bhensonb (14881) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of malt, spice, citrus, and something earthy. Beautiful orange amber color with a vigorous white head that stays and laces. Starts lightly, very lightly sour, with fresh fruit flavors. Not so much citrus as stone fruit and/or melon. Quite a full mouthfeel. Vigorous, but non-acidic carbonation. The finish is more remnants of sour than bitter. A good, dry finish. It’s really very refreshing.
Ratman197 (14360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml green bottle poured a cloudy brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, butterscotch, fruittiness, barnyard funk and yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, citrus, light bartnyard funk and light spice with a crisp dry lingering fruity finish.
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, at least five years old. Large off-white head atop murky apple juice body, a light layer of dead yeast on the bottom of the glass. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon/tart, some funk, straw/grass, musty. Taste is medium sweet, straw, some funk/barnyard, light lemon. Effervescent light-medium body.
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with a freshly pressed lemon aroma. Lactic acid sourness, earthy and lemony with light malt. Lighter bodied. (Sept. 2004)
Christian (13338) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color. Creamy head, fading away slowly. Aroma has ripe apricots and is somewhat perfumed. Apricot flavor, tackled by some hops and more herbs. Coreander and nutmeg, maybe, can’t say for sure. The fruit and herbs don’t coïncide, but fight eachother. Still a good and tasty beer, but could be much more balanced.
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2005 (750ml bottle) My Halloween beer. Had an incredible pressurized cork, which shot out of the bottle after I un-capped it. Shot up hit my ceiling and bounce about five foot off the floor. I would have to say this one was certainly alive.
Pours a lightly cloudy golden orange body with a huge frothy white head. Aroma was tart with grapefruit, spearmint, clove, corriander, florals, perfume, mustiness, Granny Smith apples, and spices. Flavor had gueuze-like characteristics for the aroma and flavor. Quite differnet for a saison, but then again this is a Fantome. Excellent beer!
BeerandBlues2 (12835) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle straight from the generous hands of Ernest and his cellar. This particular saison pours a brilliant, ever so slightly murky golden sunset orange, tinted more towards the yellow side of the spectrum, with a medium-sized frothy off-white head, of which most diminishes into a thin layer of film floating innocently on top of the beer and providing some lazily falling lacing. The fragrant aroma consists of sweet citrus and powerful lemon citrus, enough to nearly mask the yeast (earth, musty) and malt (meal). There is a faint passing of sour green berries, not yet ripe. Initially this brew is sour and has medium acidity and bitterness, tart hoppiness and then the yeast follows through keeping its presence known, all the while the burning sensation left behind by the acidity is fading from recognition. Medium to full bodied, slightly fizzy yet smooth, quite refreshing palate.
Bov (12541) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark orange colour, thin creamy head, nice lace, deep spicy aroma with notes of peaches, very smooth, yeasty, bitter with a long spicy finish
thewolf (12371) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
[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.