desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy gold with a ginormous head. Aroma is typical saison farmhouse funk, grassy, herbal, and musty. Flavor is nice, there’s a sharp bite initially, which fades into a smooth grassy hoppiness. Finishes dry and tart.
ElGaucho (2208) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, lager aroma with alcohol evident. Hazy, light gold. Small, white head. Excellent lace. Really rich flavor. Grassy and vegetal. Heather? Saffron? Very unique. Allspice? Clove. Very nice. Would buy again.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange with a foamy white head. Sharp fruit and yeast aroma with hay tones. Dry and harsh flavor. Hayish with some smokey tones. Tastes like a wet dishcloth!! Quite unique like the other Fantôme I have had, but Saisons will never be my favorite....
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite interesting. Citrus, almost minty aroma. This one is hard for me to define, which had a lot to do withmy liking it. It was just very complex, a bit sour, some fruityness, some malts, and yeast. I’d like to see what else this brewery has to offer.
madsberg (10233) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Light yellow dusty colour. Fluffy white head. Yeast, malt and light citric notes in the aroma. Flavour is slightly smoked and very citric. Is sour, dry and fruity. Has some spicy notes. Has a grapish end.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sour and spicy aroma. Pours cloudy hazy yello with a medium fluffy white head. Lame flavor, spicy and sour. I really dont get saisons and i dont get why people are raving so much about this brewery, how bout some consistency?
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy and medium golden; fluffy white head. Soft and smooth; light and creamy carbonation. Malty (cookies, bread dough) and yeasty throughout. Very balancing bitterness. Spicy aroma. Finish is kind of drying and lingers with quite a few flavors (sweet orange, zesty lemon, big pepper, gentle clove, and some other spices I can’t seem to define). Pleasant beer. Fairly easy to drink, but it still kept my interest through the whole bottle.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold, good size white head. Aroma of hay and sour apples. Quite peppery flavor, apples in there as well, along with that slight sour funk that I’ve come to really enjoy.
jgb9348 (4740) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy caramel colour with a nice tan head-reminiscent of apple cider. Aroma of spice, apples, sugar and floral hops. Medium-bodied; Spicey pepper flavour with some mushrooms and tons of other nuances. Overall, a great and complex beer that makes it hard for me to differentiate all the flavours, as usual from Fantome! I sampled this 75 cL bottle on 15-May-2004 at the May RB Party in Toronto, Onatrio.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma. What aroma? Subtle to say the least. Slight aroma of old red apples, mixed nuts, pears, toasted malts and other light fruits.
Lacking the usual Fantome magic. First that miserable Black Ghost, now this very poor offering. An underlying light fruitiness with notes of pear, apple, honey, caramel, orange and lemon and just a small hint of that Fantome yeast taste that I usually love. Most of their beers are so distinctive. This isn’t. Not special to say the least.