anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Triple Rock Sour Sunday, Triple Rock, Berkeley, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. has a fruity citric sour funky aroma with weak hints of caramel. Fruity malty very sour tart citric funky flavor. Has a fruity sour tart funky finish.
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A U.S. bottle through Shelton Brothers, courtesy of Greg and Darrell at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Cloudy gilden yellow color, large white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dusty lemons and subtle pineapple. Taste is funky citrus, sourdough bread dough, white pepper. Hi carbonation goes without saying. Very nice.
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy orange pour with a huge off-white head. Nose is full of lemon zest, grass, and citrus fruitiness. Dry, cracker malts, some yogurt, grass, and plenty of yeast. The flavor is lightly tart. Primarily citric notes with lemon zest, orange peel, and a hint of grapefruit. Some yeast, cracker malt, yogurt, and an extremely dry finish. Sort of an earthy and musty funk on both the nose and palate.
hopscotch (9501) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Cloudy caramel-colored ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Great retention. The nose is grassy and minerally with a moderate ration of malty caramel. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor offers caramel and white pepper accompanied by a moderate measure of lemony/peachy bitterness. Finishes sweet, malty and a bit tongue-numbing. Surprisingly, there is almost zero acidity here. This beer is a minimum of two years away from developing into an “extra sour” saison. It is, however, a top notch saison right now. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL at CK shared with tastybeer, MrChopin, craftycarl21, and biggirlpanties. Pours with no typical Fantome gush. Pours a full haze, glowing peach orange. Larger white head. Overcarbonated as expected. Nose is sweaty, pretty soft funk, some thick vanilla, mango sticky rice, sharp curaçao. Fresh linen. Taste is mega refreshing, super aerated and very minerally with small saltwater. Actually not really sour. Not too lactic and no acetic. More just orange and pineapple juice with small hints of butter and wheat in the backend. Richer finish. More like JP Bam Biere. Palate is refreshing and very clean.
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mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark-ish golden with a huge white head. Aroma brings out tart fruity notes, especially apricot and peach, and loads of brett. Flavour brings out dry tart fruits, with peach especially, lemon peel, and moderate brett presence. Extremely high carbonation, but it is more or less fitting. Very dry and tart, with low funkiness and medium acidity. The best Fantome I’ve had.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Sour and tart aroma with light fruitiness. Malt and sour/tart flavor with light fruitiness and light spice. Medium bodied. Tart/sour lingers with apple/pear fruitiness and light spice.
marcus (6772) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle at Triple Rock Sour Beer Sunday. Pours golden with a nice off-white head and a bready aroma. There is a subtle sour fruit flavor with a vinous finish. This is a good blend.
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the HF Harvest Fest by that notorious ticker Dany. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Soft wheat, light soft lemon and grapefruit. Soft musk, light citrus. Very gentle funk. Faint herbal and medicinal tones, medium bodied, sweet floral and fruity acid. Toast, soft wheat, acid, light musk and funky acid. Rather tasty.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A fruity barnyard-funky amber ale with a sharp tartness. Excellent.
How: Bottle 750ml, capped and corked. Shared a few months after the release at post-HF Harvest 2012 party. Bottle I effortlessly acquired thanks to someone I should not name, thanks a million mister S.H.
The look: Cloudy amber-orange body topped by a medium off-white head.
In long: Opens with a loud pop. Nose is uber-rustic, signature funky-barnyard Fantôme aroma along with bright tart light-color fruits. Same goes with the taste, funky-barnyard Fantôme yeast, fresh tart light-color fruits (tangerines, tropical and exotic fruits), very sharp tartness. Lively carbonation. Simple yet complex at the same time. Don’t let its name fool you, this really isn’t a Sour Ale, tart it is, sour it is not. From my memory of all Fantôme beers I’ve had I’d say this one is somewhat similar to Fantôme La Gourmande. Truly excellent and a must for all Fantôme maniacs like me. This Fantôme Extra Sour is one of the best quality product I’ve purchased this past year, almost as well-made as those top quality camouflage pants I bought but never wear because they are so good that I can’t find them.