maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lemon, yeast, hay, glue, and barnyard. Cloudy apple juuice color, great lace and head. Big citrusy and barnyard initial (very much saison-like); mid palate has some peaches, pepper, and honey; finish is harsh, bitter and long. Thin-medium body. Very complex aromas and flavors. Really an in-your-face brew. It grows on you, and becomes more intriguing with each sip.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pretty orange-gold color, cloudy, with a tall and fine head. Big lemon and orange aroma, minerals, barnyard. Funk-ass flavor with cabbage, lemon, esters, peaches, pencil lead, where pepper, and some tropical fruit. Very shocking and unpleasant at first sip, but grew to be very enjoyable, interesting, complex, and somewhat comical. Bitter finish, with funk as well, bitterness coming from all directions—hops, yeast, malt too I suspect. Crazy but (and) great.
ekstedt (4913) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of ingo. Clear golden, large white head. Strange aroma with lemon grass, sprite soda aromas, general oily citrus peel aromas, lime, and some burnt rubber or shale. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. Strange, but surprisingly enough quite good.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled on November 17, 2012, thanks to Ingo! Capped and corked bottle.
Clear golden color, big fluffy lasting white head. Sprite, lemon, soda/pop/soft drink, acidic, some yeast scent. Spicy, lemon juice, harsh bitter, astringent, pith taste. Medium mouthfeel, dry harsh medium high bitterness.
laiti (4548) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ vPBF, no BBE info
Aroma is slightly tart with some citron, orange and earthy notes. Flavour is tart with citron, some orange and hints of earthy notes. Palate is a bit too high on CO2. Dry and tart finish. Some unpleasant papery notes occur at the end of the glass. Decent.
lusikka (4987) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of apricot, biscuit and some maltiness. Flavour of strong tart apricot, farmyard, pale malts, floral hops, clove and some weak peppery notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a foamy mouthfeel. Not the most common Fantöme brew out there.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@vPBF2012. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma is funk, farmyard, zest, some yeast and mild spicyness. Flavour is spices, zest, farmyard, yeast, and mild herbal and rubbery notes. Not your typical Fantome, but still very nice. Citrusy finish.
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ vPBF.
Pours hazy golden color with small head. Aroma of grass, barnyard notes, yeast and some citrus fruits. Flavor of citrus fruits, grass, earth, barnyard notes and some yeast.
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 750ml (vPBF)
Hazy orange color, small white head. White peppery aroma with citrus and lychee. Medium-bodied. Sweetish fruityness, some yeast, light spices and alcohol. This time real Belgian ale, not a saison.
tiong (2783) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Bieresgourmet @ vPBF
Pours yellowish orange with a foamy head.
Aroma of earthy notes, spices, hints of tart fruits and yeast.
Taste is yeasty and fruity with earthy farmyard notes and hints of spices.
Fruity and slightly spicy finish. Okay, quite well balanced Belgian ale.