JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from the Rare Beer Club. Yup, it’s green. Shamrock Shake green. But somehow the sedimental look and the rocky, booming head do give it a kind of earthiness. Ecce Fantome. Very tart lime nose and grassy hops, along with herbal tea and wood. Mouthfeel a bit on the thin side, almost like a cider, but not bad. Flavors are roughly on par with what’s expected given the aroma, but there’s also a weirdly mentholated quality that creeps in sometimes. Grass, spice, and tea dominate, though, and it’s a fine Fantome brew overall. Green gets a 5 for appearance. Fuck it.
grunx (367) - - FEB 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Increïble el color que agafa quan es va acaban la botella. Molt bona i diferent. Fantome mai decepciona. Genial.
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear lime green color with a medium to large white head. The aroma has green tea, a leafy character, perhaps a touch of sweet basil, woody with a strange vegetal note. The flavor is herbal with sweet green tea, earthy, woody with some mild funk. The Fantome beers are always interesting to try.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this bottle up at the brewery when we were there last month. Served in a Tripel Karmeliet glass.
Pours a nice bright green Ecto-Cooler color with a thin green-tinged head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The color gets greener and greener toward the end of the bottle. The nose carries nice light notes of green tea plus a bit of citrus. Mild earthiness and a bit of hay. Some "Fantome character" there as well. Flavor isn’t quite as integrated with the tea coming through as well as a bit of yeast. Really nice dryness in the finish plus a bit of green-tea tannin. Light earth. Really quite tasty and unique. I was hoping for the best with this one and it really did deliver.
weihenweizen (3131) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 75 cl bottle obtained from the rare beer club poured into a trappist glass. First glass pours clear chartreuse (looks completely different than picture), second glass pours dark green with light green highlights and white head that disspates very fast. Medium lacing, medium carbonation, aroma is great sour yeast. Taste is long acidic malt, lemon, granny smith apple, with hint of hops in the finish (second glass less acidic). Part Lambic, part saison, alcohol is well covered, overall pretty good.
Zita (6121) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
kiwi fruit aroma,green,hazy, white foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, fizzy, dry funny finish.
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl green bottle. Newest vintage. Pours a slightly hazy emerald green color, with a medium fizzy light green head. Hands down this is an amazingly lokking beer! Aroma is a nice flower bouquet, with violets up front. Some grassy and yesty notes, but it’s all about violets. Taste is on the sweet-ish side, with tons of flowers, grass and tea leaves. Just a minimal tad of acidity in the back. The alcohol is not existent in the mouth and the sweetness is not overwhelming as it could be in other Dany’s creations. Palate is medium and lively carbonated, Overall, this beer would make a wonderful happy hour, and goes down like water notwithstanding the 8% ABV. Aroma and flavor are almost etheral with all those flowery notes. A trulymagical brew.
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 An odd beer. Has green sediments, dosn’t look like something to drink. White head. Aroma of tea, acid, sugars. Flavor is moderate sweet and finish light bitter. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Rerate. Accept the greeen colour and noticed the nice belgian hops. Good beer.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Moderate malty aroma. Small, frothy, green head. Fully diminishing longevity. Clear, green body. Moderate bitter flavor. Light to medium palate.
Zombies8MyDogs (9) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I shared a bottle with Douglas Miller and Marcus Siu.
A- Mountain Dew? My bottle was neon green… I have read different descriptions of the color, but I could have told someone this was MNT DEW, and they would have believed me. A small head that quickly went away and no there was lacing to speak of.
S- Smelled rather funky and yeasty, smells funkier than it tastes. There are hints of Granny Smith apple and lemon.
T- Unique! Sweet n Sour; I also picked up a slight earthy flavor which I assumed was the alleged addition of spinach. There is a hint of green tea, but it came in more as it warmed. Lambic qualities in this saison...
M- Highly carbonated with a light foamy body. The high carbonation was a present addition to this brew, creating a nice foamy mouth feel. The mouth feel matches the look.
O- The most unusual brew I have ever had. If you find this, it is a no brainer to pick one up. This brew is a great rarity and an example of why I will always pick up a new Fantôme.
Serving type: bottle