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Chapeau Faro Lambic - Brouwerij De Troch

Chapeau Faro LambicChapeau Faro Lambic

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BA SCORE
78
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94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 19.53%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Faro |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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SteveP

United Kingdom (England)

3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Sampled alongside Lindeman's Faro. The front label had 3.5% abv, but the back label had 4.75%. Chapeau's label is green & brown with a picture of a beer barrel draped with hops and barley - Lindeman's is much more attractive: all black with stylish art deco white lettering. On opening the Lindeman's had more fizz and an immediate strong plummy aroma. Both settle to a brown copper colour with a fringe of bubbly froth - the Lindeman's bubbles slightly larger and more varied. So far the Lindeman's is ahead. On giving both a good sniff the Chapeau edges ahead with its musty sweet aroma, slightly medicinal, slightly licorice, quite perfumey - parma violets; when swirled extra sweetness rises. The Lindeman's has a slight plum aroma; when swirled some yeasty lambic acid rises. On tasting the Chapeau is the more interesting with its sweet and medicinal taste, followed by a soft sweet licorice flavour at the back. However, it flags slightly when the band aid remains in the mouth along with a cloying, clinging sweey coating of the mouth. The Lindeman's is much simpler, and more direct. It is intensely sweet initially, but that soon settles into a balance between sweetness and acidity. The mouthfeel really pushes the Lindeman's into first place. Chapeau has a soft mouthfeel with a barely noticable and soon gone gentle fizz - quite boring. The Lindeman's however has a soft fizzy mothfeel - very gentle like having baby rabbits tickle your mouth. Weee! The conclusion is that Chapeau is a flavoursome and interesting drink, but lacks the fun of Lindeman's despite the fuller and more complex flavours.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2003 14:47:40 | More by SteveP
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botham

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bottle poured into a snifter. pours a flat medium brown with a half finger of white head that has poor retention and no lacings.

aroma is very sweet with a bit of earthy oak and candy sugar mainly. raisens are distant among the overpowering sweetness.

taste is still quite sweet, but much softer on the palate with a light raisen and candied sugar note. almost sticky in its sweetness.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and soft in texture from the sugar. intensely sweet and sticky on the palate.

drinkability is decent. much too sweet to be very drinkable. soft on the palate , but finishes with a candy-like sweetness. decent, but not drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 15:59:30 | More by botham
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

No head on a very clear copper body. No lace either. Aroma of pungent turpentine, nail polish remover, candied fruit, apricot, resins. Flavor is tough at first, need a little preparation with the flavor being very bitter sweet with tart candied citrus, caramel, pine resin. Light body and carbonation. First faro for me. Not a fan. Too sweet and syrup like. Can't really judge it for the style

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 03:19:32 | More by kylehay2004
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a bottle of this from Grapevine Travelers in my home town. This will be my first time trying an example of this Belgian beer. Cork came off without much of a pop, and poured a nice looking burgundy, with a ring of white lace. Red wine vinegar is the first thing that comes to mind in the nose, followed cherries and raspberries. Taste is exceedingly sweet, with a tiny bit of funky sourness. Again, raspberries and cherries come to mind in the taste. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing. Drinkability is pretty good, although some might be a little turned off by the sweetness factor. I enjoyed this brew. It almost reminded me of a Flanders Red Ale, and also showed some Oud Bruin character. Glad I had the chance to try a Faro, and will hopefully try a few more in the future. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 22:53:06 | More by jamie2dope
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emerge077

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tawny brown liquid. Fizzy sizzle when poured, that settles to a skim fairly quickly. No visible carbonation, which is a little strange. Very uniform color, looks like sun tea.

Saccharin aroma, artificial sweetness, very vague mustiness, probably from the cork. Bland...

Very light and sweet tartness with the first big sip. Nutty, a little bit of undetermined fruit. Low carbonation. Light cardboard in the aftertaste, but it's not a deal breaker. This has been around the area only a few months, so I don't think it's an old bottle. It's actually pretty similar to the Kvass I had a few weeks ago. Very sweet, barely tart, light bodied.

Ehh, give me a real lambic anyday. This just tastes like a sweet soda drink, and at $7 I won't be going back to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 00:07:29 | More by emerge077
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

375 capped and corked bottle. i got this one only to get the chance to try a faro. drank from my lindemans flute looking glass.

A- this one pours out a somewhat clear dark brown colored body with a quickly dissipating khaki colored crown of a head. small rings of lacing are left on the sides of my glass.

S- the first thing i notice is that this is very sweet. lots of brown sugar and a bit of caramel. a lactic like smell that makes me believe this will be sour. very spicy and musty.

T- the sourness takes a very distant backseat to the intense brown sugary sweetness. theres also a musty/earthiness in here. very faint notes of vinegar but not nearly enough to pucker.

M- medium to full bodied with a very low level of carbonation. almost still. very juice like and sticky. palate coating.

D- one and done. probably wont be revisiting this one, its just way too sweet. glad to say that ive gotten the chance to try a faro.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 04:11:57 | More by jwinship83
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best By July 2011; Sampled July 2010
A full pour summons forth a fingers worth of, dark tan colored head that dissapears fairly quickly. The beer is quite dark colored, even for a Faro, with a concentrated amber hue. It shows a brilliantly clear, dark amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells oppressively sweet and of oxidized fruit. There are some dark, oxidized caramel aromatics here as well (almost cola like some how) as well as some sweet-cherry like aromas, perhaps some raisin like notes and even a touch of lactic tartness that is just noticeable towards the finish. This definitely smells over-poweringly sweet.

Very sweet tasting, the finish reminds me of cola and sweet tea, both accentuated by a light lactic acidity. This is nice and light up front, though there is enough sugar here to make it stick to the palate; it is not like malt though that really clings to the mouth. This tastes like sweet tea flavored with fake lemon and oxidized apples. Other than the hint of lactic character, you would be hard pressed to know there was Lambic here.

The aroma on this one is definitely a bit objectionable because of the excessive sweetness, the flavor isn't quite as bad, but it is not something I really want to try again.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 20:08:22 | More by Gueuzedude
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womencantsail

California

3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.

A: The pour is an amber sort of color with a minimal off-white head that dissipates quickly.

S: A chemical/solvent aroma right off the bat with an intense candi sugar aroma and some sweet dark fruits.

T: The flavor has some decent dark fruit flavors in the form of plums, prunes, and figs, but again the same chemical character. A bit of cork, too.

M: The body is medium with a low to medium level of carbonation.

D: This beer could have actually been pretty decent if it wasn't for the chemical nature of it.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 06:25:29 | More by womencantsail
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falloutsnow

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From: Sal's Liquors, Addison, IL
Date: None
Glass: Drie Fonteinen gueuze glass

De Troch's faro is a dark take on the style, perhaps the darkest of the three faros I have been able to try. The result of using all that amber candi sugar is a very sweet and easy drinking faro: there will be no problem enjoying this as a sweet and slightly tart, not-too-complex, easy-drinking beer. Not sure if I'd seek it out again, as Lindeman's faro is more readily available and more robust in flavor, but this was an average, but still very drinkable, faro.

Pours virtually no head, just a few wisps of off-white foam that quickly dissipate, leaving no lacing. Body is amber-red in color, the color of dark red wood stain when out of light, red-brown-orang when in. Carbonation is minimal, but what little there is, is visible in the transparent body.

Aroma is slightly sweet, musty, moldy, and mushroomy, with the slightest bit of dried lemon tartness. Not a very strong aroma, nor particularly interesting when noticed.

Tasting opens with Belgian brown candi sugar sweetness, slight oak and aged oak mulch, very light lemon tartness, opening up mid-palate to oak barrel, sweet candi sugar, and slight vinegar flavors and tanginess. When the beer reaches the back of the palate, there is more noticeable tartness with some light dried lemon and continued strong Belgian brown candi sugar. Aftertaste features a lingering light tartness on the back of the palate and throat, with some residual brown candi sugar sweetness.

Beer is light to light-medium in body with minimal carbonation, a bit watery, resulting in the beer moving fairly slowly, but still enjoyably so on the palate. Finish is expectedly dry, from sugar and acids.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 00:11:51 | More by falloutsnow
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rivertrance420

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into my Zywiec stange. Pours a nice brown color, like most brown ales do. The smell is good, that of candied sugar and the slightest hint of horse blanket. The taste I wish I could say was better than it is. Kind of like an apple cider, but with a little bit of brett shining through in the finish, along with candied sugar. Not bad just wish it wasn't as sweet as it is. My first shot at the style, and think the artifical sweetness in the front taste may be typical to this brewery, for their banana lambic was cloyingly sweet in an artificial way when I had it a while back. The mouthfeel is stickier than a cider however, more like a soda. Not really a bad beer but not great either. The best part of the taste is the finish. It loses points drinkability wise because of the sweetness. I would like to try other examples of this style, however, I would rather have a nice gueze to drink instead.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 02:44:26 | More by rivertrance420
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goochpunch

Texas

2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a muddy, murky looking brown. Weird. Not much of a head and just a touch of lace. Smells really worty and of big dark, fruits. Kind of has a vitamin-y smell to it. Some balsamic vinegar and citric acid as well. Taste is really sweet up front with some balsamic and woodiness making its way into the middle. Don't really pick up much coriander, if any. Has a dried fruit thing going on. Nice balancing acidity in the finish, but it isn't enough to fully counter-balance the huge sweetness. Mouthfeel is kind of light and spritzy but with a definite syrupyness. Kind of sticks to the tongue. Drinkability is ok. Just too sweet for me.

THX 2 hamburgah for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 23:30:46 | More by goochpunch
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CrellMoset

Virginia

2.7/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Courtesy of dkachur, split with him and a friend. My portion poured into a brandy snifter.

Appearance: A slightly hazy orange brown-bodied beer with a healthy head that fades quickly. Somehow, there's some erratic, avant-garde splatters of solid lacing and a thin collar of lace, though little sheen.

Aroma: Brown buttery, slightly fruity, and - yes mustard and mushrooms. Slightly salty in places. Very odd and completely unexpected.

Taste: Incredibly sweet, with tons of residual sugar. Proteus93 says it's sweet and sour-esque, and I'd agree - pineapple, brown sugar, and slight vinegar does seem to wrap it up nicely. Fortunately, the mushrooms have faded. Very strange, with a few buttery notes. Slight nondescript fruity notes, as well.

Mouthfeel: Thick, sticky, and cloying, with slight carbonation, but largely lifeless and dead.

Drinkability: Is this what a faro's like? I don't know. It's not terribly drinkable, but I can't say for sure if that's standard, as it's the only one I've ever had. Can't say I was a huge fan on the whole, though - the tastes and aromas were just too whack.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 01:32:16 | More by CrellMoset
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bret27

California

2.7/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

bottle courtesy of bulletrain76

S: Minty, cilantro, sugar, tea, possibly vegetal

A: Brown/orange w/chunks, minimal carb

T: Loads of table sugar w/medicinal and herbal qualities. Maybe bamboo shoots or sugar cane.

M: Thin and sugary, like a thin liqueur

D: Too damn sweet

Overall: Very different. Never had this style before so can't bash it too bad. Too sweet and sugary for my tastes. Also some very strange tastes and smells. Really had to reach into my memories to figure these out.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 18:27:05 | More by bret27
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ktrillionaire

Florida

2.7/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

When I bought this beer, the guy at the store said, "Faro is gross. But you have to try it once." I'm not sure that I agree 100%, but he wasn't too far off.

A - Crystal-clear ruby-brown hue, no head or lace.

S - Smells sweetly oaked and a bit 'oude'. It hints at the cloying sweetness to come.

T - Surprisingly sweet; it tastes like malty pineapple juice. The alcohol is literally undetectable; in this case that is a bad thing. Actually, it tastes like disturbingly like Malta. The Lambic flavors are there, they are just fused with distasteful and cloying elements.

M - Thin, flat and juice-like. I don't like the feel, but I'm not sure that any tweaking could improve it; I certainly wouldn't want more viscosity, perhaps a little more carbonation would give it a sweet Asti sensibility.

D - This brew is easy enough to drink, actually, due to its juice/soda similarities, but it doesn't taste very good, so why bother. As soon as I realized it was not-so-good, I just downed the whole bottle like I was shotgunning a Keystone Light. On to the next (drastically better) brew...

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 06:58:42 | More by ktrillionaire
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Originally reviewed November 23, 2006. 33cL Bottle. Yeast muddle orange and amber, plum fringed, with a rim of white. light aroma of rotting white grapes, with a meaty squeek. Faint lambic edges of oak and sour lactic. Lightly revolting. Sickly sweet white grape candy and some rotting citrus in teh bottom of the fridge dorr. Some dripping honeyish notes, lots of ogrape skins. Far away a grassy wash of lost hop memories. Light efferevesce, but overall destructively sweet and nasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2006 18:58:06 | More by CharlesDarwin
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crossovert

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My first lambic, I'm doing it side-by-side with Lindeman's Faro. 12.7 oz capped and corked green bottle, no date. Cork says " De Troch Wambeek".

This one looks better. It pours with a bigger head that is also slightly darker. It recedes in odd intervals leaving no lacing. The beer is a bit browner and hazier than the Lindeman's with hues of magenta when light-struck.

The smel is quirky it definitely has a funk to it, though not the funk I usually associated with this beer. It has a must to it, maybe some brie cheese, also definitely some major oak in the scent, it also smells very sugary.

The taste is super sugary, with some rotten fruit taste, a hint of sourness (but way over powered by sweetness).

Very, very blunt this one is.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 03:43:02 | More by crossovert
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demitriustown

Michigan

2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12.7 fl oz bottle for trade with lb4lb: (Thanks Deniz!) My first faro. The ever elusive faro. I thought it would take me forever to get one of these. Well, it did but lb4lb got me one. Now to the review. Aroma has a very tart sugary aroma to it at first. With some subtle malts, cherries, and sour candy. Pours a dark amber with a medium sized tan head that lingers around for a while. Taste is a lot of sugar that comes right up to and smacks you in the face. Wow! Still tastes like sour candy and some lemon mixed in there as well. On the back end a little bit of roastiness, I have to agree with the reviewer below me. It's like a mouth full of table sugar. If this is indicative of all faro's then I'm not going to go out of my way to get them. Overall, Way too sweet. Glad the lb4lb got it to me, but i guess it's just not my style.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2008 01:26:46 | More by demitriustown
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wedgie9

Tennessee

2.35/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Tasted from bottle purchased at Binny's Lincoln Park. Pours a muddy brown-orange with an average white head that recedes to decent lace. Nose of nutty brown sugar with some funk and a smell similar to rye bread. Flavor is caramel with some toastiness, light funk, moderate sour flavors, and nuttiness. Body is medium with average carbonation and a short sour and nutty finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 18:30:37 | More by wedgie9
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kojevergas

Texas

2.2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12.7 fl oz green glass (ugh... bottle with appealing label art and fun branded white/green pry-off pressure cap over an internally housed branded cork acquired at a local Texas bottle shop and served into an Avery stem-tulip in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the style. Reviewed as a faro because the label clearly identifies it as such. Cost was $7.99 USD. Imported by Noble Union Trading Ltd.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours no real head whatsoever, but there is a fleeting surface bubble mass which is white in colour and disappears inside 10 seconds. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes, and I can't get any to stick by tilting the glass.

Body colour is a very dark amber of poor vibrance. Littered with abundant floating yeast particles; this clearly is unfiltered. Semitranslucent. Nontransparent.

It's not a great appearance for a faro. I can't say I'm horribly excited to try it based on the appearance alone. Far from unique or special.

Sm: Has a simple clean lactic and bacterial sourness along with some simple candi/cane sugar. Sweetness is evident and cuts the sourness. I pick up hints of cardboard, lychee, and berries. Also an inexplicable marshmallow note. Is this infected, perhaps?

An inoffensive aroma of average strength.

No hop character, overt malts, or alcohol is detectable.

T/Mf: Definitely a dessert beer. Loaded with candi sugar. I also get a plump berry sweetness. Luckily this never ventures into medicinal territory. I do pick up some faint hints of cardboard and marshmallow on the fringe; I doubt this would age well. There's a light sourness which seems almost entirely lactobacillus-derived; I'd like more sourness. It's a bit cidery and apple cider vinegary.

I pick up definite off-notes, including some chemical-esque notes, general rot, imposing wood, some solvent, and macerated cork (which may be the source of that cardboard note). This has some basic quality issues.

Acidity is a bit higher than you'd expect as a result. It's sticky. A bit too thick. Has decent body. Bad presence on the palate overall. Well-carbonated. Smooth and wet. Unrefreshing. The texture suits the taste in a general sense, but doesn't feel tailored specifically to this profile.

It's not a balanced brew, nor it a gestalt one. Lacks cohesion. One of the messiest faros I've ever had. Some elements work and some elements don't. Lacks subtlety, complexity, intricacy, and nuance.

Not oily, gushed, astringent, hot, or boozy.

No hop profile, malt character, or alcohol comes through.

Dr: Probably the most forgettable faro I've tried in the last couple years. I wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners. I'll finish the bottle fairly easily, but the lackluster quality makes it difficult to enjoy. Not Troch's finest work. I'd advise steering clear of this one.

High D

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 19:25:21 | More by kojevergas
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.15/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a simple mahogany body with a white head.

Smell: Some sweetish hints to the aroma of apple cider vinegar and rotting logs. Yeesh!

Taste: The extremely high level of sweetness can do little to cover the vinegar and tainted wood flavor. All of it pretty foul. No, no, a thousands times no!

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: I believe this is my first faro. Although, if the patent awfulness of the rest of these Chapeau beers is any indiction whatsoever, it wasn't much of a faro at all. Avoid!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2008 02:29:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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SFLpunk

Vermont

2.13/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

375ml Freenet glass cork and capped champagne bottle. Bought at Knightly spirits OBT, Orlando, FL. No date.

Pours crystal-clear brown without and head. Nose is like red wine vinegar and sugar-in-the-raw. Palate is sickly sweet. Tastes like sugar-coated tobacco leaves. Earthy and raw. Not a pleasant beverage at all. (I like funk and sours, but this was a drain-poured...undrinkable.)

Fail.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 23:00:42 | More by SFLpunk
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tendermorsel

Massachusetts

2.08/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is my first Faro. I was pretty excited for this.

Brown color with minimal head and very little carbination.

Nothing to the smell. Very bland and oderless.

Way way to sweet. It tasted more like a sweet soda than a beer. It reminded me of a flat gaurana soda.

This was a drain pour. The first one in a while. I could not even finish the glass. Not reccomended at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 21:18:04 | More by tendermorsel
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TexIndy

Texas

1.78/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 375ml green bottle with a capped cork into my NBB glass. No dating info and green bottle so hoping it's OK. Can't say that I've been really dying to try this one after reading the reviews but trying to have at least one of each style so here goes my Faro sample. Was a very hazy brown color with some dark red highlights. It had a very small fizzy head that disappeared before I was done pouring. Good carb streams in center. No lacing.

The aroma was very sweet. Candied sugar, brown sugar, a little woody and vinegar as well. Didn't blend well for me. The taste was painfully sweet. Like drinking a liquid Sweettart or something. Eye puckering sweet and tart. I love sour beers so no problem with taste extremes but this was too much. Was so hard to get around the sweet that you couldn't really taste anything else.

Overall, god awful. Way too sweet with no other redeeming flavors. Now I know why there are only 13 of these in the database - can't be much demand for it. Avoid and definitely one and done...but at least I got Faro off the list.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 01:34:53 | More by TexIndy
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illidurit

California

1.58/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours an unattractive brownish orange color with no head. "Garbage juice" was a common description of the aroma at the tasting where this beer was had. Garbage juice and herbal bitters, maybe some hobo. Oddly intriguing nonetheless. Flavor is sugary fruit punch with only a hint of the gross herbal note from the aroma. Why?

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 03:09:39 | More by illidurit
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.53/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark burgundy color lambic with a small foamy head with light retention and no lacing. Aroma of syrup and sugar is somewhat gross with light oak notes and no funky notes. Taste is also dominated by gross sugar and syrup with limited complexity from the oak or the base lambic. Body is full with minimal complexity and a minimal carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 03:47:56 | More by Phyl21ca
Chapeau Faro Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
78 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.