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Cantillon Faro - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Faro
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86
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 40
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Faro |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-30-2002)
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jlb502

California

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-15-2011 02:48:29 | More by jlb502
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-14-2011 22:26:40 | More by UncleJimbo
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jerz

California

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-16-2011 06:30:06 | More by jerz
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +24.7%

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a bit sugary and a pear fruitiness. In the taste, just like the aroma, a bit sugary and pears, but not too sweet at all. A smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry tart fruitiness in the aftertaste. WOW! Love it all day, sour and a nice fruitiness with a dry end.

09-29-2011 21:19:54 | More by OWSLEY069
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jayhoppin

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

07-14-2013 01:17:02 | More by jayhoppin
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.65/5  rDev +20.8%

When at Cantillon the other week, I was chatting to Mr. Van Roy about where I could sample the draught lambic and faro. He said that no lambic was in Brussels right now, but that the Faro could be found at the Le Zageman lambic cafe in Brussels. So, we walked to Le Zageman and ordered two dimpled mugs of Cantillon Faro for 2 euros a piece. The brew was a dark red colour with no head. The aromas were of Cantillons funky lambicy gueuze, mixed with some sweet candy sugar. The taste was very refreshing. This still had a bunch of lambic funk, and some nice malt to it, but the candy sugar really made this an easy-to-drink, thirst quencher. The mouthfeel is flat, but it lends itself well to this style of beer and the drinkability was very, very excellent! I'm glad that I got to try this...in a very authentic Brussels cafe, no less!

03-30-2004 22:10:58 | More by francisweizen
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gregmurer

France

4.58/5  rDev +19%

a real faro.. i'm not sure that there are any other faro that are sold actually... i mean real faro... not like the linderman's one...

bitterness? not any... It's a lambic... it's really lactic... perfectly lactic... and the sweetness of the candy make it just perfect to be drunk again and again... with or withour foods... it's perfect

12-26-2008 10:57:35 | More by gregmurer
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Cnorrisl

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-24-2012 17:46:04 | More by Cnorrisl
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-28-2013 21:07:36 | More by shigg85
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-14-2011 17:55:32 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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pixieskid

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-24-2012 07:03:24 | More by pixieskid
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Jeeb

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-16-2013 17:54:52 | More by Jeeb
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-18-2013 02:15:38 | More by edhizdeid
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Travlr

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%

Appearance was dark amber with a two or three bubble head that lasted about a second.
Smell was of yeast and citrus, a bit sweet and a bit sour.
Taste started sweet and progressed to sour then dry.
Very easy to drink, pairs easily with about any food. My third favorite faro (#1 is Grardin, #2 is Drie Fonteinen)

11-17-2009 01:43:06 | More by Travlr
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woosterbill

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%

Cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, served in a Cantillon tulip. Style tick #103(? - I can't be totally sure, since my stats are unavailable during the site overhaul, but I'm pretty sure this is the penultimate style I've yet to review).

A: Clear orange-amber body with a thin head of large impact bubbles. Looks nice in the tulip.

S: Sweet + sour, with green apple, toffee, lemonade, and some grassiness. Balanced, fresh, enticing.

T: Follows the nose: lots of tart apple, some sweet brown sugar and caramel, a bit of oakiness, some lemon, and a sticky sweet-tart finish. Exactly what I expected a great Faro to be.

M: Still, slick, and a bit sticky. Appropriate.

O: This didn't deliver the depth of funkiness I love in a Geuze or straight Lambic, but the sugary notes gave it great complexity and superb approachability - I shared my glass with several people at my table who were highly skeptical about my love affair with Lambics, and one of them even ordered his own Faro. A fascinating beer in its own right, and a potential gateway for those just beginning to show interest in the broader family of spontaneous brews.

Cheers!

04-04-2012 12:49:45 | More by woosterbill
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jgasparine

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +13%

Had on cask at Chez Moder Lambic in Brussels. They prepare it on-site by blending their own candi sugar into the cask of young Cantillon lambic. It was consumed along-side a glass of straight Cantillon young lambic (also on cask) as a reference.

A- Poured perfectly still and clear (as it should be), with a medium to dark-amber body.

S- Smells like a young lambic that has had some of the acidity cut out of the nose. Pale malt and crackerlike wheat aromas are met with some funky mild lactic/acetic aromas, a touch of oakiness, and a faint trace of the candi-sugar is detectable here.

T- Very interesting. The candi-sugar seems to cut the acidity more than adding sweetness. There definitely is some sweetness here in the faro that's not present in the straight lambic, but the decrease in perceived acidity seems to outweigh the increase in sweetness. The perceived oakiness seems slightly amplified on the palate as well. All in all, this gives the Cantillon Faro a great balance between sweetness and acidity, with the same dry, oaky, musty finish you would normally get with straight lambic. Granted, this effect surely lies in the hands of the blender that adds the candi sugar!

M- A nice thin to medium mouthfeel, with a little slickness to it, very similar to that of the straight lambic. Slightly astringent with virtually no carbonation.

D- This is wonderfully drinkable- it actually seems to be wonderfully thirst-quenching as well! Drinkable on this cool afternoon in March, and I can only wonder how lovely it would be on a hot Summer afternoon!

03-25-2010 20:58:49 | More by jgasparine
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erica

California

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%

OK, I was glad to see other reviews say there is no carbonation in this one, because I thought maybe there was something wrong. Or maybe there's always something wrong. I had a glass of this in the only place one could find it in Brussels last week, Zageman, according to Mr. Van Roy. It was a light brownish colour, no head since it was flat, it smelled sweet and tart, pretty nice actually. It tasted almost like sweetened iced tea actually, had that tart lemony taste, and very sugary. I liked it. Not funky as Cantillon usually is with their other beers. Mouthfeel was just flat, strange to me for a beer, but interesting none-the-less. So drinkability is good, because it's obviously not filling and it's quite refreshing! I was happy to have found this one, definitely.

03-23-2004 22:10:04 | More by erica
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kpattonunc

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-08-2013 12:32:48 | More by kpattonunc
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M27

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-06-2012 21:42:32 | More by M27
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brikelly

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-11-2012 22:30:53 | More by brikelly
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-03-2014 16:14:00 | More by mklisz
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-06-2013 00:56:24 | More by jwat
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-10-2014 14:32:31 | More by millelacsmark
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-27-2013 17:00:34 | More by CoryR
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dantezeull

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-07-2013 17:42:16 | More by dantezeull
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Cantillon Faro from Brasserie Cantillon
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