TBone (17786) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
maekchu (4001) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
Bottled 0,75l [email protected]
Fruity, Belgian yeasty, pear in the nose. Medium-bodied. Belgian yeast, fruity, alcohol, some pepperness. Not at all Fantome-like, brewed somewhere else?
Bottle. Big sweet cake nose, with some yeastiness. Light coppery straw. Moderated fruit: peach, melon, some spice, and some pepper notes. Medium body. Somewhat mild, somewhat interesting, hard to pin down. Not the best of Fantome. Hypo_Luxa (59) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
Cake frosting aroma.
This is mild desert beer. Would be great with a wet fudge brownie with lots of whip cream on top, with a small scoop of Italian vanilla ice cream.
There is some mellon in there. Honey, little orange but not citrusy. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Hazy Orange/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Some Lacing
S: Belgian Yeast, Mild Orange, Mild Lemon
T: Tangerine, Banana, Lemon, Grapefruit
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter
Overall, this is a pretty great biere de garde, the mouthfeel is like chewing on a grapefruit rind, awesome. KansaiBeerLvrs (5241) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
At a tasting at KyotoLefty’s place. Thick cloudy amber color, vanilla, honey, spicy - saison reminiscent aroma. Medium-full bodied with a bitter, funky & incredibly earthy taste. Interesting but too bitter & funky for me.
KyotoLefty (10528) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Honey, cake, biscuit malt, Juicy peach, mango, spicy, light vanilla. Orange amber, lace. Very malts, tangy orange and stone fruits, caramel, light chocolate. Dries out, some bitterness in the finish. Full body.good, not great. brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle @ MJ’s house. Thanks! Hazed copper pour with a white head. Straw, rubber, and grass on the nose. Tart orange, lemon peel, and yeast. A bit of malt sweetness. Slight fruity esters. Flavors of pear, orange, and lemon. Tons of grass, a touch of rubber, banana, and sweet caramel. Not bad. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
750mL 2011 from Etre Gourmet. Pours a full haze murky orange. Soapy white foam. Higher champagne carbonation. Fresh and fruity nectarine nose with cantaloupe, honeydew, fresh valencia orange. Taste is quite malty, dough, nectarine, fresh oranges. Finishes dusty and minty with a ton of body from remaining sweet roll. Almost Biere de Garde in profile. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Hazy yellow with a big white head and good lacing. Tart peaches, yeasty, citrus and spices. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage, batch 2.
3.5 A: Well hazed amber peach color. Three fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is good given the ABV, but just a few whisps of lacing are left.
3.5 S: Wildflowers dominate the nose. Big floral throughout. Underneath there is a dry herbalness and citrusy orange and bitter orange peel. Mild peppery yeastiness. Alcohol is well hidden. Somewhat tame for a Fantome beer, but good enough.
3.5 T: Taste mirrors the nose. Floral with a dry herbalness. Plenty of orange and orange peel. Mild bitterness. Moderately spicy yeastiness focussing on pepper. Toasty malts with just a light booziness. Again, tame for a Fantome beer.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is lightly spritzy. Lacking creaminess though. Overall, good enough.
3.0 D: Some categories were borderline 3.0, so that’s why this is. It’s not bad, but I hold Fantome to a higher standard when they are dealing with this type of brew. The fact that it was super expensive doesn’t improve the situation. Give the brew a try if you have some extra money laying around, but don’t expect to be impressed.
Serving type: bottle