iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle, corked & capped (2011 version from the rare beer club, sampled December 2011): yes, it is green, however, it is more similar to green straw, than the neon green in the photo...mine poured with minimal head, but loads of bubbles stream from the bottom of my glass constantly...light tea leaf aroma with a touch of Fantôme funk. Highly carbonated and fizzy palette...too much so, it almost hurts the tongue. Flavour is subtle and slightly additive: I shouldn’t have expected anything less from the folks at Fantôme. Bready malts mix with lemon citrus and cilantro and funky yeast. Sweet, fruits linger: strawberries, honeydew and rose petals. Another wonderfully unique and pleasurable experience from the folks that make the ghosts!
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 12/16/2011. This saison pours a chartreuse green color from a 750ml corked and caged bottle. Small to no head. The aroma is fruity, apples and green tea. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet, grassy and green tea. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. It’s a little on the sweet side, but the herbal qualities kind of balance the sweetness. It does take a little bit to get over the intense green color of this beer, the color changes with the amount of yeast in the bottle. The color seemed to intensify with the amount of yeast in the glass. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cool looking beer, pour from Armin. Hazy light green, with a spare white head that fades quickly to little lacing. Aroma is light grassy and vegetal notes, light white fruit, slight tartness, slight lemon. Taste is much more fruit forward, with some nice peach, apricot, white grapes, as well as a touch of citrus, backed by a lactic tartness and some nice funky notes as it warms. Really quite nice.
DalzAle (2017) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by arminjewell! Clear Ecto-cooler colored pour(not nearly as green as the photoshopped picture), a little lasting carbonation and a slightly lemon tea aroma. Flavor is a little lime citrus, dry green tea, some honey sweetness on the aftertaste. Really enjoyable, thanks Armin!
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared with Rudolf, green chartreuse/jello looking color. Beer cool aid, Hints of tartness, sugary sweetness, tropical fruit juice, Nectarine? Guava? Some juice you get at am European breakfast that looks like OJ but definately is not. Pretty interesting but not the greatest Fantome Ive had
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. There is clearly some variation in terms of color on these beers. Our friend Brent opened one that looked pretty darned green, while ours was more of a dusky yellowish color, almost like that of lemon-lime soda that’s gone haywire. An initially moderate head of off-white froth settles quickly to a thin film with a pronounced edge. Trace spots of lace dot the glass. The aroma clearly shows the green tea, coming across even more herbal than most Fantômes (which is pretty herbal). I get mild tartness from some underlying dusty lemon, all over a soft white wheat malt base. Flavors follow suit, nice and light in the base with notes of mild straw and pale wheat, accentuated beautifully with fresh, crisp green tea and soft tartness. The palate is lighter than one would think, gliding across the tongue effortlessly and finishing out crisp and dry. I’d swear this was a 5% beer if I did not know otherwise. It seems almost sessionable. Overall, I thought this stuff was damn good. Perhaps one of my top 3 or 4 Fantômes of all time.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Mike, Steve, Ryan & Big Daddy. Thanks Mike! Its green! Nice lightly green head. Nose is herbal (very light chartreuse), bubblegum, white pepper. Flavor is floral, light lactic tartness, sweet malt. Tea/bitterness comes out in the tart finish.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... A jello green hue with a thin, an off-white head. This was solid with herbal, earthy tones. Dry and yeast characters. Not overall funky. Some tea leaf earthiness mild hop floralness.
JDBaker11058 (1695) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: GREEN? Awesome. Hazy, thick green pour the color of pea soup, with a thick just-off-white head that slowly shrinks to a thick cap. Aroma: green apples over a pleasant saison barnyard funk, hints of tart raspberry and citrus, and some herbal spices as well. Taste: strong traditional saison flavors of funk, yeast and spice with some almost wheaty notes, with prevalent sweet-tart green apple notes overlaid, maybe some kiwi, ginger and green tea? Finish: surprisingly clean, slightly sweet and wheaty, and drying quickly. Notes: Seemed like nothing so much as a traditional saison brewed with loads of green apples. After sharing the bottle with a friend, we agreed it felt as if we’d just finished a green apple jolly rancher candy. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Tony. Looks like Leprechaun piss. Funk, berry, and tea aromas. Tart and refreshing with funk, berry, and spice notes..