Habanero (2706) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, pale amber with an average white head. Aroma of yeast, oregano, thyme, citrus notes and bread. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Saison indeed.
adrosson (148) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This saison was a bit too syrupy and sweet for me. It has some good notes but prefer the other fantome to this one
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at S&G tasting with AdamJackson, JefVerstraete, Mathieu87 and others.
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: peppery, liquorice, herbs.
TASTE: herbs, liquorice, smoked, thymus.
Grzesiek79 (3289) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre i nawet swietnie pachnace piwo jakby ziolami. W smaku Bazylia i tymianek i inne ziolowe przyprawy mi sie skojarzyly. Piwo sezonowe, przyprawowe i co roku ze zmienna receptura. Bazylia dla mnie tu dominowala. Za sprawa tych zio swietny akompaniament wloskich dan ze spaghetti na czele. Piana sredia i srednio trwala. Kolor metny od samego poczatku. Przyprawy tu zdecydowanie dominuja nad smakiem slodowosci niewiele ale przypraw i zio za to mnostwo. Polecam to wiosenne piwo
JefVerstraete (1524) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber colour. Medium carbonation. Dry and yeasty aroma with lots of spices (thyme, oregano, ...). Sweet with bitter finish. A bit too much spices.
BMMillsy (1469) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked and capped 750 ml from Tipples with "Best Before 2018" printed on the label. Pours slightly hazy golden colored with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is funky barnyard, some spices--cinnamon, clove, coriander--and a really interesting floral note that differentiates it substantially from the regular Saison. Flavor is spicy, very big on the cloves with barnyard funk lingering, lots of yeasty goodness, hay, more spice. Light to medium bodied with some wheaty sweetness and medium plus carbonation. An interesting take on the style with a very unique spice note.
rbrazell (1701) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Proof. After smashing the first glass it pours a hazy copper with a massive fluffy white head. Aroma has a lot of spice to it, coriander, ginger, clove, lemon grass, black tea with light funk and malt. Flavor is similar and pleasantly spicy with a peppery finish. Medium bodied and smooth carbonation. Very tasty.
Borresteijn (4851) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Bottle from De Molen shop. Hazy deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of oregano or thyme, tart lemon, crackers, light malty. Flavour is light floral, malty, oregano, crackers, firm lemony and herbal bitterness, bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Spices don’t add to the spring feeling. Nice beer though, would have liked it to be more refreshing.
Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloude yellow. White head. Funk. Mint. Eucalyptus. Yet balanced aroma. Nice taste. Gentle, with dome level of those sweet spices, a nice level of it. Not too much.
ABT_S54 (177) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle shared in a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours a cloudy light amber colour with a nice fluffy white head. Taste is overpowering thyme. Unfortunately, I do not like thyme so cannot mark this particularly high. However the underlying taste is somewhat reminiscent of a La Chouffe and the mouthfeel is spot on for the style and very surprising given the strength. Looking forward to trying the other Fantome brews with the absence of the thyme note.