Faro Boon | Brouwerij Boon

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81
good
37 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Faro

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 01-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Reviews by heygeebee:
Photo of heygeebee
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
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...

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mattfancett
2.4/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Antyk
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of desint
2.78/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of eric5bellies
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of spinrsx
3.46/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of knot
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.32/5  rDev +28.6%
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.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SoPeL
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured to an oversized wine glass.

A: The body is coppery, having orange and darker hues. The head, when poured, was one finger thick; after a while, it's minimal, existing just in the sides of the glass. No lacing.
S: The aroma is very floral, sweet and malty.
T: The taste is very sweet, way to sweet than expected. It's not bad, it just has too much sweetness.
M: The body is medium, bitterness is very low, carbonation is invisible but it's very good.
O: My first Faro and it has a bit overwhelming sweetness but it's cool.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
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

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Photo of drabmuh
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Faro Boon from Brouwerij Boon
3.36 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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