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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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4.2
3fourths (9358) - 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.

4.1
Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a lacy big offwhite head. Sourish, fruity aroma with rubber notes. Sweet, a bit sourish flavour with berry notes.

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oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
[email protected] Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, caramel and some slight spicy notes. Flavour is sugary, wooden, mild sourness as well as some mildly tart wooden notes. Very nicely balanced and not overly sweet.

3.9
Geuzelambix (376) - København, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Nice faro - much better than the green one from the same brewery. Sweet and sour with no hint of the flat, dull elements that can be found in other faros (fari?). Spring and fall in one little bottle.

3.9
diabel (1722) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
Clear, amber body with a lightly brown, creamy head. Sourish aroma, clear Girardin touch with fruit, barnyard: very complex and well balanced. Moderately sour, lightly sweet flavour. Very nice and complex beer. Drinks very easily. Maybe tad too sweet.

3.9
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle at the Hill Farmstead second anniversary party courtesy of someone, but I can’t remember who. So whomever you were, thanks. Pours an amber ruby with a medium sized white head. Musk, acid and funk on the nose. Medium bodied, very lactic, but rather soft. Funky, musk, lots of sweet toast on the finish.


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