Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle at the De Heeren 20th Anniversary party during last week’s Belgium trip. Reviewed from notes.
Served in a mini snifter.
Pours a clear golden color with a big white head and great lacing.
The nose brings a bit of very mild funk along with a nice bit of wheat and light grain. The flavor is mildly funky as well, though most of the flavor is coming from the wheat.
Really nice dry, bitter finish. Not over the top, but nice and crisp. Exceptional body.
Great brew and very different from other Fantome offerings.
Travlr (13034) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy ofThorpe, thanks! Cloudy yellow, medium white head that settles quickly. Aroma of dusty lemons and apple skins. Taste is softly sour grapefruit. Nice.
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with about 7 bubbles of carbonation, so basically flat. It smells exactly like grapefruit juice! Citric with a slightly bitterness to it. The flatness kills this for me. There is absolutely zero carb and I think this one woudl really benefit from it. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is grapefruit and slight peach and some lemon.
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours cloudy pale yellow with a big white head.Strong aroma of grapefruit, lemon and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet grapefruit soda with some malt and yeast.Medium to thin body, average carbonation.Nice grapefruit beer.
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hazy yellow coloured with lots of carbonation and a medium but diminishing white head. Light fruity grassy and hoppy herby hinted aroma. Medium palate. Finish is smouth, fruity, light sour sweet herby hinted. nicely balanced, somewhat dry near the end. Not bad.
Countbeer (4678) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small white head that turns into a lacing quick, on top of a hazy yellow beer.
Smell herbs, fruit, lemon, citron, grapefruit, cactus, spices, sharp tint of yellow fruit and spice, very exceptional but lovely smell.
Taste is a nice but pretty short but very fine mix of fruits, lemon, grapefruit, hops, citrus, yeast, light bitter, spices, like the smell the taste is pretty exceptional too.
Aftertaste is a bit weaker and lighter than the actual taste, but still pretty ok, a soft fruity spicy hoppy light bitter aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to full body and a light watery texture.
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange color, small steady head. Very intensive orange, apple, formic acid, exotic fruity and spicey aroma. Very unique aroma! Light body. Acidic, citrus, orange, spices ... some Fantome house flavors. Very fruity-tart finish. Almost like very fruity lambic, great beer.
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy yellowish orange colour with mediumsized fluffy white head. Aroma is very zesty along with citrus fruits, some farmyard as well as mild yeasty and Fantomeish notes. Flavour is very citrus fruity along with some quite tart and earthy notes. Rather pleasant and refreshing. Perfect beer for a hot summer day.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Alex... pours a murky neon gold with a light watery head... nose smells like weeds and marijuana with lemons, intriguing... taste is light and refreshing but the flavors are weird, lemon and thyme (and other herbs)... super crushable
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Max- and or Andy? Pours a slight hazed very light yellow golden with a fizzy head- fades a bit. Aroma is tart lemons, slight lime zest, warm wheat bread, toast, orange citrus hint, peppery phenolic spice. Flavor tastes like sprite a little bit- lemon lime flavorings and the CO2 prickly acidity as well- grassy, light toast and crackers, slight bubblegum and pepper phenol- slight quinine and tonic water, slightly tart in the finish, dry, clean, low to no funk- just a lemon-limed out clean witbeer! Chuggable.