bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought in Leiden. Light orange brown color. Big creamy long lasting head. Milk chocolate and grapes aroma. Spicy flavor (pepper, but also other spices). The chocolate remains largely unnoticed, probably crushed between the other flavors. Pretty well balanced compared to some other Fantome beers. Grapes aftertaste.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Yeasty light sour aroma and a light sour spicy light chocolat taste. Medium body and a long sweet finish.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ZBF 2005. Pours a hazy golden. Aroma is yeasty and malty. Taste is sweet malty, with notes of chocolate
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- Oh what a treat. I went to belgium to find such brews from my favorite saison brewer. Poured a brownish/orange hue with a nice off-white head. Aromas of funk, yeast and a nice grassy finish. Flavors of spice, a hint of citrus and a nice finish of chocolate. Not overpowering, but you can tell it’s there. Very unique, and I only wish it were available here in the US.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Very yeasty and fresh aroma. Very malty. Loads of carbonation, and truly a beautiful amber in the glass. A touch of sweetness to the malt, would not have known it was chocolate, but it did lend a chalkiness. The ending spice/lichen type hit was nice. Very nice drinking, "house character" as JSturm said, and he’s right.
omhper (18327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy amber. Yeasty, grassy nose. Fairly sweet and generously malty, with an attractive soft mouthfeel. Well hopped and slightly oily. Hop bitter finish. A good beer, but I don’t get any chocolate.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - FEB 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber color. Smells like rubberband, soma malt. Quite malty brew, sweet, correct bitterness, good… Where is the chocolat?
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An unclear amber beer with a nice off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of yeast, oranges, and wheat. The flavor is sweet and again with notes of yeast and oranges, with some floweryness in the end. The body is thin. I cannot pick up any chocolate in this beer - weird.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Orange coloured. Beige dense head. Spiced, citric and sour in the aroma. Flavour of malt, spices, citrus and yeast. Not much chocolate flavours or aromas here. Ends quite dry and sour. Not my kind of beer. Have some qualities, but I won’t go back on this lane.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle, bbe ?. A honey look with a small but relatively compact head. Sharp and full (honey-malt) aroma with spices (cinnamon?), a solvent-like component and a hint of charcuterie (??). Dry, hoppy and earthy flavour, entangled with some alcohol. Sweet(ish) and a bit crispy, but also a bit thin, with an earthy aftertaste on the palate.