ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Hazy golden-orange with a big finger off frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet grainy and bready malts, pumpkin, clove, spices, squash, other vegetables, lactic acid, Belgian yeast.
T - Sweet grainy and bready malts, sweet pumpkin, squash, other vegetative flavors, clove, brown sugar, other spices, Belgian yeast, lactic acid.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, vegetative, and spicy finish.
D - Interesting and complex saison.
Dunt (281) - 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 (1442) - 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.
BMMillsy (1255) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked and capped bottle from Tipples. Lot number 25-8-12. Pours mostly clear orange with a small off white head. Funky yeast aroma, spice, lots more funk, light hops, hay and grass, some fruity sweetness. Flavor is light hay, fruit sweetness of apples and pears, peaches/apricots, bananas, some spice, cloves, lots of farmhouse hearty funk. Has some tripel notes and Saison notes. Prickly carbonation and medium mouthfeel. I am really enjoying this one and wish I had it in the fall as it would make a nice autumn seasonal. Not sure why the ratings are so low here unless they made a bunch of bad batches before this (I guess characteristic of Fantome).
JohnnyJ (4226) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky orange amber, with an off white head. Aroma of funky yeast, bread, and musty. Flavors of bread, banana, funk, leather, yeast, some sweetness, and finishes with some metallic bitterness. Weird.
maddmatt639 (208) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
No retention and and no lacing. Smells of cloves, wheat, biscuit and yeast. Tastes of banana cloves, yeast, pepper and yeast. Dry aftertaste.
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Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really surprised reading the other reviews on this. This tastes to me like a smoked beer. Heavy smokey wood, bandaids, cloves, and bananas. Really odd in a fantome sort of way.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yep it’s a fantome, over carbonated, gunpowder, basement, Danky floors, basements, banana, spices, so many flavors
UDBeernut (1602) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
muddy burnt sienna hue, minmal head. musty nose. taste is earthy, yeast, clove, black pepper, banana and bubble gum mid stream. finish is dry. not much carbonation. imo, its kinda a mess.
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Peg’s. Murky yellow pour with a white head. Banana and clove aromas. Taste follows suit with biscuit and yeast highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ivorywhite head that disappears quickly without lacing. orange copper clear colour. aroma funk, wood, sourish, boozy, bit of putteke, bit of goat. (pediococcus in the house?). taste is sweet, boozy, sourish, youghurt. medium body and carbonation. bottle 75 cl / bbf end-2015