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Faro Boon - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
77
okay

28 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 10
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Faro |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-28-2010)
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Reviews by heygeebee:
Photo of heygeebee
3.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From Platinum. BB 2014.

Appearance - Hazy amber - one finger head turns to film.

Smell - apple juice, lemon, hint of vinegar.

Taste - sweet, apples, minimal back palate sourness.

Mouthfeel - light zesty.

Overall - First of style, and a little too sweet for this palate. Unsure if it would get more complex as 2014 approaches. Leaves me overall unsure. Nice overall flavours for 4% tho...

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle from Beer Mania in Brussels. Simple label of green hops. Described as "Veritable Faro - Traditionele Faro"

Deep auburn/amber body with almost no head and pinkish hues when held to the light.

Strong cassiss aromas and flavors. Sweet and almost syrupy but with a sharp carbonation bite and a surprisingly delightful hoppy finish. Mildly to moderately acidic in the Duchess/balsamic vinegar way.

Quite good.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #37 (Feb 2010):

Of the old blend with an equal portion of the new, this Lambic is sweetened with some candy sugar as well. Quickly fading head still leaves a trail on the glass; dark leather brown color shuns the light for the most part. Aroma dances from over-ripened lemons to musty spearmint to a light, honey-like sweetness. Wet with a light to medium body, crispness is up. Tart from start to finish is pleasant as it puckers and compliments the other complexi- ties. Hints of cake batter, candi-sugar sweetness and cellar funk are layered underneath the tartness. Candi-sugar flavor lingers in the aftertaste.

Breakfast, brunch, lunch, aperitif or dessert beer ... the Faro is quite versatile. Not an easy beer to put down if you have a sweet tooth.

Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of mattfancett
2.4/5  rDev -26.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly funky nose, brett?. Lots of pilsner like foamy head on light yellow to white. Slightly less than medium mouthfeel. Candi sugar, European dry hops, a touch of lemon.Carbonation still there(good to 2014). Drinkable, but too sweet.Bonus from Phyl21.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a cloudy medium brown color lambic with a medium foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with a lightly tart dubbel base. Taste is a weird mix between some Belgian malt with some easily noticeable candi sugar and a light tart and oak finish. Body is somewhat thin with good carbonation. OK but not something I would seek again.

Photo of eric5bellies
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of spinrsx
3.46/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Small bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca

Appearance - Rusty brown colour with an smalle size fizzy/frothy beige head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, apples, raisins, vinegar

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, vinegar and raisins. There is also some bruised apple type flavour and come citric acid.

Overall - An interesting beer, kind of like a green candy apple. Okay to try once, but not something I'd seek out again.

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of doobliebop
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of knot
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heh. Oops. Best before date says 18 months ago.

Wow. It's been quite some time since I've gotten that lambic nose. The flavor profile is oh so nice. The last time I had a faro was some time ago, so my recollection of the style is hard to go on from here, but this seems so good. Interesting balance. I wonder if this is one of, if not the, least understood beer styles out there.

Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (25cl), tasted in 2011. A faro is double blend of mature lambic (50%) and a young lambic.
Appearance : deep red color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : sweet ansd tart aromas.
Taste and Mouthfeel : fruity flavours, with acidic notes.
Drinkability : a good refreshing beer in the style Faro

Photo of drabmuh
2.73/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

OK, I'm learning, perhaps finally, that I'm just not into Faros. Beer served in a wine glass. It's clear and brown / gray with a thin head. No lacing, low carbonation.

Beer smells sweet.

It tastes like apple juice a little bit. Thin and sweet with a fruitiness, not good, I drank the whole thing, but I won't ever have it again.

Photo of liquify__me
4.56/5  rDev +39.9%

Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of billshmeinke
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

My first faro, so I'll do my best to rate to style, but I can't make any promises.

Honey like clear body with a finger or so of off whit head. Retention is meh. No lacing.

Smells of plumb and a light breadiness. Quite sweet.

Tastes very honey like, a bit herbal, and a touch earth with only the slightest touch of tartness.

Very well carbonated, oppressively sweet.

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of soulgrowl
3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very clear bronze body and very little head to speak of. Lots of visible bubbles. Smells and tastes an awful lot like apple juice/mass produced cider, sweet and fruity with just the lightest touch of acidity and funk. Not really what I want in a faro; it's just not beery enough. More like a wonky alcopop. That said, it's not unpleasant and quite easy to drink, in a Pimm's cup kind of way. Possible food pairings: goat cheese and caramelised onions, pulled pork, roast duck, chicken and waffles, hummus.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -8%

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Faro Boon from Brouwerij Boon
77 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.