EdKing (1561) - London, Greater London, - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Priory Arms. Colour is lime green, large foaming head. Not necessarily appetising looking. Nose is crisp sour yeast, grainy malt husk, burnt, nylon, rubber . Taste is quite astringent, sour yeasty, citrous lime sweetness, lime jello, grainy malt. I’m not so keen on the citrous sweetness. Bit gimmicky.
ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 750ml. -Intensive green coloured, small greenish/white head, not so pleasant buttery yeasty nose. Moderate malty, buttery, yoghurty and pretty strong herbal (nettle shampoo or tea) notes. Also some spices and fruits. Interesting yes, pleasant not so and like Marko said once is quite enough. And for the end I really don’t understand those people who rated this higher than 3.5.
BRW (455) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl. bottle at Biercab. Hazy green colour with white head. Herbal, tea, floral aroma.Sweet, herbal, tea taste. Medium body.
rederic (2794) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, Happy St-Patrick’s Day! with his hazy dark green hue, with a white - greenish head, with a yeasty, doughy, spicy, fruity nose, with some apple skin, water melon skin, herbal tea leaf accents, with a faint berry sourness, wheat, pale malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, fruity, spicy, herbal, candyish lime lollipop, lime jello, tea leaf character, with some faint sour green apple skin, acidic, sweet and sour lime candy jelly, subtle peppery lemongrass spicy flavours, leading towards a warmth, yeasty, ligfht acidic, green berry, green apple skin, herbal tea leaf, lime candyish finish.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Man, I completely didn’t expect that Ogi would get this for us, enormous thanks! Shared with him and heavy.
Humm... ours was a misty green body (another surprise, as I didn’t want to spoil my surprise by reading about it) with a misty white head. Full creamy aroma, heavily yoghurty, plum compote, light raisins. The taste continues along those line - compote from some fruit I can’t quite nail, could be plums, dunno, yoghurty too, ending somehow fresh in some citrus fruit, while still being sweet and heavy. Actually, to quote my notes, "heavy as f**k... just no". Definitely unique - completely surprised me. But once is quite enough I guess.
fletchfighters (934) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cork exploded on removal. Big time gusher. Light green color, off white head. 3 fingers at first but faded to a half finger collar.
Nose is lime cordial, herbs and bread. Smelt more like gatorade than a saison.
Taste is herbal, citrus and cordial.
Feel is heavy and sweet. somewhat artificial, even with high carbonation.
Unique beer? Yes. Not great though
merc7186 (1501) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Light Green Hue, Passes No Light, White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Sour Green Apples, Sour Mash, Pear, Mild Yeast
T: Green Apple, Pear, Grassy, Mild Yeast
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter,
Overall, the bark is worse than the bite (not literally). The nose smells very sour where the taste is much lighter and refreshing (for a saison). A great saison with a wide range from nose and taste.
jd543 (329) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Bright green with a very pale green (almost white) head. Lots of sherbet, spices, can definately smell the green tea. Quite sweet with a light sour and bitter finish. Oily texture, medium carbonation, really good fizzy texture. Really nice saison, I might have been swayed by my eyes a bit - but I’m sure looks make up a huge part of taste. Really cool looking and a decent saison beyond that.
freretoc (188) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une couleur verte hallucinante et spéciale, une odeur qui s’approche de la merde, mais elle est d’une richesse en bouche incroyable avec une persistance qui l’est tout autant, un truc de ouf comme cette brasserie sait si bien faire
PriorL (912) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87. Best Before: 01/2013
APPEARANCE: when pouring you get a clear blond beer, but when you start pouring the yeast residue with it, you get a GREEN beer, WHAT? Nice stable white head.
NOSE: fresh, fruity, citrus, apple, sweet, little sour, grapes, kiwi (or is that just because the beer is green?).
TASTE: fruity, little sour, nice. This is probably the best fantôme I ever had! Maybe it’s because it expired and that I like the fantôme beers more with some aging? Don’t know, but this was very good!
GRM (2705) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green bottle, 0.75 l, lot B, best before February 2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on August 18 2013; eye: lime, semi-hazy, light effervescence, greenish head that turns into a sheet, slight lacing; nose: floral, fruity, slight perfumy, fresh, herbaceous; mouth: floral, fruity, slight perfumy, fresh, herbaceous Floral, fruity, slight perfumy, refreshing, herbaceous, mineral, herbaceous finale, medium body, quite carbonated, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille verte, 0,75 l, 8 %, lot B, meilleure avant février 2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 18 août; œil : lime, semi-voilée, légère effervescence, mousse verdâtre qui se transforme en une couche, très légère dentelle; nez : floral, fruité, très léger parfumé, frais, herbacé; bouche : floral, fruité, très léger parfumé, rafraîchissant, herbacé, minérale, finale herbacée, corps moyen, très carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien