Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2005
A huge thanks to Mark for sharing this bottle. This is probably something I would have never tried otherwise. Hazy dirty orange in color with an extremely large and lasting head of foam. Aromatics of of a well pronounced fruitiness (pear, apple, peach), hints of coriander and yeast. Fruity and spiced in the flavor. Another distinct, supple and perfect saison from the Fantome brewery.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 10, 2005
Sweet spicey yeasty nose with a touch of wildflowers and crayons. Amish freinship bread starter, cinnimon, clove predominate the flavor with a little acidity and sourdough and white bread. Firm mouthfeel and a flowery spicey finish DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 I don’t like other people’s opinions. This was a very nice beer. A nice funky beer from recently unfunky fantome. The aroma bled in funky green apples with a dab of italian leather couch..A big fluffy cloud lay above the cloudy orange pond..nice spritzy mouthfeel with effervesence galore..grapes, apples, and a pile of yeast..firm champagne notes..and bretty..real bretty, similar to Mo Betta Bretta actually...I like it..Its spritzy but complex, bretty and nice and funky to boot. Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
opens with a flop :).
lovely smell of spices, cheese and "dark fruits?". taste: very odd cheese, grassy, spicy, sourrish, bitter, vegetables(artichok, celery), alcohol. lingering bitter, spicy(peppery) finish. wonderfull complex saison, thumbs up!!! Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle shared by Stakem. Thank you, sir.
Light golden / amber body with a thin, off-white collar. Lovely aroma and flavor of well water, funk, mineral, earth. Age has served this beer well.
thewolf (12590) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from oeltorvet.dk. A hazy dark yellow with a fine creamy little head. Aroma is very powerful, and very spicy. There are lots of herbs, thyme and pepper. Some apples and hops as well. Flavour is equally powerful and mysterious. There are still herbs en masse, a distinct sourness to it, oranges, apples, cardemum and a very powerful oakyness. Mouthfeel is lively, but full. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) I mean, just naming a beer "Flop!" must indicate a great sense of humour and self-irony - unless flop means something completely different in French? Anyways, very dark brown with a reddish hue and a huge head. As most Fantomes this is heavily spiced, this time almost peppery, but rather delicate. Another innovative creation from Danny Prignon. 270601 Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Reviewed from notes. Sampled at the DC tasting thanks to stakem. 2000 vintage that pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small ring of foam around the glass. Nose is definitely a mixture of mustiness and oxidation. There is surprisingly little oxidation once tasting this though. The flavor is surprisingly bretty for a 16 year old beer, with some backing straw and floral notes. Light mouthfeel with light carbonation. Very good to try this ghost, thanks a bunch Adam! Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Pours with a very cloudy body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. The arom and flavor are slightly sweet yet sour and grassy wtih a slight tartness. Light to medium bodied and dry. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Bottle. Poured cloudy tan with aromas of typical Fantôme yeast and malty. Taste is slightly bitter with barnyard flavors, sour apple and light malts. Not my favorite Fantôme but a rare treat to enjoy.