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.
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
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.
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!!!
thewolf (11649) - 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.
Papsoe (25069) - 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
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.
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.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden red with an enormous off-white and slightly pink head that tries to espace from the bottle on it’s own. The aroma has that signature Fantôme of craziness. Tart yeast elements with sweet apples, bright spices and fragrant hops. Wood, mushrooms, dry bread, sweet apples, lemon zest, white pepper, basil, light acidity, earthy Noble hops and perfumey flowers. The body is fairly full, especially for a Saison and the carbonation is strong and lively. The acidity is probably the strongest part of the flavor profile. The rather sweet, fruity suggestions from the nose seem to be hopelessly lost. There are some rather developed elements resulting from the always interesting and unique Fantôme yeast. The flat fruit and malt is severly dominated by the yeast, strong herbs and spices and the bitter hops at the finish. The alcohol comes out a bit more than most Fantôme offerings, but it’s nothing unbearable. Definitely one of the stranger creations from this most unique brewery. Enjoyable, but not something I would/could drink very often. Thanks Martin; I owe you!
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. [Trade with thewolf] large fizzy white head that mostly lasted. Hazy brown like color. Aroma of spice, pepper, sour notes of spontaneous fermentation (This is of cause not a Lambic), light barnyard and dust, some vinegar like notes as well. Medium to almost full bodied because of the very spicy aroma. Average fizzy carbonation. Moderated sour flavor with light sweet notes. Peppery like finish.