Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle. A cloudy medium blonde/orange beer, with a large, frothy/fizzy, lightly lacing, almost fully lasting white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (bread, hay), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, lemon, flowers, apricot), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard), with strong notes of tangerines, oranges and peaches, other notes of pepper and some kind of herbs like basil, mint, etc. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, dry and very long finish with moderate bitterness. Fabulous. The most pure delightful and fruity aroma since I don’t remeber when. Some odd spices/herbs as usual for Fantome, but this beer is mainly about intensity of aromas and tastes. One of the best from Dany, ever...
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to GRG1313. Pours with a hazed golden hue with practically no head. Aromas are hop forward, lightly grassy and dank. Medium alcohol, weed, and a bit vegital. Mildly spicy. Flavors are grassy, bready, corky, malty, medium esters, weed, citric and citrus pith. Lively bubbles. Quite dry.
Enjoyit (3753) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear yellow of color with a white head. An aroma of leather, spice, cannabis, cloves, citrus, weak sour and soup. A flavor of spice, soap, citrus and leather finish.
chrisv10 (14821) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, hops and spices. Flavour is malt, hops, yeast, fruit, spices, littler citrus, little sweet and a little bitter.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head and lacings. Wauuw - different.. Fresh herbs . . Weed.. Like smelling fresh skunk! Bretty and dry. Fruity and fresh with this spicy herbal touch.Refreshing and dry finish.
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, citrus, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic. Very drinkable. 280112
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Huge head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, citrus, malt, fruits, grapefruits and flowers. Nice beer. Great saison.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Lushawn. Orange-golden color. A bit of haze. Aroma is strongly of pine needles, has a sharp resiny bite to it, could be hops but if so not like any hoppy aroma I’ve experienced. Maybe a touch of underlying anise is bringing out that sharpness. Flavor is pine and fruit. Citrusy in every way. Tangerine and lemon. Some sort of fresh herb. Thyme, or basil. Big and bright on the tongue. Light bitterness in the finish does a great job of bringing out other favors. A touch of licorice in the finish. Off the charts complexity typical of a Fantome beer. Light straw barnyard funk accenting the sharp acidity. Each element is well integrated together, playing off one another. Too many good things to say about this. Incredible stuff.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. complex aroma of pine needles, spruce, christmas trees, with a pleasant apricot, grape jam cracker sweetness. bright spicy thyme character. wow. taste is pleasant lemon doughy, pineapple, lemon crackers. a peculiar anise black licorice note pokes its head. man, this bright spruce, pine, lime note is tight. ultra unique. ultra complex. clean, tasty beer. one of fantome’s best.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy pear-gold, initially large white head reduces to a substantial foam top, lace climbing up the glass. Nose is ultra-bright fruit, tons of peach and grapefruit, nearly caustic it’s so bright, a little rustic bran and booze, not entirely dissimilar to Strange Ghost, but waayyyyy brighter, the contrast a lot more enticing. Warmth reveals a bit of white pepper, balanced in a Pinot D’Aunis way, and also some bitter wheat unseen in the masterpiece from Cantillon. I initially thought there was the lightest diacetyl sweetness bridging the nose and palate, but with warmth its soft peach sweetness, tons of juicy flesh. The front has the warm fruit sweetness, which dries by mid-palate where tons of dry wheat and grain take over alongside black pepper dust before a dirty, lightly sour unripe pear and white grape note win the finish. Very nice overall, a few empty patches by comparison to the intense fruit notes, but uniquely rustic, complex, and refreshing... that’s everything I want in Fantome.