Lambic - 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 Avg
Oud Beersel Oude FaroBrouwerij Oud Beersel6.0073.99
Lambic Faro Au Sucre D’ÉrableFerme Brasserie Schoune5.5023.49
Traditional FaroBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen5.5013.25
De Cam FaroDe Cam Geuzestekerij5.0073.77
FaroBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen5.00524
Girardin Faro 1882Brouwerij Girardin5.00783.68
FaroBrasserie Cantillon5.001713.9
SpontanfaroMikkeller ApS5.0033.35
FaroFunk Factory Geuzeria5.0094.24
Mort Subite FaroBrouwerij Mort Subite5.00223.76
Tilquin FaroGueuzerie Tilquin4.8083.43
Chapeau Faro LambicBrouwerij De Troch4.751183.41
FaroBrouwerij Lindemans4.501,1153.72
Golden FaroVan Dyck - Mad Jack Brewing4.2023.88
Faro BoonBrouwerij Boon4.00423.28
FaroBrouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.4.00373.71
St. Louis Premium FaroBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.3.20163.53