Faro Boon | Brouwerij Boon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium | website

Style: Faro

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 01-28-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
35
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
22.16%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 35
Reviews by peensteen:
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber-brownish colour, Light collar of white head, minimal lace. Smell is funky and yeasty, sour apple and lemon, candy like sweetness similar to Sweet Tarts or candy apple, decent acidity. Taste is sweet and quite sugary, light tart apple flavour, funky and acidic with light balsamic, lemon and more sweet sugars. Medium carbonation, medium body. I get that this should be sweet but its a bit much even a 250ml bottle was too much for me, perhaps this is someones cup of tea but it is certainly not mine.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
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 +4.8%
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 -10.2%

Photo of mattfancett
2.4/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Antyk
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -10.2%
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 -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of eric5bellies
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of spinrsx
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of knot
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.32/5  rDev +29.3%
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 -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SoPeL
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
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 -17.7%
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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Photo of liquify__me
4.56/5  rDev +36.5%

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Faro Boon from Brouwerij Boon
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