ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 750ml. -Murky orange coloured, medium sized white head, sourish spicy nose. Sweet, fruity and very spicy with hint of peach and passion fruit. Relatively complex and not so alcoholic as I’ve expected.
tcane7 (1365) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle w Chris and Ray at 9 am. Poured a murky orange amber. Notes of roasted malt, sweet honey, coriander, funk, mild tartness.
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this fresh and was floored. So funky and musty with lots of fruity Esther’s. There is a light lactic tartness and crazy complexity.
knickskicks (563) - - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden orange, white head. Nose is pear, leather, canned peaches, hay, funk. Taste is light pear, funk, booze, very light spices, funky yeast. banana. Light tartness and bitterness in finish. Smooth mouthfeel.
MikeLuke23 (36) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Awesome to buy this off the shelf in Florida. The aroma is very delicate and subtle. This has a very rustic & earthy flavor. Very different from the commercial description that states fruity & sour as flavors. Decent Sasion, just decent.
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THVB (25) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home (april 14, 2013). Hazy dark orange with white head and nice lacings. Aroma of sweet candy-like strawberry, Citrus, fruity esters and some peaty notes. Taste has in the beginning a yeasty bitterness. Spicy banana, pear and lemon peel. Musty, sweaty, almost salty and peaty aftertaste. Some sweet caramel at the end. Mouthfeel is full and a bit sticky but well carbonated and refreshing. Really interesting, great!
jbeatty (850) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from fresh batch, this year or last year’s, 04/14/2013. Pours hazy orange gold, dense white head, soapy lacing left behind around the ring of my glass. Aroma is light orange, green apples, pepper spices, grainy must with earthy, funky yeast. Taste is pear and light fruitiness with very subtle tartness, big toasted grain notes dominate, yeast, herbal aftertaste hard to identify yet somehow familiar, all bone dry. Medium palate, nice carbonation. Definitely solid and a classic, but varies a lot from bottle to bottle- this one must have been very young before a lot of the typical Fantome characteristics developed.
Lowenbrau (1483) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Some sweet and tart aromas. Pours clear dark gold, with frothy offwhite head, persistent, good lacing. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is grapy, tart, lots of sweet notes, several spices. Balanced and enjoyable. Interesting one.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle at BXL East. 2012 vintage. Pours cloudy orange amber with huge fluffy white head. Terrific lacing. Highly carbonated. Aromas of barnyard funk, blue cheese and slight citrus. Taste is of smoke, hops, cheesiness, fruits, some malt, pepper and lots and lots of funk. This beer is totally different. It’s more bitter than sour. What’s interesting is the smoke is dominant when you first start drinking it, but as your palate adjusts, the smoke dissapates and the funkiness and hoppiness and citrus notes come through. Finish is brightly bitter but does not linger. This is a beer that gets better and better as you drink it. Really glad I finally got to try this.
Piero1987 (537) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - APR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 @ Brewery: cloudy pink-orange colour with less head. Fruity, yeast and malty aroma. Sweet and light sour with finish in fast bitterness. Lot of yeasty flevour, medium bodied.
31/8/13 bottle bought @ fantome: gushing, yesty and sour! Bad!