Borresteijn (3641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl Bottle, bought at the brewery, thanks Harmen! First pour is clear golden, white head. Second hazy to opaque golden yellow. Aroma of smoke, malts, yeast, hay, light spicy. Flavour is light sweet, floral, some smoke, light spicy, nice bitterness, light tartness, earthy liqourice root finish. Medium bodied, firm carbonation. Great beer, loads of flavours.
dreadnord (993) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with a nice white head. Nose is smoke. Wow. First beer from fantome that I have tastes with smoke. Also some bits of peach and black licorice. Flavor is sour up front and then transistions to slightly bitter witha lots of smoke. Very complex. Mouthfeel is lively and smooth, great aftertaste.
jfb (2517) - GERMANY - MAR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a shiny hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of barnyard and lactic acid, white pepper, liver sausage and straw, with a light hint of bretty funk. flavour is dominated by smoked ham, with hints of lemons and wood and a heavily tannic burnt charcoal finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
olio (4075) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ Laiti.
Rated on 20101106.
Aroma of spices, citrus fruits, grass and some yeast. Flavor of yeast, citrus, spices, soapy notes and grass.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nearly perfect. Not sure how old the bottle was, but this poured a cloudy yellow amber with an aged clove and Brett nose. Slightly sour with carbonation mostly resolved. Layers of complexity carry through the finish mixing fruit and herbs. As good a beer as one can find.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Darrell at the recent Fantome mega-tasting. Served in a Fantome tulip. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice golden color with a bit of an apricot hue. Nice white head with some ringy lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a good dosing of lemon and citrus plus a bit of light earth. Mild acidity to the flavor along with lemon and citrus. Almost like a Saison d’Erezee Ete-light. Light body with great carbonation. Winner all around.
Hair6a11 (1156) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky golden with a very nice, fine bubbled off white head in this glass. The nose is sweet grains, lemongrass, apricot, and a hint of farmhouse. The flavor profile is more sweet grains - there is a hop bitterness present, though light. There’s more lemon - lemon peel and grassy hops really.. with more fresh fruits - its quenching - though there is a slightly odd aftertaste here - this is a nice saison.
emacgee (3429) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks mom! Pours a cloudy peachy amber with some chunklets and two fingers of dense creamy offwhite head. Wonderful nose, smells like a light bread dough and flowers with a lightly citric note and spicy quality. Flavor and body/mouthfeel are just awesome. Full with a spicy/citrus rind bitterness and lightly grassy quality. Mild malt sweetness well balanced by a peppery and spicy yeast/hop character. Full body and coating palate with a soft and velvety body. Give me more.
portableparty (1596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours hazy pale orange with a big tight soapy white head that fades to a soapy film. Aroma has pepper and spice with plenty of yeast all around. Taste is chalky dry and shows pepper bubblegum (juicyfruit) and bitter hops and some lemon peel as well. Palate is medium and fizzy with a drying chalky finish. I enjoyed this, tasty!
tderoeck (2986) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
20/12/2011 75cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2011-721)
Cloudy orange beer, small off-white head, unstable. Aroma: a bit sour, grassy and herbal touches, very chemical touch, band-aid. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, lemon, dairy, cheesy, grassy, little bitter. Aftertaste: more chemical, band-aid, citrus, weird off-flavour, wood and tobacco.