Sigmund (5691) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml capped and corked green bottle, as Fantôme Printemps Saison (Belgian ale brewed with spices), Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8%. Orange colour, large head, slightly off-white. Interesting and unusual aroma of exotic spices, fruit and saison yeast. Quite sweet flavour, again distinct notes of exotic spices (can’t identify which ones), some fruit, a peppery bite in the finish.
Alengrin (3105) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The spring version in this series and again (frustratingly...) changing recipe each year. Orange blonde with snow white head, cloudy, with a very fruity, yeasty aroma, soft maltiness, exotic fruits, dryish and a bit earthy, funky accent in the finish, bit sourish, spicy. Complex and fascinating like all of Danny Prignon’s beers.
burg326 (4502) - Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an orangish yellow color with aromas of strawberries, hay, and burnt rubber. flavors matched the aromas, not sure if the rubber flavor should be there or not, this happened to me now on 3 bottles so not sure...
aleigator (433) - GERMANY - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-amber color, with a big froth head. Nose is full of herbs and vegetables, with hints of bitter, grassy hops. Comparable with a mild herb-liqueur.
Taste is a herbal blend between bitter and sour notes, carried by slick yeast. Pharmaceutical, herbal spices become even more present towards the end, revealing a gentle bitterness, which is staying on the palate, when the spices have already left. Evokes a feeling in me, that this is probably better fitting for Autumn, as it carries a gentle warmth, with medium-bodied, earthy spices. Has an enjoyable balance, spices harmonise very well with the soft yeast, leading to an unusual taste.
Enjoyit (3578) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange of color with a white head. An aroma of yeast, spice, dry, fruity and funky. A flavor of yeast, smoke, papaya, fruity, dry, spice and weak banana.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice orange color with a firm head. There appears to be slight skunk in the aroma, DAMN IT! Otherwise below that, watermelons, apples, farmhouse and loads of funk. Nice acidity, like the bark of an green apple. Very subtle spices. Very complex yeast notes, slightly earthly but very fresh. Another winner from Fantome for me!
BeerBaboon (1746) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity and earthy. Flavour is spicy, somewhat hoppy and plenty of lemon.
Maverick34 (2545) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from deciccos. Yellow to orange pour with some head. Lots of pepper. Lemon pepper coriander.
RichTheVillan (4348) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brewdog Birmingham; hazy light orange pour with a soapy beige head, fruity aroma of tangerine and citrus, taste is also fruity with grapefruit, lemon and tangerine a little bit of funkiness.
alexsdad06 (6870) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at home with the wife. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, grass, hay, yeast, Fantome funk, earthy, white grapes, pear, herbal hops, these beers are always very unique.