (3203) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Bottle thanks to Nate. Pours a clear brown. Aroma of red wine and alcohol. Dark fruit taste. Carbonation has died down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle received via trade with thewolf. Pours murky and particulate brown with a small, fizzy head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is cobwebs, old cherries, biscuit malt and earthy hops. Flavor is old malt, hops, and cherries, oxidized with a sweet finish. Light body and carbonation. Best by 29-02-2003.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (22456) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Beerandblues2, a huge thank for this one! Best before date 29 02 2003. Clear amber brown with generous chunkies, small fluffy beige head. Aroma of lightly burnt creme brulee. Taste is sweet caramel. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottle thanks to the wolf. Have been looking forward to trying this one for a long time. Cant read the best before date but suspect this one is a little old. Nice aromas. Darkish fruits, light vinegar sourness and some candii sweetness. Nice sublte aromas. Unfrotunately the flavours have not held up quite as well. Basically slightly sugary sweet water. Very thin mouthfeel. No really carbonation to speak of.

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