popery (2158) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is a deep amber and clouded through. It has a small, reluctant head, beige and creamy. The beer looks thick, viscous. This heft is felt in the body, though it gives the beer a pleasant depth and goes down easily, avoiding any accusations of syrupy messiness. The beer smells of toasted malt fruit. Heavy plums, sherry, fresh tart cherries, wood. Vinous spice. It’s uniquely Fantome and wonderful. Light acidity. Fruit sweetness without any cloy in the finish. Apples, grapes, spice. Wood and tart stone fruit lingers on. Magical.
djd07 (14046) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Ben. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is funk, rubber, spices. Thin mouth, a bit flat, tart fruit, funky, leather, wood, spice, very good.
simont1 (614) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of light red berries, rosehips and some slight estery weizenbock quality. Light tartness with a strong vanilla almost barrel age component to it, mouthfeel wasn’t that great, as the beer was quite softly carbonated, but flavours were very interesting and different.
tmrmwel (2058) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange, with almost no head. Aroma is lightly tart, fruity yeast, with berries, grapes and oak barrels, as well as malts with bread, honey and caramel. Light to medium body, with very soft carbonation. Flavour is tart fruity yeast, with redcurrants, plums, cherries, as well as tannins and oak. Tart wooden finish.
hackobock (3985) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
January 24, 2015. Bottle, best before 2017. Shared by tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Hazy red/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is pear skins, grain, caramel, green apple notes, red berries and earthy. Taste is light sweet malty/caramel, with light tart apple notes. A bit dry tart finish with apples and earthy notes.
tderoeck (9327) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24/I/15 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BBE: 2017 (2015-102)
Clear amber beer, small white head, unstable, non adhesive, dissipates immediately. Aroma: very sugary, sweet, caramel, some overripe banana, cloves, spicy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sourish, lemony, apple skin, spicy. Aftertaste: sourish, apple skin, bit fruity, more spices, cloves, some tannins.
gunnfryd (14736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kristiansand Øl Festival 2014. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, spices. Flavour is yeast, spices, sourness, farmhouse, berries, dried fruits. Another nice beer from Fantome.
bhensonb (14978) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is tart, possibly red berry. Nearly full bodied. Flavor is tart, somewhat malty, and fruit which might be red berry. Finishes nicely tart and fruity. Malt isn’t intrusive, tho the whole is less than dry. Very nice.
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Backyard Bottle Shop. Pours lightly hazy brown with a small, very tight off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, light tart peach, pear and apple esters with light earthy hops. Flavor is tart fruits, light pale malt, faint cellar notes and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
Beer5000 (6382) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Kristiansand ølfestival. Unclear orange/amber body with a small tan head. A bit weak in aroma, mild malt, dry fruit and light spicy. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, spicy yeast, hint of wood and slightly farmhouse. Some kind of light, slightly harsh bitterness. Medium body and moderate aftertaste. Not the most interesting beer from Fantome, still totally drinkable.