markducommun (1228) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Cloudy yellow, medium tan head. Strong smell of spruce. Acetyl alcohol. A bit tart. Dry. Light body. Interesting. drpimento (3795) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Pretty good Saison. Aroma’s yeast, wet green, pale malt and a hint of skunk. Flavor is better, slightly sweet and tangy up front, good carbonation and a little bitter and spicy in the Finish. kapusta (116) - Browns Summit, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2017
750ml bottle pours hazy brownish yellow, with fluffy white head. Aroma has that typical funkiness but also clover sweetish aroma, perhaps apple. dust, Taste is bready, funky, peppery and fruity. Mouthfeel lingers with a slight sweetness. Very good. bigtaster (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2016
From bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy golden orange color, large bubbles, taupe color, some yeast floating around. Classic belgian yeasty notes, banana, clove, bread, really nice. Medium body, sweet, high carbonation. Well balanced, herbal notes on the finish. Great beer. slowrunner77 (12995) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Murky golden yellow. Aroma is dusty and earthy. Some underlying funk and fruit is more obvious in the flavor. Enjoyable, bit too expensive to get again.
Travlr (26214) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle at Churchkey. Hazy to cloudy straw color, massive lively white head. Aroma has funk, dust, earth, and plenty of fruity esters. Taste is bready, funky, peppery straw and summer fruit. Hi carbonation. Delicious. ineedbeer (2267) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. t0rin0 (93) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma is super fruity with a ton of Belgian yeast character. Lots of overripe stone fruit and pears with hints of red apple, citrus and bubble gum. Medium light phenolics with some clove and coriander. Some tropical fruit notes of coconut, papaya and mango.
Pours a hazy, copper orange with a medium large, thick, pillowy, white head that recedes slowly to the edges where it lingers for quite a bit. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with some medium grain notes with some bread, cracker and biscuit. Medium high bitterness with hints of floral and woodsy hops. Light phenolic notes with some coriander and pink peppercorn. Quite a bit of floral and fruity esters with bubble gum, banana, stone fruit, light citrus notes, papaya, lillies or some similar flower and hints of red apple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, this may be one of the best Fantome beers I have had recently. Such great complexity in the fruit and floral notes. Wonderful esters and phenolics. This reminds me a lot of pre-2010 Fantome bottles and I hope this is a trend to be continued.
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2016 July 9, 2016. madmitch76 (25809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a tall white head that fades quickly. Lots of carbonation. There’s a touch of grass and skunk on the nose work more skunk in the flavor. Lots of bready malt and some of that sweet candy quality I get from Belgian strong ales. Pretty good over all but it tastes less like a Fantome and more like a La Rulles or St-Feuillien , with some minty-ness.
9th June 2016 UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Level 42 Bottle share. Thanks to Matteo. Hazy gold beer, thin pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and dry, decent fine carbonation. Fluffy malts, some creamy sweetness. Spice. Floral vibe with a spot of soap. Touch of tropical fruits underneath. Banana esters. Light dry finish. Usual Fantome weirdness but not unpleasant.
Pour is amber golden. Billowing white head that last. Solid citrus base of oranges, tangerine. Light undulating malt sweetness, slight yeast. Light to medium body.