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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Belgian Ale
Soy-Erezée, Belgium

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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
<5 percent alcohol beer made with black pepper with respect to the Burgundian Babble Belt.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2010
750 ml. into footed glass. Kind of underwhelming. Nothing about this beer stood out to me. After reading the description, I now know that the occassional spiciness underneath the dark, non-sweet chocolate malt is black pepper, but that flavor never came to mind while drinking. Smooth and quaffable, surely, but without any of the stand-out uniqueness I’ve come to expect from Fantome.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lucertola (9) - - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
Aroma is rich and quite sour but fruity. The colour is muddy but rich light brown. The taste is not rich but fruttty and not very sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (964) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with off.white head. Yeast, malt, spices aroma. Spices, yeast taste, slightly sweet, bitter and acidic. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (2889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
750ml bottle from trembling madness, York. Shared with jeevan and the Mrs. Pours hazy dark amber, thin ring of white head. Aromas of light sour funk, toffee, mixed spice. Light sweet taste, more spice. Spice lingers nicely, warming me up slightly whilst sat outside in the Scottish summer. Surprising depth for the strength.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1429) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle while watching Ghostbusters. Hazy light brown with a medium sized tan head. Pepper, grass, coriander, sage, light grain, a little cow/horse (interbred) staple. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and light/medium bitter. Ok, but also a bit of a spice bonanza that gets a bit tiring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy amber body with a frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of barnyard funk, leather, toasted grain, floral hops. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Funky taste of leather and raw flowers with a light tartness in the finish. Different and interesting, especially for its low ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6012) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark hazy orange amber colour with a small head. Aroma of orange peel, caramel, some plums and pepper. Rich flavour of heavy citrusy notes, apricot, sourness, pepper, some bread, plums and wood. Full bodied and soft carbonation. Quite complex. Clearly way stronger than 4,5 % ABV. I’d guess 8-10 % ABV. Great stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (5915) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
75 cl bottle.
Pours mahogany color with a medium sized head. Lots of barnyard notes on this one, earth, yeast, faint caramel, some sourish apricot and spices also. sour fruity flavor, yeast and spices with hints of wood and earth. Feels a bit messy and homebrewish, not very pleasant. Some more fruits and caramel might make this more enjoyable.
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (759) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
750ml bottle, pours murky orange brown with a small foamy head. Aroma is sweet candy caramel, dates, plum, pepper. Complex aroma for the low abv. Finish is fruity and sweet, but there is a dryness coming through. A bit rough round the edges. Good, interesting brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3623) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
750ml bottle. Almost clear, reddish copper colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Yeasty aroma with a bretty touch, hints of vinegar, grapes, a peppery spicy touch. Taste is dry, minimally tart, minimally peppery spicy, hints of vinegar, grapes, subtle sweetness, caramel malt, clear apple juice, a vineous touch. Rich and complex, especially considering its low abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (5564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a big off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, spices, yeast, slight banana and some floral notes. Flavor is sweet and somewhat sour with some glycerin,malt, pepper and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.


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