PhillyCraft (2763) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Eric, pours hazy pink, not much head or lace. Aromas of horseradish, light nail polish, dust, and funk. Taste is that vintage wawa peach tea. Pretty solid.
Minderbinder (1530) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of skunk, alcohol, sugar, dusty barn, stale hay. Taste is of sugar, skunk, menthol, old barn, stale hay, bitterness. Palate: Poor balance. Sweet. Sticky. Overall: Sunky, sweet, and hardly drinkable. Not too good.
mathieuc (928) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden with a small white head with low retention. Nose is skunked (damn) and also carries some cereal/grainy aromas. Taste is also skunky... But primarily it is sweet and boozy, lightly bitter. This isn’t what I look for in a saison... Body is medium, mouthfeel almost sticky. Blah, underwhelmed. High gravity farmhouse? Not a fan.
tom10101 (2094) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Hazy golden with a small persistent white head and some lacing. Aroma is skunky with mint, pepper, Saison yeast and light lemony presence. Taste is also skunky with mint, spices (including peppery notes), citrus, alcohol and herbal presence. Medium body. Good carbonation. Spicy finish. Damn green bottles, without the skunk, it could be a pretty good Saison.
KyotoLefty (5792) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Yamaichi. Rich, fragrant saison nose with biscuity pale malts, lemon, light spiciness. Clean and fresh. Clear golden with a low, fine head. Very lemony, hoppy flavor, light yeasty spiciness, tingly peppery, with solid but not heavy malts, bread, very nicely bitter finish. Somewhat oily, soapy palate, but perfect weight. Great balance. Very nice stuff. Quite convincing. A good example of Fantome at its best.
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased at Bottles and Cans on Lincoln. Pours a cloudy tangerine color with a fingers worth of off-white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Fantastic nose on this, it’s a nice mix of belgian and saison yeast. Nice and dry and full of fruity esters, specifically banana. There is also a nice herbal quality to it. A lot of the same themes in the flavor. Earthy and herbal with a slight kiss during finish.of belgian yeast on the finish. Moderate mouthfeel that is crisp and clean and has a enduring finish. Great beer, one of my favorites from Fantome so far.
BeerBaboon (1451) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear and yellow with white head. Aroma is earthly, bajamaja, yeasty, pepper and fruity. Flavour is acidic, citrus and brett. Another weird one from Fantome.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy pale yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of smoked wood, wet earth, cellar, wort and some barnyard. Flavour of tangy grapefruit, smoke, weird musty spiciness, grains and cereal. Medium bodied and foamy mouthfeel. A weird beer. Not refreshing and has some off-flavours, even though I’m not sure are they intentional or not. Not something I want to find in my saison.
Koelschtrinker (9872) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dezent säuerlicher Antrunk, hefig, leicht fruchtig. Sehr hefig, fruchtig bleibend. Vollmundig werdend, runde Würzigkeit, etwas hefiger. Rund, würzig, typisch Fantome. 8/10/9/9/10/9
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was an interesting beer that started out more sweet with bits of grass, sugar, fruit yeast but then rounded our and finished with a bitter flavor that presents itself more as you keep drinking it.