Leighton (21494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Pours slightly hazy, ruby-gold with a small head. Sugary nose with light dough. Slightly tangy flavor, cheap sugar notes, light caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, plenty of spare sugar. Decent. KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle at Chriso’s. Deep amber. Slight funk in nose, caramel, yogurt, fruit. Sweet, flavors of candi sugar, slight tartness and funk. Kind of boring. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
A Mes rate. At Chris O’s pre GBBF.cgarvieuk (24793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Mid brown colour with a good off white head. Sweaty almost cheese-like aroma. Sweet and fruity in the mouth. Lots of candy sugar, rather harsh. Erm, yeah. The bottom line is, why would you drink this when wherever you buy it, it’s almost certain the Black Label would be available at the same time.
bottle at chriss ... copper ... light soft toffee fruit nose .. fizzy front ... light toffee ... light fruit ... some raspberry ... odd fiulijn (20806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
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Koelschtrinker (20591) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 23, 2011
2014-05-30, bottle, tasting at Matt’s, 7-4-6-3-12=32
Hazy amber color. Mild Lambic aroma, cellar, pepper, but somehow weird. Half-sweet, with some flavor of vegetables, very light Lambic, some sweetener.
2010-11-27, bottle from Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Beautiful, bright and dark amber color; light carbonation produces a fast disappearing thin head. The aroma of Lambic is mellow, but nice, with soft tones of cellar. The flavor is simple, there is too little of the Lambic, some caramel, and a strange sweetener-like feeling.
Plörrig muffiger Antrunk und weiterer Geschmack, modrig, nicht säuerlich, überhaupt absolut nicht aromatisch. Disharmonisch, kein Arome ist irgendwie lecker, leicht malzig. Schrecklich!!! Danke an den Doppelbock für das Bier. 8/3/4/2/4/2
drowland (8829) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy jtclockwork! Nice reddish pour with a fuzzy off-white head that sticks. Yeasty sour aroma with some caramel. Surprisingly sour flavor with some funk and sweet sugars. Nice! jtclockwork (16691) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle shared with drowland. Pours clear red amber. Nose of grass, brown sugar and candi sugar. Taste of brown sugar, dry yeast and tart fruit. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Pretty disappointing. Light caramel, medium light funk and a fairly simple, light sweet and sour flavor with a rather weird, bitter finish. 3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2010
bottle-conditioned 750ml. early pour is bright and luminescent cedar/red apple in color with a medium-sized red-tinted head. later pour is moderately murky, and the yeast helps open things up (less red apple skin and candy sugar, more funk). exceptionally rich nose, a combination of mild-to-moderate farmhouse/goat/dusty character, mild oak, and semi-sweet brown sugar/maple syrup - it smells like the flour, breads, meats, equipment and walls of a rustic kitchen. the balance of acid and sugar is remarkable: it’s quenching and far too easily quaffable, with the acid attacking the underside of the tongue while the candy sugar tempers the mild egg/sulphur note. the sweetness is not excessive, the acidity is not overdone, it’s pleasant and enjoyable in all aspects. this is belgian table beer, plain and simple, and it’s exceptionally nuanced and subtly decadent. thirst-quenching, pairs perfectly with a mixture of cheese and meats (good fats to play with the acid), and I could drink this with every meal. the best bottled faro in existence.