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


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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (7036) - some beerplace, - NOV 24, 2012
very happy to have found this one ! onley had one faro so far (being the lindemans) wich chocked me on how much i like it ! 3 fonteinen is my favourite sour by far, so those 2 combining? hell yeah ! and the pure luck to find this , even lifts my happiness and high expectations up ! opens very agresively ! twisting the metal cap makes the cork pop itself out already ! no gusher, though ( luck stikes again !) pours blonde-orange, imidiatly fading foam. great how insanely much smell this has ! definetly more sourness than the lindemans ( yeah i know, what a shock ) taste : waaw very sour ! that means, for a faro. kinda uncomparable with the other one i had ! this apple taste as i can onley desribe it ( aplle with the sourness of it) comes in the swallowing and first aftertase, followed by that .. typical 3 fonteinen-ish taste, and other apple taste. this drinks inb layers and is definetly very very nice ass well ! if this were available like lagers, id drink faro lake a lagerboy drinks lager , if they keep tasting this nice ! glad i didnt share the bottle :p

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2888) - Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 Erics, Dec 16.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5834) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5971) - 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 well balanced Belgian ale. Even though the palate suffers, it still Has good flavo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacterial (2931) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9985) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (861) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11984) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6654) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3746) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Shared by Andy. No head, brown. So, guess its a good faro. Not to sweet and I guess there is Lambic. I like the Lambic but the sweetness is still weird. Sugar sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1662) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 9/20/2014. Deep hazy orange. No head. Smells kinda funky. Orange. Dry grass. A little lemony acidity. Taste much more sour than I expected. Lemon. A bit of vinegar. Woody. Some deep brown sugar. A bit of oxidation. Medium body. Medium carbonation. I thought this would be terrible, but its pretty good. Very sour.

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