Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Apple, dandelion, unsweet fruits, medium CO2, bready, light funk, very very light barn, lots of flowers, lemon-lime like Sprite, apple skins. Nice. Very Unique. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of tea, florals, oregano, tobacco, cereal, and grass. Flavor of tea, oregano, yeast, florals, leather, pepper, and citrus. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a very cloudy yelow, off-white head. Aroma of lemon, some brett. Flavor has some nice lemon, a tangy farmhouse. Mouthfeel is light. Over all, good stuff!! blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cloudy golden color with fluffy head, aroma of leather bookbindings, flavor is lemony spice and floral, dry finsh BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a fluffy white head and a hazy golden body. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, herbs, lemon grass, oregano, pepper, butter, dandelion and grass. Taste is very spicy with pepper, flowers, herbs and weeds. Not the easiest thing to drink a lot of. Light bubbles and dry.
mar (5409) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky gold pour with a ring of rocky white froth. nose of honey and spices, slight funk and earth. great flavor with a note of tartness in the finish. MartinT (9851) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:Boutip (6321) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2008
This expectedly idiosyncratic Fantôme ale sports a diligent union of oregano and herbal hops in a plump and soft body where citrusy tartness and doughy yeast combine to achieve a quenching pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam thins to a ring on top of the turbid, opaque dark orange.
-The spices are balanced out by the cushiony cereals and the yeasty tartness.
-Carbonation is quite low, which was surprising.
-Oregano is quite present at first, but then the doughy yeast and tartness take control, letting the oregano make a polite comeback before the finale.
-This is just wonderful with a fresh salad of greens and vegetables.
-Some light bitterness is gotten from the hops and oregano.
Bottle: Poured a bright orangey color ale with a very light foamy head with no retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of a strange spice mix with some distinctive floral notes. Taste is one incredible mix between some floral notes with some barnyard notes as well as light sourness with a strange mix of spices. Full body with low carbonation and no alcohol is perceptible. I must admit I had lost faith recently in some Fantome beers but this just confirmed that they can still create some totally unique experience while retaining some drinkability. I can’t say that I tasted the oregano thought. GRM (4018) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Green bottle, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on November 22 2008; eye: caramel with an orange hue, lightly hazy, suspended matter, no effervescence, champagne-style white head that turns into a tiny ring, no lacing; nose: unknown but floral odour, light horse, light spices, light malt; mouth: unknown taste but floral (same as the odour), light horse, refreshing, light spices, light malt, light hops, lime, finale in an unknown but floral taste with a hint of pepper, rather carbonated, medium body, a bit thin, mild acidity, fizzy; overall: interesting
Bouteille verte, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie savourée le 22 novembre 2008; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, légèrement voilée, matière en suspension, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche style champagne qui se transforme en un petit anneau, pas de dentelle; nez : odeur inconnue mais florale, léger cheval, léger épices, léger malt; bouche : goût inconnu mais floral (même que l’odeur inconnue), léger cheval, rafraîchissante, léger épices, léger malt, léger houblon, lime, finale en une saveur inconnue mais florale avec une pointe de poivre, plutôt carbonatée, corps moyen, texture un peu mince, acidité moyenne, pétillante; en résumé : intéressante Jerre (3312) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle, 75 cl. Thx to BoBoChamp (hopduvel)
Hazy darkgolden color, large creamy white head.
Aromas spice (oregano), fruits, yeast.
Taste strange brew, sourness, fruits, bit sharpness, spice, yeast.