beerplace (2332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2017 hopsbreath (24) - St Helens, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Notes dated 07-02-2010: The pour yields the typical huge rocky white saison head atop the golden straw colored body. A little yeast kicks up on the final pours and muddies it up a bit but not in a bad way. The smell is of Meyer lemon, peaches, and the requisite barn yard funk. It might be the best aroma I’ve ever noted on a saison. Taste is under-ripe strawberry, tart citrus, and farm goodness. This saison finally made me realize why it is also called a "farmhouse". It’s as if every nuance of the farm community this was made on some how made it into the nectar that is Fantome. I am convinced that they don’t come any better than this so the ultimate score is due.
A pour from the bottle (thx, L-P B.!) on Black Christmas V. Pours a bit hazy golden with a white head. Looks like very carbonated. Aroma and taste are very flowery and fruity. Noticable bitterness and body. Good one. Ferris (17162) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle - Souted and funky notes with some grass. Clearish gold with a small white head. Effervescent and some petroleum funk. Pepper and grass. Franckg (1923) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2017
Bouteille. Robe dorée à teintes orangées, légèrement trouble et surmontée d'un col de mousse blanc et rocailleux. Arômes de levures belges, quelques petites épices sucrées, pain au citron, traces de sirop de poire et miel, herbes fraîches. En bouche, malt à la fois citronné et sucré, fruits du verger, levures soyeuses rappellant une préparation à pain épicé, petit côté pulpe d'orange qui nous amène vers une finale plus épicée et mielleuse où l'aspect saisonnier ressort plus. Texture douce et corps moyen. Très bien. J'adore l'équilibre plus que réussie entre les saveurs citronnées et sucrées. Desverger (13759) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2017
[email protected]90 (946) - BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2017
Barr, Copenhagen - (Thanks to our barman given freely) pours golden orange with a white head. Tart fruity and floral notes, citrus fruiity, yeasty, medium body, floral light grassy and fruity into the finish.
Bought @ Bierhalle Deconcinck Vichte.
Very fruity palate. The appearance is a firm whiter than white head. The aroma is fruity and herbal. A tad citric with spicy side. The taste is so rich and light at the same time. The palate is smooth and juicy.
FinnIckler (979) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle at Moritz's. Nose is orange, citrus, honey, apricot. Palate is very juicy orange juice, citrus. Sweet finish. A bit of a juicy mess. But it is still tasty and refreshing MetalNHopHead (2277) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Fantome has the recognizable golden, heady beauty and technical grace of other Farmhouse in its homeland, yet this Saison distinguishes itself with its crisp and brightly acidic fruit character. On the nose there's champagne-like esters with floral and earthy character. Cohesive yet complex flavor profile. Lemon, grassy grains, white pepper, clove, and very subtle tangy orange. The textures are just as lively as the appearance, and you can't call it delicate, but this brew feels soft on the palate. Superb all around. HuskerTan (2455) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 27, 2017
A- Citrus, spices, wheat,
A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Citrus, lemon, black pepper, spices, wheat, mild sourness.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Great stuff. One of my favorite saisons to date. Very drinkable and refreshing. Lots of lemon and black pepper spices. Fairly complex and hard to distinguish any individual flavors. Good stuff. josanguapo (2049) - SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Ablepsia, then Space Pilgrim Episode 4. Very smooth feel. Really balanced, with light funk notes and plenty of pear and white grapes. Even champagne-like rodbod (471) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Catch up notes from a Rainbow Project tasting 2017-09-29. We added this one to the line up so we had an established classic beer to compare the contenders with.
nose: loads of spice – classic Belgian yeast notes
palate: rich, concentrated, spicy, yeasty, sweet candy malt.
conclusion: far too drinkable