darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Cloudy red poor with a billowing filmy head. Nose has tons of black pepper and coriander. Some apple or apricot on the nose and some definite funk. Taste is slightly tart and sour but very peppery after the initial funkiness. Fruity taste with a lot of peach and apricot warring with a ton of crazy spices. Light and very dry. Long orange spice finish. Awesome.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 via trade with The Real Bastard. Pours dark cloudy reddish brown with a tan head. Nose is spicy and sweet with notes of peach. Taste is peachy, spiced and all in all very tasty with a nice fruity mouth feel. This is another excellent Saison from the Brewer that knows them best.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark orange color, thin creamy head, nice lace, deep spicy aroma with notes of peaches, very smooth, yeasty, bitter with a long dry, spicy finish
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 75 cL bottle, thanks to Dr Bill. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Apple fruity and mild spiced aroma. Smooth and yeasty flavour. Mild orange note. Lingering fruity finish. Nice and smooth.7-4-7-4-15=3.7
From bottle, blind #13, courtesy of thewolf. Pours almost clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Spiced and slight wheaty aroma. Ginger like. Sweet and light malt flavoured with a dry ginger note. Mild spiced and dry acidic flavoured finish.7-3-8-3-16=3.7
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from bottle at RBSG. Light yellow color. A bit of skunky aroma (green glass perhaps?) Lots of carbonation. Very dry and thus not my preference.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 Bottle, first batch, @ Ebenezer’s. Pours cloudy dark reddish-brown, big off-white head. Aroma is a hint of brown sugar, sour green apples. Taste is a quick initial hit of brown sugar, quickly overtaken by a fresh soft green apple sourness and hints of barnyard. Hint of very earthy hops poke through a good way into the mild, sour finish. Soft but crisp carbonation over a medium body.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy chestnut with a two-inch head of beige. The dense foam receded slowly leaving some decent lacework before dissapating to a partial skim-coat.
Aromatics lead off with a blend of caramel, nuts, green apples, bitter greens, freshly turned sod, strawberry tops, and cherry pits.
Hints of almonds, freshly skinned bark, and musty cider follow through.
Medium bodied, creamy and a bit crisp. Fairly dry and a finely carbonated mouthfeel.
Light malt, cocoa dust, and apple skins start the pallet. Ripe fruit and grassy undertones follow through along with lemon-spritzed caramel.
Finishes lightly tart with lingering cherry skins, fresh cut hay, and apple pulp.
I was surprised at the restrained amount of sourness and acid. Very balanced, highly refreshing and extremely quaffable.
Bottle courtesy of BA Delerium..Thanks bro!
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ORL throwdown. Hazy gold with a fizzy white head topping it. On the nose I get apples, barnyard funk, grass, pepper, and a slight tartness. In the mouth its again fruity apples, pepper, hay, tart and sour. Drying, slight pucker to the finish. One of my favorite Fantomes of the evening.
dchmela (2886) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
O town Throwdown, bottle courtesy Beerlando. Amber orange pour with a thick white head. Aroma of apple, orange, black pepper and good belgian funk. Taste is clean and smooth, citrus hints and black pepper spice. Finishes a with a little citrus twing. i really liked this one.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: pors a lively apple juice colour small littel bubble off white head very nice. aroma is a good peppery funky small lite apple, earthy. flavour is light some what floral, peppery very good, some good sweet sugars blend into it also with a touch of apple or pear.