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|Lindemans Faro Lambic
A Faro is a blended Lambic with the addition of candi sugar for a lighter,
quite sweet and more palatable beer. This Faro has a nose that brings notes
of malt, sweetness and a sour hint. Taste hits of tart apples but is
dominated by lush Belgian candi sweetness. Finish finds flavors of sweet
apricot, lemon and apple cider. Nice for dessert but too sweet otherwise.
|Innis and Gunn Oak Aged Beer
This Scottish Ale weighs in at 6.6% ABV and pours a brownish
amber. The nose opens with hints of sweet scotch malts and
caramel. Fresh, sweet oak vanilla, some toffee in the taste. In the
middle look for barrel wood and light hops. The finish hints of
sweetness with notes of green apple and pineapple. An approachable
brew that gives some complexity.
Overall Rating - good
|Orval Trappist Ale
This Belgium Pale (6.9%) brings smells of
orange citrus, light spice, and hints of Brett.
Taste is bitter, hoppy, dry, slightly yeasty,
and lightly sour. Hops appear in the finish
along with a light lemon bitterness and
subtle minerals that echo a well made
Chablis. A multi-layered Belgium beer.
Overall Rating: Excellent