maupie (1102) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2004
This beer has an amber body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had no carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is little acid with a bitter afther tast.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2007 Bottle. Cloudy tangerine color with a gigantic head. Aroma is dusty with some dried citrus fruits. Taste is subdued. Starts somewhat tart of lemon and hops and then mellows out with malts and leather. Really smooth, as I drank the whole damn bottle. JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Okay, this doesn’t look classic, it is honey colored, murky with a white head that rims the glass. Aroma is vinous, yeasty, horseblanket(funky), and slightly sweet. Flavor is fairly tart and vinious. Usually many of the Fantome’s are spicey this wasn’t.but it may have a lillte pepper. Finish is sweet and sour, you pick them. dingo (37) - USA - AUG 29, 2004
This was a tasty beer that gave me some problems. My problems were all foam related. The head rose fast and kept on flowing until it was all over the table. Glass number two seemed to go pretty much the same way. It was a nice dark haze in the glass that tasted sweet and finished with a bit of hop to it. The smell was very sweet and sugary. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Very muddy golden/amber. Tall fluffy white head. Aroma is gentle but with a lot of components. Mild fresh bread mixed with an acidic cobweb, topped with bananas, wheat and spice. Wheat sweetness start that leads to mild spice and earthy hops. Sometimes one can be underwhelmed with a brew that is so easy to drink and well put together.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Aroma: sweet aromatic honey, hay/straw, some mint/other herbs, and some grape flavoring
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Appearance: honeysuckle yellow, off-white creamy head, lacing
Flavor: sweet and sour flavoring of spice, slight honey, pumpkin spice
Palate: smooth, sweet and remarkably light for a Fantome-->no Fantome funk that most have
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Pours a slightly hazy orange with a puffy white head. Very complex fruit aroma with pear and orange and a bit of spice. Taste starts very fruity with a mild sourness, fig, apricot, pear, all come through very well. Very smooth and dry finish. pivo (2687) - GERMANY - JUL 15, 2004
Light yeasty nose, huge spongy head, dark cloudy chesnut color. Subtle fruity beginning with yeasty flavors. A dry cracker finish that turns to paper. A little sour with a spicy after effect - some clove and pepper. Thin and a quick profile. Nice but not overwhelming. egajdzis (6693) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Poured an opaque, murky, yellow orange color with a small white head, but no lacing. Spicy aroma of vanilla (was this aged in an oak barrel??), dark fruits, yeast and some alcohol. Taste was full of lots of nice citrus, sweet malts (caramel), vanilla and yeast. Alcohol was hardly noticable. I wish I could get this more often! jutuahol (190) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 10, 2004
Sampled @ Helsinki Beer Festival 2004
Orange, murky, medium head that lasts. Flavor is spicy and very peppery. Medium body. Flavor is peppery, a bit dry and sour. Dry, spicy finish. Also a hard beer to rate - taste is pretty unique and too spicy (read: peppery) for me.