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Fantôme BBB Babillard Dark

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Formerly brewed at Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
[Sampled at the Pre-GABF Babblefest 2004] An unclear dark brown beer with a nice brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of yeast and spices. The flavor is also sweet with notes of yeast and spices - here coriander stands out, but it also has some hints of sourness to it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2007
(750ml Bottle) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of mustiness, lemon, funkiness, cork, clove, and caramel. Flavor of citric sourness, coriander, clove, some dried berries, and pepper with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 8, 2002
dark brown colour, few head, deep aroma of dark fruits, the cork is noticable (God I hate corked beers !), too much carbonation, tart, vinous, moderate maltiness, sweet with a moderate fruity finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle shared by The_Beer_God. Thanks! Cloudy chocolate brown color with a medium sized head that dissipates quickly. Sour funky aroma with notes of chocolate covered cherries, bourbon and nuts. Sour taste full of funk and some chocolate and nuttiness. Effervescence present but soft. This is very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2003
Dark brown, no transparancy. Full, brown head, disappearing. Nose brings coffee, spices, chalk first. Later lactic acid, a bit Flemish oud bruin-like, but more roasted malt. Taste is spiced coffee immediately. Sweet base, sourish character, bitterness surrounding; interesting balance. Then the chalk from the nose comes back, with some tobacco-wood notes. Palate is a bit harsh. Full bodied, pappy even. yet reasonnable refreshing. Harsh bitter finish, as rootspice (horseradish, turmeric, arrowroot,...) Typically Prignon. I call him an artist, rather than a brewer. Interesting - no doubt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
Burnt malt ashes embedded in the littoral core of this funky sweet river of candied prune juice…A top-hatted gentleman gazes upon this beautiful natural occurrence and, in his drunken stupor, drops a shot of whisky and a butt of his cigar into the fruity current…A citric sand taints the otherwise sweet and roasty fruitiness and carries the tastebuds even further into the brewer’s convoluted imagination…

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Sour, malty aroma. Pours a cloudy brown with adaquate head. Medium bodied, spicy flavor with a touch of chocolate malt. Slightly sweet finish which hides the abv well. A very unique style and beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2004
Bottle pours DARK brown, very opaque, large tannish head, lots of floaty bits, but virtually no lacing.   Fig/dates, earthy/musty, and sour cherries on the nose.   Forwardly yeasy, typical belgian style, earthy, & musty.   More fig & dates through to the finish.   Aftertaste is very yeasty, coating the entire mouth.   Slightly sour too.   Full bodied, creamy texture, and luckily not overly carbonated.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is murky dark reddish-brown, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately yeasty (barnyard), moderately malty (coffee, caramel), with notes of cherry, cask wood, lemon peel, clove, licorice, etc. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. It's difficult for me to enjoy dark beers that are relatively sour but not quite Flanders Red sour, or if there's a lot of bitterness to go with it. This is such a beer. I like the aroma a lot, sort of a cross between a Flanders Red and a porter. The flavor balance is decent, but the mix of sourness and bitterness don't work well together for my tongue...either give me all sour or all bitter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2004
Deep brown pour. Almost no head which is a shame for fantôme. Just a thin light brown cover. Big aroma of dark malts, caramelic and brown chocolate reminding. Rhubard and grassy hints. Gentle rhubard-like acidity on dances on the tongue. Very yeasty flavors whih are matched with a high quantity of candi sugar and spices (ginger, cloves, mint). Sweet chocolate and toffee flavors here may be even weirder than the atypical yeastiness considering the marriage with acidity. Honest bitter finish. Rather thick body, lower than average carbonation for fantôme. It makes me think of a more bitter and less sour black ghost.. which is, needless to say, a praise!


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