Muggus69 (2018) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle from Beer Cartel.
Deep hazy orange body, creamy white head persists.
Spicy nose - bitter orange peel, white pepper, coriander seed, bit of non-specific woodiness, dried herbs.
Juicy body (best way to describe it!?), drying texture, moderate carbonation for style, lingers long on the palate.
Spices are ramped up on the body! Intense, fragrant, complex with coriander, fennel, nutmeg, cinnamon, orange peel, dried herbs, slightly medicinal notes. Firm bitterness, looong finish.
Highly flavoured, very intense yet comforting.
ClubGonzo (5358) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep slightly hazy amber body with a medium foamy white head. Nose is floral honey tones, wheat, grains, straw, white sugar and hints of peaches, raisins and red berries. Taste is grains, white sugar, red berries, peaches, raisins, floral honey tones and hints of pale malts, red fruits and caramel. Medium body, medium to soft carbonation. A very decent saison with lots of fruitiness, but still not quite amazing.
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 022: Pumpkin-tastic 03 on 10/31/2015. Hazy reddish-amber color with a medium fluffy off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of smoked malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with flavors of charred malt, yeast, fruit and mild hops. The finish is smoky malt and earthy hops, Above average overall.
RickFifty (995) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber color, tan head. Peach nose, apricot, citrus, Belgian yeast, light spicy. Fruity taste, Belgian yeast, citrus, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation.
hawthorne00 (3416) - 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 (2574) - Hässelby, 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 (2363) - - 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 (2210) - 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 (3523) - 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 (2580) - 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.