Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smak och doft av terpentin, alkohol, barr. Sträv med en betydande beska med smak av apelsinskal.
dukeredhair (234) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours amber with a thin head, light carbonation. smells of hay and musk, wood, and peat, smoke. taste is slightly medicinal and starts to become a bit overbearing as the glass warms. palate is medium. Not my favorite fantome.
Niko100 (1488) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, pepper hops, floral, citrus, and spice; Finish is dry & slightly bitter; Pretty decent.
Ibrew2or3 (5761) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL pours hazy gold with a thin off white head of foam. The aroma is earthy gravel, band-aid, peat and a pleasing herbal like note that keeps this interesting. The taste is similar as I’m getting funky Barbie Doll peat notes, dry earthy gravel and that same herbal goodness amid a couple of hand fulls of hay.
jgentgesdo (646) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden with a huge, thick, glorious light tan head that resembles milk froth in structure. Nose is smoked mushrooms, pepper, dust. Maybe some grains of paradise? A little sweetness early is overwhelmed by a bitter, spicy backbone. Makes the mouth burn and tingle a bit. Chalkiness in the mouthfeel. Medium body. Would do well up against a stiltson or some truffle fries. Brilliant, but reminds me of Radiohead’s "In Rainbows", not immediately accessible.
Maverick34 (1711) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 bottle. Brown cloudy pour. Cedar aroma. Dark fruits and hoppy wooden finish.......
Bricktop86 (398) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours honey brown with intense thick head. Aroma is leather, some skunk and citrus. Taste is slightly sour sweet with some bitterness
BlackIPA (716) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a standard thin looking clear straw color until you pour the dregs in, them it gets real cloudy. Aromas of lemon, light spices in the nose. Taste is similar - lemon zest, some white pepper. Not exactly mind blowing but decent.
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to the kind soul who brought this to the Tampa weekly tasting. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is funk, pepper, sweet citrus, and some sweet malt with herbs, and yeast. Flavor is similar with funk, pepper, yeast, sweet malt, and sweet citrus. Light to medium in body and a nice saison overall.
thetmaxx (670) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the corked bottle. This is 2011. Aroma is grainy and light. Flavor is not as great as I thought. Very grainy and earthy. Overall it has a bubbly head and decent lacing. Nothing special here, and not quite what I expect for saison.