Faro Boon | Brouwerij Boon

Faro BoonFaro Boon
BA SCORE
8.1%
Liked This Beer
3.27 w/ 37 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#40,212
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
37
Liked:
3
Avg:
3.27/5
pDev:
13.46%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 14
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2.4/5  rDev -26.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of knot
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of drabmuh
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
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 desint
2.78/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -8.3%
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 eric5bellies
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From: Belgian Beer Shop dot com
Date: best before 6/11/2010
Glass: Drie Fonteinen gueuze glass

This was more enjoyable than Chapeau/De Troch's version, but less so than Lindeman's and Girardin's. If I was to pick what was to be an "average" for the style, from my tasting of five different faros, I'd say Boon's version would be it. Not unappetizing, certainly not bad, but not particularly interesting or ideal for re-visiting. If this was less sweet, had more complex characters to it and let the tartness accentuate the depth of the sweetness, this would be a very different beer for me.

Pours a 1cm tall head of fairl clean, white foam that has average retention duration, falling to a thin ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass and some thicker bubbles in the center. Lacing is minimal, a few spots scattered here and there inside the glass. The beer's body is a very dark brown-amber color, perhaps the darkest faro I've seen (an indicator of how much amber candi sugar was used). Light brings out a golden brown-orange hue, easily casting through the transparent body. Carbonation is visible, but minimal and sluggish.

Aroma is of obvious amber Belgian candi sugar and a bit of light caramel or toffee. There is a slighty acetic and tart aspect, more apple cider vinegar than tart citrus or funk.

There is some oxidation in the flavor, but with two years after the expiration date that's to be expected: this can be worked around. Overall flavors are quite sweet, with Belgian candi sugar and blackberries being the most prominent. Tartness seems like an afterthought: this was clearly produced for those wanting a very sweet beer. Front of palate is Belgian candi sugar sweetness with a touch of light, candy-like tartness, blending into a mid-palate of sweet amber Belgian candi sugar, blackberry fruit esters, and very mild to negligible tartness. Back of palate finds slightly increased tartness along with continued amber Belgian candi sugar and blackberry fruit sweetness, and just a hint of musty basement or composting hay-like funk. Lingering aftertaste of sweet amber Belgian candi sugar, blackberry jam, very faint tartness.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body with carbonation of low intensity, resulting in a smooth beer that marginally foams up as it crosses the palate. Still enjoyable, however, as the minimal tartness keeps it flowing easily. Finish is expectedly dry, from sugar and acids.

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Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of peensteen
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of heygeebee
3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
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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3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of billshmeinke
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.37/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoPeL
3.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Faro Boon from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 8.1% out of 100 with 37 ratings
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