Maakun (5560) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
Bottle shared. Massive gusher.
Pours murky golden with off white head. Lots of herbs, lemon balm, peach, milky, more herbs, funk, lemon. Light sweet and sour. Medium bodied with a bit low carbonation. Decent aroma but looks horrible and the gushing doesn’t help. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours a hazy yellowish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste. Almost like a Belgian Wit. hawthorne00 (3951) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle, bb end 2018. Very hazy gold with a white head that lasts quite well. Aroma of grapefruit and lemon juice, bretty twang, potpourri, crackers. Somehow both creamy and acidic texture. Bits of citrus pulp? Lots of citrus that comes across as lemon juice that’s been sitting for a while. Hay, nectarines, pineapple, cloves, lemon thyme, other burnt spices (not over toasted, more like someone’s doused them and set them on fire). Moderately astringent at the end. A second glass is even murkier but is softer and grainier. By this time I’m thinking it will go better with rich food than by itself. And it goes very well indeed with wild boar pate. Interesting, but not an unalloyed pleasure. mathieuc (3990) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a high rocky white head that leaves nice lacing. Too much carb maybe? Anyway... Nose is of herbs, soap and hay. Taste is of perfume, ash (cigarettes), herbs, light cereals and quite weird overall. The smoky/ashtray off flavor subsides after a while or maybe my brain just decided to start ignoring it. Medium body, medium carbonation. Overall one of the weirdest Fantôme I’ve had thus far butt I guess this is what you start getting when you never repeat a recipe... Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours blond with very high soapy white head. Aroma is of citronella, muskoil TM, fruits, slightly burnt stuff. Taste is of burnt malt, spices, alcohol, some acidity. Palate: Medium body. Very high carbonation. Overall: Burnt. Off. Weird. Drain pour; flirting with the offense, but still not harmfull for health I guess.
tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting. Gusher. Clear pale yellow with a medium white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is of lemongrass, mint, smokey notes, mild funk and mineral notes. Taste is minty and lemongrass forward with smokey notes, a rather strong herbal presence and mineral notes. Light to medium body. Off putting foamy carbonation that really kills the mouthfeel. Lemongrass finish. Usual Fantôme weird stuff that can be either a hit or a miss and this one fall into the latter category unfortunately. Not super bad, but the mouthfeel is poor. czar (9073) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
pours cloudy light yellow with a frothy/creamy white head, reviving dangerously, abnormal lacing. funky minty herbs, lemongrass, burnt plastic, smoked lime juice, minerals. disturbingly foamy carbonation, light body - slightly watery; drying smoky-spicy-citrusy finish. a smoked lime-oriented saison. MelvinKalksma (1536) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2016
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AdmiralVernon (1195) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, honey, fruit, flowers, bread and spices.
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with slight yeast and with a medium/large off-white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, honey, fruit and flowers; enda slightly bitter and dry with bread and spices.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great complexity for a beer that is not that intense, nor has many flavours. Amazing Saison with a perfect appearance and palate as well. The aroma could have been stronger however.
A: Light Yellow/orange huge white head. N: Allspice, bitter orange, cloves, citrus. T: Follows nose very well! O: Nice beer to go with the christmas food. j12601 (11943) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle at James’ for cider and Big Alice night. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Skunky on the nose, soft musk and a hint of citrus behind it. Medium bodied, tart with a touch of citrus, soft musk. Gentle musk into the finish, light and tangy. Very tasty.