Benzai (14678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, a slight sweetish hints and sourish hints. Yeasty a bit as well. Clearly a fantome beer.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Gingerman. Outrageous aroma, all over the place: allspice, lemon, cider vinegar, violet, squash, lemon candy. Unique and crazy complex. Burnt sugar flavor, some pumpkin and warheads, nutmeg. A bit harsh but still lovely.
ineedbeer (1983) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I must have won the Fantome lottery because this bottle was excellent.
Aroma is full of spice and fruit. The spice includes cinnamon, coriander, clove, allspice and a bit of mint. There is citrus - lemon and tangerine, pear and apple cider. No hop or alcohol aroma.
Pours a cloudy orange with a pillowy white head that has very nice retention. There is really nice lacing and minimal legs. This bottle was a gusher but after the initial gush it was fine.
Flavor is full of citrus and spices. The citrus is mostly lemon but there is a hint of orange. The spice is mostly clove, coriander and cinnamon. Medium low bitterness. Some nice acidity helps cleanse the palate. Not much of a barnyard character. The mint shows up in the finish along with a nice citrus character.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low to no astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Like I said at the start, I won the Fantome lottery. This beer is excellent. A great spice character with nice palate cleansing citrus an acidity.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gunnar (8430) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours hazy dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is light sour and fruity malts, burnt rubber or plastic. Taste is slightly on the sour side, citrus and orangepeel, aggresive carbonated, acidic mouthfeel, not a winner for me.
mcberko (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of leather, smoke, horse blanket – what a clusterfuck of weird shit. Flavour is all over the place as well, with leather, smoke and oranges, and some vegetal qualities in back. WTF – another messed up Fantome beer, and this one is a total disaster.
gunnfryd (14380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is orange, malt, yeast. Flavour is orange, hop, malt, yeast, fruit, citrus, wheat. Nice beer.
jredmond (7867) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at gingerman with Andy, max, pearl, and Jess. Happy bday max. Pours a deep amber with light haze and lots of white lacing. Aroma is spice, estery, pumpkin and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation and notes of spice, plastic, smoke, citrus and candy. Very interesting beer.
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Herbal aroma with light citrus and light tartness. Tart and citrus flavor with spice and light herbal notes. Tartness and citrus linger with green apple, spice, and light herbal notes.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Surprisingly fruity aroma initially, plenty of citrus. Further investigation reveals lemon Pledge alongside a strong yeast component. Taste is more reasonable as pears & citric fruits join forces before getting quashed by this brew's massive amount of carbonation. Decent I suppose, not really my thing.
3fourths (9280) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2013 bottle. orange jelly / lemon oil sweet nose with notes of bubble bath, banana flavoring, petroleum / plastic and traces of mustard powder or cumin. lemon oil floor wax and sweet pickle juice acid. insufferable.