blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle (750ml) shared at ’Biegaman’s Second Annual Saison Tasting’. Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size frothy white head. Aroma: Wow, that’s odd! Sweet and spicy pee -- in a good way. Flavour: Man, this is one weird beer -- sweet, spicy and funky Kool-Aid -- or something like that. Medium bodied. I like it -- it’s incredibly odd, but I like it.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5-25-08 bottle shared by dewbrewer (thanks!)
Semi cloudy glowing yellow orange. Smell is nice and fruity with a touch of funky yeast in there playing along with the big orange notes. Flavor is spiced fruit and is sweet and unique. A touch on the cotton side for the palate - but an interesting beer all together. Nicely carbonated, and has a nice clean finish.
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this is courtesy Redlight. Pours out brown with a thin white head. Grapefruit citrus, black pepper aroma. Thick malty citrus, orange peel taste with a hint of black pepper spice. Orange peel spice finish. Very nice.
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Throwdown. Curious licorice and apricot fruit aromas. Nice spicy yeastiness. Peppery. Eucalyptus? Figs and raisins. Medium sweet. Pleasing.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clouded gold with a thinner white head that falls to nothing fairly quickly. Nose is that slightly antiseptic and fully funky. Flavor is bringing the funk, but it also has quite a brighter citric side to it as well. I want to say that the alcohol might be making a slight presence as well. Really it tastes like lemonade in a way. Feel is slick on liquid and the carbonation is biting. Nice to drink. A bit too citric, really. But still it’s nice to have.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared by dewbrewer. Thanks!
Pour bright orange and is slightly hazy. Smell is fresh and bright, but funky and dusty as well. Some orange in the nose too. Taste is dry, funky, and truly strange. Dusty, and a very light sourness in the finish. Medium to thin bodied. Light carbonation. Pretty unique, even as fantome beers go, with really hard to place spiced flavors.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a large off-white head that fades leaving some spotty lacing. Aroma of over ripe citrus, caramel, spicy yeast, and a hint of acidity. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness, well hidden alcohol, and a spicy yeasty finish. Not much of the Fantôme funk that I love but still a very tasty brew.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Bottle shared by some Texas residents at lb4lb’s tasting, a big thank you. Poured a hazy golden-orange color with a thin white head that receded to a ring and left some lacing. Spicy, citrus aroma and some funky barnyard and moderate yeast. Tart, funky taste with some moderate fruit presence (orange, lemon, apricot) with a nice peppery spiciness and some yeast character and some more light fruitiness on the finish. Smooth, crisp beer with good carbonation.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Perhaps a poor sample? Bottle from John’s Market. Dark red amber. Good but not crazy head. Lots of carbonation keeps a fair cover on the beer. Lively nose with lots of warm spice and a hint of...of...diaper pail. Flavour is caramel and warm spice (Kwak-like) ant then finishes with a sour ugly finish. The yeast in the bottom of the bottle makes the beer taste smoother.
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750ml - green). At 2nd Annual Summer Saison Tasting - blankboy’s bottle. Murky deep amber with an average fizzy white head. Pungently floral aroma, with spice and what can only be described as "old piss" dominating. The taste, now there’s not much pee HERE - sort of like the powder to make tangerine koolaid, intense in many ways, sweetness, floral/herbal essence, even fairly strong alcohol - but weirdly very good. Thick bodied, I mean really, really thick .... lots going on with acidity and spice and sourness ... I mean really, why do I like this? "old piss?" and I’m in the high 3s????