BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazy yellow hued body with a medium sized white head. Aromas are acidic, nutty, strawberry, medium chlorophenol, tobacco, grassy with some baked bready and random funk notes. Flavors are grassy, acidic and bready. Medium malt, some fruity esters. Lower carbonation, medium dry. OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2012
Shared bottle at Papsoe’s summer tasting. Low greyish-blond head. Hazy, light orangey golden body. Citrus zest and spiced to the nose. Taste is dominatet by sharpish, almost astringent herbal and leafy flavor. Dryish, restrained malt body with ash notes. Some acidic, light funky fruit tones and straw-like hops underneath. Light in the mouth. Soft carbonation. Smokey endnotes. Strange brew, pretty good though. [14.07.12] riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Nose of dank hay smoky yeast funk herb. Interesting. golden pour noce head lace. Flavora pf herbal dank hay smoky yeast herbal cleanliness well carbonated. Funky. Good. bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
750ml capped and corked. Clear honey golden with loose white head. Hay, grass, tar, coal, touch of lemon, white pepper. Bright light lemon, hint of cotton candy, hay, clean light grain, bit of pepper dryness in the finish. thewolf (12800) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Etre Gourmet.
Huhzubendah (3753) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours clear dark golden with a medium, staying, creamy white head. Aroma has peach, petroleum, crisp malts. Medium carbonation, super lovely creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour has crisp malts, subdued smokiness, leather, dry. Quite bitter with white pepper, funk and brett. Long, lingering bitterness.
Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt.
Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers.
The beer appears a light yellow hue and fairly hazy, with a small white head and some decent lacing on the snifter. The aroma offers a lot of musty funk, more than is customary in a Fantôme beer. Additional scents of citrus, floral notes, and a very present spicy aspect. Unorthodox and intriguing. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Though complex, intriguing, and well crafted, I found a small serving to be plenty. Abundant spice is best in small quantities. Overall, an interesting beer and certainly worth a try, should you have an opportunity.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-08-2011 BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2012
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from Etre Gourmet Beauvechain, complex brew, floral/spicy and slightly sweet/bitter, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew maekchu (4054) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Lemon, yeast, hay, glue, and barnyard. Cloudy apple juuice color, great lace and head. Big citrusy and barnyard initial (very much saison-like); mid palate has some peaches, pepper, and honey; finish is harsh, bitter and long. Thin-medium body. Very complex aromas and flavors. Really an in-your-face brew. It grows on you, and becomes more intriguing with each sip. KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Pretty orange-gold color, cloudy, with a tall and fine head. Big lemon and orange aroma, minerals, barnyard. Funk-ass flavor with cabbage, lemon, esters, peaches, pencil lead, where pepper, and some tropical fruit. Very shocking and unpleasant at first sip, but grew to be very enjoyable, interesting, complex, and somewhat comical. Bitter finish, with funk as well, bitterness coming from all directions—hops, yeast, malt too I suspect. Crazy but (and) great.
ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of ingo. Clear golden, large white head. Strange aroma with lemon grass, sprite soda aromas, general oily citrus peel aromas, lime, and some burnt rubber or shale. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. Strange, but surprisingly enough quite good.