jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a murky amber colour with lots of yeast chunks and a frothy white head. aroma of cooked vegetables, lime and caramel, slightly mushroomy, with a hint of brown sugar. flavour is mostly the same, heavy caramel, bubble gum, herbal hops and cherries. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
77ships (4552) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to rlgk & Aniela. Didn’t take a lot of notes because I assumed that I had, had this one before but i wasn’t entirely certain. Still took some. Hazy golden with a white head. Slightly bitter with a touch of plastic, bitter with quite a bit of spices, grass, spicy yeast, touch fruity sweetness, hay, barn is restrained. Touch higher carb. No seeming off-flavours & no clear infections like smoke notes etc. Still one of the more middling & less exiting Fantomes I have had. Solid but not particularly exiting.
Abijen (1551) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden beer with a good white head. Cant smell much. Taste is medium sweet and fruity.
Borresteijn (5068) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma is sweet, floral, light funky. Flavour is light funky, floral, bitter, dry hay, pear drups, light spicy, dry finish. Has some saison-characteristics. I liked this a lot. Medium-bodied.
TheJvd (938) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet with some funk, malts bit of citrus. Taste is sourish, funk and barn. Quite some carbonation.
jmgreenuk (5241) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter, grass hop, nettle with a zesty feeling on the tongue. Very refreshing!
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Citrus, peppery, lemon juice. Bit dry. Tangerine, spicy yeast. I’m not a Fantome fan, but this one is pretty ok.
deanso (5969) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at rbesg 2013.
Thin white head. Hazy blond pour. Subtle bitterness. Nice and refreshing.
Benzai (9359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Hazy yellowish color, small white head. Smell malts, sweetness, pretty fruity. Taste malts, sweetness, quite fruity. A bit high carbonated, medium body. Not bad at all.
Bosbouw (1487) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mooi goudgeel bier. Aardig kraag. Ruikt niet veel. Beetje muf. Smaakt zoetig beetje muf.