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Brewed by Brouwerij Girardin
Style: Lambic Style - Faro
Sint Ulriks-Kapelle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.5
RasmusOtt (2849) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle shared @ dangerous bottleshare #8 . Pours hazy amber with a bright tan head. Aroma is pretty rural with some sour apples, funky brett, weak vinegar, horse blanket and some more sugary and malty notes as well. The taste has some weak cheese, weak sugar, sour apples, sweeter caramel notes, ginger, vinegar and dry wood. Faro has never been my style but this was drinkable indeed!

3.3
Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #8, thanks to Bursprak. Pours a dark amber with a medium sized, white head. Aroma is pretty weak with some sweet, white grapes, slight vinegar, slight cheese. Taste is pretty sweet with some funky and more tart notes. Very easy drinking lambic, and the balance is actually pretty good!

3.4
kermis (14484) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours slight hazy Amber brown with a small off white head. Aroma of funk, dusty notes, tart fruits and barnyard. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 8, 2014
Sample courtesy of Kermis at my 20th anniversary in NL party. Thin creamy white head. hazy golden pour. Balanced sweetness and sourness. Not bad at all.

3.3
Alengrin (5635) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
A kind of faro, undoubtedly blended with their Ulrich Lager. Creamy, sticky, snow white head, colour pure amber, warm glow. Sweaty lambic aroma, sherry, hay, fennle seed, strawberry, mango, white pepper, pale malts, cinnamon. Bit sugary sweetness in onset, aromatic herbs (star aniseed?), smooth and somewhat thin mouthfeel, light acidity, subtle lambic character, clearly diluted by a ’normal’ beer, light bitterness in the end. A curiosity and not much more than a variation on Girardin Faro, not well-suited for the diehard fans of authentic lambics, but still lambic-like enough to be enjoyable.

2.7
Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Hazy light amber, sweet front, caramel, touch herbal, and that’s a lot of the taste. Bland, just a touch of faro character, but fruity and almost sodalike.

3
mcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
750mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Nose brings out funk, light sugar, a little vinegar and more funk. Flavour certainly is interesting, with unusual notes, with sugar, an herbal quality, pickled vegetables, and some very subtle funk. The sweetness is artificial tasting -- must be the sucralose that’s used here. Not the most elegant faro, but it’s quite intriguing in its uniqueness.

3.4
JulienHuxley (5909) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper pour with thin bubbly white head. Aroma is malty, nice funk, more than I would have expected from such a blend, lambic-y notes. Taste is sweet, light wet hay, very mild funk, caramel, interesting. Palate is sweet, med bodied with good carbonation. Not half as bad as I thought quite drinkable faro.

3.5
tom10101 (6227) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Hazy copper with a small ring of off-white foam and little lacing. Aroma is funkier than expected, but there’s also the usual brown sugar along wooden notes, light minty presence and hints of fruits. Taste is slightly funky and slightly sweet with brown sugar, wood, light fruits and a nice minty touch. Medium body. Low/moderate carbonation. Not bad at all for a Faro. Less sweet and a little funkier than most of the other Faro that I have tried. Drinkable for the style and somewhat tasty too.

2.7
Erzengel (9348) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
75cl bottle, bottled 2009.
Amber-brown in the glass. The nose is fruity-woody with hints of dark sourness. The beer starts intense-concentrated. Woody, Faro-sweetish. Tart. A bit dusty. The mainpart is dusty, smooth Faro-typical sweetish, malty. The woody sourness is not that intense, but present. The aftertaste is long, sweetish-dusty with wood and caramel. Not really highly drinkable. Therefore too dusty, probably too old.
Interesting brew. --> 10/11/9/10


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