wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 12/16/12 from a capped and corked bottle purchased at Sergio’s. Pours cloudy light yellow with a thin white head that leaves average, lasting white lace. The nose is barnyard and funk, like most Fantome beers, but the chocolate is more or less non-existent...I suppose that there is a cocoa tinge on the nose as the beer warms, but I know I am looking for it at this point. There is a very lightly spicy chili aroma stinging my nostrils, however. The flavor is pretty much the same, lightly tart with plenty of barnyard, but no real chocolate and just a touch of chili. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long tart, funky, and very lightly spicy chili finish. This is a solid Fantome brew, but it pretty much just tastes like the regular saison.
Fashawn (341) - Montesarchio, ITALY - APR 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma di paglia, formaggi, acido lattico, erba appena tagliata. Inbocco dolce, frutta fresca e pane, passaggio acido con frutta lievemente tropicale ed un po’ di fi acido lattico, tipo yogurt. Andirivieni unico di sapori,peperoncino,e cioccolata sul finale. Buonissima, unica rd irripetibile, evolve scaldandosi e rimane sempre piacevole. Corpo medio e tessitura leggera ma mai acquosa
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slowbeer bottle(26-Apr-2015)Raspberry,slight choc aroma.Murky amber,fluffy head&big suds lace.Light choc raspberry flavour.Herbal raspberry finish&grass raspberry,light choc aftertaste.
__Rb81 (319) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home (lot n "e", best before "D, 17"). Pours a hazy golden to orange amber with some yeast and a huge white head (even from the bottle after pouring). Fruity floral aroma of malts, spices, yeast, wheat, just a hint of chocolate in the end. Taste is sweet, malts, yeast. spices, light acidic, a hoppy bitter aftertaste with a hint of cacao. Expected a lot more chocolate and chili. Bit disappointing.
Borresteijn (5193) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Bottle from De Molen Beershop. Hazy golden colour, thick white head. Aroma is dry, pale malts, yeast, light floral, pineapple, tiny hint of cocoa. Flavour is light sweet, pineapple, candy, light cocoa, tiny hint of chili, dry malty, yeast, some lemon, dry bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Nice, resembles the regular saison a lot.
simont1 (362) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Bottle (11 years old). Musty lambic like smell, bubblegum, fake synthetic candy, pineapple, the chocolate and spice seems to have completely faded, and left a quite acidic musty lambic like saison. This is very earthy with refreshing lemon like and citrus notes and big funky mustiness, very interesting.
hawthorne00 (2692) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 10C. Pale clear amber with an inch of fluffy white head that never disappears. Aroma of peaches, mild funk, orange peel, pepper and other spices (could be chile, wouldn’t have guessed). Moody rather than vibrant. Medium bodied, slightly slippery. Taste is much like the aroma with lots of mellow peach, some citrus, a little funky mystery (w a very slight sourness), quite spicy including more clearly chile at the end. Where it’s dry with little bitterness. Is that the chocolate there as a richness, smoothness and slight nuttiness? No idea. Just became more intriguing with each sip.
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Great Grog at the local Dad’s tasting. Pours surprisingly pale, thin white head. Green vegetables, light cocoa, pineapple on the aromas. Taste is light sweet, light spice, light sour too. Thin body, pleasant, if expensive.
Idiosynkrasie (4561) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Hazy, opaque, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy, rapidly diminishing, off-white head. Slightly funky, yeasty aroma, citrusy hoppy overtones, a peculiar fruity, chili induced, orange note, a rather herbal touch that could stem from the cocoa. Taste is initially minimally tart, fruity, notes of orange, lemon, mandarine, some funky yeast, later some cocoa comes in, accompanied by a frowsty touch not clearly assignable to the cocoa or the otherwise cautious chili pepper; overall furry finish. Nice and well balanced chili support adds in positive way to a tangy mouthfeel predominantly based on fruit tartness; can’t see any benefit from the cocoa on the other hand.
Rasmus40 (12694) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy golden with a big and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, vegetables and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170215
chrisv10 (11985) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 6%. Clear golden with big white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, spice,s grainy and herbal. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, spices, caramel, medium sweet, little herbal, hop, little grass, little earthy and a little bitter.