bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of urine, butter, grapefruit, earth, grass, and florals. Less pungent and more pleasant as it warms. Flavor grapefruit, lemon, earth, peach, yeast, and white grapes.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Fantômepalooza 2011… Hazy golden ale with a small, frothy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet offers spicy oregano, white pepper and sugary, biscuity pilsner malt. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is moderately tart, mildly bitter and a touch funky. Finishes tangy with light, lingering bitterness. Bottle courtesy of Beerlando!
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a lightly hazed golden hued body with a small white head that lasts. Aromas are musty, honey, biscuity, malty, elderflowers, vanillin, medium phenol (pepper), mild funk. Flavors are sour, orange peel, mild oak like character, black pepper, fruity, funky, grassy, and floral. Lively bubbles, dry and almost a touch crisp. Good.
womencantsail (6866) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pale golden color with a solid white head. Sweet malt notes up front followed by lemon peel and a moderate lactic tartness. Very nice white grape and grass aromas, too. Surprisingly tropical with a bit of yeast. The flavor is great as well. Nice intense fruit (pineapple, lemon, grape, and orange) with hints of black pepper, spice, and sweet malt.
blutt59 (5652) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, from bu11zeye 10k, yellow hazy pour with lots of fruity oregano and herb, citrus and grass
thirdeye11 (4978) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish gold, few bubbles. Nose of wet wood, funky, wet barrel, white wine and grapes. Taste of lightly tart grapes, wheat, a bit thin but pretty interesting in flavor, and really refreshing. I like this a lot! Reminds me of a berliner.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. gold pour with a white head. nose is tart, yeast, spices, and strawberries? very smooth on the palate, dried fruits, tart, cherries, excellent.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled shared at bu11zeye’s 10,000th rating tasting.
The beer pours a golden yellow color with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and Belgian yeast notes, as well as some light funk and something that resembles pickles. The flavor is similar. There is a hint of vinegar that that once again reminds me of pickles, as well as some light funk and some wheat and tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. The pour yields a clear, medium-dark golden body with a small, frothy, bubbly head. Spotted splotches of lacing mark the glass. The nose shows a really beautiful pilsner malt base, suggesting of softly sweet bread dough more so than the sweeter candy sugar of some other Fantôme varietals. Floral and grassy hops seem to be fading, yet they still show enough life to lend a fantastic bittering balance to the aroma. It wouldn’t be Fantôme without the signature minty farmhouse yeast, though it is more subdued than usual. Mild oregano lends a dried herbal presence, while the mixed peppercorns offer up some zippy, earthy spice. The flavor is equally impressive, showing more pilsner malt than any other Fantôme I’ve ever encountered. In fact, the malts come across doughy, bready, and even softly toasted, balanced by soft, persistent grassy hops and accented with mild, aged oregano and restrained pepper. The palate is moderately substantive, even keeled, and nicely balanced. House yeast dries it out fairly well on the back end. Damn fine beer. This is Fantôme at its best. Arguably my favorite of all time.
travita (3035) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Clear, golden in color, thinner whitish head. The smell is tart, some fruit, wild yeast, wheat, and funk. The taste is tangy, spice, fruits, yeast, and some sweetness. Thinner body. Very drinkable overall.