JorisPPattyn (8335) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ye effin’ Gods!! I search this most elusive of Belgian beers for 15 years, and when I finally get my hands on a bottle, carefully preserve it to settle, and in the mean time this ohmepoorheadcharacter gets his rating here before me!
Huge, slightly yellowish head, fed by good carbonation from hazy yellow-orange beer. Rainwater, farmyard odours, grain, citrus, saddlesoap, yeasty esters. Quite nice at first, but becomes a tad oppressive. Surprising soft-sweet taste with perfumey flavours of rosewater/"amandine", faint citrus leaf, bit of sweet malt. Slightly less depth than the nose, but agreable all the same. Quite slick, on par with a reasonably high restsugar content, but not very thick MF, medium bodied at best. Not as complex as the better Fantômes, but way better than the ’ordinary’ Marckloff.
omhper (20750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottled (as Louisiana 2006)] Cloudy golden. Intense aroma of cherry and winegum. Medium sweet with rounded mouthfeel and medium bodied. Some perfume and esters reveal a close relationship to Fantôme. An excellent, rare ale.