nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from K&L. This beer is...well...green. What is this, some St. Paddy’s day gimmick? Either way, I have to award full appearance points. Translucent pale green with a large lasting white head. Very herbal and funky aroma with green tea and Belgian yeast. The flavor has malty sweetness, green tea, unripe fruits, and a funky Belgian bite. Tasty. Medium body with very lively carbonation. A very interesting brew from Fantome, as usual.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a pale green color with a white head that collars around the glass. Lemon and lime like notes in the nose with a slight funkiness. Nice level of sourness upfront with a slight smokiness in the back end. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation. Slightly astringent. By far this is one of the best Fantome beers that I have had in a while.
t0rin0 (61) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Richard at jellystuffeddonutscantsails house warming party. Pours bright freaking green, hazy, lots of CO2/very tall head, and some decent lacing. I love the neon green. Didnt get a good look at the label to see if it referenced Ghost Busters but it has a definite ectoplasm thing going on. Aroma is lemons and tea with some pepper and wheat in the background. Flavor is mostly tea and lemons again but also a bit of bready, wheat, and lots of CO2/carbonic acid. Quite nice, would drink this regularly if I had a keg of it, but I dont.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is an olive drab color with a full, white, creamy, fizzy head which settles to a thin a layer and leaves minimal Belgian lace. The nose is very peppery phenolic, lots of lemon and lime, some floral, and tart yeast funk. The flavor is similar, very lemon-lime, pepper, soft malt backbone, doughy/funky yeast, and maybe some oregano? The palate is less than medium, lively, drying, and crisp. The beer finishes still crisp and drying, lemon-lime, and funky. Tastes like a lemon-lime soda with some floral and funky notes to match. Not my favorite Fantome beer and the color....?
kmweaver (3203) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, purchased at Perry’s in Livermore. Pours a pond water color that (if you toss a bright blue background behind it) turns to an unnatural and potentially nuclear green; thin, off-white head with solid lacing. Coarse, peppery aroma with lots of non-hop floral and citrus character; balanced, lightly funky Fantome house character (no doubting this is a Fantome), and a lime-like quality that might be an imagined note given the color of this. Medium body; medium-high carbonation; on my palate, this seems like a peppery saison; the alcohol remains well-hidden and there’s some vibrant acidity here and a modest tartness that keeps things very drinkable, even at 8%; again, lots of peppery notes here that seem a little bit more white peppery tripel-like to me than saison-like, but I’m not sure that matters. It doesn’t. Delicious, juicy, lightly tart saison that just happens to look like steeped grass. Medium-length finish: lingering peppery, light coarse/crystalline sugar, some lasting tart citrus and light brett at the far end.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, what an interesting beer! Courtesy of Greg and Niell from Richmond, thank you gentelemen. It looks, smells and tastes like green tea! I wasn’t sure that the combination would work, but it did. This was definitely a fun beer to drink.
saxo (13331) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Medium head with good duration. Color is light green. Aroma and taste are green tea, citrus, fruits and hops. Odd beer but quite refreshing.
notalush (4574) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Turbid greenish pour, with a hint of yellow - more of a natural green than the glowing turquoise pictured here, so it may just be from the tea - complex soft herbal and wildflower notes in the nose, green tea, lemon and lime zest - slight hay and rustic bitterness - tart, almost sour flavor, with quite a bit of tea and lemon that works well with the sourness - mild honey sweetness - herbal and lemony - very mellow background of funkiness, melon, lime - moderate acidity - everything is really well-integrated - love it.
arminjewell (5558) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Brandon for this one. Pours yellowish green, not quite the neon green but awesome looking. Aroma has notes of green tea, some biscuit, yeast, sour fruit with lemon, some slight yeast notes to it, touch of white grape in there as well with some wine notes. Taste is nice herbal green tea with lots of lemon zest, sour fruit, some slight biscuit notes, with a nice funky, dry fruity finish, slightly sweet and dry with the tea and the sour notes. Great!
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellowish green. Not quite as green as I was expecting based on pictures and other reviews. It could have been the lighting or bottle variation, but it did get a little bit more green with additional pours from the bottle. There is a small white head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Aroma is green tea with some light lemon, almost a bit like a Lipton’s iced green tea. A slight tartness is evident along with some citrus and a very light funk. The initial taste is has a bit of sweetness with green tea and a light lemon tartness. This goes into some light orange peel. The finish has a bit of tartness as well as a very light tea bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. This was actually quite enjoyable. I was expecting to not like it, but was pleasantly surprised.