altonbrownd (4505) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Luxembourg festival in Brussels. Wheat body with small head. Sour and sweet nose. Taste is candy, sweet, malty. Texture is crisp. Quite enjoyable.
mar (4481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky yellow pour with a thin white head. interesting nose of honey, spice, sourness and earth. easy on the palate with a smooth earthy flavor along with honey and some funk.
presario (4440) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bonus bottle with my Pissenlit strong auction bottle. I sampled this after a homebrew Saison of Piscator34’s and I liked the homebrew better. Funky salted pineapple aroma at the top of the bottle. Add the yeast and get pine cleaner. Thin body. Drinkable sour/salted fruit salad blend. Funky fruit taste keeps you sipping. Definitely unique as a Saison or a Witbier. The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 750 ml bottle at the Montreal YeHa! 2005. A witbier from Fantôme? What kind of weird, musty, spicy oddity will it be, and how unlike a witbier? Let’s see: very, very light white-yellow color with a touch of a ring, cloudy...beautiful, fascinating nose, the strange plastics are overwhelmed by much more interesting notes of vanilla, almond, soft flowers and lemon-cookie-yeast....body very lemony and tart, vanilla appears again, and interestingly, fennel...a touch of orangepeel and more spice towards the finish....in the end, not exactly a typical wit but close enough that it deserve the appelation, and certainly another winner from this most unusual of farmhouses...
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy white/golden color ale with a thin white head with average retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma is a weird mix between some light wheat malt with some funky notes and some lemon notes can also be notice. Taste is very refreshing with a mix between some wheat malt and light funky yeast with some easily discernable notes of lemon. I would say that this is different then most beer from his style out there but very refreshing and no as funky as Fantome can be.
CapFlu (4254) - 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.
Borresteijn (4159) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Bottle at a tasting. Hazy yellow colour, white head. Aroma of bitter grapefruits, some pineapple, very fruity. Flavour stays a bit behind, is light sweet, some honey, grapefruit, light bitter and dry finish. Light to medium bodied. Very refreshing.
Beer4000 (4119) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow with a lasting big, creamy white head. Aroma is dominated by lemon, but also a bit spicy. I get associations to detergents. Not unpleasent in flavor, but feels a bit weired, refreshing and a fruity acidig, spicy. Interesting but no favorite.
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu on 2008-11-07) Pale yellow and hazy. Small white head. Citric nose. Light palate with little carbonation. Citric flavours, fruitiness, sourness and hint of sweetness in taste. Fruitiness and stingy black pepper in aftertaste.
Countbeer (3680) - 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.