hawthorne00 (3165) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with an inch of near white head that’s soon a coat but never less. Aroma of stern dough, white pepper, grapefruit zest, oranges, some floral notes (although I wouldn’t have guessed dandelions - orange blossoms, mint, thistles, lavender). Creamy texture with moderate carbonation. Fruity with peaches and orange, some odd earthy and woody notes that settle into the mix after a little while. Dry, stemmy almost tannic finish that’s rather bitter. Herbal and citrus notes linger, amaro-like. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Second glass is a mite soupy. Another Fantôme beer like the others: some intrigue, plenty to like, no sign of problems.
kryon (2103) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours foggy rosehip with low white head
Aromas of over ripe red apples, hay, grass, hints of citrus, funk
Taste has complex but well balanced mouthfeel with notes of hay, citrus, barrel, spices, funk. Nice medium body, with medium to high carbonation and quite long bitter finish
biirusaikou (1894) - - OCT 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared, thanks Neil. Definitely lots of dandelion in the nose. Floral flavors, grassy notes, lemon, cough syrup, notes of funk, earthy finish. Pretty outstanding saison, quite complex, slowly grows on you.
willisread (1578) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Neil! Hazy orange gold with a big soapy head. Grass, dandelion, green stems with dew in the morning, lemongrass, light wood on the nose. Taste is fairly well-balanced with some light caramel and malt holding up the grassiness. Ricola cough drops? Nice.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from HIranoya. Aroma is interesting, green, grassy, sharp. Taste is good, light caramel, malt, earthy, sweet, floral, cherry drops. Sharp again. Nice. Dodged the Fantome bullet again!
UDBeernut (2382) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared the bottle with the wife last sunday. Pours golden, slight hazr, quick white head. Solid pale malt sweetness, light grass, hay. Slight pepper. Light body.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours all hazy blood orange with huge frothy off-white head. Aroma is yeast, green, funky fantome, candied sugar, grapefruit, zest, tangy mandarin. Taste is yeast, citrus, tangy mandarin, grapefruit, light candied sugar, lemon drops. Quite aromatic grapefruit bitternes, also zesty. Creamy body, light alcohol and slight warming.Really dry finish, grape, herbal and dry light bitter yeast. Light old hops maybe? Or just the pissenlit
Tide (2559) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beergium. Hazy copper colorr, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, spices, hops, earthy notes, ripe fruits and a bit of acidic notes. Bitter finish with citrus, ripe fruits, earthy notes and hops. Very nice saison.
allmyvinyl (7733) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with jeevan. Pours hazy to murky amber, thin white head. Aromas of orange, toffee, light brown bread. Taste is bitter orange, a green note I guess from the dandelion. Light sweet finish.
jeevan (213) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle with James, ta. Pours a hazy orange/amber. Small head and nice lacing. Orange and sweet caramels cooking aromas. Some hoppy aromas too. Tangy oranges with caramel shortbread. Citrus fruit pith bitterness. One of the nicest Fantome beers I’ve had. As usual they’re both as familiar as they’re unique.