jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 2011-11-19. Hazy dark amber body with a small creamy foamy off-white head. 3+ Subtle aroma, light yeast, light alcohol, sweet malt and sugars. 7+ Similar flavour, sweet malt and sugars up front, tangy bitterness into the finish. 7+ Average plus palate. Nice. 7+/4/7+/3/16 Bottle shared at Rudolf’s Sourfest 2011
2003-12-XX. Dark brownish colour. Aroma and flavour are a slightly fruity, bit of cherry in the aroma and a hint something like acidic green apples in the finish after a predominantly sour flavour profile. Found this hard to drink, but I liked it in a weird sado-masochistic kind of way. 7/3/4/3/14 Oakes Ratebeer Christmas Party
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown color with red notes. Aroma of too old beer (plums in Madeira, raisins). Alcohol totally hidden. Likely to an ordinairy bruin. Lack of flavor and intensity. Flavor kind of disappears in the mouth. Quite disappointing.
YogiBeera (2450) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cherry, plum, raisons, cidre und pine tree nose. Red brown color, oh head, flat. Sour cidre, plum and balsamico taste but smooth and silky. Well balanced.
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very murky reddish brown, sour, fruity and plenty of holiday spice - nutmeg and clove. Very strong but no alcohol in the flavor profile. Delicious with cornbread stuffing.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cider-red. Nose is tart and sugary, interesting spices, smells very much like Christmas. Flavor is tart and sour, green apple and plums.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Vintage 2003) - Murky brown with hints of red. The head is tan and rocky. Fairly strong dark fruit (fruit cake?) aroma. Flavor is sour fruit with some sweetness. Body is medium-full and dry. Pretty nice overall.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown colour. Aroma of sherry, old figs and other christmas fruits. Malty and slightly sour flavour. Short finish. It dies very quickly.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 750 corked bottle with 086/477044 on cork. Can't crack that code. Dark amber colored and showing ruby red when held up to light. Short lived head and minimal lacing. Great aroma of fruity malt with a slight sour earthiness. Nice smooth medium body with alcohol masked better than Gene Simmons. Nice flavored ale with a slight bitterness. Malty and yeasty with a sweet and sour fruitiness. I'm impressed with this one. Very nice.
JoeM500 (1904) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour fruity aroma, dark and murky. Notes of sweet malts and acidic, tartness, and noticable lack of spices compared to the other Fantomes. Sweet and sour all the way. Enjoyed this bottle with Jaymobrown.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel color with lively carbonation. Nice bubbles foaming up from the bottom and a moderately sized head. Nose is bitter with acidic notes. Taste isn't overly sour but is definitely bitter with a biting, spicy edge. Taste fades to a lingering sweetness and fruit. Alcohol unnoticeable. Mouthfeel is frothy and full which helps to back up the intense weedy-notes I'm picking up. Interesting saison.