Belgian Faro

Traditionally brewed in Belgium, Faro is a blended Lambic with the addition of candi sugar, resulting in a lighter, quite sweet, and more palatable beer. Widely available throughout the Senne Valley up until the early 20th century, Faro was often made from second and third runnings—which led to a beer with a lower alcohol content. It was commonly spiced with pepper, orange peel, and coriander, with spontaneous fermentation by the microbes found in the air. The end result was a light-bodied and gently flavored acidic beer that sometimes had hints of spice. Faro was usually sweetened before packaging or on-premise. Sometimes faro was a blend of aged lambic beer with freshly made low-alcohol Lambic or even a low-alcohol non-Lambic ale. Modern faro is usually stronger in alcohol compared with historical examples.

ABV: 2.0-5.0% | IBU: 0-10 | Glassware: Tulip

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Style Examples - 1 to 17 (out of 17) - Ordered by # Reviews
Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Lindemans Faro LambicBrouwerij Lindemans4.501,0873.67
Cantillon FaroBrasserie Cantillon5.001683.86
Chapeau Faro LambicBrouwerij De Troch4.751143.35
Girardin Faro 1882Brouwerij Girardin5.00763.63
Drie Fonteinen FaroBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen5.00473.99
Faro BoonBrouwerij Boon4.00383.26
Timmermans Tradition Faro LambicBrouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.4.00343.7
Mort Subite FaroBrouwerij Mort Subite5.00223.76
St. Louis Premium FaroBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.3.20163.43
Tilquin FaroGueuzerie Tilquin4.8073.35
De Cam FaroDe Cam Geuzestekerij5.0063.84
FaroFunk Factory Geuzeria5.0044.13
Oud Beersel Oude FaroBrouwerij Oud Beersel6.0044.05
SpontanfaroMikkeller ApS5.0033.35
Golden FaroVan Dyck - Mad Jack Brewing4.2023.88
Lambic Faro Au Sucre D’ÉrableFerme Brasserie Schoune5.5023.49
Cola SourNorthern Alchemy4.0013.75