Historically, Faro is a slightly alcoholic sweet beer. It is a mixture of lambic and often mars or meerts. Mars or meerts beer is made from the second runnings of the lambic mash, often fermenting spontaneously. The typical Faro aroma comes from the addition of rock sugar, brown sugar or molasses. Nowadays, Faro is rarely blended with lambic and other beers. Young lambic beers are blended and sweetened; the alcohol content is about 4.5%. These are examples of Faro: 3 Fonteinens Straffe Winter and De Cams Oude Faro De Cam.

 

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