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Fantôme Saison

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


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RATINGS: 1099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (8432) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours dark yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, little spice, wood, slight moldy notes, sweet fruit, melon, orange, peach. Flavor is light sweet, malt, yeasty, somw sweet and light bitter fruit, peach, oranges, spice. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, dry and light bitter finish. 291115

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2198) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a handsome White head. Aroma is quite strange. Funky and citric. Plenty of acidity on the tongue. Hoppy and tart. Very unusual and quite delicious. Lemony with a bit of pineapple cube sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (828) - - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Cloudy golden small white head. Aroma is lemony and tart on the nose, a lot less sour than the smell suggests, fruity and subtle. Taste is very well balanced, a touch sour, a little sweet and a bit bitter. Lovely mouthfeel, silky and oily, but tingly and refreshing too. Very very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (742) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Smakprov örebro ölmässa. Grumlig grågul kulör. Parfymig och tvålig doft med kryddor och citron. Lömsk och gräddig. Inte speciellt smakrik. Tjock munkänsla med diskret smak av frukt och säd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (635) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Flaska på Örebro ÖoW. Dimmigt gul med vitt skum. Fruktig doft med inslag av ananas. Tjock konsistens med fruktig smak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2391) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle in Brewdog Newcastle shared with Pix. Hazy blond with a thin layer of off white froth. Rustic aroma with farmyard, lemon citrus and bread. The taste is similar - bread, lemon, yeast. Very light and refreshing. A fantastic saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (196) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2015
75cl bottle. Pours an average white and frothy head; nice orange to golden juicy color with a smooth cloudiness. Smells very unique and refined: very fruity and bretty, yeasty, funky, fresh spiced, lemony, and very perfumed, wow. Tastes apple juicy, nice full yeasts, fresh herbs like mint, sweet lemon, almost remembers me a high quality lemon ice tea; the most awesome and balanced tartness which has a great fruity and sweet character, average to medium and nicely dosed sweetness, subtle and balancing average bitterness. Medium carbonated and bodied, juicy. The balance in this one it’s on the highest level, very refreshing, almost makes a style on its own. Really awesome and original stuff, if I see a bottle on the shelf becomes quite difficult not to grab it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Fra flaske på Haand Ølfestival 29 Mai 15. Delt med Rune. Aprikosfarget. Veldig uklar. Lavt skum. Tett lacing. God krydderaroma. Smaken er appelsin & søtt krydder. Behagelig øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (103) - - NOV 1, 2015
Sharp aromas of cow manure. Very complex flavor. Nice cidery acidity, a floral bitterness, tons of yeast fruitiness. This is not in balance, but it is a assault on the palate...in that good way. Like Stanley Kubrick or Dostoevsky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1391) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Rich, very yeasty, lots of funk, bread, herbs, earthy, barnyard, floral, citrus, golden colour, white head. Tart,,lots of yeastiness, medium bite, ABV well integrated. The liquid is almost like syrup in texture. What a treat.

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