jd543 (361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red, with an off-white head. Sharp aroma, hops, spice, fruit. Light sweet with a sour and bitter finish. Oily texture, light carbonation. Really good saison.
Frovigalning (2667) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2013. Complex smell, fruity and peppery. Taste of dark dried fruit, pepery finnish.
VsXsV (1826) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2013. Hazy amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of bread, white pepper, black pepper, earth, barnyard, spices and grain. Taste is dry, light bitter and light sour with notes of spices, black pepper, white pepper, bread and barnyard. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not Fantôme’s best beer but still nice (if weird).
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Dark amber with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, yeast, light spices, citrus and with notes of wood. Rather soft and with a medium body.
Swaroga (1085) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Heavily hazy brown/orange with medium head. Nose : strong spicy notes. Dominating pepper, mountain honey, orange, pumpkin, some little booze, tart, wood. Sip : low carbonation, medium body. Sweet and spicy, earthy. Orange and pumpkin like fruitiness. Cooked fruits. The aftertaste is strong pepper and spices. Overall the beer is rich but drinkable. Well balanced sweet/bitterness. Nice one.
antonstoop (145) - - SEP 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A amber colored beer, with a very nice white head. In the nose is yeast, sour, citrus, grains. It is a medium bodied beer, with a good carbonation. In the taste there is a lot of sour and light bitterness. It is a bit sweet, but becomes sweeter, the sour stays. The aftertaste is mostly sour with milk chocolate sweetness. Overal it is a strange sour white sweet white beer, but i cannot say that i like it very much.
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77ships (3266) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh yeah a new Fantôme. 75 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. No date & the bottle shows that this was clearly made for USA market like pretty much all of his beers. .Pours extremely murky opaque fox orange / brown amber with a quickly disappearing tanned head. Bottom of the bottle is among the murkiest beers I have ever seen, ridiculous. Smells of plaster, overdone BE yeast, slight infections / issues, overripe dark fruits, spices, wild herbs, something faintly moulding,… Tastes of thick BE plaster yeast, candy sugar, malts, minor infections, overdone dark fruits, touch prunes, sweetish, not getting any black pepper which is quite unfortunate. Something bitter mixed with plaster in the back. Slightly sticky, touch over average carb. Sadly neither terrible or phenomenal as hopped from Fantôme nor even weird, this is like 100s of other not entirely okay BE brews. Whilst better than most beer within that category, this is not really what I was hoping for but than again Fantôme never gives you what you are looking for. This just proves that once again. I am probably way over-rating this one.
Mora2000 (5307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a white head. The aroma and flavor have a lot of toffee and cherry notes. I also get some raspberry character in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice Belgian ale.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000. .Pour is dark with a white head...nose is sweetness, chocolate,spice..yeast..tastes..Taste is yeast, chocolate, spice, sweetness.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/22/2010: Fantome Dark White... Aroma: Dusty; moist
socks; dried citrus peel; faint unknown spice. Appearance: Opaque,
dull dark amber; big, foamy beige head. Flavor: DRY, hints of dry
roasted grains; slightly musty; tinge of citrus; weak spices; dry
finish. Palate: Medium body; bubbly, foamy mouthfeel. Overall:
Uninspiring; easy forgettable.
1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. capped and corked bottle shared by Tmoney99.
Thanks Tom! Rating #302 for this beer.