lamas (1630) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle courtesy of Degarth. Pours a murky rust color with a decent-sized tan head. A musty, floral aroma with hints of tangy citrus and spiciness. Starts off quite sour with some lemons and tangerines. Finishes with some grassy and bitter dryness. An herbal body underneath it all with hints of mint and pepper. Soft body. Each Fantome beer I try makes me wanna step up my herb game.
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a citrus, flowery bouquet aroma. cloudy orange with a large pillowy white head. flavor is lightly sour citrus with a touch of marshmallow and something herbal(mint?). enjoyable.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off white head. Nose is grassy and lightly sour with a dryness to it. Palate is lightly tingly with a very nice mouthfeel, kinda fluffy but goes down easy. Flavor is grassy and sour with some nice funkiness to it. A nice light hop character to it and a crisp clean finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pour red, with a big light pink head. Aroma has some spice, a little bretty funk, yeast, and floral hops. Flavor has more of the same. Light bodied with a dry finish.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:Floral and herbal aroma...
Appearance:very hazy orange good head...
Flavor:Grass,floral flavor,light citrus...
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 750. Beer is a clear medium-light orange with a large, frothy, white, mostly lasting head. The aroma is malty with a light note of toasted grain, a trace of caramel; Hoppy with a heavy note of herb, moderate note of lemon zest, light note of green grass; Yeasty with a light note of basement; Light miscellaneous notes of mint, white pepper, spicy alcohol. The flavor is moderately bitter, light acidic, moderately sweet with a long, slightly warm, lightly bittersweet, trace-astringent finish. The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the more herbal fantome beers I have had. The bitterness was a bit much at first, i’m not sure if it was just the herbalness of this beer that really made the bitterness stand out. Peppery and light hints of citrus in the finish. My only dislike to this beer is even an hour after drinking it I kinda felt like i’d been chomping on some weird leaves, a bitter plant like taste left behind. Still a very tasty brew though.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty damn sure this is a fresh bottle of the 2006 vintage: Dark orange, nice white head, fairly perfect carbonation level. Earthy orange peel aroma, strong, slight strawberry undertone, all most ashy and autumnal as well but fresh...herbal, lemon verbena, bay leaf, thyme,etc. Flavor is...WHOA, quite bitter but not so mich hop bitter, chicory maybe, echinacea? Sweet malt and herbal/bitter aftertaste finishing dry and flavorsome, no sourness...very nicely crafted.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured opaque orange with yellow yeast sediment floating around. Huge off white head. Aroma is sour fruits, orange peel, belgian yeast, with some vacuum like odors. Flavor is dried fruit, some lemon, orange, and pear. Slightly sour and bitter with a flat dry finish that leaves a apricot hoppiness behind.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Don’t know how old this is, bought it about 16 months ago, and it looked like it had been on the shelf awhile. Cork is removed with a promising pop. Clear amber. Two fingers of dense, frothy, off white carbonation. Aroma: grainy barn funk with a tinge of sourness, toasty caramel malt, crisp aromatic hops, some dark fruits, candi sugar? - smells like a cross between a belgian strong and a saison, a bit of pepper, and subtle alcohol. Flavor: crisp hops, grains, and musty barn funk up front - followed by smooth, roasty caramel, dark fruits, and candi sugar in the middle - dry, sour, spicy, peppery, yeasty and slightly alcoholic finish. Overcooked sourdough bread aftertaste, with the crust. Palate: rather light for all that’s going on - medium, balanced body. I’ve yet to have a beer of theirs I didn’t like. More Fantome on the way to Knightly very soon. Be careful when you see me.