Swaroga (1423) - Brussels, - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Hazy brown, orange, green ? It has a very small dirty head. Nose : tart, cherries, orange. Something funky, very spicy and cooked vegetables. Sip : strong carbonation, medium body with oily texture. Sweet and little sour. Interesting flavor from orange, clove, mango. It gets earthy and well hopped even though the bitterness isn’t overwhemling. Aftertaste is pepper and clove with some bitter hops. Since it is well carbonated it comes back like a lemonade. Another interesting and surely drinkable brew.
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle 11/11/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-40° in Trappist Glass-Pours a hazy golden with a big loose white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and funk. Taste of yeast, citrus, sour, and funk. This light to medium bodied brew has a lot going on but still tasty.
bartlebier (1876) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, lot 08-2012, bb end 2015. Cellared for 1,5yrs, unearthed post-Halloween moussaka bash. Dirty orange brackpour. Damp earth, the sweet and sour miasma of fallen orchard fruit, slowly decaying mirabelle with its caramel cognac edge. Taste: not sure if pumpkin was used here, but if it was, the hokkaido has fermented like a ripe pear. Bodacious mid of cognac and perry/pear cider and indefined spice. An organic, vital tartness lurking underneath. Enticingly undefined, organic, strange, up to Fantôme par.
MartinT (8024) - 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 (6968) - 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 (3328) - 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 (3061) - 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 (390) - 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 (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, 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 (9417) - 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 (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, 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.