DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pretty, burnt deep orange with ample white head. Aroma shows Fantome house character. Funk, lemon, hay, sock, crackery pilsner malt, citrus. No chile or chocolate noted, just normal Saison spiciness. Flavor is mildly tart, still no spice or chocolate noted, fruity and fairly dry with a quick finish. This beer is nothing like I thought it would be. Pretty normal, standard Fantome here. Which is good enough for me.
matlev76 (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, lemon), lightly yeasty (barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of coriander, orange peel, peach, hint of chocolate. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
langeveld12 (249) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a huge head quick was partly rocky, partly creamy and partly frothy, white and mostly lasting. Body is hazy yellow orange with medium particles and sparkles visible.
Aroma contains moderate malts (grain, molasses, milk chocolate), moderate hops (flowers, perfume, pine, orange, lemon), light yeasts (dough, leather) and banana, apple, cherry, cassis, vanilla, forest fruits and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light sweet, followed by light acidic and light bitter and finishing in bitter.
Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
A decent Saison with hints of chocolate and spices that make a nice addition. Not a ’chocolate’ beer, though
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle 11/11/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-42° in Trappist Glass-Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a big white head. Aroma of spices and pepper. Taste of spices, yeast, peppers, chocolate, and funk. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and a lot of flavors going on.
Yves (2312) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with wim and bart at bart’s place, thanks to bart. Hazy blond colored beer with small white and lots of carbonation. Malty roasted aroma. Medium sparkling bit sour palate. Finish is fruited bitter ending sour and roasted.
melush (939) - SPAIN - OCT 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 75 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color dorado turbio. Sabor a levadura, muy ligeramente a chocolate.
Lukasmh (208) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark yellow to orange with small white head. Aroma is lot of yeast, like all the fantomès its a bit funky, fruity and some wheat. Taste is medium sweet and as it warms the alcohol stands out. Creamy body, but slight dry finish. Some subtle chile heat.
Vestergaard (431) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cludy orange-amber with a medium size, white, lasting head. Aroma has barn, wheat, some sweet, fruity notes, dry notes of grains, alcohol. Taste is slightly alcoholic, but has lot of wheat-beer-fruits. A bit of esters, a very subtle, dry chocolate, but i don’t think i would guess it if i didn’t know. Some funky yeast, and some alcohol. Medium body and medium carb.
Sissio (691) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hazy, golden, minimal white head. Citric notes, hint if cardboard, some cocoa, but generally flat. Citric taste, cocoa beans like bitterness at the end. Pretty strange, goes nicely with roasted cocoa beans.
alexsdad06 (5825) - Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a medium sized off white head.. The aroma and flavor have the standard Fantome funk, earthy, apples and pears, some chili peppers on the nose with the lightest amount of cocoa powder coming through. I kind of like their own funk, but hoped for a bit more with this.
zgaier (1445) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours an amber orange with a beige head and aroma of grains, light chocolate. and yeast. Taste is interesting, the chillies and chocolate come through, along with spices and yeast notes into the finish. Unique and interesting brew