WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice offering from Fantome, though it doesn’t quite match their exceptional Fantome Saison. Hiver is a drier offering and less fruity. Strong yeast and alcohol notes throughout. The fruit is there, but as a background to the dryness, whereas in their regular Saison the fruit is very much up front and a dominant feature. This is a nice beer if you’re seeking something dry and strong for the style.
TheGB (502) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hazels. Aroma is funky with barn yard, peaches and stone fruit. Palate is also funky with one of the most acidic palates I’ve had.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours golden orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of fruit, spice, yeast, malt, and spice. Taste is the same. Dry and tart finish. Decent.
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a hazy golden/amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of spices, some light spice from the yeast, a little fruit, a good amount of pale and caramel malts, and a light dough/toffee note. The taste was similar with some hints of tartness.
Strykzone (4832) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Dingy goldenish. A blotchy off white head. A bit of funky earthy lemon. Somehow. Some grass and pale malts. A bit of earth and bitterness. This is a nice beer. A good summer time drink.
hockeybeerguy (1674) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Thank God, this looks like the last fantome.
This was poured into a snifter and a tulip.
There was a light glossy orange color with some bronzed over brownish sort of color. There was barely any head and lacing.
The smell had a leathery funky and overly sour.
The taste was putrid as I thought I was tasting shoe leather from the late 1800’s.
The palate was super dry as it seemed to have sucked my mouth dry and wounded my taste buds to have this beer to be somewhat enjoyable.
Overall, I’m so glad to be done with fantome as I will never try any of their beers ever again.
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hiranoya. Aroma is lightly funky, citrus sour, grain funky. Nice slightly spicy flavour. Fruity, Belgian yeast, little bit sweet. Good stuff.
Frovigalning (2928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers in Gent. spicy smell. Sweet and spicy taste. Slight alcoholic finish, fruity. A bit boozy but nice.
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy dark golden. Nose is malts with some sourness. Taste is standard saison with spices and lots of sourness. I don't like the combination of the acidity in this beer.
Camons (5660) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours golden / orange with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, loads of yeast, bread, grass, hay, flowers, light spice. Flavor of malt, yeast, hay, grassy hops, spice, lemongrass, sweet flowery hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 120614
chrisv10 (10826) - DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 8%. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt,fruit, yeast, spices,hat and grass. Flavour is malt, yeast, grass, spices, medium sweet, hop, strong spices, hay and medium bitter.