pintbypint (4011) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2018 mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, - MAY 31, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Sovereign in DC. Pours a clear red with a medium offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is slightly vinous and pretty herbal. Taste is gently tart and some pretty distinct cardamom notes. Body is medium, carbonation moderate. Refreshing. Vinous. A pretty nice vinous ale that really feels like a Flanders Red. Solid Fantôme.
At RBAG 2018, Winter Edition. Sampled from a 750ml green bottle, corked and capped. Ambeer coloured with a thin white cap. Nose - lime and mint, herbal, berries. Taste - sour berries, herbs, lime. A touch of sourness at the end. Weird but cool as a I would expect from Fantome. dfearnley (2425) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2018
Mint, coriander, lime, and lavender. Taste is mint, lemon, herbal notes too. bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2018
Rating #2871 - 2018.01.20 - #RBAGWinter2018 - Pours a reddish brown, with some tannish bubbles. Aroma is mint, earth, leafy, some funk. Palate is some toothpasty mint, some tart key lime, some acidity, some weirdness. I fucking hate mint! gramity (1711) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2018
Much darker then I thought it would be. Mint, lime, and something I can't pin down on the nose. Bulldogops is right - some toothpaste! Mint and lime again. Bit of hops. Fucking weird. tapefuzz (1021) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 750mL bottle. Pours a brownish red with a moderate beige head. Aroma is plum, raisin, yeast, funk, mint, earth, and herbs. Taste is raspberry, plum, some funk, spice, a little chocolate, some raisins, flowers, some earth, and a tiny bit of mint in the finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation.
drpimento (3917) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Very interesting beer. Poured with a large foamy short-lived can head. Aroma is malt plums dates figs bubble gum a little mint. Flavor is somewhat like knows, slightly dry tart upfront followed by a long slightly sweet tart finish. Good body Pleasant finish. Nice beer. ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Pours a brown color with a foamy off white head. Notes of roasted chestnuts, funk, and something herbal. Homer321 (5270) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. Light funk. Mostly malt. Kind of sweet. Lightly fruity. It really sure what to think. Light funk as it warms. Ok ineedbeer (2354) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is odd with a light chocolate and coffee roast note. Some toasted bread as well as toffee and nuts. Very herbal and phenolic with what smells like mint, allspice and pepper. Light citrus, raisin and fig notes.
Pours a brown color with amber hues and a medium large, moderately thick and frothy, tan head that recedes somewhat quickly to a thin film that lingers on the edges. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is better than I was expecting. Moderate malt notes with some toffee, nuts and toasted bread. Hints of chocolate and roast. Some light raisin, fig and prune notes. Light acidity and medium low bitterness. Medium light mint notes with lighter allspice, pepper and clove.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a better beer than I was expecting base don the aroma. While it is weird, the beer kind of works and the herbal notes are lighter in the flavor than in the aroma. One thing I really like about this and other Fantome beers is how the acidity, while present, is nowhere near as strong as in some of the popular American saisons.