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Cantillon Faro - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Faro
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 40
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

Style | ABV
Faro |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-30-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

KeKeKumba, Jun 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

drummermattie02, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Dreizhen, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ystazi, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Anonymous1, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On cask at Moeder Lambic. On to the beer:

This faro is a toasted orange color with a thick sopay head which retains forever. The aroma has a little stink, and some rotting fruit, but in an appealing way. The taste is a little more forgiving; a kiss of grassy hops paired with rotting fruits, one part pineapple juice, not too tart and not too intense. It's a light bodied beer with a very easy going mouthfeel, little carbonation.

That was good to try. Being less intense as other Cantillon's, it might be a good starter to somebody trying to work their way into the brand.

DoubleJ, May 23, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas on 4/7/2013. Pours a burnt orange hue with a fluffy, 2.5 inch bright white head. Nose smells a bit like feet, followed by a sweet quality. Taste starts of sweet, somewhat akin to caramelized sugar, followed by an earthy/herbal quality, citric acid and some medicinal notes towards the back with a hint of artificial sweetener at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a still carbonation; however, there is a bit of substance to body as well as a slightly creamy texture. Overall, this beer is good for what it is - a sour beer infused with candi sugar. Not a beer I need to revisit, but I found it considerably better than my first impression of the style (Lindemans).

Jwale73, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

SStein, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

mtbdonn, Mar 12, 2013
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1/5  rDev -74%

Franch, Jan 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Agold, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

spycow, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the brewery and is poured out of a small looking brown keg plastic thing...dunno how to classify that.

Slightly transparent yellow in the light. More orangey out of it. A small ring of bubbles clings to the glass.

Not really funky. The added sugar mellows it out. A little caramel.

Light bodied and smooth. Slight sweetness takes off most of the tart bite usually present in lambic.

Easy to drink as there is no sourness, but it loses a lot of the best characteristics of most Cantillon beers.

MattSweatshirt, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

pperez38, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mendvicdog, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

brikelly, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas.

The beer is light copper hued with a half inch of head. The aroma is funky and smells like cantillon, with the addition of some sweet, fruity tones. These scents carry over into the flavor. Sweet, but not cloying, with tartness and funk playing supporting roles. Light bodied and fizzy on the palate, with lingering sweetness, reminiscent of a soda. I'm not a huge fan of faros, but this is likely the best I have had in the style.

Huhzubendah, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

dannyancient, Oct 23, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Served from cask into a wine glass at the brewery following the self-guided tour. Brewery employee told me it has to be drunk quickly after blending, or the added fermentables will cause bottles to explode.

A - Color is a light amber with some red highlights. It is mostly clear with a hint of cloudiness. No head; in fact, no bubbles at all.

S - Aroma is an unusual mix of sweet and spicy smells. It has a slight, lemon-like tartness. It reminds me more of ice tea than beer, but it is still somehow inviting.

T - Sweet and tangy up front, followed by tart acid at the back of the throat. Again I am reminded of room temperature ice tea. Not like any beer I've had before.

M - Medium body. No carbonation at all. Overall smooth and creamy feeling. No alcohol detected.

O - A strange beer in regards to aromas and flavor. Not very pleasant to me. I will not seek it out again. I love the brewery and the tour, but this beer is not one I could love, despite my best effort.

Radome, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

WynnO, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

M27, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Cantillon Faro from Brasserie Cantillon
86 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.