Plaguebringer (8) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: ripe apples, banana, bitter, acidic, yeast.
A: cloudy yellow reminiscent of apple juice, quickly dissipating head, a very special pour looks a bit slimy, but in a good way.
T: acidic, bitter, hint of fruit, apple, citrus, dry and bitter.
P: Medium carbonation, has a thick slimy mouthfeel hard to describe but in a good way, only thing I’ve ever had that came close to such a mouthfeel is probably "långfil". dry bitter finish.
O: an excellent saison, very unique, probably the best looking bottle ever.
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Bit over carbonated, sugary and sweet, sweet toffee, fruity.
SimonTja (220) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spritzy lemon, very light mouthfeel, the yeast feels very different in this one, and the character it gives is very different, weak bubblegum, but a lemony tartness and a quite strong hay feel to it.
ametras (324) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle. Cloudy yellow with a frothy white head. Flavors are dough, hay, juicy lemons, lime, apples, pears, peach, funk and dust with grassy and spicy notes. Slight lactic sourness and tartness. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.
ABT_S54 (119) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle shared in a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours a nice dark blonde colour with a moderate whitish head. Aroma is lemon curd and spices. Taste is more of the same with the spiciness perfectly balancing the sweetness. Little to no bitterness and a nice warming glow without really hinting at it’s ABV. Overall very nice and the best Fantome beer I have tried thus far.
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Molt bona cervesa, té poc aroma però el gust ho compensa tot.
Muy buena cerveza, tiene poco aroma pero el sabor lo compensa todo.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden color with a fizzy white head. Aroma peppers, maybe some bananas, a little astringent. Flavor seems off somehow. Dough/yeast for sure, with some malt but there doesn’t seem to be too much complexity. Mouthfeel is fizzy. Overall I am not a fan of this beer.
Garrold (1078) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Had this in the cellar for some time. BBD is January 2013. Clear (the first half, that is) pale gold. Thick, white, sticky, lasting head. Lots of banana. Light clove. Bubblegum. But most of all, lots of burdock. Taste is dry. Light sourness. There is a hint of strawberry sweetness underlying. Palate is chewy, yeasty smooth. Tart, dry finish. Love how this beer has altered. Fresh, it’s all bready and sour and downright weird. This is a different beer altogether. Either way, bob on. As the Belgians say.
AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have had this many times. first time reviewing. Bottle at the source. Bright coors, sticky creamy head. brett astringent acetone nose. sweet wonderful chewy bitterness in taste & mouthfeel. Explosion of carbonation on the mouth swish. juicy pineapple, banana, clove. really nice.
tightslice (150) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, gift from my sister-in-law. Pour is almost identical to unfiltered apple cider vinegar in appearance. Aroma is rotten lemon rinds, old cheese, yeast funk, ammonia. Taste is dried meat, dusty earth, pepper, dry hay, fruit and cheese rinds. A rotten old woman with all the wisdom in the world. Definitely the best Saison I’ve had.