yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bottle. Pours unfiltered yellow with a white head. Aroma is strong spicy. Flavour is strong cardemomme. too dominated by this, this gets cloying, soapy.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma is very fruity and spicy with notes of peaches, cinnamon, and ginger. The flavor is sweet with notes of ginger, juniper berries, violet, and nutmeg, leading to a dry end.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 (Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Hazy, golden with a white head. Weird aroma of cinnamon, citrus and diacetyl. Medium body, dry yet with an underlying sweetness. Very spicy accents, cardamom and citrus - and bath salt! Dry and bitter finish. But quite interesting. I’m not much of a Saison lover, but when it has to be I tend to find the American ones a lot more drinkable than the Belgians. 230407
joergen (22603) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden coloured with a white head.
Perfumed aroma of lavender, fruits and cinnamon.
Fruity and perfumed flavour of lavender and cinnamon.
oh6gdx (21914) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@FatPhil&oh6gdx EBF-warmup cruise. Slightly hazy golden colour with small white head. Aroma is pumpkin, coconut and lots of other spices/herbs. Flavour is pumpkin, spices, coconut and also quite evident notes of alcoholic sweetness. A rather sweet pumpkin pie-like brew.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 Bottled. Clear golden, brief head. Aroma of soap, lavender and cinnamon. Sweet with clean, hard mouthfeel. There’s loads of sugar and soem oranges. Lacks the liveliness of a real saison. Salty finish. Pleasantly spicy, but with simplistic malt structure.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21st June 2010
Cloudy gold beer, Short lived frothy white head. Light semi dry palate. The hops have probably faded after 5 years. What remains is very interesting. Almost Gruit like. Sweet malt, a little citrus and lots of sweet chamomile and lavender. Almost perfumed. Finishes sweet with a minty feel. Nicest Gruit ever! Smooth and sweet.
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy blond color. The aroma ha some citrus touch, and a sharp cardamom character; it smells to much like Swedish cakes. Quite dry mouthfeel, malt flavor, little residual sugars, a lot of spices. It’s drinkable, but the spices are too much for me.
yngwie (14774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden-orange, a bit unclear body with a nice, white head. Both flavor and aroma are too much on the cinnamon side, way too much, but it isn’t bad, it’s just too much. The flavor is sweet and sugary as well, and the beer really pushes the borders if it is supposed to be a saison. Dusty, medium mouthfeel. Sugary, cinnamon finish. The beer feels refreshing in a way, but would do better without the cinnamon-domination. (070608)
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beige, cloudy. Explosive aroma of ginger, chamomile, florals, yeast, poached pears and brown sugar. Intense, blazing spices (anise and pepper), sublime florals, enough malt body and muscular alcohol to bring it all together. A crazy, interesting brew clearly inspired by the esoteric Fantome brews.