Theydon_Bois (19201) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle pour at Cantillon Brewery, Brussels - 01/12/12.
Lightly hazed amber, no head.
Nose is sour, wood, musty, grandads shed, sweet sugars, light fruit.
Taste comprises much of the same qualities, burnt sugar/caramel, wood tones, sweet and soured lemon.
Smooth on the palate.
Most refreshing in a puckering way! n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2012
(From notes 18.11.12) Cask. It is as I remembered it. Considering how I perceive other Cantillons are very sour and dry, this is almost too sweet. Sugary sweetness battling the sourness. Pretty good though! tabernae (178) - Latina, ITALY - NOV 16, 2012
Bevuta alla spina alla moeder lambic, provata perchè di faro non ne avevo mai bevute prima. non ho trovato ciò che mi aspettavo, o meglio, sapevo dell’apporto di zucchero e della limitata acidità, ma questo squilibrio verso il lato dolce non me l’ha fatta apprezzare del tutto. al naso è un pochino anonima, maltata, in bocca invece è più interessante, troppo dolce come dicevo, ma comunque ha quel tocco di complessità abbinato alla moderatissima acidità.
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas.
The beer is light copper hued with a half inch of head. The aroma is funky and smells like cantillon, with the addition of some sweet, fruity tones. These scents carry over into the flavor. Sweet, but not cloying, with tartness and funk playing supporting roles. Light bodied and fizzy on the palate, with lingering sweetness, reminiscent of a soda. I’m not a huge fan of faros, but this is likely the best I have had in the style. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Enjoyed on the premises, after the brewery tour. Not being much of a Faro expert, I can still say with some confidence that this is the finest I’ve tried. Murky reddish-brown pour, only a faint hint of carbonation, but that’s perfectly fine. Wet oak, musk, with mild fruits and sugars in the nose. Mildly acidic mouthfeel, and slightly more tartness to taste. Traditional Faro sweetness is there but comparably understated given the tartness elsewhere present. Enjoyed it.
brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
A flat amber pour with no head. Fairly sweet and sugary. Some light tartness remains underneath with a bit of sweet fruit. A touch bland considering the base beer. The flavor is not much different. Sweetness from the sugar is noticeable with only a mild sourness in the background. Some fruit/berry notes, a bit of grass, and mild mustiness. tquest (94) - BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2012
At Cantillon Quintessence. Start of the day with this one, would be strange to end with a faro ... .
This is actually one of the best faro’s I’ve ever drank. Citric sweet character, but not too sweet. Guess the sugar is very well fermented. Although not my style, this faro is pretty nice. suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2012
2012.10.06 - sample at brewery (brouwkwintessens Cantillon) - last sample (will re-evaluate this one later on) luttonm (6172) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Taster at brewery. Darker honey brown, a couple of bubbles. Sweet cidery aroma. Funky brown sugar, very still wort, some warming spices. Very juicy and still, cinnamon, light molasses. juicy funk, moldy in a nice way Foffern (1877) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Has a hazy amber colour with some carbonation. Sweet aromas of roasted almonds with the sour lamibc in the background, and some caramel and brown sugar. Very sweet flavours as well and feels like a juice, and is fruity. It reminds me of ice tea actually. Sour lambic in the end and some spices. Pretty flat and slick mouthfeel, and minimal bitter. A fantastic experience of a lambic; really one of a kind.