KyotoLefty (6828) - Kyoto, - OCT 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2008. Nose of apricot, sweet orange, honey, bread, dough, lemon. Big and complex. Flavor is doughy lemonade, very bready. No hops, but the mandarin peel comes through like American dry hopping in a well aged saison. Great lemon. Fully, oily, silky body with soft fine carbonation. Very fun and original. Some ginger and pepper too. Weird and great.
Suttree (5282) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from grownfool - thanks! OK, I have to admit at this point of the evening I was transcribing notes to The Bride because I could not operate a pen. I distinctly remember mentioning peppery, winey flavors and a slightly water palate. All she mentioned was the palate. So there’s that.
drainpour (23) - Santa Rosa, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Corona and lime/lemon on the nose, tastes like a Belgian corona, perfect Belgian grain, balanced by lemon and wonderfulness with some tart. Almost like a westy 12 malt with some creme freshe lemon on it.
Ratman197 (10302) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering off whit head. Aromas of straw, pepper, yeast, light earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pepper, citrus and light horse blanket with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.
Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle purchased from Etre. Shared at Fantomefest 2014. One of the standouts of the Sante lineup in my opinion. Murky pale orange in color with some soapy bubbles around the ring of the glass. The nose is herbal, spicy, and citric. The flavor is incredibly unique. It starts out herbal and sweet with some honey character, then transitions to some chai spiciness, before concluding with some faint lemon. Moderate mouthfeel with medium carbonation. This one was a winner for me, a very unique beer that I will be purchasing more of. Well done Dany!
VsXsV (2540) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy light amber liquid with huge white head. Aroma of lemon peel, jenka, barnyard, grain, white pepper and bread. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of lemon peel, bread and jenka. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip. Bottled in ’08, so this is getting up in the years.
3.0 A: Well hazed brown tinted yellow color. Two fingers of fizzy white head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.
3.5 S: This is easily one of the oddest noses I’ve ever smelled. A very potent and equally surprising lemon lime aroma is most apparent. It actually smells a good bit like a lime margarita - even has a tequila note to it. After that there is herbal aloe vera, dirty funk, quince, and some hay. Peppery spice and a mild yeastiness.
4.0 T: Taste is much like the nose. This is a lime margarita flavored saison. Loads of lime and especially the rind, less lemon, tequila. Herbal aloe vera, dirty outdoors funk, hay, peppery yeastiness.
5.0 M: Lighter medium body. Light, spritzy carbonation. Pretty much perfect feel given the flavors. Good creaminess.
4.0 D: This is definitely an oddball, but I appreciate a diversion from the norm every now and then. Must try if you like weird, saisons, or margaritas.
Serving type: bottle
ThirstyBird (1754) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at RBBWGII - Thanks Eugene! Pours a hazy pale dull yellow color with a small white head. Smells of bitter greens with a slight malt sweetness. Taste is a mix of the malt sweetness, mild bitterness and a slight sourness and lemon drops - quite interesting. Light/medium body with light carbonation. A very interesting and quite tasty brew.
kraddel (3726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours blonde, almost no foam. smell is hay, some sourness, bitter, honey
tderoeck (5237) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
19/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-53) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy yellow blond beer, small aery white head, unstable, dissipates immediately, some small sediment floating around. Aroma: lots of chloride, citrus, metallic, yoghurt. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sour, cheesy, chloride, bitter touch, citrus, bit dirty. Aftertaste: bitter, bit dirty, citrus, dry, metallic, chloride. Wonder where this chloride is coming from...
Martinus (3171) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber colour, white head. Aroma of hops, somewhat sour, strange citrus note. Sour flavour, malts, citrus, saison notes and candy. Light sour finish with citrus notes.
The 5th beer in the Fantôme tasting spree.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of 77ships. Thanks Eugene!)