Dunt (285) - Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. Received via trade from gn0sis, thanks for the bottle Eric! Opened for Fantomefest 2014. Pours a cloudy amber color with maybe a half fingers worth of head. Nose is tart apples, lemon, somewhat yeasty, and a little floral. Flavor follows the nose, quite tart, much moreso than the blonde. Lemon and apple are the predominant themes with some underlying caramel. Medium bodied with good carbonation with a moderately lingering finish. One of the better beers at our tasting, I enjoyed this quite a bit.
pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Kamiel. Clear dark copper with an off white head that fads completely. Slightly tart, grainy, grass, sugar, yeast, herb. alcohol / vermouth, mild carbonation and moderate body, dry, chardonnay, boozy, very good.
poech73 (187) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dégustation @Bruxelles Champêtre 2013. Bière ambrée au col mince à la robe crémeuse. Au nez : levure, caramalt, houblon floral, moût. En bouche, rondeur prépondérante du malt, saveur de moût épicé et légèrement caramélisé qui confère au breuvage un douce pesanteur et qui se termine sur une finale surette. Amertume légère qui s’épanouit dans la longueur en des notes minérales. Surprisement, l’alcool ne se révèle que sur la fin. Intéressant à boire.
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle..Pour is yelllow with no head..Nose is funk, yeast, stone fruits, spice, honey, light caramel...Taste is hay, bread notes, funk, yeasty, carmels, light fruits, floral..
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, florals, grain, and citrus. Flavor of orange, herbs, florals, biscuit, and yeast with a moderately dry finish.
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweetened malt (artificially?) aroma, Belgian spice, grapes, yeast. Palate follows suit with a surprisingly thick body for a Fantome. Grapes and malt sweetness dominate, supplemented by spice and mild cinnamon. Briefly sour. Better than expected.
Kevin (2077) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow reddish body with no head. Bit of buttered paint in the nose. Fuck if i know why but that smells good. Fruity mild sour flavor. Light nut flavor and a bit of butter
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) a bit cloudy gold, pretty still with no carbonation. Nose is sweet, belgian, light cilantro, gold raisin, apricot, tart peach, funky. Taste is more tart than the nose lets on, apricot, peach, other stone fruits, yeasty, medium carbonation, tart linger.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from a sweet local trade, thanks to my Wolfpack bro. Cloudy amber pour, with moderate carbonation resembling cider in the way that aged Fantomes do. Nose is nice: fairly muted, faint tartness, sorta Granny Smith if I had to characterize it. Leafy tea notes and lemon drop come along in the taste, like a modified apple cider with some pleasant funk and some spices added to accentuate the bready elements: some sea salt, herbs, and pepper. Quirky as always.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of herbal notes sweeter caramel notes tea and lemon. Pours amber nice head
Flavors of lemon tartness herbal notes a little dank and more tartness. A little too tart and funky but e nice carb and good body.