shrubber85 (7609) - 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.
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old ass bottle. IT is big time oxidized, some minitiness and cardboard, some spices.
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at London gathering, November 2005, courtesy Joeh (I think). Some people reckon Fantome beers can be a bit hit or miss but I can’t say I’ve ever really had a dodgy one. This one hits the spot. Hazy orange colour. Distinctly funky, with some cheesy undertones. Lots of sharp citrus and a slightly sour note on the palate, although there’s some subtle residual sweetness, lending a bittersweet feel. Classic saison with just a little je ne sais quoi extra.
Ughsmash (7137) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.
Skinnyviking (7062) - 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.
bb (6858) - 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.
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Savvy1982 at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting. Poured a very cloudy amber gold with a light brown head that lasted. Aroma was very funky with barnyard and menthol coming out. There was some nice underlying floral and sour fruit notes as well. Flavor was funky with dry tart apples the main note with some funk underlying.
Hansen (6643) - 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.
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of julian, pours a cloudy dark orangey brown with a voluminous white head. Aroma is a bit oxidized with metallic notes, Belgian yeast, and stale wet cardboard. Flavour of wet cardboard, cork, and other dry, construction site notes. Lively carbonation. Too bad this isn’t a bit newer as I think this would be very enjoyable fresher, but as is now, this is past its prime. Not s good.