NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a ruby brown in color. Tart sour aroma, flavor is tart with hints of cherries, and citrus. Really good with two years of age.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 24, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Acloudy dark golden beer with a hune, frothy, fizzy, lacing, mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly malty, lightly to moderately hoppy, moderately yeasty. There are notes of toasted grains, lemon, orange, apple, flowers, barnyard, earth, spices (pepper). The flavour is moderately sweet, moderately sour, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, lively to fizzy carbonation, dry and very long finish with medium bitterness, no signs of alcohol. Probably the funkiest and wildest product from Fantome. Excellent appearence, awesome balance, a lot of acidity (maybe even more than moderate), very clean. A truly masterpiece, I’ve been searching for this beer for a long time, and I can say it has respected my personal hype.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared at RBSG’10 grand tasting - arouma is acetone and spraypaint. Funky, caramel malts and tart. Still tasty despite the offensive arouma... probably due to it being an old bottle and me being overly sensitive.
Chalsk (1082) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perhaps I am missing something, but I think Fantome is one of the best breweries on the planet. Everything Dany makes appeals to me. This beer is no different. Pours a darker amber color an orange hue and an off white soapy head. Has an aroma of vinegar, caramel, and funk, with hints of lemon zest and apple cider. Sweet malty taste with a slight carbonation that kicks in with the very gentle tart kick. Nice delicate bitters on the back end. You are left with some funk and cider sweetness on the finish. Not my favorite from Dany. But damn good and as always, unique.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Savvy I believe at RBSG 10. Thanks! Pours a murky yellow/brown. Nose is pretty aromatic. Sauteed mushrooms, tobacco, kale, tea leaf and funk. On taste, plenty of funk comes through along with spicy tobacco, leather, truffle & tree bark. Slightly sour and dry funk. Finishes nicely. Pretty fantastic saison and another winner from Fantome.
ketchepillar (1153) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG Tasting. Holy crap. Aroma is crazy awesome. Parsley. Low carbonation. Subtle and lovely. Tobacco leaf.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Ebenezers.. Medium amber pour , small white head that leaves quickly, no lace . Aroma of fruit (apple) , barnyard and some spicy yeast notes . Nice light malt and fruity , funky yeast flavor . Light bodied , lingering spice notes , Excellent .
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, with enormous thanks to Doodler. Fuck me this was one helluva Saison. Poured murky yellow, thin white head, and generous lacing, if rather spotty. Nose is tobacco, brett, lacto, spice, loads of multilayered funk going on here. Sweet and sour, the notes range from earth, to Morel mushrooms, to leather, to sweet stonefruit. Perhaps the best nose i"ve had on a beer to-date. Flavours are less assertive, soft creamy and spicy, with more mushrooms, stonefruit, and a rather Gueuze-like mouthfeel. Tremendous.
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enormous thanks to Savvy1982 for the sample at RBSG! Pours a very hazy yellow with a very small head. The aroma is funky with cedar and tobacco with some lemon rind and some amazing earthiness. The flavor is cigar wrapper leaf with a mild sourness and plenty of spicy herbal and earthy notes. This beer was made for me almost perfection in a glass.
KyotoLefty (6715) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Savvy1982 at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks! Apple-cider-looking and extremely cloudy. Aroma of spice, apple, citrus, cream. Very dry, with a slight acidic sourness, a little bit of yogurt and apple, herbs-quite herbal. Very nice indeed.