Friday, August 19, 2016

F-Town Faribo Lager

F-Town Brewing Company Faribo Lager. 4.7% ABV. 40 IBU. Faribault, Minnesota.

Around the top of the can, these words: "Formed. Founded. Fermented. F-Town Brewing Company." Not sure if I get it. They just wanted to throw some f-words together?

Clear, light golden coloring, slim white head, active carbonation.

Aroma: soft, floral, hoppy. Nice enough.

In the mouth: wet, clean, lightly malty, slightly sweet. A little fruity. More citrus-y flavors than I'd expect in a lager. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Light, easy-drinking, but not particularly remarkable. Nothing wrong with that either. I guess.

What's the gobbledygook? "Bright and crisp, with a refreshing citrus profile. This simply satisfying pale lager is perfect for every day." I wouldn't call it "crisp" though, it's lacking in that. More soft than crisp. Drinkable, though. Not bad.

And I'm curious why they misspell the city in the name. Hometown pride, for the people who hate their French name, and don't like spelling it? Oh, whatever.

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