BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Dark brown and murky with minimal head. Malt and sourness on the aroma with a bit of staleness. Sweet candied fruit flavor with some sourness.
MoritzF (10018) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2010
(bottle, 75cl) Almost clear, amber colour with a big but collapsing off-white foamy head. Slightly sweet malty aroma with mouldy and sweaty hoppy notes, accompanied by a rather restrained fruity touch and a mildly spicy note. Moderately sweet and slightly sour flavour, light to medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Light Lambic-character with fruity notes; sweet and slightly bitter-tart and spicy finish with an ascorbic tartness in the aftertaste. Not my thing. 29.VI.10
badgerben (5254) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Many thanks to BDR! Murky copper color with a thin head. Slight dusty malt aroma and hints of sourness. Very sugary flavor, both candi sugar and some kind of candied fruit. More sour than tart. Light hoppiness towards the end (well, hoppy for a lambic). FlacoAlto (4214) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2010 on the cork; sampled July 2010pivnizub (10730) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2010
A soft pour produces a two-finger thick, lightly tan tinged head. The beer is a dark, burnt amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, brown honey color when held up to the light. The aroma smells like caramelized fruit, a mix of pear and apple really, as well as a touch of sweet-tea notes, some anchoring tartness as well as some dark grain cracker like notes in the finish if you really dig around for a while. A touch of urea ties in the Lambic origin as do some faint musty and even mushroom like earthy notes. It almost seems to have a sugary smokiness to it at times, though this is quite fleeting.
Because fairly warm the beer is not overwhelmingly sweet; it does have a sweetness though, and one that lingers in the finish with a fruity, caramelized candi sugar note. Lightly tart up front and it has a zippy carbonation that makes it a bit carbonic, all of these help to balance the candi-sugar flavors. Fruity flavors of candied pears, perhaps a touch of sweetened lemon (more like crystal light than actual lemons though) and perhaps a tart berry like flavor are all accentuated by the sweetness.
Not a bad Faro, it could use some more funkiness, as it is completely devoid of this character in the flavor. The sweetness is not too overwhelming here and I could almost see myself drinking this again, though it doesn’t hold a candle to the 3 Fonteinen Faro.
Bottle: Almost clear, quite stable loose off-white head, nearly reddish-amber coloured; delicate cellary-mouldy nose with a distinctive sweetish-fruity background; moderate sweet-sourish flavour, light to medium bodied, soft; slightly increasing hoppiness in the caramelly-fruity finish, accompanied by faint cellary aromas. O.K.....
HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some yeasty notes. Moderate sweet and bitter flavor. Only slightly sour. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Zita (6326) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010
caramel, brown sugar,golden, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. chrisv10 (17937) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010
75 cl bottle. Amber with diminishing off-white head. Flavour is sour, fruit and caramel. Hansen (8601) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2010
Lighjt amber and clear. Has a white head. Aroma is spicy, pepper, light fruit, nice. Flavor is heavy sweet. A bit astringent. Syrupy texture. Soft carbonation. FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a small white head and a fair lacing. Nice acidic aroma and taste sugary notes. A good faro.