Thursday, February 4, 2010
Premium Faro (St. Louis)
Ratebeer 2.84 30th percentile
Beer Advocate B-
I have wanted to try this style but could not find any locally. Luckily I picked this one up at Firefly CBAW in Vancouver. The Faro style is essentially a lambic that has been sweetened or diluted to make it less tart and more palatable.
There is a lot of sweetness on the nose; mostly like tart, green apple. It was very apple cider like. The sip was effervescent, crisp and truly refreshing. There was juiciness to it, similar to dry English apple cider. Not tart at all.
It was off dry, very crisp with a fast ending lingering of apple tartness.
Alcohol Content -1 3.2%
This is perhaps the lightest beer I have tried, but it did not lack in flavour.
I wish that I had bought another one. This was delicious.
Ingame Enhancement +1
No gaming tonight, but I did learn that I might begin my journey to become a certified beer judge.
This was a delicious, sweet, slightly tart and fruity beer. Perfect for the patio on a hot day, or just about any other excuse you could think of.
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