Theydon_Bois (9110) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at home with James on the evening of my 40th, 11/10/14.
Hazed orange amber with a big old off white head that retains well.
Nose is citric peel, grassy, light soap, straw, bitter orange.
Taste comprises sweet notes, spice, orange peel, citric tinges, yeast esters, bready notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok Belgo offering.
danielyabu (1197) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
large creamy white head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. sparkling flat thick dark orange body. aroma: honey, white wine, apple, pineapple, citrus. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, chalky moderate alcoholic finish. Aroma campestre, lembrando o de saison e o de tripel. Dulçor lembra mel e frutas, como abacaxi e maçã. Médio aquecimento alcoólico, desde o começo do primeiro gole, não mascara nuances. Amargor gredoso. Sabor lembra Tripel. Caprichada, mas o amargor de giz (lembra também o famigerado Campari), em vez de balancear, acaba surgindo como elemento desagradável. Levemente picante. Dulçor traz background maltado. Primeira fantome que provei com “defeitos” até agora. Bebida no mês de vencimento. 80 s
olio (6276) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a large head. Apricot on the nose, pepper, yeast, citric fruits and wood. Nice fruity flavor with spices and yeast, some earthy and funky notes as well. Nice and quite enjoyable.
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange copper colour with a small head. Aroma of coriander, fresh herbs, some floral notes, black pepper and caraway. Flavour of floral hops, strong citrusy notes, bubblegum sweetness, black pepper, herbal notes and some grains. Sharp tartness as well. Medium bodied and a fruity, herbal, slightly sweet finish. Nice.
laiti (5755) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 08/2014
Aroma has sweet brown sugar tones. Also some ripe fruits. Flavour is tart with citrus, some peppery spices, grapefruit, dried fruits and slightly toasted brown sugar. Interesting, tries to be sweet but tart Fantôme twist balances it.
tiong (3818) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a smooth head. Aroma of yeast, ripe fruits, spices, pepper and sweet toffee. Taste is spicy, peppery and yeasty with ripe fruity notes and toffee. Finish is ripe fruity, spicy and yeasty with some sweet toffee notes. Okay, quite sweet and spicy Belgian ale.
Dunt (288) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle purchased from Etre. Shared at Fantomefest 2014. Pours a murky pale orange in color with a thin white head, maybe half a fingers worth before quickly dissipating. The nose is earthy/floral, spicy, and has a little bit of orange peel. Taste is bitter, herbal, orange zest, and a little sweetness. Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. One of the fan favorites of the Sante lineup, I enjoyed it, but not as much as the 12.
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the annual barbecue. Cloudy orange with a smallish head. The smell is tart fruit, grass and sharp hops. The taste is malt, fruit and hops with a dry aftertaste. Medium body with smooth carbonation.
jtclockwork (8592) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of candy sugar, grass, orange candy, wild yeast, dried citrus, yeast and touch of caramel. Medium body. Good carbonation. Nice.
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[10/4/13] Bottle sample at a tasting at chriso’s place. Hazy orange with a huge white head. Very floral aroma, yeasty, with some fruitiness. Yeasty and spicy flavor, with some flowers, some fruitiness and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.