Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A very weird spicy fruity wild ale. For FantômeHeads only.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when about 1 year of age (about 1 year after first rating, one batch?)
The look: Cloudy pink-orange body (unusual color) topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Intriguing nose (even by unorthodox Fantôme standards) with a weird aroma that I’d describe as some kind of deodorant with a name like “Fruity Spicy Wilderness”. Taste is just plain unusual (even by unorthodox Fantôme standards). Oregano, spicy hard candies, light horse blanket funkiness, cleaning product, lots of cute aromatic flowers, old acidic orange juice, very astringent with a strange acidity, peaches, Sprite™ soda-pop, . And why not a a little sourness too. I’ll I’m very lenient when it comes to Fantôme eccentricities but this one tested my limits. I liked it because it is fucked-up and has a Saison countryside character but really this is just a “let’s throw a bunch of stuff in the tank and see what happens” type of beer. Not sure what to think of this beer (and now the brewery in general), I haven’t been this perplexed since I got “Error: Keyboard not found, press any key to continue”.
Diogène (1056) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at Bistro l’autre oeil with Sammy. Clear orange golden with no head. Aroma is floral, acidic and tart with apples and malt. Flavor is spicy and fruity with apples and vinegar. Medium body with low carbonation.
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lautre Oeil, with Diogene. Bright orange colour and a bubbly head. here are carbonation like bubbles present, yet there is little carbonation. A little lace remains. I never thought vinegar would taste so great, so this is extreme beer that is not hopped up. I like oregeno in any case, and this was unique, drinkable, and worth seeking out for sour fans, yet it is not too sour.
Eructoblaster (2744) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 750ml. Pours a hazy amber body with low carbonation and a thin off-white foamy head. Strong hoppy aroma with fruity, floral and herbal hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Taste is slightly misbalanced and lacks both robustness and complexity. Ends with a short bitter/sour finish. Average Saison.
Bragesnak (5084) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Beer Mania, Brussels, Belgium.
Orange-amber with white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and oregano. Flavor is spiced with citrus and fruit notes
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 0.75L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu. Oregano in the nose. Hazy pale orange colour. Pale head (3mm). Soft taste and well balanced. Quite foaming. Not too sweet.
probstblueribbon (2624) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,75l bottle shared with Josh, served cold in a tulip glass. Date unknown.
App.: Cloudy deep orange-amber with a fair white head.
Aroma: Lots of herbs, oregano(?), somewhat fruity, apricots and berries, very light funk and organic acids, yeast, celery.
Palate: Medium-ish body, fairly lively effervescence.
Flav.: Bright tart fruits, some citrus, definite green herbs, spicy, a little funky; slightly off-dry with good tang and some bitterness.
A nice thirst quencher.
Lubiere (9035) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange amber ale with a thin receeding off white head. A pleasant sweet flower and honey aroma, with light yeasty notes. In mouth, a sourish malt with light lemony notes, wheaty, nothing special. 750 ml bottle from Bieropholie, tasted June 21, 2009.
MaxxDaddy (371) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with little head. Aroma is slight oregano and some menthol (love that smell). The oregano is defnitely more restrained than in this year’s Ete, which is a definite plus. Taste of more oregano, Fantome tartness, and lots of yeast at the back. A bit lively on the palate. Another great Fantome beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by MaxxDaddy, who brought it back from Belgium. Oh man this one was strange, yet still was undeniably Fantome. Pours a very cloudy hazy almost bright orange with a medium head- soapy, low lace. Aroma is intense with both a heavy garden and pizza spice, (yet les than Strange Ghost) oregano, peppery, earth and lemon grass, and then a huge hit of orange and citrus with a tart lacto and earthy kick to the nose. Flavor is instantly big orange and citrus with spices coming through everywhere- peppery oregano, leafy earthy, with lemon thyme mintiness and fruit loopiness. Finishes a slight astringent but has a strange fantome funky tartness in the end. This Fantome has a lot of the tartness, yet isnt quite sour yet. Crazy, but Im not that into it- and Id probably have a tough time drinking the whole bottle.