Girardin Faro 1882 | Brouwerij Girardin

Girardin Faro 1882Girardin Faro 1882
BA SCORE
3.63/5
73 Ratings
Girardin Faro 1882Girardin Faro 1882
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style: Faro

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,062
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
73
pDev:
15.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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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."

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Cork details 2011. Mild soft and easy pop while opening.

A nice amber body, of dark orange and fairly clear. Not much head produced but a faint tan collar that always remains while consuming, which is actualy quite a good 3-4mm thick. Not much visible carbonation to be detected. Otherwise an expected "flat" lambic, but a nice color and good collar.

Nose is real interesting. Mild sense of cherry and dry spices. Muted malts and very light sweetness. A good nice simple hint of soft cinnamon, with a thick cake like density Really like this mellow sweetness, and the cinnamon angle on it reminds me of a subtle danish pastry mixed with the malts.

Palate is quite enjoyable. A bit of a wet body, quenching, but not juicy. Palate gives a mellow sweetness, and some dry mild pepper. The brown sweet spice angle on this is noticeable, it really feels like subtle cinnamon, maybe even some nutmeg/clove tasting. Hints of mild acetic acid quality, with a complimentary soft sweetness, and malt chewy bread of pastry flake-y character.

Faro is a pretty obscure style, and this is only the second one I've had aside from Lindemans. This is by far for myself much more enjoyable and not as sweet. I find this much easier to drink. Extremely light and refreshing, and I like it's mild sweetness. Not sure if it's from sucrose, but the cinnamon angle on this is really nice.

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Girardin Faro 1882 from Brouwerij Girardin
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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