popery (1688) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks, ineedbeer. The beer is amber in color. Fairly cloudy. The head puffed up nicely at first and faded to a ring of white bubbles. The aroma is deep with earthy funk. Very reminiscent of a vintage lambic. Mushrooms, mild apples and pears, some cheese, mild vinegar, maybe some faded spice. As with many older beers, the taste is a bit of a letdown from the aroma. There’s a lot of apple juice character, some vinegar. It’s got a bit of earthy funk, but it’s much flatter than the aroma suggested. The feel is light, a bit oily. Low carbonation. Not bad for a beer of this age and with such a soaked cork. I enjoyed this beer a lot more than expected. Pretty much zero cardboardy oxidation. Wonderful funk in the aroma. Very enjoyable overall.
ineedbeer (1310) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with popery, purchased from Etre. Aroma is moderately acidic with a bit of citrus. A really nice, earthy, herbal note with a slight mint character. Earthy Brett notes are similar to a nice lambic. I don?t pick up any oxidation, but there is a bit of red apple and stone fruit. Pours a fairly clear, copper-orange with a moderately large, rocky white head with decent retention as it recedes to the edges. Flavor has more red apple and is showing some oxidation. Medium light acidity with a touch of citrus and some light vinegar. Slight sweetness with moderate bitterness. Some mineral notes from the water. Light stone fruit notes and medium light herbal character. A moderate honey note as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this aroma is really nice but the flavor is showing quite a bit of oxidation with red apple and honey becoming very prevalent. Good acidity and mineral qualities. Definitely held up better than I was expecting.
jtclockwork (11245) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of funky white grape, orange and lemon sherbert, oak and sour fruits. Some oxidation, but still awesome. Medium body.
gunnfryd (12953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is oxidation, sugar, yeast. Flavour is oxidation, yeast, caramel, lemon, spices. Nice beer.
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle purchased from Etre. Starting Fantomefest off with the first in the Sante! lineup. Bottle opened with a impressive hiss. Poured a clear amber color with maybe a half fingers worth of head. Nose and taste were predominately oxidation and some green apple. It was largely the opinion that this bottle had seen better days though. Good carbonation, dull yet smooth mouthfeel, and a moderate finish. One of our least Sante of the day.
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].
[ As Fantôme Santé-1! (HBL) ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, excellent lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, barnyard, leather, tart, sour, wood, herbs, pepper. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, dry, sour, barnyard, citric tart. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. 
Damico (2978) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you Bucketboy, Joe the Great! 1997, are you kidding me! Pours somewhat but not totally clear amber with a decent off white head - the best appearance of 4 Fantomes opened this evening! Aroma and flavor both are very lightly sweet green apples with tart and notes of green pear. The jolly rancher tart green apple is so smooth on the palate, tasting fresher than 17 years old for sure! I can’t believe how good this is at this age. And mad props to a cancer fighting charity!!
Theydon_Bois (13427) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 1 - 01/03/14.
Clear golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is citric rind, lime juice, oxidised notes but not as heavy as others in the series, sweaty running top, light fart, spice.
Taste comprises big lime notes, straw, spice, sprucey wood, citric peel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with bitter fruit pangs.
Ok - has stood up well but really nothing to get excited about!
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. 1997 vintage. An almost clear one, dark golden in color and with a small, white head. The aroma has a lemony touch, some oxidized caramel maltyness, a touch of herbs and pepper and a bready hint. The flavor has a lovely lemony flavor, funky and faintly oxidized, with herbs and some pepper hints. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level. Dry. Lasting lemony finish with some herbs and pepper. A touch of alcohol too. Well, considering the age it’s sure a wonderful one. Sure nice. 140301
Meilby (9823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, fruits, sourness and oxidized. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with a long dry and sour finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.