womencantsail (7106) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is nearly copper in color with a small tan head. A fairly bland nose. A bit of cardboard to go along with the cork. Maybe a bit of light fruit such as apple or pear. The flavor has a hint of lemon, some cork, some cardboard, and just kind of meh overall. There’s a bit of malt/bread to it and maybe a hint of strawberry.
t0rin0 (50) - La Verne, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012.
Pours hazy brown but I got a later pour of the bottle, brown head, low retention. Aroma is lemon, a bit of funk, caramel, and cola. Flavor is fairly lactic and lemony (surprisingly a plus here), caramel, touch of cardboard, and a bit of peppery spice.
anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Vilvordia Bierproef Festival, Jette, Brussels. 7 years old. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a fast disappearing off-white head. Has a fruity spicy slightly tart aroma with dusty hints. Tart fruity spicy flavor with some dusty and some earthy hints. Has a fruity malty spicy and slightly tart dusty finish. Pretty good for a 7 year old Fantome.
Lubiere (8335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange burgundy ale with a thick off white head. Light lactic notes in aroma, strong barnyard, undescribable spices (thyme?). Nice sourness without puckering effect, with sour cherries, and earthy soil notes. Crazy. Shared with Joris. Dank u Joris! Ursel, May 2 2005.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Santé range (every year a new one - +1 ! - is a particular breed: a special brew made by Dany Prignon at Fantôme on behalf of the "Heikantse Bierliefhebbers"; the profits are donated to a charity. The tasted example is 1 yr old (2001) and has developped surprisingly well.
Colour is foxy-orange, with even an orange shine in the thick head (quite stable).
Nose: vineous, no oxidation, some acids (lactic, malonate).
Taste : very refreshing, tart, spicey (dried orange peel, confited orange, turmeric), sherbet-like. Something citrussey for sure, some acidity, never outspoken. Acids have yet foregone all oxidation.
Mouthfeel: refreshing, slight tingling sensation at tonguesides.
Aftertaste: surprisingly clean palate, maybe some ironoxide?