CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 Gathering at Tiggmtl: Lighlty cloudy golden with a thick white head. Rich semi-sweet caramely farmhouse aroma. Body is light and effervescent with a nice licorice, anise, and toffee flavor. Overcarbonated and a little off-balance, but still a decent brew. Thanks to whoever brought this bottle to the gathering.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured medium golden with a short cap of white head. Aroma found crazy funky barnyard and vinegar throughout.. mild spicage.. bit too much funk that was hard to go beyond. In the flavor the funk was more restrained than in the aroma.. lemon and vinegar sourness at the core with dusty, wheaty yeast above.. nice one. Sour on the palate with dry dusty notes going outward.. felt decent at best.
shrubber85 (6506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Primarily a musty aroma with fruit tones. Orange yellow with large, quick collapsing head. Light apple juice flavor transitioning to a musty, dry flavor - very much dry wine-like. A nice drier saison.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish-amber-honey color with a thin white head. Sour aroma with some lemon. Sweet/tart flavor with lemon and some spiciness. A bit refreshing. Mixing in the yeast adds a touch of vomit that isn’t all that unpleasant. Here’s my take on this beer - it seems like the people who rate it high don’t mention a sour/tart flavor. The people who rate it low notice this. Infection? Who knows. But my bottle wouldn’t have been a bad gueze, but it wasn’t what I was expecting with it’s almost Cantillon like sourness.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Soft, slightly earthy, soft spice with yeasty touch, some orange element is present.
Thick, stiff bright white head, cloudy bright amber, chunky yeast.
Medium soft with yeast and vanilla, highly carbonated. Mellow overall, but carbonation is too high. Nice medium body, softer finish.
Skinnyviking (6221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fluffy white lasting head. Clear golden body. Spicy malty fruity aroma. Spicy fruity leomon pepper hoppy flavor with har carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.
jtclockwork (6218) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden pour. Taste is lemon citrus with some breads and grain. Very light fruits on the palate. Rated 2/12/05
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 Served in a trappist glass around 12 celsius: Very cloudy yellow body with orange, almost brown tones, like a dirty river's water, muddy. Fully diminishing white head unfortunately. Aroma is bold hay, floral yeast, moderately malty, rather sweet, notes of orange, dust and coriander. Sweet fruitiness like a passion juice, citric but also weizen-alike acidity. Notes of chive, dust, citrus, cherries and blueberries. Once again, Fantome brings out a great beer which I definitely had to try once though I wouldn't seek it out again. The first of an incommensurably huge six-pack courtesy of Nexxus!
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flavor is clear and fresh, sour and astringent. Aroma has the sourness. Colour is orange, medium head.
Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 Head is initially huge, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately hoppy (lemon, herbs, grass, flowers), lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of orange peel, twigs, oregano. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Perhaps the driest Fantome of all? Certainly more so than I expected (and remember from a previous year’s sample). But that’s not a complaint, just something to consider when choosing the Fantome for the evening. Certainly seems to be spiced with something, a woody herb or spice of some kind.