Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got a pair of these on my visit to the brewery, and since this one only clocks in at 4%ABV, I figured I better drink them sooner than later. What better occasion than the Montreal YEHa! gathering to pop one open?
Murky banana peel yellow, head consisting of a few spots here and there.
A citrusy, pineapple funk, with a side of passion fruits and mushrooms covered in dust. Wild stuff!
Tart and sweet like pink grapefruit juice, with a weird but good yeast flavor, with a tangerine/mandarin orange sweet finish. Enjoyable and refreshing, but cooky for a "Blanche", be it Belgian or otherwise. A bit thin, but still a classic Fantôme that I could drink all day long.
CapFlu (4516) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Sampled at TiggMTL’s Montreal Crew YEHa!05 Christmas Party on December 17, 2005. Yay! Always excited to try a new Fantome. Pours a cloudy amber body with a thin, white head. Nose is rubber and plastic. Yeasty, tart, lemony and farmhouse. This beer seemingly is off.
GonZoBeeR (2925) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma:Light flowral and light fruit...
Appearance:Hazy gold-white,light head...
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thick frothy white head. I agree with Glouglouburp, the aroma is very funky, it feels like I’m sticking my nose in manure, on a hot day. There’s also a nice yeasty, fruity, spicy presence, but it’s quickly overwhelmed by the dominating funk. The flavor has more balance, it feels less like manure, more like farmhouse terroir you find in saisons, there’s also lemon and spices, there’s pleasant dryness in the finish. The body is light and creamy while the carbonation is moderate.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fiery ginger and coriander leap out from the hazy, big-bubbled concoction. Oranges attract, this smells like a classic, well-made witbier.
An airy, thin body benefits from its portly bubbles to bulk itself up. Lime-like tartness is in the limelight, as bananas and coriander diversify the profile. Gonzo is right in saying that this approaches a non-infected Breughel Kamour Double, lots of carbonation and watery passages for drinkability, except this one’s spiciness is expertly presented, making the Breughel comparison stop at body notions only.
Spices popping like popcorn.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robe blonde très pâle surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui s’estompe. Arômes de framboises, d’épices, de levures et de citron. Saveurs de citron, de baies, de levures et d’épices.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Milky yellow colour with a big fast dissapering white head. Yeasty, citrus, dusty, acid aroma and a dusty, acid, citrus, yeasty taste. Medium body and a acid, dry dinish.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy pale yellowwith a thin white head. Yeasty acidic aroma with a lemon fruityness. Yeasty, dusty flavor with a citric finish.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy, pale golden with a flat, white head. Lightly tart nose. Very light-bodied and watery with citrusy notes. Rustic notes of horse sweat....Sour and unpleasant. It’s really hit or miss with Fantome - this definitely was a miss. 041105
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
An unclear yellow beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma contains notes of wood, cork, and citrus. While the flavor contains notes of wheat and citrus - especially lime - as well as hints of dust and cork, while the body is thin.