jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle @ Delirium, Brussels. Lets play Fantome Russian Roulette! The pour’s light gold with a tiny head. Distinct seagull shit on the nose. Bizzare notes of pizza (oregano, tomato). Some herbs and brett. The taste is STRONG herbs. More oregano, anise. Some lemony tartness. More pizza. Slightly astringent in the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, not great. Theydon_Bois (19510) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, 31/03/13 from the Chriso vintage cellar - many thanks.
Light pale blonde with a thin off white head.
Nose is yeast, spice, grass, citrus, light hops.
Taste comprises grass, yeast, a touch musty, citrus, spice, peppery.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light spice in a slightly bitter finish.
Ok saison fayre. dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours golden orange brown with a small off white head. The nose is oregano, lemon, vinegar, funk with some pepper and cherries. The taste is heavy sweet and heavy sour. Very complex. The mouthfeel is dry and sharp. The body is heavy and finish is long.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Beer5000 (6489) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2013
750 ml bottle. Hazy golden/orange body with a big, creamy off-white head. Aroma has pale malt, fruit, saison yeast, flowers and a hint of acidity. Flavor is sweet, fruity, slightly fruity acidity, light pale malt, berries and flower. Medium body with a fine aftertaste. A bit original Saison with a light and pleasant sourness at the edge. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Snatched the opportunity from Thorpe to share this at the Fantôme tasting yesterday, so I could at least throw one cool Fantôme brew into the mix.
Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers.
The beer appears a hazy, golden yellow color, with a half inch or so of white head. The aroma is dominated by oregano. I can’t say I have encountered a beer like this before.
Oregano takes center stage, and the beer has a flavor akin to pizza. This guy likes pizza, and Fleur de Bomal is well crafted, so I happen to enjoy this beer. On the other hand, this is definitely not for everyone. An odd beer for sure. Other saison characteristics are there (funk, yeast, fruit, floral notes, etc.), but are veiled behind an onslaught of oregano.
Light to medium in body with solid carbonation. Lingering herbal flavors on the palate.
Overall, a truly interesting and creative beer. I definitely recommend trying it, should you have the opportunity.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-07-2011
laiti (8469) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Hervanta. Rated on 21.05.2010yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Aroma has some soapy citrus with hints of spices, pencil and distant floral notes. Flavour has grapefruit, some citrus and floral notes. Also hints of spices. Could not really locate the oregano here. Good.
Bottle, 75cl corked. A lightly hazy golden beer topped by a small, off-white head leaving lacings. The aroma is spiced and flowery, with pale malts and fruitiness chiming in. Hints of cedar, flower honey, camphor and black pepper too. Quite complex flavor, with pale malts and a generic fruitiness doing most of the job, but spices, flowers and camphor blends nicely in. A nice herbal bitterness comes stronger towards the end. Medium to full body. Wow, this is one wonderful saison. 111229 gunnfryd (14877) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is flower, peppar, malt, yeast, citrus. Flavour is flower, hop, peppar, malt, yeast, citrus, spices. Nice beer. JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Orange brown pour, lots of chunks. Aroma of honey, cherries and ketchup, smells slightly old as well. Taste is sweet and sour, lots of strange fruity flavors with a slight vinegary twist. Palate is dry and almost flat. Obviously not what I was hoping for from this. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Thanks to Huhzubendah for opening this one at the Fantome tasting. Served in a Fantome tulip.
Pours a hazy light golden color with a short white head. Light lacing. The nose has a very strong oregano component with some grain behind that. Not much though. Basically just the oregano with a bit of other spice. Flavor isn’t quite as heavy on oregano. Light body. Strange, but good.