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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (1078) - - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma - Sweet, apricot, spice. Taste - Light sweetness, malts, peach, lemon, melon, little sour. Well balanced. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2016
Pale yellow colour. Nice white head. Staying quite long. Grassy and woody aroma. Refreshing. Citrussy, grassy beginning. Hints of caramel and malts in the middle. Spicy and honey-like finished. Well balanced, light bodied, medium carbonated, enjoyable saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlGagario (25) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 5, 2016
On tap, al favoloso Goblin pub di Pavullo nel Frignano (MO), Italia. Colore giallo oro limpido. Schiuma abbondante, fitta, a shampoo. Naso di fieno, balsamico e vinoso, lontanamente acetico. Carbonazione soffice. In bocca acidità citrica, dolce e azzimata, lunga e balsamica, uva, nota acetica, melissa e rosa. Astringenze delicate, gradevoli. Corpo da sottile a medio. Struttura watery con picchi balsamici all’aroma di bocca. In bilico tra una saison e una geuze, è una birra complessa, generosa e aromatica, con carattere di rarefazione ma anche di sapidità, ad alta scorrevolezza di beva. Una concreta delizia da casa Fantome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (620) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of fruits, yeast spices. Flavour is sweet fruity with spices

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (769) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2016
cloudy golden liquid with thick yellowish head. aroma is sourish, hay, cider vinegar, spicy. taste is med sweet, med bitter, med sour, cider vinegar. med body, creamt feel, average carbo

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apickles (374) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Pours golden cloudy with a tiny head. Yeasty and a bit citrus on the nose. A little wheaty to taste, not as hoppy as most saisons. Quite sharp hints of tropical fruits as well as lemon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2103) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2016
Pours hazy orange with medium white head Aromas of hay, barnyard, funk, herbs, ciitrusy fruits Taste has sour and fruity citrus, blood grape, oranges, herbs, bread, hay. Sour with a very nice malty backbone. Medium bodied and carbonated. Very nice saison!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Akiro (35) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2016
Degustata in bottiglia da 75 centilitri. Giallo oro, schiuma abbastanza persistente, leggermente torbida. Season equilibrata, nessuna sbavatura. In bocca sapore di lamponi, gusto pepato retrogusto amarognolo e persistente al palato. Beverina nonostante gli 8 gradi. Una season che potrebbe essere il punto di riferimento per valutare le altre.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (411) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Among the best saisons I have tried. Very light bodied and refreshing, floral hops and a bit of barnyard funkiness in the aroma. The taste is very refreshing, slightly citric and floral hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2015
0,75L bottle (from Koht). Pours hazy amber with whiteish head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma is sweet, fruits, apricots, esthers, spices. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, apricots, medicinal notes, spices, somewhat acidic. Finish is dry bitter. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: well made, but maybe a bit boring.


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