gyllenbock (8685) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet, bought a couple of years ago.
Hazy orange with a huge white head. Aroma and taste of funk, grapefruit, grass, yeast and fruit. Fairly light and with a medium bitterness.
SirLimpsalot (4054) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Gyllenbock 14-12-13: doften är kryddig och brettig. Smaken är mycket sträv. Hö, brett, stall ... Känns som en mögelost.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
---- Soberness not garanteed!
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Newer batch. Thanks, Jeff. Cloudy & hazy sunburst color with a foamy, bubbly beige film & collar across the top. Big cork funk in the aroma with sweet undertones of orange creamsicle & fresh wild strawberries. Candied, just a bit. Farmhouse dampness, musty hay, & some mild woodiness backing it all up. Spicier flavor... Almost getting notes of clove or cardamom with some zesty, potent Belgian yeast. Mild white pepper, even. Lots of woody notes & farmhouse funk, especially towards the latter half. Faint orange, semisweet caramel malt, musky wormwood, & a slightly bitter, earthy finish. Somewhat creamy body with a tight carbonation snap. Really nice, kind of like a more spiced & sweetened up version of the OG Saison.
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of funky herbal notes, light caramel, and a touch of apple. It pours hazy dark golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a very fine ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light caramel and fruit. The finish light apple with some funky herbal/floral notes and a hint of lemon peel. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and capped 750 from Shenanigans, Lexington, opened Halloween 2014. Mild gusher. Pours a hazy orange color with a large foamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, buttery malts, funk. The taste is caramel, marzipan, citrus, maple, mild funk. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering spice. Nice beer, and very glad to try another one from Fantome. It’s been too long!
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle 11/11/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-40° in Trappist Glass-Pours a hazy golden with a big loose white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and funk. Taste of yeast, citrus, sour, and funk. This light to medium bodied brew has a lot going on but still tasty.
bartlebier (3815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, lot 08-2012, bb end 2015. Cellared for 1,5yrs, unearthed post-Halloween moussaka bash. Dirty orange brackpour. Damp earth, the sweet and sour miasma of fallen orchard fruit, slowly decaying mirabelle with its caramel cognac edge. Taste: not sure if pumpkin was used here, but if it was, the hokkaido has fermented like a ripe pear. Bodacious mid of cognac and perry/pear cider and indefined spice. An organic, vital tartness lurking underneath. Enticingly undefined, organic, strange, up to Fantôme par.
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Bread dough and herbs move into citrus rinds and acidity in this balanced and characterful Fantôme brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the cloudy beige.
-There are lots of herbs in this one, which comes to no surprise since this Fantôme, but the dosage is pleasant in this one.
-This bottle was a light gusher.
-Drinkability is higher than your average Fantôme brew’s.
DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at Thanksgiving dinner with guests. Gusher!! Very hazy light orange with a massive wall of bubbles for a head. Funky, lightly sour, with flavours of quince and tea and hints of smokey earth. Very interesting, and a welcome change of pace from the usual fall lineup of pumpkin beers.
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of myself... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours hazy with a light orange color with a small head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is spicy and floral, a bit metallic, and generally unexciting.
The flavor is plenty spicy with a sir tot leafy character. It’s fairly dry and nicely bitter throughout. It’s a nice tasting beer for sure.