madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
24th November 2013
Hazy gold beer with a tidy white head. Palatenis light and crisp. Light pale malt under mild appley fruits. Oregano and something that is like pine but isn’t pine! Light finish. A curious beer but it went down okay with spicy food.
PriorL (897) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle at Delirium cafe Brussels. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: pepper, herbs, grains.
TASTE: somewhat infected, grains... somewhat oxidated!
Expiration date: best before 2012.
Leighton (8684) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Massive thanks to Sr. O for allowing us to withdraw this bottle from his cellar. Pours lightly hazy yellow-gold with a fine, white cream head. Dough and mild pepper in the nose. Big sweet flavor, lightly boozy, with lots of doughy malts, hay, some white sugar. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with white bread, dough, simple sugars, mellow pepper notes. Fine.
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at Delirium, Brussels. It pours clear gold with a medium white head. The nose is very herbal indeed.... big on the oregano, bay leaf, hay and light spice. The taste is earth, strongly herbal, spice, decent bitterness, nectarine, pithy lemon, dough, metal, alcohol and some underlying sweetness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate-high carbonation. Very odd indeed. Would be OK if you’re looking for a pizza beer, which I am most definitely am not!
jackl (3476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Delirium, Brussels. Lets play Fantome Russian Roulette! The pour’s light gold with a tiny head. Distinct seagull shit on the nose. Bizzare notes of pizza (oregano, tomato). Some herbs and brett. The taste is STRONG herbs. More oregano, anise. Some lemony tartness. More pizza. Slightly astringent in the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, not great.
Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, 31/03/13 from the Chriso vintage cellar - many thanks.
Light pale blonde with a thin off white head.
Nose is yeast, spice, grass, citrus, light hops.
Taste comprises grass, yeast, a touch musty, citrus, spice, peppery.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light spice in a slightly bitter finish.
Ok saison fayre.
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden orange brown with a small off white head. The nose is oregano, lemon, vinegar, funk with some pepper and cherries. The taste is heavy sweet and heavy sour. Very complex. The mouthfeel is dry and sharp. The body is heavy and finish is long.
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Beer4000 (4104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy golden/orange body with a big, creamy off-white head. Aroma has pale malt, fruit, saison yeast, flowers and a hint of acidity. Flavor is sweet, fruity, slightly fruity acidity, light pale malt, berries and flower. Medium body with a fine aftertaste. A bit original Saison with a light and pleasant sourness at the edge.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snatched the opportunity from Thorpe to share this at the Fantôme tasting yesterday, so I could at least throw one cool Fantôme brew into the mix.
Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers.
The beer appears a hazy, golden yellow color, with a half inch or so of white head. The aroma is dominated by oregano. I can’t say I have encountered a beer like this before.
Oregano takes center stage, and the beer has a flavor akin to pizza. This guy likes pizza, and Fleur de Bomal is well crafted, so I happen to enjoy this beer. On the other hand, this is definitely not for everyone. An odd beer for sure. Other saison characteristics are there (funk, yeast, fruit, floral notes, etc.), but are veiled behind an onslaught of oregano.
Light to medium in body with solid carbonation. Lingering herbal flavors on the palate.
Overall, a truly interesting and creative beer. I definitely recommend trying it, should you have the opportunity.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-07-2011
laiti (4549) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Hervanta. Rated on 21.05.2010
Aroma has some soapy citrus with hints of spices, pencil and distant floral notes. Flavour has grapefruit, some citrus and floral notes. Also hints of spices. Could not really locate the oregano here. Good.