JulienHuxley (3424) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark gold pour with frothy white head. Very clean looking for a Fantome. Aroma is fruity, peaches, light menthol, berries, light honey, booze. Taste is fruity, a bit boozy, sweet malty flavors, dark fruits, winey, very belgian strong like, but with a light saison twist. Palate is full bodied, good carbonation. A strangely "standard" fantome, I didn’t know there could be such a thing. Good.
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber. Happy New Year 2013! Hazy amber brown pour with ample off white foamy head. Aroma of whole grain toast with honey. Flavor infused with holiday spice, pepper, caramel ... Warm boozy finish. Delicious!
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yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours a sparkling, slightly unclear dark amber body and a dense, finger-thick, creamy light beige head. The aroma is lighlty malty and sourish, rather fruity, with some dried fruits as well. The flavor hides the alcohol very well, focusing on the fruityness and some malty, sourish notes. Medium body and a nice carbonation level. Fruity, lighlty bitter finish. Well, it’s a rather boring one, and except for how well it masks the alcohol level, I’m not impressed. 130508
Westmeister (1821) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Dec Ale Alpharetta. LIkely a 2005 bottle. Held up pretty nice with some minor oxidation on the nose and taste. Dark clear pour with minimal head. Nose of spice, christmas tree, dark malt, a bit of wet cardboard, earth. Taste is a tobacoo, some leather, peppary spice, earth, dark toffee, herbal. Probably up ticked it a bit due to it holding up nicely with age. No idea how it was ever considered a saison.
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a hazy medium amber with a big frothy slightly off white head. The aroma is yeast caramel. The flavour is medium to weak sour with a yeast acid grapefruit citrus palate. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unknown lot (no notches)
pours a good looking dark garnet with brown hues. A fine light latte foam sits atop. Fleeting sheets of lace fall. I’m smelling apple skins, nutty yeast, some nougat and a little metal.
The flavor follows with a bit more of the yeasty character and a hint of a raisin layer. A relatively doughy character, the beer is really yeasty. Even the mouthfeel is heavy, but with excessive carbonation and a dry finish.
This beer is interesting, but I’m likely not to purchase a second bottle. I’ve only had one other Fantome, and that was fantastic, but this one is not impressing me.
Serving type: bottle
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, light brown. Dry woody aroma. Also with some spice too. Although warming from the alcohol it has a light tartness that makes it fresh and easy to drink.
Grzesiek79 (3303) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bardzo bardzo dobre piwo ze swiatecznym akcentem w postaci przypraw, gozdzikow lekkiej pikantnosci, alkohol ukryty ale uderzajacy do glowy. Dzikie drozdze zrobily swoje bo piwo ma wyraznie octowy zapach, takze w smaku wyczuwa sie spora kwasowosc. Wytrawne bez grama cukru. Finisz takze wytrawny i octowy. Bardzo polecam jesli ktos lubi kwaskowate piwa np typu gueuze lub rodenbach nie bedzie tym piwem rozczarowany.
ttroha (342) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Carmel/ light brown in color with white head. Aroma of spruce and pine nuts. Flair of spruce, pine, nutmeg and allspice. Bitter aftertaste with lots of carbonation. Medium bodied and delicious.
RichTheVillan (3444) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belgium in a Box; cloudy dark amber pour with a foamy beige head, slight sour aroma, taste has roasted malts, some spice and sourness.