arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml. into footed glass. Kind of underwhelming. Nothing about this beer stood out to me. After reading the description, I now know that the occassional spiciness underneath the dark, non-sweet chocolate malt is black pepper, but that flavor never came to mind while drinking. Smooth and quaffable, surely, but without any of the stand-out uniqueness I’ve come to expect from Fantome.
Jashiu (933) - Gdañsk, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk
Spicy, peppery, with some delicate herbal scents. Taste is spicy, bit sour with some delicate bitterness in the finish.
MelvinKalksma (1411) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, bread and spices.
Opaque amber/brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and orange; ends slightly bitter and and dry with bread and spices.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. This is especially true for its abv. There are so many spices here, with even the mentioned black pepper bringing a bit of funky flavour. Amazing farmhouse ale overall.
Olo13 (175) - POLAND - FEB 23, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kolejny świetny Saison od Fantome, właściwie nie wiem dlaczego to nie jest jako Saison. Bardzo fajna przyprawowość, fajnie zagrał pieprz.
Davros (3054) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with a small head.
Nose shows earthy saison notes, mint, fennel, aniseed as well as soft bready and toasty notes.
Flavours include more saison notes, bready malt and soft herbal notes.
PhillyCraft (6885) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BB backlog, Bomber bottle from Canals West Deptford. Pours an ultra hazy amber golden with large head which is usually case with these dudes. Nose is fresh ground pepper, grass, hay, spice, yeast and floral hops. Flavor was most of the same. Body was smooth. Good stuff from Fantome.
SeniorZozo (1634) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge and fluffy bege head. Clear solid golden color. Spicy aroma. Taste like a fine saison and with some pepper. Small sweetness
superspak (5300) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 2018. Pours hazy reddish orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, fig, red/white grape, peppercorn, clove, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, fig, red/white grape, peppercorn, clove, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate peppery/spicy bitterness and lightly tart/tangy yeast on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, fig, red/white grape, peppercorn, clove, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness, increasing thorough the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth and creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is and excellent dark saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
JaBier (7656) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours hazy amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, funk, banana and clove. Malty and funky flavor with some booze before an estery yeast finish.
Johnstledger8 (1105) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy bright orange with a fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is of caramel, clove, spice, hint of blood orange. Taste is of caramel, brown sugar, pepper, clove, bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
kraddel (7450) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours unclear blonde, good white head. Smell is fine, bitter, malty. Taste is rather bitter, malty. Bit dry. Nothing weird about it, which makes it a very weird fantome. Some peppery background. in balance. Not extremely good, but I like it.