bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is tart, possibly red berry. Nearly full bodied. Flavor is tart, somewhat malty, and fruit which might be red berry. Finishes nicely tart and fruity. Malt isn’t intrusive, tho the whole is less than dry. Very nice.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Backyard Bottle Shop. Pours lightly hazy brown with a small, very tight off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, light tart peach, pear and apple esters with light earthy hops. Flavor is tart fruits, light pale malt, faint cellar notes and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
Beer5000 (5862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Kristiansand ølfestival. Unclear orange/amber body with a small tan head. A bit weak in aroma, mild malt, dry fruit and light spicy. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, spicy yeast, hint of wood and slightly farmhouse. Some kind of light, slightly harsh bitterness. Medium body and moderate aftertaste. Not the most interesting beer from Fantome, still totally drinkable.
esp0r (2719) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Red, very hazy, almost no head. Smell of fruity yeast esters, spices, cherries, cardemomme, red wine and funk, light malts and hints of caramel. Moderate sweet, fruity acids and spicy flavors, quite elegant, berries an yeast influence, some funk. Moderate bitter finish, some cherry stones. An excellent Saison
Simonsen (1097) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Rødbrun uklar farge, tynn skumtopp med lav karbonering. Smaker røde bær, druestein, sitrus . Svært fornøyelig
vyvvy (5625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour chestnut brown, is very murky and has a small off-white head. The aroma has lots of very ripe fruits, peach, horehound candy and some aspects I can’t pin down. It has a medium / full smooth body with very light carbonation. The flavor starts with a richness that seems a bit like prunes. There is also passion fruit, lush stone fruits and some tartness. The finish has more tartness, fruit juice and a fullness to all of the flavors. Really interesting and nice.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ La Bodega ][ $17 ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 12.13.14 ]
>> Pours totally flat clear dark amber. Nose is oxidized red apple, apple skins. Taste is almost pure lemon water, thin and one note, no carbonation. It is tart and it is amber, but it isn’t anything I could consider good and not even close to being a saison. I mean, I know Dany doesn’t like beer and doesn’t even taste his own beer, but this is getting out of control. I’m not buying Fantome anymore.
aleksander9 (1333) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy amber with little to no head. Aroma is red berries, yeasty, citrus, earth, spice and some pepper. Fruity palate with almost no carbonation. Aftertaste is fruity, yeast, some earth, metal and some funk. Overall: What a shame. Very yeasty, almost like a bad homebrew with too little carbonation.
Garrold (4100) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Belgiuminabox. Murky, dark orange. Barely a film of white head. Rotten apple. Light balsamic vinegar. Fruity toffee underlying. Taste is tart. Quite dry. More of the apple thing. Palate isn’t as lively as other Fantomes, although this does match the beer. A bit of spicy warmth. Finish is tart, dry, with a sticky lip close. Fantome, with a bit more bonkers.
vtafro (6533) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden and Amber colors. Funky fruit, spice and herbal aromas. Spices, herbal funky tart flavors.