Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another explosive beer from Fantome. The color is a murky orange from the disturbtion the yeast gets when opened, and it has no head. The aroma is dusty with light notes of oranges, but also prunes. The flavor is sweet spicy with notes of wood and prunes, as well as light notes of alcohol. The end is dry and slighlty dusty (from the hops).
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
opens with a flop :).
lovely smell of spices, cheese and "dark fruits?". taste: very odd cheese, grassy, spicy, sourrish, bitter, vegetables(artichok, celery), alcohol. lingering bitter, spicy(peppery) finish. wonderfull complex saison, thumbs up!!!
Papsoe (25063) - 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 (1114) - 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