ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Chris_O’s Shindig; Aug. 2007: Clody body, lemony, slightly grassy aroma; some dusty yeast; fruity pear notes; slight bodied; slightly astringent finish; dry. Good.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Chris_o shindig. Very pale gold, nice white airy foam cap. Peppermint, golden raisin, a bit of leather and acid. A fresh and intreiging aroma.. Delicate fresh fruit esters--unbelievably delicate for the strength. Just a bit of menthol in the finish. Really impressive beer.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Buckeye Beer Engine: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, funky with some sour notes. Flavor, tart with some lemon, and some funk. A dry yeasty finish. Pretty solid.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Chris_o shindig. Cloudy yellow straw, thin white head. Quite acetic, sweet with alcohol present. Sherberty yeasty. Banana and something else that I couldn’t put my finger on. Quite complex. Some yeast, and some fruityness. Quite lively with some dusty sweet finish.
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a slight off-white and lasting head. Spiced yeasty aroma, very classic belgian. The flavour is soft caramel blending into a more strong spice flavour. Some alcohol presence in the finish together with a bitterness. Keynote here is the balance, the beer as such holds nothing different from many other Belgians. The balance however is perfect, not to strong and not too weak eather but very smooth - nice.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange in color, with a fluffy white head. My bottle was slightly skunked, but I will overlook that as the product of a green bottle sitting too long in the well lit store. Anyway, I’m also picking up a bit of earthiness and maybe some citrus in the nose. Upon entering the mouth, I taste grass, acid, clove, maybe a touch of plum. This bubbly brew quickly dissolves away quickly on the tongue. Too bad about the skunk but I can see the good points through it.
PhillyBeer2112 (2711) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Man, how pleased was I when this cloudy yellow gold beer, with its creamy dense white head released its aroma of farmy brett and spicy orange peel? The answer is very! And the flavor? Creamy buttery malts, funky hay and leather, grassy and spicy hops, leading to a dry finish with a pointed hoppy bitterness. Freakin outstanding saison!
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Amber color, big white head. Medied body. Aroma malts, good full of hops. Taste is wunderfull, dry malts, bitterness end much hops. Like the alcoholic thouch.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bomb, pours a hazy golden yellow. Forms frothy white foam head. Aroma is vanilla malts, yeast and spices. Cloudy and sorta funky in appearance. Flavor is full bodied spice, vanilla, somewhat peppery. Ends somewhat dry with a coriander taste. Very lovely beer. (thanks Matt in MHC).
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml. Pours cloudy yellow with a huge, rocky white head. At first the aroma is more like a strong hefeweizen - clove, wheat, yeast, vanilla then it picks up a bit of tartness and funk when it warms up. Taste is smooth, surprisingly bitter, with a unique finish that is hard to name. It tastes kind of like sour dough bread and not in a good way. Maybe even a bit skunky. Alcohol hidden very well. The weird finish didn’t sit too well with me. This is good bu that flavor was off putting. Fantome still rules all.