mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2005 75cl bottle, 2004 bottling Lovely pour! Light lemony barnyard nose. Lemon, peppery, spicy beer. Light drinking with some lingering complexity(herbs in the finish?). Super. Has that "what am I tasting?" mysterious quality. Great mix of barnyard, herbs, hops, and malt...nothing seems to be fighting, they just exist together in harmony. (21/08/04)
Same vintage bottle, drinking this one 18APR05.........I’m glad to see I rated this one so high, and I might even think it should be bumped up a bit, but it matters not...what stood out to me most in this drinking was the malt...a very nice malty beer, with good body, and lots of subtle hints and allusions. Simply wonderful.
WabashMan (1009) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice saison but, then again, everything from Fantome seems to be pretty nice. Very earthy flavors in this one along with some good spice notes and a GREAT color and head. A very nice brew.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Hazy yellow-ish. Nice head and lace. Sweet, lemonade, spice (ginger, orange peel, coriander...), citrus, dry, light bitter.
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml-sampled at Keith’s condo-pous a cloudy orange hue with whispy white head-aroma of sour apples, grapes and slight corriander. flavros are slightly sour and grainy hops. short finish and not very complex Thanks to drunkasaskunk for this one!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Storm season has officially begun around here, and once the wetness stops, let’s pray these April showers that come our way better bring some pretty damn gorgeous flowers that bloom in May! Anyway, to honor the start of the season, let’s have some spring saison, eh?
Hazy, pale orange appearance, transparent at glass’s foot, with a good, 1/2" fluffy head
Nose is yeasty and citric, musty, sour, heavy on the lemon.
Spritzy play on the palate at first, brightly tangy,with an everlasting tickle on the tongue, brisk and refreshing. Lightish body, beautiful texture, solid mouthfeel, goes down ever-so easily, like any saison should.
8%? They fooled me!
An excellent way to toast the demise, at last, of winter!
Now, to say goodbye to all this rain!
(originally written 4-24-04)
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good Saison light and not overpowering. Malty, yeasty, and sweet flavors. Finishes rich, creamy, and smooth.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper, loosely formed but long lasting and large light tan head. Aroma is surprisingly restrained, with notes of apple, orange, wet pennies, and very distant funk. Smooth mouthfeel with a definite toffee malt note, undefined fruit, and some bitterness on the finish. Almost English somehow. This is a Fantome with training wheels. Big thanks to matta for sending this one!
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy citrus aroma, herbal. Medium hops, low malt. Apple cider. Cloudy light orange amber with small white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts spicy herbal bitter, low acidity. Finish is herbal bitter. Light chalky bitter after.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBSG 04’ Grand Tasting
Clear orange color, nice head & lacing. The aroma has bright hops & a decent barny malt & brettanomyces nose. The flavor is full & yeasty with some fruity light hops. Fresh & clear for Fantome, but still good.
beerguy101 (5274) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange gold color. Medium head. Aroma is fruity and funky. Touches of leather and must. A medium bodied ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Very funky, bananas, leather and musty. Dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a little bit of funk.