GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
750mL. Pours a full haze glowing dark peach. Huge foam. Not a gusher. Tepid pour still generates a massive off white foam. Huge retention. Nose at first is quite skunky thanks to the green bottle. Reminds me of Saison Dupont. Green apple is in there. At first I got fresh tangerine but it is long gone. Now it’s mostly apple, celery, dusty, perhaps oxidized, Saison Dupont skunk and esters. Taste is just harsher- papery, bland, celery. Mouthfeel is dry, super aerated, but also drained completely. Biting, sharp. Carbonation is excessive, explosive nucleation. Fantome is always hit or miss. This one is a miss. thewolf (12597) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
As it warms, the palate is harsher, sharper, more paper. Couldn’t finish it.
Bottle, bought @ Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Pours light hazy golden with a large, frothy, white head. Good duration. Aroma has lovely peach, crisp malts, funk, apple zest. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good fresh orange zest, crisp malts, soft funkiness, lovely elegant fruity. Peach, oranges, grapefruit. Lovely. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
Gedronken @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, oranje kleur en niet helder, witte schuimkraag, ruikt naar pils, teveel koolzuur, bitter en een beetje fruitig van smaak dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma has some wheat, yeast and poperingse hop. Nice. Flavour is mild tangy fruity note with some wheat in the back. Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
Slightly unclear golden colour, white head. Bit sour aroma, lemon, lemon juice and malts. Light sour flavour, malts, hint of citrus. Sour finish, lemon, malts. Quite OK.
DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
(From 75cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, Bodegraven. Thanks for sharing, rlgk & Aniela!)
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Hazy yellow to orange colour with a medium sized white head. Smells malts, fresh, some herbs and spices. Tastes malty, sweet, herbs, spices and sweet. Too much carbo, medium body. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG’13 Grand Tasting @ De Molen: Served in a Molen taster: Thanks for sharing rlgk/Aniela:
Snaller sized white foamy head changes quick into a lacing on top of a hazy yellow colored beer.
Aromas of citrus, wheat, yeast, cleaner, hay and grains.
Flavours of hops, citrus, grapefruit, creamy, soap, bitter, yeast, floral.
Aftertaste is yeast, bitter, floral, herbs and light spicy.
Low carbo, soft smooth creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a full creamy texture. Bit out of tune and oh so typical Belgian... jfb (6269) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
(bottle) pours a murky amber colour with lots of yeast chunks and a frothy white head. aroma of cooked vegetables, lime and caramel, slightly mushroomy, with a hint of brown sugar. flavour is mostly the same, heavy caramel, bubble gum, herbal hops and cherries. medium-bodied with average carbonation. 77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to rlgk & Aniela. Didn’t take a lot of notes because I assumed that I had, had this one before but i wasn’t entirely certain. Still took some. Hazy golden with a white head. Slightly bitter with a touch of plastic, bitter with quite a bit of spices, grass, spicy yeast, touch fruity sweetness, hay, barn is restrained. Touch higher carb. No seeming off-flavours & no clear infections like smoke notes etc. Still one of the more middling & less exiting Fantomes I have had. Solid but not particularly exiting. Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Pours a golden beer with a good white head. Cant smell much. Taste is medium sweet and fruity.