Svartvit (574) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle shared at the first post-Dean THT. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Way too herbal, nope. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, low carbonation. Maakun (5577) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle at February THT. Almost clear golden with small bubbly white head. Massive sage, thyme, rosemary. Basically this is a lot like herb juice that would be good in dinner. Soft malts and sugar but mostly herbs. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very herbal but also not too bad. sjogro (4160) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
Sampled from bottle at THT Februari at "De Zuipschuit". Hazy golden with thin white head. Massive herbs, thyme, rosemary, provencial herbs. Light sweet and moderate vegetal bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation. Very herbal. I agree with kermis, this would probably go nice with anything chicken. kermis (13480) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle shared at THT. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is huge herbal, thyme, rosemary, it’s all about herbs that would work pretty well with chicken. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Would pair well with a kipcorn. ineedbeer (2154) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle of one of the recent batches, 2014 I believe.
Aroma is malty with toasted bread, nuts and caramel. Some fruity esters with red apple, pear and banana being most prevalent. Light citrus notes. Some phenolic notes with pepper and clove. Slightly woody note as well.
Pours a slightly hazy, amber brown with a large, moderately thick and frothy, tan head that recedes fairly quickly. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is slightly acidic with a medium light sweetness. Malt notes of toasted bread, caramel and nuts. Medium light fruit notes with pear, red apple and stone fruit as well as some lighter banana and raisin notes. Medium light bitterness. Light woody note. Light pepper and clove phenolic notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice darker saison. Good malt notes balance with nice fruit and phenolic notes. Lighter acidity. I still prefer the lighter Fantome saisons though.
KansaiBeerLvrs (5155) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2016
At Fofa. A semi-opaque gold and a massive foamy head. It has a great aroma of orange blossoms and honey. Medium to full bodied with a soft round carbonation. The flavor evoked a tart orange creamsicle, zest, plus light malts. Good shit smith4498 (3647) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Pours murky dark amber color with almost no head. Dark fruit and yeast aroma with some Fantome funk. Sour dark fruit flavor with musty, earthy, and funky notes. Medium body with no carbonation. bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2016
750 ml capped and corked bottle, label says best before end 2017. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy brown color with pretty much no head whatsoever. No lacing, either. Aroma is subtle at first but gets stronger as the beer warms, it smells like red apples, caramel and woodiness. Luckily the flavors are stronger in comparison to the aroma. It tastes like red apple, cherries, caramel, vinegar, stone fruit, earthiness, oak and some light spiciness. The tartness is subtle. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, with very low carbonation. I thought this was OK overall, it’s not my favorite Fantôme brew but still an interesting one. I’d like to try a different batch of this in the future. Holmen1 (5888) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal 2.påskedag: lett uklar rødlig kobber nesten uten skum - dette lover ikke helt godt. Aroma av godt modne bær og tørket kamille. Smaken gir meg assosiasjoner til eplecider, selv om den har et visst krydderpreg. Flat munmfølelse. Kort og tynn. En skuffelse. Sigmund (7534) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2016
750 ml capped and corked green bottle, as Fantôme été, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavangee. ABV is 8%. Cloudy brown colour, some yeast floaties, low off-white head. Moderate aroma of farmhouse and ripe berries, hints of oak. Very moderate carbonation. The moderately sour flavour has notes of berries, brettanomyces, oak and cider. Very moderate hops. Not my favourite Fantôme beer this one.