jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis... big thanks. Poured a cloudy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is zesty citrus fruit and yeast. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a sherbet citrus yeast malt liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
kermis (4953) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours murky brown with a tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, malt, light floral, light vegetal. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown appearance. Aroma is floral, malty, caramel. Initial sweet malty taste quickly becomes rather tart. A bit too tart. Background has an earthy, yeasty taste.
Prufrockstar (919) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to OldMrCrow for sharing this bottle! My first taste of anything from Fantome. Pours dark amber / brown with frothy offwhite head. Big, beautiful malt presence in this aroma, wafting up from a bed of freshly cut hay. I don’t think I’ve smelled anything quite like this, honestly. Mineral, bread, hay, some spice, and a subdued sweet malt aroma reminiscent of caramel, but not the candy stuff -- like, caramel if it was cultivated directly from the field. Taste: not nearly as sweet as I expected from the nose, but a big, nice malt presence here. Some sweetness, a little funk in the back end of the taste. Finishes somewhat dry (well, not at all compared to arctic saison sampled in the same sitting, but I’d still call this reasonably dry by normal standards). Lots of hay with a pleasant, lingering finish. Doesn’t feel nearly as big as the 8% ABV would suggest. Medium body, good carbonation, with some more of that not-caramel caramel and some toast as it warms. Overall: definitely going to keep an eye out for more Fantome saisons -- this was a great introduction to the brewery.
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rusty brown with a large rocky cream foam. Aromas are toffee with bready, musty yeast and floral notes. Red berries with weetabix and stewed pear with spices. Nutty tea with hints of lemon and herbal notes. Flavours are cookie dough bready yeast with earthy apple and spices. Sweet and sour lemon with hints of cheesecake. Very nice foaming palate with gritty cocoa. Good.
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
29/12/2013 750ml bottle, shared @La Tana (thanks Valeriotto!). Dorata intensa, torbida, schiuma leggera bianco sporca, mediamente persistente. Al naso è meravigliosa, fruttata, sentori agrumati, citronella, lieviti, leggermente acidula, magnifica! In bocca attacco da saison, note agrumate, finale leggermente amarognolo e acidulo, grezza, rustica, vera. Corpo medio, alcol incredibilmente nascosto. Buonissima, da bere e ribere senza sosta!
Dashiflakes (1) - - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little sour, a good deal yeasty. Great color. A brewery I'd like to get to know more, even if I might not be having this particular beer again
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
light beige head disappears with some lacing. amber colour. aroma yeast, peper, esters, dried fruits. taste is sour and extremely wry. medium body and carbonation. gross. bottle 75 cl
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with and etched surface and excellent clarity. Skunk up front and a good dose of dantellion wine in the face. Some grain and sweet grain in there and good dose of clay. Flavor is grainy with a good sweetness and a nicely subdued yeast character. Nice hop character and nice sweetness. Medium bodied with sharp carb and a wet finish. Nice beer, but not something I’d go nuts for.
Serving type: bottle
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bardzo dobre i tresciwe piwo. Kasztanowo brunatny kolor, mocna metnosc i to po przelaniu nawet niewielkiej ilosci, Spora i gesta piana no i ten zapach, Daktylowo sliwkowy. Lekko winny i kasztanowy. Zlozonosc potezna w smaku zwlaszcza wino wytrawne pomieszane z pieczonym jablkiem, troche nut jalowcowych i innych przyprawowych dodatkow, moze anyz i pieprz byl dodany. Nie mniej to wszystko jest sezonowe. Mimo skromnej etykiety to piwo wcale nie jest skromne. Polecam