JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75 cl. Hazy orange with a huge frothy white head. Herbal hoppy, citric fruity, yeasty, light malty aroma. Very special sweet fruity, sulphorish taste, herbal, earthy lingering bitter finish. A little tartness.
Ungstrup (29143) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of lemons, hay, yeast, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of spices, malt, yeast, and lemony hops, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is orange fruity and yeasty. Light floral. Orange to citrusy fruity. Sweet, citrusy. Yeasty and lingering fruity finish.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy golden with a dense and frothy white head leaving a little lacework. Odd, farty nose, some spiciness. Medium body, very soft mouthfeel, herbal and spicy with a rather bitter finish. Decent for Fantôme. 131212
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A soft pour into my Bruery tulip produces a four-finger thick, pale tan tinged head that rises more than a finger above the rim of my glass. The beer is a light amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, pale amber tinged, bright, yellow gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of fruity cotton candy, ripe melon notes, soft black pepper, lots of tropical fruit, ripe kumquat zest, a fair amount of musty, slightly dusty yeast character, hints of cedar, and spruce tips. Dusty pale malt notes lean more towards defined, cracker like grain, and touches of straw as the beer warms up.
Drier than the sweet aroma would suggest, this has lots of woody, and tropical fruit laden hoppiness to it; the lingering finish has a slightly astringent, hoppy, bitter bite to it. Flavors of tangelo zest, lychee, kumquat and then notes of woody pine, touches of menthol, and orange infused cedar are all contributed by the hops. Soft, supporting malt notes of pale-grain crackers, and a rounded bread like middle mixes with a touch of cotton candy, and a soft sweetness that goes a long way towards accentuating the fruit character from the hops. Touches of phenolic yeast character accentuates the biting hop bitterness in the finish, provides a peppery note here, and other fermentation notes provide some alcohol warmth, clove notes that grow as the beer warms up, and some other, slightly tongue numbing phenolics.
All of these seemed to have been nicely hopped when young, and this is definitely the freshest of the Santé beers that I have had. Really nice, I am really digging this hoppy focus from Fantôme, I hope the series continues in a similar vein.
gunnar (5148) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours light cloudy weak golden with a huge frothy white head. Slow gusher, even after the first glass. Aroma is sweet and spicy hoppy, bready malts. Taste is moderate sweet malty, fresh and crisp hops driven by a high carbonation level, almost fizzy mouthfeel, dries up towards the end, spicy and herbal bitterness finishes this one, great beer.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from Etre Gourmet Beauvechain, complex brew, malty/fruity and slightly floral/sweet, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew
rlgk (10092) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle. Golden/copper color, nice lasting offwhite head. Bready aroma, sourish, brett, biscuits, hay, citrus, grapefruit, spicy notes, plums, pine notes, yeasty, funky notes. Bready flavor, spicy, dough, biscuits, citrus, fruity, grass, hay, brett notes, candy, some perfume. A bit unclean.
tkrjukoff (4021) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, tnx to rlgk. Pours almost clear amber with a great off white head leaving lace. Aroma is bready yeast spicy, saison like, buck weed a bit sweet and fruity. Flavor is malty yeasty spocy clove pungent bitter slightly astringent and fruity. Finishes bitter malty spicy.
chrisv10 (10794) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7% @ FOneFan. Hazy golden with big white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, medium sweet, fruit, hop, little candy, little brett, little dry and medium bitter.