Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 75 cl) I mean, just naming a beer "Flop!" must indicate a great sense of humour and self-irony - unless flop means something completely different in French? Anyways, very dark brown with a reddish hue and a huge head. As most Fantomes this is heavily spiced, this time almost peppery, but rather delicate. Another innovative creation from Danny Prignon. 270601
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet spicey yeasty nose with a touch of wildflowers and crayons. Amish freinship bread starter, cinnimon, clove predominate the flavor with a little acidity and sourdough and white bread. Firm mouthfeel and a flowery spicey finish
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy tan with aromas of typical Fantôme yeast and malty. Taste is slightly bitter with barnyard flavors, sour apple and light malts. Not my favorite Fantôme but a rare treat to enjoy.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a very cloudy body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. The arom and flavor are slightly sweet yet sour and grassy wtih a slight tartness. Light to medium bodied and dry.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A huge thanks to Mark for sharing this bottle. This is probably something I would have never tried otherwise. Hazy dirty orange in color with an extremely large and lasting head of foam. Aromatics of of a well pronounced fruitiness (pear, apple, peach), hints of coriander and yeast. Fruity and spiced in the flavor. Another distinct, supple and perfect saison from the Fantome brewery.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 I don’t like other people’s opinions. This was a very nice beer. A nice funky beer from recently unfunky fantome. The aroma bled in funky green apples with a dab of italian leather couch..A big fluffy cloud lay above the cloudy orange pond..nice spritzy mouthfeel with effervesence galore..grapes, apples, and a pile of yeast..firm champagne notes..and bretty..real bretty, similar to Mo Betta Bretta actually...I like it..Its spritzy but complex, bretty and nice and funky to boot.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 Pours a deep cloudy amber hue. Aromas of tobacco, pine malt. Flavors of celery, sour, with a slight bitterness. Funky, but not in the best way.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thx to whomever shared this at the O’Briens gathering last nite.
An opaque brownish pour, w/ lots of different spicy, tangy notes in the flavor, it’s another funky flavored fantome
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Bottle opened with a plof (flop (?!)), so all the yeast inside was mixed in the beer due to the explosion. And there was plenty of yeast in the bottle! :s Therefore this one has an muddy orange-brownish body, with lots of small particles. It had a white, mostly diminishing, creamy head. Nose of malts and citrus. Moderately acidic intitial flavour. Moderately bitter finish.
bierkoning (10830) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was surprised this was not on the list. Found in the Wijn en Bierboetiek in The Hague. Orange brown color, cloudy with a lasting head. Herbal aroma, coreander maybe? Citrus. Herbal bitter flavor, yeasty. I found laurel, a hint of cinnamon, and probably many others I couldn’t identify. Fantome beers are of good quality, but Dany Prignon does experiment too much for my taste.