Archive for the ‘Faro’ Category

I’ve been slacking lately on the reviews. I did one on Saturday night, but nothing on Sunday. This was because I was working outside all day. I was hauling dirt and stone and trees all over. By 9:30 last night, I was exhausted and passed out, without reviewing a beer. But, since Katie isn’t meeting me at the gym until after the child goes to sleep, at least I can get some reviews done. I still have a few beers left from my last beer run where I picked up styles that I haven’t reviewed yet. This one is a “faro,” which I have absolutely no experience with. One of the guys that I worked with said it was just okay…so let’s see how it goes.

ABV: 4.2%

Style: Faro

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A version of Belgium’s ‘wild-fermented’ wheat beer, which is the result of blending Lambic of ‘one summer’ with old Lambic and chaptalized with candy sugar. Faro is an intriguing balance of wineyness and sweetness. This was probably the beer being served in Breugel’s paintings of Flemish Village Life. Faro is a delicious accompaniment of a whole assortment of desserts. Serve cold at 2-3 degrees Celsius.”

Random: It does come in a pretty bottle. So, at least if it doesn’t taste good, it’s good-looking.

This brew poured with a thick one finger head that dissipated relatively quickly and left mild lacing on the glass. The body was a light mahogany color that was clear, yet had no visible carbonation on it. But, it did had visible sediment floating on the body. The nose had some sugar sweetness, but was mostly musty tartness with some green apple to it. The taste was definitely unique. It started with a candy sweetness, from the sugar no doubt, but then went into a slight tartness with some darker fruit. The tartness was not as intense as I would have guessed. The body was towards the thicker side with moderate carbonation. The finish was long and sweet. This would make for a great dessert beer. I didn’t think that I was going to like this beer, but because it was so different, I ended up liking it. I couldn’t have more than one bottle though. Grab this beer, definitely nothing like you’ve ever tasted before.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0