fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 75cl. Light unclear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light malty, roasted, light to moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, pepper and pepper. Flavor is moderate sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (160208)
Ungstrup (29850) - 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).
Papsoe (25083) - 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
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange coloured with a huge white head.
Aroma of fruits and yeast with notes of spices, wood and ammoniac.
Flavour of fruits, yast and spices with notes of wood.
thewolf (11260) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from oeltorvet.dk. A hazy dark yellow with a fine creamy little head. Aroma is very powerful, and very spicy. There are lots of herbs, thyme and pepper. Some apples and hops as well. Flavour is equally powerful and mysterious. There are still herbs en masse, a distinct sourness to it, oranges, apples, cardemum and a very powerful oakyness. Mouthfeel is lively, but full.
bierkoning (10563) - 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.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma of grape fruit, yeast, spices (mainly clove), citrus and dust. The flavour is sour with grape fruit and citrus, spiced with mainly cloves, yeast, wet hay, bitter hops and a sour spiced bitterish finish. Strange interesting brew.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Rosemary-like herbs, apple cider fruitiness, oxidation and basement-like wet earthiness collide in this perplexing, and rather old, Fantôme concoction.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam sinks into the murky amber.
-The low carbonation was rather soft.
-Tartness was pleasant, but age has already taken its toll on this beer.
-Vinegary connotations can be tasted throughout.
-That is one hilarious label!
Borup (6309) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops and spice.
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delirium Cafe Cloudy orange, sedimented ale wearing a large, but quickly fading (for Fantome) off-white head of big bubbles. Herbal, agressively spicy, orangey, juicy almost nose filling the nose with fruity esters aplenty, but in a sea of dust. Highly effervescent in mouth, but rather thin bodied. Important sour bite shows more of the initial herbal characteristic in a woody fashion, but not barrel-like, dirty, earthy branches more so. A rather dirty ale, usually, that would be a quality for a Fantome, but the sourness is a bit too much once intermingled with all those spices.