ThirstyBird (1868) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Sampled @ RBBWG 2013 Thanks Eugene!! Pours dirty pale yellow with a small off white head. Smell is green pepper, citrus, funk. Taste is green pepper, malt, spice, yeast and finishes dry and slightly bitter. Body is light/medium with nice carbonation. A nice brew with subtle and well integrated flavors. 6,3,7,4,14
Bottle at Fantome 8/2012 - Pours a brilliant hazy gold with small off-white head. Lemon zest, black pepper, grapefruit in the nose. The taste is
lemon zest, grapefruit...tasty and light. 8,4,8,4,17
kraddel (4166) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at RBBWG12
pours blonde, very small white foam. smell is litle hay, all these thing you find at a fantome. taste is quite sour, realy fine .. aftertaste is fading .
tderoeck (5510) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
19/I/13 - 75cl bottle from Être Gourmet @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-54)
Pretty cloudy, yellow to murky beige beer, small white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: citrus, rotten fruits, dirty, chloride. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, soapy, bitter, grapefruit, chemical. Aftertaste: chloride, bitter, citrus, it’s pretty bad. This beer has not kept well. Next ones I’ll try to find faster and drink them before they go bad.
jtclockwork (9623) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on random Wednesday. Pours gold in first glass and then gets cloudier and muddier with each pour. Nose of peeled grapes, honey, malt, yeast, mixed florals, exotic and tropical fruits and hints of thyme or sage. Taste is same, but a bit muted. Later in the bottle there are peach notes. Finishes with mixed spices. Medium body.
Martinus (3310) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour, white head. Light sour aroma, floral, citrus, yeast, funky saison notes. Light sour flavour, yeast, somewhat herbal. Tart finish, citrus, citrus peel and hay.
The 6th beer in the Fantôme tasting spree.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of tderoeck. Thanks Tim!)
77ships (4545) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thx! to Tim for sharing this one. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Very pale golden. Smell is very floral, funky, horse blanket, herbal with flowers,… Taste is floral, bit oxidized, herbal, fair amount of yeast and spice, nectar and flowers, light mustiness, hay, touch forest. Body is lightly thinned out. Very nice but not as top as the 12 was.
Benzai (9340) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy a bit murky yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly sourish, very yeasty, old musty hay. Dry texture, medium body and carbonation.
3fourths (8339) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear pale gold. citrus cannabis and floral lemon oil ester-heavy nose is very tropical and the spices (whatever they are, orange / lemon peel, pepper, etc.) dominate. sweet honey-lemon pilsner malt with medium-high acidity that would suggest time in oak (the vanillin too). alas, far too cloying, fusels show up when it opens, and the lemon oil notes come across like makeup bag / bathroom-cabinet.
thewolf (11297) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ Etre Gourmet.
Pours clear golden with a small, creamy white film head. Aroma has spices, mint, crisp malts, pine, green grapes, lemon balm. Medium carbonation, dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has mint, dryness, oak, crisp malts, orange peel. Wonderful balance, very dry finish.
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12/1/2012. Pours brilliant golden orange, thin fizzy head burns away quickly, eventually a flat surface. Aroma carries strong tropical fruit notes, big passion fruit, reminds me of tropical life savers, incredibly juicy, sweet malts, with Fantome yeast, slight funk. Taste begins with similar fruitiness, additional notes of pear and apple, nice amount of barnyard, sharp spices and grassy hops,mildly sour malts, crisp finish. Medium light body. Pretty good.