pushkinwow (1574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Kamiel, bottled August 2008. Pale and hazy amber with white fading head. Grass, grains, light hope, candied sugar, as it breathes you get a lot more spice, some pepper, light orange peel. Very light, quite nice, moderate carbonation, a grassy and soapy delicious palate, very fresh even though its over 4 years old.
brokensail (9154) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
We’ll call the color on this blonde with a nice white head. At first, this one smells almost exactly like lemon drop candies to me. There is a eucalyptus aroma that follows and a fair amount of pepper. The flavor is a bit bready with some of the same eucalyptus notes, some pepper, citrus peel, and maybe some herbs.
t0rin0 (53) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012.
Pours hazy yellow, typical tall head that fades fast. Aroma and flavor are pretty involved. There was a lot of debate over what the spice flavor was. I say Vick’s vapor rub, someone else said eucayptus, and eventually we came full circle and settled on Tiger Balm. Surprisingly good despite those descriptors. Maybe some sage in there somewhere. The only catch is that you really dont need more than 4 oz of this; it’s just too intense. You wouldnt know that this is 4 years old.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, mint, pepper, orange, and yeast. Flavor of citrus, sour, yeast, white pepper, florals, and earth.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 03/18/2012. Hazy burnt orange pour, thin head, splotchy surface residue left over. Moderately sweet and fruity aroma, orange and caramel, clean pale malts underneath, grassy hops, and farmhouse yeast. Taste is bright orange citrus with a minty bite, touch of tartness, subtle maltiness, herbal hops add slight bitterness, and dry, peppery finish. Drinks easy with smooth, well-rounded palate, nice carbonation. Very enjoyable, the orange peel really shines, everything else providing backup.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. The pour yields a beautiful, glowing, medium golden-amber body that is laced with effervescing streams of super-fine bubbles. Initially tall and puffy, a snow-white head recedes to a short but steadfast layer of foam, giving a solid wash but no lacing to the glass. Immediately, the mandarin orange peel makes itself known and distinguishes itself from others within the Fantôme Santé series, which has admittedly had a tendency to be somewhat similar in profile. Juicy, oily orange rind lends a citrusy freshness to the underlying clean pilsner malt. Hops are fresh and grassy, very green, yet with a pithy citrus bite. Candy sugar is distinguishable, but better attenuated than a lot of other Fantômes tend to be. Rounding out the nose is a soft, dry, white pepper spiciness. The flavor is a bit sweeter, showing more of the white candy, along with sugar glazed orange rind and doughy pils malt. There’s a touch of citrusy acidity, along with the drying yeast and spicy white pepper. Hops are very green. The palate is substantive, et sufficiently dried and quaffable (for a 7%’er). Carbonation is active, yet fine and soft, cleaning the tongue off quickly. I have yet to try Hill Farmstead’s Mimosa, but I’ll be hard-pressed to believe that a beer could resemble the champagne cocktail more than this one does. Damn fine brew. Much better than the citrus overload of La Gillmoir.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, leather, fruity, white pepper, light barnyard. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, fruity, wood, white pepper. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a small tasting with Max, Paul, and Andy. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Super lemony on the nose, orange zest. Medium bodied, cool and smooth, citrus and zest, orange and lemon. Lovely musk. Zesty, yuzu, faint musk. Balanced and very interesting. Refreshing and easy drinking.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, August 2008. Floral, tobacco aroma, fairly typical Fantome style stuff, funky and wet, a touch of chili pepper and perhaps dandelion. Full flavor, somewhat fruity and sweet—atypical for the brewery—was a touch of lactic sourness. Rose petal and sage is noted. Good stuff, even at 4 years.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/24/12. 750mL bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy orange pour with a small off-white head. Funky, yeasty aroma with slight pale malt aspects and a touch of mint. Similar flavor but with a big tart aspect as well. Not too shabby!