Girardin Faro 1882
Brouwerij Girardin

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Brouwerij Girardin
Ranked #5
Ranked #25,387
3.64 | pDev: 15.38%
Apr 03, 2023
May 15, 2006
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Rated: 3.5 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Sep 14, 2019
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Rated by emerge077 from Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bottle shared at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp.
May 08, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by desint from Belgium

Jun 28, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky brownish orange with plenty of sediment. Very little foam.

Smell is a bit sweet and sour, with cherries, port and raisins masking a bit of funk.

Taste is semi sweet, with notes of port, brown sugar and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

First Faro for me, so I don't have much to reference, but comes across as a blend between a sweetened gueuze and a quad. Pretty tasty...
Feb 04, 2018
Rated: 3.32 by pioppo from Italy

Mar 08, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by MrDell from Switzerland

Nov 10, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Oct 13, 2016
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
375ml bottle into a matching Girardin tumbler appears a perfectly clear dark copper color with a khaki head that retains very well.

Aroma is not very telling as all that is detected is a bit of caramel maltiness and lemony lactic qualities.

Taste is a perplexing mix of lambic tartness and earthy funk with plenty of mineral character and herbal bitterness. But where this really gets twisted is in the sweetness that tastes like a mixture of raisons meets cider and brown sugar. As it warms up, toffee and caramel come through.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. At times this feels familiar and then all of a sudden I have no idea what is going on with the sweetness. So strange but hey, thats faro for ya.
Aug 31, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by Rutager from Canada (BC)

Jul 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
37cl bottle. Clear copper with an almost non-existent white head. Caramel, honey, some very subtle funk notes, sour grapes and vinegar, and a medicinal/metallic bitterness.
Jun 14, 2016
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
A 375ml bottle with the numbers 2016 and 09 on different locations on the cork. Haven’t been able to find a consensus on what this means exactly. Poured into a Lindemans flute glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear copper brown colour with a thin tanned head that kind of sticks around and leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma: Had a hard time trying to describe this, but I would say fruity plum, prunes and apple, light tartness, butterscotch and brown sugar.

Taste: Candi sugar, plum and apples. Sweet and lightly tart.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall: This was an ok Faro. I’m actually in two minds as to whether I really I enjoyed this though. After going through the whole bottle, I’m on the fence.
Jun 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear, dark amber color with a bit of tan head. Aroma is mainly malty with a touch of caramel, ginger, pepper and some other spices. Taste starts with just a hair of tartness and continues malty with moderate sweetness. Finish has bread crust flavor, a bit of caramel and also a bit of bitterness. Body is light with medium carbonation. Overall it's quite nice table beer, tasty and easy to drink but a bit simple.
May 09, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by halo3one from Georgia

Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by HopBelT from Belgium

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 3.17 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Oct 13, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 29, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by 31Sam13 from New Hampshire

Mar 05, 2015
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2015
Rated: 4 by WillCarrera from Ohio

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 2 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3.95 by Twal from Colorado

Nov 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by BelgianBeerPope from Belgium

Oct 18, 2014
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The cork comes out without a lot of fuss and pours in a civilized fashion. Amber brown color with a decent white foam in the Mort Subite globe. Malty mouthfeel. Barley and lemonade scent.

Complexity of flavors makes me think of fruit cake. While it's on the sweet side, the body is medium and is just slightly sticky. More of a light dessert drink. Some sweet and sour-- lemon with spice cake. An interesting bitter twang at the end that is more yeast than hops. Quite drinkable.

From the 375 ml bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego. Price was an eye-watering 15 bucks, but that's the price you pay for "fermentation spontanée."
Oct 01, 2014
Rated: 3.2 by mattfancett from England

Aug 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by brandon911 from Texas

Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by PappyVans from Wisconsin

May 29, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

May 26, 2014
Rated: 4 by davidwhatshisnam from New York

May 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by KindaFondaGoozah from Wisconsin

Apr 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by ManforallSaisons from Belgium

Nov 01, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by BeerHunter76 from Texas

Oct 04, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Oct 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas

Oct 02, 2013
Rated: 4 by Jeeb from North Carolina

Sep 16, 2013
Rated: 4 by samEBC from Belgium

Jul 04, 2013
Girardin Faro 1882 from Brouwerij Girardin
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 80 ratings