Sigmund (5466) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 750 ml capped and corked green bottle at local tasting. Orange colour, large white head. Light spicy aroma with hints of dandelion "milk" and smoke. Light bodied for its strength. Fairly fresh but still unusual flavour, the dandelions probably, medium sweet with a slight acidity. Does not blow my socks off.
crlnts (379) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber, thin to no white head. The malt profile is not far from a bière de garde, caramel. The bitterness of dandelions is rather harsh and one dimensional compared to hops.
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma is dozy with smokey notes. Flavor is sweet, spicy and smokey notes.
kraddel (4260) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Botlle
Pours unclear amber , no real foam
smell is sweet , dusty .
Taste is infection , dyacetil untill the maximum .
Very bad . 1,2/5
bottle again in NYC
Taste is smokey saison , amber malts, grassy , hoppy , citrus , good carbo . Bit sweet . Ok beer . 3,6
Ragnampiza (589) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Les Vignerons (2012 vintage). Dark amber, pretty hazy, with an average, creamy, moderately persistent off-white head. Pungent and rustic nose, quite fruity, yeasty, definitely floral and almost herbal/medicinal in a way. Doesn’t look like a Saison but it certainly smell like one. Slightly bizzarre upfront, tasting almost lactic and sirupy, quite a big astringency, not as dry as hoped or expected. Moderate bitterness, pleasent malty and herbal sweetness. A hint of toffee and bubblegum in the aftertaste. Soft to average carbonation, light to medium body, slightly creamy texture. Well, it’s my first ever Fantome and I’m still alive after half bottle, that’s a good sign I guess. Strange, unusual, interesting and quite unique beer. Tasty.
Abijen (1581) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an orange slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells floral, malts and herbal. Tastes medium sour, herbs and floral. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
ansjelaah (1614) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @joes. Orange brown color with a small head. Smells and tastes herbs, floral, malts, sweet, yeast. Bah.
Habanero (2943) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours chazy, deep golden with an average, lacing, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, flowerish hops and yeast. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carb. An excellent and complex Saison
bartlebier (2366) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bbEnd2016. A usual brackish orange Fantôme soup entices by its soured brett nose, redolent with both wild and cooked general fruct-&herbality: both peach blossom and overripe peach muck, fresh dandelion stems and their poisonous grassy milk, pollen-honeyed milkshake served in a dodgy bar deep down in a soggy Belgian bayou. Taste is a comparable connect-the-dots of soggy, fresh, dusty, fruity, sweet and grassbitter-hoppy - on a perfectly balanced sweet&sour, dry&syrupy palate. In a confusing league of its own, making every sip a strange and dirtily delectable event.
Bulk_Carrier (2445) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter and a tulip.
There was a semi - glossed over orange hazy copper color. The head was barely there. There wasn’t any lacing whatsoever.
The smell had a floral leathery aroma surrounded by barnyard funk.
The taste was tart and sour pummeling the once floral notes into submission to hide their face whatsoever from the beer.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body with not much of any sessionable quality to it because it is unbalanced as it is.
Overall, more crap from this brewery. So glad the end is somewhat in sight. If anything, it sure lives up to the first part of it’s name - it sure is piss alright.