BlazerT (835) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Tulip. Deep amber/burnt orange with small to medium, semi-thick, light brown head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is nice and pleasant - yeasty and toffee notes, together with some spices and black fruits (plums). Everything is on the right place and this beer is not overload with christmas spice neither fully packed with malts. Light to moderate peppery and earthy notes. Taste is medium-sweet, the ABV is well hidden, surprisingly good taste. Medium body, creamy and slick texture, lively carbonation, finish is spicy and medium sweet. In overall very drinkable Christmas beer. Lots of aromas, which are well balanced. In the top 5 of my Christmas beer ranking.
sonnycheeba (5642) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber with thin, fizzy white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is plums, figs, cookie malt, yeast, and floral hops. Flavor is balanced malt and fruit esters with faint supporting hops; crisp, champagne finish. Light body, high carbonation, and low warmth.
jtclockwork (15569) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rick darkish brown color. Nose and taste of citrus, toffee and light spices. Very tasty. Rated 3/17/0
FatPhil (15079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, after Belgian Beer Weeks 2007). (a different bottle from both the previous reviewers!)
Richly ruddy colour, expecting sweetness, and the aroma indeed is that - toffee, with a hint of light spicing. Very refreshing in the mouth - surprising for its strength. Strong punch of pepper accompanies a decent maltiness.
TBone (16524) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 0.75l @One Pint Pub
Normal Noël-label, but a different recipe and ABV. Hazy brown color, small off-white head. Strong diacetylic aroma in the otherwise hayish nose. Spicey, earthy, some buttery hints also in the flavor. Light alcoholic punch and spices in the aftertaste. Note: different bottle than Seppo sampled.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy darkish amber color with a small, quite lasting head. Toffee-malty, candi-sugary, but neutral aroma with ginseng hints. Very clean for a Fantome. Somewhat grainy and yeasty flavor with slightly roasted malt and some acidity. Medium-bodied, acidic palate with medium carbonation. A strange Fantome brew, way too clean and not very interesting. Yeast changes the things a bit, bringing in a more earthy, peppery and tart character. I’m not sure if this really is a new brew, but that’s what Markku Korhonen from One Pint Pub told us. At least the ABV is different, and the flavor is definitely cleaner than in the original...