gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle at home - pours clear light orange with a small and quickly vanishing head. Aroma of tangerine peel, citrus, saison yeast and hay funk. Light body with nice acidic notes and fruity taste.
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 Pours a hazy orange from the bottle with thin ring of white lacy head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, a hint of funky tartness, nice lemony citrus. Taste follows with a hint of sweetness and a nice bite on the back of the tongue. Mostly just a saison to me, no real chocolate, but nicely done.
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy orange colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, malts, yeast and brett. Sour, dusty flavour, quite weird. Sticky, thick texture, it’s sticking together a bit, like a mild Saccharomyces Viscosus infection. Chocolate? Not even sure this beer has been even near to a cacao bean.
(From 75cL bottle @ DutchDrebus’ place. Thanks for sharing, Dré!)
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Delirium. Blond, which was a bit of a surprise. Aroma is bit funky, maybe even a bit of citrus, hoppy bitter, bit spicy. Taste is bit sour and tart, little bit of weirdness, no chocolate in taste really, cream cheese. Strange and spritzy. But pretty nice.
devman171 (876) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours hazy amber, aroma is spicy and spices! Taste is pretty mellow on the spices, tasty
KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Delirium. Deep blonde, low, fine head. Dry, grassy nose, saison-like and also tart. Sour flavor, slightly smoky, grapefruit. Light, with high carbonation. There is no taste or aroma of chocolate at all. Gets richer when the yeast is added. Great stuff. Where’s the chocolat?
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours dishwater brown with a thin khaki head. Not getting much on the nose. Kind of tart on the tongue with a hint of funk. I get a bit of the chili on the finish but it’s faint. Eh!
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a hazy dark orange with massive off white head. Aroma is bandaids, a bit if spice, and lots of musty yeast. Flavor is acetone and bandaids. A bit of pepper heat. I assume this is not what it is supposed to taste like. It is official. I will never buy another Fantome. 2 for 2 with the disgusting bottles. Down the drain along with my $12...
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 28.07.2013, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Thick slightly fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish, light malts, shed, sorrel, smoke, spices, chalk, grass. Taste is sour-ish, light malts, sorrel, chalk, apple skin, wood, citrus peel, cheese, grass, smoke. Extremely thick mouthfeel. Not really sure what I think about this one. It’s not fantastic, but it’s still very interesting. But, where is the chocolate?!?
DutchDrebus (3792) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a pretty thick liquid with a hazy orange colour and a large off-white head. Smells sourish, brett, dusty, cellar, grassy. Tastes sour, herbs, dusty.. No chocolate at all. Thick body, soft carbo.