olio (9745) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle @ HBF, Tampere.
Rated on 20100521.
Copper color, large bubbly head. Aroma of lemon, grass, orange peel and spices. Flavor of spices, herbs, fruits, especially citrus.
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From a 750ml green bottle with crown cap and cork. Many thanks to Patrick.
Apperance: Orange beer with a tiny white foam. A small ring around the glass.
Smell: Aromas of honey mead are perceptible. Some rancio and oxidation.
Taste: Some spices and acidity. The oxidation is way too present.
Mouthfell: Medium-bodied and easy drinking.
Overall: This beer is going downhill. It had better days.
Martinus (4569) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, small white head. Some floaties. Aroma of hops, malt, quite herbal, oregano. Sweet herbal flavour, light bitter. Finish clashing herbal oregano with citrus tones.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG, Antwerpen 2012. Thanks for sharing, sebletitje!)
SlovakSniper (5357) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(75 cl) Une bière dorée et voilée. Des sédiments qui flottent. Un pauvre col mousseux. Des parfums et des flaveurs de fleurs et de vinaigre. Une bouche défraîchie, un corps malade, un pétillement sur le respirateur artificiel. Une finale aigre. Une vieille bouteille qui, dans ces conditions, m’a coûtée la peau des fesses.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ RBBWG 2012 thanks to Sebletitje. Hazy blond yellow coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a small white head. Spicy and heavy oregano infused herby aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is herby. Oregano is comming through clearly. Longer dry herby ending with only some small bitter sweet touches. Alternative brew.
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavily lightly blond body with a white frothy head. Aroma of smoke, spices, flowers - not very appealing. Moderately bitter flavour; bit weak.
Meilby (11114) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, pepper and spices. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter and light sour. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. The pour yields a mostly clear, very lightly hazy, dark golden colored body. A thin, foamy, off-white blanket settles on the surface, leaving behind some splotchy, spotty, wet lacing. The nose is based in well-attenuated amber candy sugar and cereal malt, with notes of tart, lemony yeast and distant green herbal notes. The flavor follows suit, not as heavy on the oregano as one might think, but showing a bit. Again, amber candy and cereal grain are sufficiently dried by the herbal yeast, which flirts with tartness at times. The palate is standard Fantôme fare, moderate in body and relatively light on carbonation, showing substance, but also ample attenuation. Good brew.
tderoeck (8740) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14/I/2012 75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2012 - BB: II/12 (2012-33) Thanks to sebletitje for bringing the bottle!
Cloudy blond to beige beer, small white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit of pizza, lots of citrus, cleaning product, bit grassy. MF: good carbon, light to medium body. Taste: oregano is very present, citrus notes, bitter orange marmelade, spices and herbs. Aftertaste: citrus, fresh cut grass.
Benzai (14789) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ RBBWG Antwerpen. Courtesy of Sebletitje. Hazy pale yellow color, small white head. Smell a bit sweet, sour, citrus. Taste is about the same. Smell and taste oregano. Nicely balanced. Medium carbonation, medium body. Nice one!