MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Bread dough and herbs move into citrus rinds and acidity in this balanced and characterful Fantôme brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the cloudy beige.
-There are lots of herbs in this one, which comes to no surprise since this Fantôme, but the dosage is pleasant in this one.
-This bottle was a light gusher.
-Drinkability is higher than your average Fantôme brew’s.
DuffMan (7994) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at Thanksgiving dinner with guests. Gusher!! Very hazy light orange with a massive wall of bubbles for a head. Funky, lightly sour, with flavours of quince and tea and hints of smokey earth. Very interesting, and a welcome change of pace from the usual fall lineup of pumpkin beers.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of myself... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours hazy with a light orange color with a small head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is spicy and floral, a bit metallic, and generally unexciting.
The flavor is plenty spicy with a sir tot leafy character. It’s fairly dry and nicely bitter throughout. It’s a nice tasting beer for sure.
smith4498 (3252) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy dark orangish color with off white head. Funky Fantome aroma with some dough and spices. Similar flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
toxichop (479) - South Gate, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: Orange/amber with a one finger head that becomes a thin lacing. S: Fruity and smokey. You have some peach in there, barnyard funk, hay, alcohol with the smoke around it. T: Concentrate fruit juice, some spoiled fruit, maybe some strawberries and pumpkin in there as well. There is some smoke, herbs barnyard funk, wood, and light alcohol in the finish. M: Light with medium carbonation. O; I was expecting a huge mess, but it wasn’t, for the most part it was just that smoke.
arminjewell (8603) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, nice dough, nice vegetal pumpkin note, nice spice. Taste is a mix of dark caramel, toffee, hints of oak, earth, hints of grain, touch of slight earthy vegetal, finishing bitter, sweet.
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Steve’s house. Pours a hazy dull orange appearance with a tan head. Husky, chalky grainy nose with some light funk and citrus. Twangy, a touch tart flavor. Chewy straw, dusty hay, earthy / herbal flavor. Some citrus. Spicy yeast and spicy hops. Ok but not that great.
Bulk_Carrier (2710) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter and a tulip and just a little bit into a chalice. It all looks the same.
The appearance was a light hazy golden orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute.
The smell was barnyard funk with a whole ton of that leathery stuff.
The taste was tart and super sour, off balanced with no sweetness.
The palate had a mouth puckering almost made my tongue want to jump out of my mouth.
Overall, people actually drink this shit. Wow, I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole as this stuff would probably make the damn pole disintegrate due to the over acidity of this beer.
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 1 purchased from Etre Gourmet a year or two ago. Been sitting quietly in the cellar since, figured I would give it a spin tonight. Pours a relatively clear amber/orange in color with about a finger and a halfs worth of off-white head. Nose is comprised of cantalope, pumpkin spice, and honeydew melon. Flavor mirrors the nose in that it’s predominately cantalope and melon with some backing pumpkin and a light tart finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slight sweetness, a little sticky, and a long finish. Big step up from the last bottle I opened about a year ago. The smoke is nonexistent at this point and this has morphed into an extraordinary beer. I worry that bottle variation will prevent me from picking up more of this in the future, but I would love to see how this develops.
Stuu666 (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy yellow, tart, bit funky, light pumpkin, sweet toffee.