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Fantôme Saison

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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 1081   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a tremendously delicious, textural, and fizzy county ale, bright gold colour, citric and sour, reminiscent of a good champagne or lambic but in a class all its own.
Fantôme – Golden ale, 8% alc. by volume, with a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma. There are many drinkers out there who believe this is the “Nectar of the Gods.” Certainly no other brewer makes beer like this, in Belgium or anywhere. How many beers of 8% plus offer such fresh fruitiness? A solid Belgian saison beer at its base, with an unusual overlay of fruitiness.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (431) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
2015/08/23 - Pours a cloudy, orange-honey colour with a thin, fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. No lacing. Aroma is peppery yeast, bread, bubblegum, hay, honey, citrus and apricot. Taste is peppery yeast, white wine notes, apricot, hay, bread orange and mildly tart citrus. Mouthfeel is medium to full with slightly low carbonation and a mildly tart finish that starts juicy and ends drying. The flavor profile (especially the fruity notes) of this saison is really is really awesome. I really enjoyed this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (344) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2015
75cl. Pours a dark orange color, medium carbo, small head. A: malts, yeast and white wine funk, corn, orange zest, hay, wheaty. Ok. T: yeasty fruity. Starts fruity with orange zest, wheats, some lemon. Develops a slightly citric, fruity bitter middle with peach notes, marzipan end, faint cheese hint. Tingles in the mouth a bit. Aftertaste relatively neutral, bit dry and bit fruity. Keeps on improving while drinking. Traditional Saison with fruity elements.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1664) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
(750ml) In a La Chouffe tulip . Ok , well fuck me I either got a mundane bottle of this apparent variable saison, or I got a slight ’miss’ .. I have wanted to try this beer for a considerable time but its obscurity can be felt even in Belgium . I was disappointed , it lacked any real complexity or customary rural pungent notes i like in farmhouse beers . Light citrus nose , bugglegum , spice , a bit of skunk . Poured out glowing orange that morphed into dirty orange with a good creamy foam.... Quit tart , like bitter cherry , mild dirty orange , earthy mushroom dankness , lightly citric spice accents .suggested bready sweet notes in the backdrop. I was hoping for funk and rustic character and found only a very subtle dirty quality . Its a pleasant enough beer but a fucking let down in context .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (1312) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 2, 2015
750ml bottle @Luppolo Station (Rome). Pours amber with a light head. Aroma is yeasty, barnyard, malt, spices, orange peel, OMG! Flavour is medium sweet with a light sour end, so complex and unique! Medium body, medium carbonation. Amazing beer!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (890) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a murky golden orange with a nice white head of foam with good lacing. Aroma is barnyard stinky with some oranges. Tastes has musty hay with some skunkiness, spices and mild citrus and some hop character. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (792) - - JUL 31, 2015
2015 bottle. Rolled the dice. Pours hazy orange color with a large white head. Aromas of citrus, yeast, bread, lots of straw. Funky barnyard flavors, musty and some skunk with citrus, and a little sour. Dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (609) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Botte, broke wile waxing ;) Pours all hazy with huge frothy white head. Arma grainy and super funky. Sweet citrus fruits, tang, cheesy yeast, esteres, slight booze. Slight phenolic. Taste is creamy and funky. Wheat grains, yeast, fat cheese, citrus fruits. High carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Really dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3963) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden color, ok foam- lot and lots of lie( sediments) . Medium high aroma intensity; fruitiness, great yeast influence, light stable and some citrus. Medium body & complexity. Good sourness and some bitterness. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Japalo (1489) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle@strandby. Amber haze good head. Fresh musty fruity citrus-like notes. Elderberry. Medium carbonation. No alcoholic feeling. Slight tart freshness. Super nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head and some chunks in the bottom. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, citrus, a little cheesiness, fruity and light toffee notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.


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