This lambic beer has an appealingly sour character and is therefore by no means accessible to one and all. Sugar candy was added to compensate for the acidity - and so the Faro was born. It is a discovery from the time of the famous painter Pieter Bruegel, who was born in 1564. Vicious tongues claim that Bruegel would have remained a run-of-the-mill amateur painter had it not been for lambic. Faro was popular everywhere in Brussels up to the 19th century, after which it faded into oblivion. This speciality beer was not rediscovered until 1978.
The amber-coloured brew is at first glance reminiscent of lemonade. Sour yet fruity, lively on the pallet and with a long finish.