kapusil (1396) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l bottle. Hazy dark brown body with no head. Aroma of chocolate, cloves, nutmeg, red wine and cherries. Taste of chocolate, cherries, spicy hops, nutmeg with sone tartness in the finish. Basically no carbonation. Interesting beer for sure. Some sips even makes me to think this is actually a red wine :-) Definitely nice though
ajnepple (6313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Clear orange appearance with a tan head. Aroma of light caramel malt, toasted grain, mild herbs/spices, toffee, light citrus zest and a touch of peppery spice. Similar flavor, adding mild malt sweetness, light to mild bitterness and a hint of acidity. Medium to full body with a light dry feel and a lingering, mildly spiced, light yeasty finish. Pretty solid stuff overall.
mansquito (6254) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottleshare: pours dark hazy orange with white head. Aroma is yeasty and sugary. Taste is kind of too sweet with the candied sweetness. Some light bitterness. Not that great.
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml capped and corked bottle between five at the December 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting in Chez Sophie. Cheers Mat for another interesting beer. Muddy brown/amber body, small off-white topping. Fruity, spicy and semi-sweet: Rhubarb Fool came to mind mid-sip and the thought/flavour never left my head. Like all/most Fantôme beers, you never really know what is going to come out of the bottle!
minutemat (5257) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, brought by me, given to me by Dany himself. Thanks Dany. Pours deep reddish amber, thin foamy off-white head. Floating grimbly bits. Aroma of light spice. Taste ironically not as spicy as other Fantomes, considering this is a Christmas beer. Some honey, pepper, caramel, malt. A bit drying, not too flavoursome and seems a bit lacking in the vibrant spicy yeast flavours I’ve come to love. Not Fantome’s best unfortunately.
martjoobolut (4087) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (from Pothouse). Pours murky brown without head, looks ugly. Aroma is sweetness, spices, malt, vanilla, some booze. Flavor is sour and sweet, malt, spices, coriander, fruits, plum juice. Carbonation is on the low side, drinkability is excellent despite the ABV. Some booze is noticeable, but not too bad. Overall: very good.
Rask0lnikov (1183) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Thanks, Kaspar. Pale brown colour. Thin head. Slight sourness, caramel, bready notes in the aroma. Slight herbal touch as well. Caramelly notes at first. Sour, bready notes in the middle. Touch of kvass. Caramelly, sour, slightly spicy finish. Notes of caramel and berries in the end. Rather medium bodied, low carbonated, descent and interesting brew.
KennethArd (536) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2016
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Light sour aroma. Cloudy brown with no head. Sour sweet taste. Medium body, flat carbonation & slick texture.
MGantzel (260) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2016 Denne juleøl har et uklart rød-brunligt udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. Øllen har en sød og syrlig aroma og smager deraf med citrus. Ikke kompleks nok i smagen. Lav karbonering.
Pyrmir (5896) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle at Johan. Amber with off white head. Aroma has spice, bready malt, slight caramel, citrus, pepper, coriander and yeast. Taste is similar, heavy spice notes but still drinkable, lots of yeast, bready malt with a herby spicy finish