skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2017
4/12/2013 batch 1
750ml bottle poured into a Pemi Cabin wine glass.
A~ hazy copper, orange. very still with no head.
S~ tart up front, followed by peppery yeasty Belgium goodness!
T~ ohhh tangy! kind of like a oude brown mixed with a flanders red. all that plus the obvious peppercorns and Belgium yeast. more tart then most "regular" Fantome’s.
M~ not carbonated at all lol still very delicious, drinks a lot like a mead and theres nothing wrong with that. i’m gonna try with another bottle to add a fizz drop and rebottle it, we’ll see how that goes.
O~ i think this would be a 5 if it was properly carbonated. i’ll update this review with the results of the fizz drop. Klimaet (3020) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle shared after Brews for new avenues. Pours hazy juicy orange with, no head. Aromas of citrus, malt, caramel, smoke, wooly funk. Taste is sweet, malty, smoke, citrus, orange, light tart, wool. 50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Yellow pour with a white head. Barnyard funk bouquet. Mild sour and not much else. A bit one dimensional. Below average body and mouthfeel. AGCostaNeves (88) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 20, 2016
This beautiful Beer pours a bright and cloudy Golden Color into a beautiful orange nuance that really resembles a beautiful crystallized damask.
Form a cream of good thickness and medium duration, without income formation. Even with a more aggressive pour on the tulip the bubbles are small and uniform which denotes a Medium to Low Carbonation.
Herbal characteristic and sharp Aroma of Flowers of the Field, well Phenolic and primordial yeast, wild let’s say what in the distance transports us or even directs the smell to a slight mold in its formation. Let’s say you can smell a wet peat aroma.
Slightly sour as a rotten wood; A certain shade of flowers, mottled and slightly rotted. There is certain a striking presence of a citrus scent.
These divergent nuances make this beer extremely different to my palate and as much as confusing.
A pronounced phenolic flavor and with the Body very sedimented, which slightly denigrates the taste of the whole. The seasoning inserted into the beer in this way becomes somewhat artificial and mask its subtle. Even then I could notice a light coriander, herbal flowers dissected and a mushroom tone as previously mentioned, however a striking Belgian feature of this Ale is in the whole-grain bread it is made, like a citric tone derived from a green apple in my view and In the sweetness of the banana.
The finish is Dry, again phenolic and well sedimented with a very sour yeast present, which masks at a certain level the flavor of the mentioned spices.
At one point the beer turns out to be rather watery and being very sincere is a rather rough drink when ingested and will only please the taster in his perfect consumption conditions, but that does not make it unpalatable.
It was not shown in my opinion as one of the most pleasant Fantôme I have ever enjoyed, but carries features of this renowned Brewery. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2016
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, herbs, tea, lemon, and straw. Flavor of herbs, florals, grass, peach, and orange.
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a cloudy, bright golden orange color with apricot hues. Completely still and even a very aggressive pour yields only the slightest bubbles that quickly fade into a vanishing thin ring. No lace.
Herbal, phenolic aroma with earthy flowers and a strong musty funky/wild yeast presence. Slightly soily and earthy with damp, rotted wood, wild mushroom and decaying flower petals along with light and citrus fruit esters. Subtle peppery spice as well. Weird but I sort of find it oddly appealing.
Light bodied and almost flat with faint carbonation and a very unpleasant dirty, phenolic flavor dominating the palate. Rubber band and band aid notes are prominent along with subtle spice, dead/dirty flowers and bong water along with bread, green apple and banana. Dry and somewhat chalky in the finish with a strong dirt/phenolic, rotten yeast presence killing off most of the flavor. Very harsh and tough to drink. A complete mess of a beer to be brutally honest. ctipping (2233) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed 10/28/2013. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Gushes instantly. Pours with an equal quantity of foam as beer. Great retention. Pretty orange body with a reddish hue.
And it smells odd. Citrus. Caramel malts. Smokey aroma. Slight acidity.
And it tastes even more odd. Citrus tang. Flavor drops off in the middle and comes back with a smokey and kinda plasticky flavor.
Medium low body. High carbonation. Funny aftertaste.
A strange concoction. Not sure it deserves the hate it gets, but it is weird. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
This poured a light orange color with a white head. Aroma was of Brett, light rubbery smoke. Flavor was light tart and funk mixed with smoked malt. djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Diego. Pours a cloudy gold with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong funk, lemon zest, and spice. Medium mouth, nice funk, spice, lemon, light dryness, good. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
BA tasting. Hazy yellow pour. Thin white head. Aromas of funk, lemon, light grain. Light plastic. Taste is dry, slight tart. Medium light body.