Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2009
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Pours clear golden yellow with a thin egg white head. Spicy aroma with notes of citrus fruit, pepper fruit, grain and brett. Flavour is dry with notes of lemons, spice and malt.
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Extremely spicy aroma, with pepper and chili dominating, some malt and a little funk. Dry and spicy, very complex flavour Dedollewaitor (16055) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
75cl bottle @ The Wolf. Tasted blind. Pours clear golden with a small egg white foamy head. Grain, yeast, fruit, medicine, herbal. Quite spicy. Medium bodied. Fresh... auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 750mL Bottle. Sweet white raisins aroma. Syrupy and vinous-like. A bit of cork and a touch of cinnamon. Complex, earthy and absolutely wonderful. Pours a chill-hazed orangey golden, with a swirling wisp of white up top. Tangy, lambic-like funk develops. Wow. This is unique and stunning. Tangy, citric acid-like character just glows across the palate. Then a wash of fresh apple cider, some wheat bread, and more of the golden chardonnay/white grape/pale brandy character. The touch of musty cork cellar edge adds delightful depth to this beer. Tart and impeccably dry. Three wows. Complex, unique, drinkable, and delicious. I couldn’t ask for much more in a Saison. If I could afford to cellar more beer, this would be high on the buying list. Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Fluffy white lasting head. Clear golden body. Spicy malty fruity aroma. Spicy fruity leomon pepper hoppy flavor with har carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.
thewolf (12534) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]JAXSON (604) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2009
[Bottle #13 in the Kolding Blindtasting, 20th June 2009]
Pours hazy, pale yellow with a nice, creamy, white head. Super lacings. Aroma has pepper, other spices, brett, sweet malts. Just wonderful. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, quite spicy, light grassy, pepper and grainy, bready malts. Very nice, just sad that the flavour doesn’t quite live up to the aroma.
Bottle, thanks Alex! Pours an awesome medium-hazy orange with a nice pillowy head. Aroma is musty, earthy, and sour with some very interesting sharp notes. Sharp and tart in the mouth. A lot of that strange elegance I find in the better Fantomes. Barnyard and mustiness. Really bright and delicious. High level of carbonation. This is reminiscent of the old Dulle Teve 750s that were so sublime at times. theisti (4113) - Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2009
750 ml capped and corked bottle. 2004 Vintage courtesy of bvc (by way of Bottleworks in Seattle). Pour is a hazy golden orange yellow with a bright white two inch head. Heads falls somewhat quickly with nice lacing. Aroma of wheat, grain, lemon citrus and bright coriander. Soft and alive, this actually smells pretty fresh. Taste is mostly about dry coriander and white pepper. The wheat and grain is present as well, though more towards the back and very dry and dusty. The citrus and coriander is also present, though tasting more of vegetables than the soft sweetness from the nose. The vegetal notes really take over in the back, along with strong white pepper. There is also the yeastiness, which is similar to most Fantomes I have tried. Palate is thin to medium, quite dry with a quick finish. Overall, this was a unique, tasty and original Saison. Thanks Brandon. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Clear light amber with a viscous white head. Subtle tart fruit aroma with some earhty barnyard. Light frothy mouthfeel. Complex and subtle flavors of dry lemon peel, sweetgrass, with sweet tart earthy apple skin sand white grapes. Nicely aged Saison here. shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
<b>7/28/2007</b>: Fantome La Gourmande is yeasty and acidic (the flavor more so than the aroma). It also has some rooty flavors, light musty qualities, and then some apricot in the finish. This beer is amber in color with a thick off-white to beige head and a good level of carbonation. It is sticky on the palate. This seems to be a pretty mild/reserved offering from Fantome, but well-balanced overall. It isn’t too spicy, too sour, or too bitter.
<i>Sample from 750 mL bottle shared at the "Columbus Tasting: Ate, now with gramatical errors" event. Thanks! Rating #235 for this beer...</i>