Cantillon Faro - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by DaPeculierDane:
4.2/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
After touring Cantillon, Elaina and I sat down to a few glasses of Geuze and Kriek. I inquired about the possibility of getting a glass of Faro and was told that they didn't have any Faro. I explained that I traveled all the way from Wisconsin to drink their Faro and would be happy to pay amply for a glass. I asked if they might have a bottle hidden somewhere that I could purchase. They told me that they don't bottle their Faro because it would explode within three weeks of bottling due to the active yeast and high sugar content but then something wonderful happened. The employee began digging through an old wooden crate. After a minute or two I was presented with a white plastic jug, the type that usually contains chemicals like anti-freeze, and a tumbler glass. So I guess, I list this serving as coming from a growler???
The beer poured dead flat. Not a bubble could be found and there wasn't a trace of lacing. The body was a dark amber, almost chestnut color. The aroma was quite mead like with strong apricot notes. In fact, I could have easily been convinced that this was an apricot mead I was drinking. The taste started like the nose - honey and apricot sweetness but that gave way to an oaky center and a interesting funky finish. Characteristic Cantillon funk was there but the strongest note was of cream. In fact, this beer left an aftertaste in my mouth long after each sip similar to half and half and reminded me of working on a dairy farm. This trait was also quite similar to something I have found in some Drei Fonteinen beers and is very pleasant. An excellent and highly unique experience.
Serving type: growler
11-19-2009 17:35:21 | More by DaPeculierDane
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4.14/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Drank at Cantillon Brussels September 2012
A - Pours a darkish amber colour, no head
S - Little bit spicy and some funk.
T - Wow so balanced. Most Faros are over sweet, but this is restrained with some tartness.
M - No carbonation and medium body.
O - Not like any other beer that I have had. But well recommended. Easily the best Faro that I have had to date.
Serving type: cask
12-21-2013 11:23:47 | More by eric5bellies
Cantillon Faro from Brasserie Cantillon
86 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.