condray (3) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
So bubbly!! Took a while for my mouth to adjust to the texture so I could start tasting the brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Kiptheyip (46) - IRELAND - NOV 2, 2012
Fantome Boo pours a cloudy orange(...or pumpkin!) colour with minimal head. Smell is wonderful. Caramel, all-spice, coriander and apricot all come through along with delicious fresh pumpkin. Taste is classic Belgian. Very little hop character. Medium body. Some sweetness. Pumpkin is really nicely balanced, not too overwhelming. This is my girlfriend’s favourite beer! beastiefan2k (4068) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2013
I am bit surprised by some of the other ratings, I did not have a phenolic or "plastic" character at all. I had a great bottle that was mostly a light, tart beer with a light herbal/vegetal squash sweetness. This was greatly interacted with a tart aspect and a spritzey mouthfeel. Tart, easy drinking, with a cool and novel pumpkin character. Real pumpkin and no over the top pumpkin-related spices. Once I feel like I am done with Fantôme something really good hits me in the face. I really enjoyed this beer, I too must of hit the Fantôme lottery. Some of us are lucky. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
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 (2234) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
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.
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beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Tasted at the Triple Rock Sour and Barrel Aged Fest on 2/10/2013. This saison pours a cloudy orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, orange and peaches. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet, lots of orange and peach flavors. Hops are herbal and earthy, Nice balance. Good carbonation. A touch sweet and citrusy, sort of orange juice like. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet. Grzesiek79 (4381) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Many thanks for this beer to tderoeck. Po wyjeciu korka po prostu tryska jak fontanna. Rozlalo sie sporo na stolik. Piana poczatkowo szybko rosnie barwy zoltej by jeszcze szybciej opasc, silnie metne o kolorze brudnej pomaranczy. Aromat naprawde niezly woda kolonska i kwiaty wrzosu. W smaku zupa dyniowa, miod wrzosowy, biszkopty namoczone w jajkach i burgundzkim polwytrawnym winie. No i wszech obecne tu pomidory, wlasnie dojrzale pomidory. Bardzo ciekawe i nietypowe piwo, na minus obecny smak alkoholu co prawie zawsze daje sie doskonale ukryc w belgijskich piwach, tu tego sie nie udalo. Thanks Tim for this Extreme beer. ThirstyBird (2992) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Pours a hazy amber color with small tan head. Smell is funky, spicy yeast. Taste is tart fruit, a little spice, dry and slightly sour. Medium body and nicely carbonated....nice! Very tasty stuff! Garrold (5512) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. On Halloween! Clear amber colour. Minimal, but lasting, white head. Has the Fantome over cooked veg thing going on. Lots of barley sugar. Some spice, definitely clove. Some ginger, maybe. Hint of ripe dessert apple. Nice body, carbonation helps cut through any overt sweetness. Taste is apple dry and toffee sweet, all at the same time. Finishes medium dry. Mouth filling Autumnal goodness. Not the best, but you can’t deny it’s interesting!! Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Batch 1 purchased from Etre Gourmet a year or two ago. Been sitting quietly in the cellar since, figured I would give it a spin tonight. Pours a relatively clear amber/orange in color with about a finger and a halfs worth of off-white head. Nose is comprised of cantalope, pumpkin spice, and honeydew melon. Flavor mirrors the nose in that it’s predominately cantalope and melon with some backing pumpkin and a light tart finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slight sweetness, a little sticky, and a long finish. Big step up from the last bottle I opened about a year ago. The smoke is nonexistent at this point and this has morphed into an extraordinary beer. I worry that bottle variation will prevent me from picking up more of this in the future, but I would love to see how this develops.