Monday, 20 February 2012

REVIEW #44: Boon Faro (Brouwerij Boon)

Pours and amber red with dark cream head. Green apple, hay, clotted cream and slight sour off-note (characteristic of a lambic) in the nose. Very sweet to drink all the way through, though not overpoweringly so. Interesting vanilla and cream soda notes along with a background sourness that's much reduced compared to a full lambic.

Faro is a type of lambic in which sugar and spices have been added to make it more of a sessionable or 'festival' beer. Its a style that has been around since the 1500s and was mainly drunk by women and children apparently. Boon faro is a blend of old and young lambics with added candy sugar and spices. A faro may be seen as just a 'watered down' or adulterated lambic but sometimes the intensity of taste lambics possess can be too much and a good quality faro - which Boon Faro is - may be preferable.
  • IBU: LOW <10
  • ABV: 5%
  • Candy sugar and spices added

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