JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
(on bottle) Light golden, clear, white head. Soft hoppy feel, slightly tart. Wheatmouth, bananaish. Light carbonation, interesting finish with peas and herbs. brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - FEB 19, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Warm, bronze-gold pour veiled by a thin, but persistent, creamy off-white head. Nose is floral meadow, apricot, and freshly turned soil. Flavor adds tart berries, a touch of fireweed honey, and a sublimely spicy ’forest floor’ earthiness.
Extremely well balanced and drinkable. The finish has a mineral dryness to it, like licking the ancient stone of a rich, cool mountainside.
Well balanced at 7% (although, I wish it could be lower).
Another amazing concoction from one of my absolute favorite brewers. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2010
Bottled. Hazy orangeish golden colour, mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is spicy, earthy, barnyardy as well as some mild fruits and mild maltyness. Flavour is quite much the same in a very pleasant balance. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Huge thanks to ElJefe for sharing this bottle. Fluffy white head, gold body with some haze (more towards the end of the bottle). Nose is pineapple, brett, a floral spring field. Flavor is pineapple juice, hay, unripe strawberries. Lightly astringent amazing pineapple finish. I want more! swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ElJefe. Shared with Rudolf, Jacob & ElJefe. Pours a deeper golden color. Notes of mead, honey, strawberry, blackberry in the aroma. Taste was winey, acidic, raisiny, mead like flavors upfront. Some light tart sourness. Very good beer
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
750. capped. thanks, suzy g! pours a murky light amber with minimal white head. lemon, grass, and crackers on the nose. creamy medium body with mild carb. lemon, grass, caramel, and a doughy tang on the mid palate. mild lemony finish. MrGGen (334) - ITALY - JUL 27, 2009
Colore arancio opaco, lievito in sospensione. Schiuma arancio.Aroma di lieviti e spezie. Fresco profumo agrumato.Gusto fresco di agrume, andando oltre alla scorza d’arancia amara e erbe.Ottimo finale frizzante.Ottima OldMrCrow (2435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2003 bottle sampled July ’09.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Hazy yellow with a large and attractive white head. Absolutely spectacular aroma, plenty of orange zest and yeasty esters, dusty musty cellar (though not overpowering the spice and peel). Mineral and sour flavor, yeasty not bringing through the best of dust and spice in the nose (in retrospect, this one would be fun to try fresh as well, though no regrets given that this bottle was six years old when I got it.) While enjoying the 2003 bottle, my daughter asked me when she was born. 2003. She was delighted that I was drinking a beer of the same age.
2004 bottle shared by Simon at the Del Mar Doom 6/27. Another great and interesting Fantome offering. Appearance was picture perfect ... nose was musty as can be w/ lemony-orangey notes. Flavor was lemon zest, corriander, funk/dusty, barnyardy ... and as Simon put it - "football field, horse, essense of Europe". Damn cool beer.q hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle brought by Simon to the 6/27/09 D-METAL tasting in Del Mar, shared with Katie and Jared. Cloudy orange color with frothy white head and medium-sized bubbles. Aroma has lots of orange and lemon citrus notes with potpourri, light coriander and cellar must. Also some hay and lemongrass hanging around. Flavor is somewhat dusty, with mellowed citrus. Seems like it has aged a bit. Medium-bodied palate with lingering tones of soft ginger and spice. Overall, has a bit of farmhouse funk, lots of citrus and is well-balanced.