Thanks go out to J & J at Bruisn’ Ales for the chance to try this 750 mL, capped, green bottle @ $15.00.
Pour is a light, brownish/orange with some sediment and a chill-hazed appearance. Head is big and bright early on, more reserved later. Lace is OK. Large amount of fine, muddy brown sediment comes with the final pour.
Nose and tastes reveal a typical Fantome, funk and fruit, but this one lays more heavily on the fruit side of things for me. Very grape orientated with vinous note of chardonnay grapes coming through quite strongly. Without the funk it would remind me of Allagash Victor/Victoria.
Carbonation seems a touch on the low side, but it drinks simply and nicely with a very fruity finish. Definitely one of the fruitier Fantome’s in the stable and in that respect a little atypical.