Well, here we are, back to utter insanity with this Fantôme offering.
A darkish, lime green pour with a decent head, some thin film lingering, and an acceptable, if not incredibly well-retained head. The green color doesn’t bother me (it’s Dany), and the beer looks pretty solid out of the bottle.
Nose has some lemon, and then a healthy dose of green herbs, that may or may not be recognizable as single entities.
In the tastes there are some menthol notes, a bit of mint and eucalyptus, some dental mouthwash, and that’s the size of it. I mean the tastes (and aftertastes) are very little else other than incredibly bitter thyme, and perhaps some basil or rosemary. For me though, thyme is the dominant flavor, and halfway down the bottle it just seems like I’m chewing on a stalk of the herb.
A few Fantôme beers sit amongst my favorites of all time; a few are simply drain pours and mostly undrinkable. That’s the deal with Dany and Fantôme, and I think that is a well-established fact so I’m not complaining, but this is in the latter category for me.