fonefan (31767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.
Unclear - hazy medium matt yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy citrus - lemon - soap. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, lemon, spicy, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Hazy golden colour, small head. Aroma is lots of lemon, some wood and mild notes of spices. Flavour is lemon, spices, some mild stomach acids and a bit yeasty as well.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity yeasty citrus aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus finish.
cgarvieuk (12188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at chriss.... golden amber ...thin white head ... lemonade ... soft fruit nose ... fizzzy ... again lemonade ... big zezty ... loads of lemon ... hint of yeastyness ...
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Hazy gold beer, tiny white head. Light crisp palate. Tangy lemon. Tastes like an Imperial Shandy! Slightly sour with seltzer like minerals. Well joined up tasty beer.
Leighton (8645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Pours cloudy gold with a light, filmy head. Big lemon and spice aroma. Clean, tangy, juicy flavor, light yeast. Medium in body with average carbonation. Floral, lemon juice finish, moderately sweet. Very nice.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2012 750ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Super yeasty, right from the get-go. Sour and sharp both in the aroma and taste. Yet strangely, also mellow. Mellow but sharp - what a mysterious synergy. That’s why I love Fantome - you never know what they’ll come up with next!
Rerate: 750ml bottle (Nordic, Tampere) (6:4:6:4:13=3.3)
Almost lemonadey aroma. Given the taste, I can see why - certainly a very melony body. It’s nice and crisp without yeast, but I actually prefer the fuller body of the yeastier glass. Lemon aids the sharpness, but this time detracted from the beer.
KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s. Cloudy as hell, though this was the bottom. Aroma of fruits, like peach and nectarine. Tangy, fruity, juicy flavor, really interesting,sourish fruits as wel. Nice.
rosenbergh (5550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Finland.
Hazy orange colour with no head.
Sourness, citrus, freshness and peppermint in fascinating aroma.
Flavour is also very citrusy with some sourness and notes of toothpaste peppermint. Really drinkable for a 8%. An hour and one bottle later it was quite evident that there’s alcohol in it. Interesting and enjoyable brew.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu.)
Fair amount of yeast on the bottom. Pours a nice, very saison-like hazy colour with a minimal head. Leaves a decent lacing on the glass. A lot of lemon and lime on the nose. They also dominate the taste with a hint of white grapefruit. Light bodied, low carbonation with a thin mouthfeel. The alcohol is well-hidden.
It is worth noticing that this is a very raw saison, as it’s bottled only a couple months ago. Needs to be re-rated next year.